If plants can talk — but they do — autumn is the time when they get really loud.
What one only has to do and is to simply listen with the eyes, as leaves turn to anything but green when they make their exit to the coming cold spell, save for some winter-tough foliage like the evergreen.
The annual God-orchestrated festival happens from around mid-September to December, spreading all throughout the country from north to south.
While the Japanese call the leaf-watching activity momijigari, literally “maple hunting,” the maples certainly do not monopolize autumn.
Every plant is represented, and every leaf is essential to the vibrant play of colors.
Likewise, not much tree-hunting happens, as the trees are the ones who find you and draw you into their humble boasting.