“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Crisp air, sunshine, leaves in beautiful hues. Fall is here and it’s wonderful to have a true fall in such a picturesque land. There are many beautiful places to enjoy nature in Sabae and in Fukui prefecture. Throughout the month of October, I visited the botanical garden in a nearby town (I could bike to it if I wanted to), Nishiyama Park, and the lake and river area out in Ono. It’s nice watching the season change and being able to walk around without breaking a sweat. I know this all means winter is coming but I’m going to just enjoy this time before the cold sets in.