Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Diary....December (1)

                                                                                                      Hi, Friends!

                                                                                          5-in-5  
                                                                                    Thankful-Thursday                                                         
                               
                                                                              Autumn leaves are fading away.
                       My husband likes to go hiking, mostly with his hiking club members.He has not asked me to join them, 
                       because he knows that I am not a person who is good at mountain hiking. I prefer walking on a smooth road 
                       by myself with my camera.


                       However, on a sunny day of autumn I decided to venture in the mountains to see the glorious fall foliage
                       in the ancient Temple Shoryaku-ji, which is located in the mountainous region of the Nara city.
                                                 
                       There is not enough access to the temple.The special buses taking people from the JR Nara Station to the foot 
                      of the temple  run only during autumn.I took the bus and then walked and walked up to the temple as many 
                      sightseers do.




                                                                                     Finally I got to the stone wall of the gate.




                                                   There were many people enjoying the leaves inside the temple.
                                         Initially I took a simple close up of the Japanese garden with no people in the shot.



                                                                                                    ...... and then.....



                          Moving back to take the whole scene, I clicked exactly at the moment as figures were away in the frame!




                                                                                                     
                                                           I am thankful for the slow moving pace of nature today!

                                                                                                          Thank you for visit.

                                          奈良の山間部にひっそりとたたずむ 正暦寺。
                             清酒の発祥地でもあるそうです。

                                                                                                            Have a wonderful day!

                                                                                                                   Tomoko