Sep 30, 2012

Autumn Postcards / 秋のカード購入

I bought some nice autumn postcards for my pals, so I should send them out before the winter arrives here. :) Today I would like to share our autumn with you. :)

This is Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto that used to be our imperial capital for over the 1,000 years till 1869, and it is a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.  The temple was founded in the late 8th century, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633.  What makes it really beautiful is that not a single nail is used in the entire temple (it's a very big temple!).  I've been there several times but never in autumn.  I hope I can see the temple surrounded by the beautiful autumn leaves like the postcard shows someday!
Beautiful Ginkgo avenue in autumn.  There is a beautiful Ginkgo avenue like this not too far from my work place, so I hope I can take some pictures once the leaves start turning yellow and share them with you here. :) 
Our autumn flower, cosmos. :)  What's your autumn flower in your country?
Another beautiful autumn view in Kyoto, Arashiyama region.
This one also shows the autumn in Kiyomizu-dera.
By the way, yesterday I was skyping with my host family I lived with while I was studying in Canada, and I was telling them that it was getting cooler here and few days ago the lowest temperature was only around 19C (68F).  They laughed and said, “Aya, don’t you remember how it was like here in late September?  68F is warm!  It can be 5C (41F) at night here right now! Soon we will have snow!” lol

It’s been a decade since I left there, so I totally forgot how it was like…yes it WAS cold there!  How could I forget!! :D  One day I went outside with my hair not completely dried after shower and  then touched my hair.  Guess what happened!  My hair "broke" like a branch go off from a tree...!  My hair was frozen as it was -40C (-40F), so they got broken esily by being touched!  I LOVED everything about Canada except their cold weather, and now you know why. ;)

How is the climate like in your area right now?





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  1. I really like your cards.
    In my town is really cold today. It is about 15C. It is wird because yesterday was much warmer and sun shined... I can say that is typical for my country, but I can`t get used to it!

    1. Thanks! :) Same here. The temperature still goes up and down all the time over here, and it was between 20C and 25C few days ago, but today it will go up to 30C. :( We had a big typhoon yesterday, and it brought a warm air from the south I guess. Have a nice day!