Photographer's Note

I'd like to say hello to all Trek Earth people, and wish you all a Happy New Year for 2008.

Saihoji is a Buddhist Temple on the western outskirts of Kyoto. It nestles in a damp, shady valley and has a large garden dedicated mostly to myriad varieties of moss. There are many deciduous and evergreen trees, and an odd lake or two. I thought it the most beautiful place of all those I saw in a month of Japanese travel in November.

In this picture, a fiery red, autumnal maple tree strikes a vibid contrast against the cool, dark, shady lake. I post this as my first contribution to TE as it is not strictly eligible for TN, being actually taken in a garden, albeit a pretty wild one.

The image has not been cropped, just resized and sharpened in Photoshop to fit TrekEarth specs.

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