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October 2008
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corvi [userpic]
Hiking photos - earth and fire

Kono tabi wa
Nusa mo toriaezu
Momiji no nishiki
Kami no mani mani

(At the present time,
Since I could bring no offering,
See Mount Tamuke!
Here are brocades of red leaves,
As a tribute to the gods.)
--Sugawara no Michizane (from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu)

Smoldering. Isn't winter supposed to be dull and dreary?

I'm not sure this little rivulet even exists when it isn't raining.

Presumably a lightning-struck tree. Top of it was healthy.

Kamiyo mo kikazu
Kara kurenai ni
Mizu kukuru to wa

(Even when the gods
Held sway in the ancient days,
I have never heard
That water gleamed with autumn red
As it does in Tatta's stream)
--Ariwara no Narihira (from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, again. Translation I like here.)


These are all lovely.

And I learned a new word today. 'Chthonic'. Just in time for the evil game.

Thank you for sharing these.

Beautiful as always. :)

I am enchanted by the curve of the root in the third picture down.
But all of these photos are lustrous.