15 October 2009

Say ' hello '

To autumn.

Days getting shorter, and it's getting difficult to peel away from the cosy bed with colder mornings. I cringe at the mention of the impending winter, and wish autumn hasn't quick-stepped in before I'm prepared.


We're having Cosmos for autumn.


This is what everybody has been waiting for : kernels within the fields of gold. 新米, or 'new rice' they call it, fresh stuff to go with plump and fleshy seafood by winter. And maybe, this is what makes winter a little more bearable.


Field of red soba. Seen them for the first time.


Now, question : What's there to catch in early autumn, when trees have yet put on their coat of colored leaves?

The answer lies in the fields. One gets some pictures of matured crops and scarecrow to go along.


A little later, tidy mounts of harvest, and maybe; a friendly farmer to help the picture.


And if it's all too late, you'll get rows of neat cuts at least. ;)


Maggie and Mitch said...

Your pictures are just gorgeous, Stardust! You've got pretty pink cosmos for true colours Thursday!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Beautiful... the brilliant colors & sun. That was a nice break from the hectic day ahead.

J.H said...

Seem like I just had a stock of pretty picture of Cosmos for our project :-)

Feronia said...

What beautiful photos, Stardust! And I love the Sting song too - so appropriate :)

stay-at-home mum said...

Love those photos - esp the red soba one!!

Edna said...

Breathtaking! Love the colours...

bp said...

oooh, the beauty of the season and as usual, you've captured it so perfectly!

abt SAHM's, have u tried agn since? i also can't get in via IE, but Mozilla Firefox works, n have left her comments twice on it, dunno if she'd changed the format or sthg.

umekotyan said...




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stay-at-home mum said...

Hey Startdust
Got your msg. Try using Google chrome. Loads much faster, and hardly any problems.

KY said...

Beautiful colours! Love the contrast of the colours against the blue blue sky.
I didn't know that there's 'new rice'. :) I guess it's due to the newly harvested crops?
There's 'new wine' (neuer Wein) in Germany, made from newly harvested vine. So I think it's the same context like those rice :)