Autumn Gifts of Nature

Flowers and plants blooming in late October

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

A lot of attention is given to spring in Japan with the blooming of the plum trees, then the sakura cherry blossoms and scores of other wonderful spring flowers. The colour palette in autumn is different, but equally wonderful and bright, especially with winter coming.

During my visit to Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture in late October I had expected to see the leaves in their autumn colours but to my surprise I came across many blooming flowers like the rose, cosmos, chrysanthemum, and water lily, as well a number of plants that were unknown to me. It was interesting to discover that some kinds of cherry blossoms bloom twice a year. I discovered the same with the azalea that usually blooms in May.

Along with flowers, I also saw trees with mature persimmons, orange berries and purple ones, as well as beautiful grasses with fluffy brushes. The autumn colour palette - with its reds, oranges, violets and pinks - is simply gorgeous!

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: Matane!