In southern Shiga Prefecture trees display a wide variety of colors at the end of autumn in December. Some lose their leaves early, some gradually fade and lose their bright fall foliage, and some remain green throughout the year.

Trees at Yasugawa Water Park
Trees at Yasugawa Water Park (野洲川親水公園) in Natsumi, Konan City
Fall colors behind Takano Shrine
Maple trees and bamboo in the woods behind Takano Shrine (滋賀県 栗東市 高野神社)
Fall colors at Takano Shrine
Fall colors at Takano Shrine (滋賀県 栗東市 高野神社)
Late fall colors at Konze no sato
Late fall colors at Konze no sato (こんぜの里) in Kanonji, Ritto City
Late fall colors at Konze no sato
Late fall colors at Konze no sato (こんぜの里) in Kanonji, Ritto City
Maple tree near Naki Jizō (泣き地蔵, crying Jizō) bus stop
Maple tree near Naki Jizō (泣き地蔵, crying Jizō) bus stop in Arahari, Ritto City
Maple leaves falling
Maple leaves falling in Water Wheel Park at Konze no sato (こんぜの里 水車公園) in Kanonji, Ritto City
Autumn leaves on a Liquidambar formosana tree (Formosan gum, タイワ
Liquidambar formosana tree (Formosan gum, タイワンフウ) at the Omifuji Botanical Gardens (近江富士花緑公園)
Late fall foliage
Late fall colors at Konze no sato (こんぜの里) in Kanonji, Ritto City
Late fall foliage
Late fall colors at Konze no sato (こんぜの里) in Kanonji, Ritto City
Trees along Yasugawa
Trees along Yasugawa in Hayashi, Ritto City, with Mikamiyama in the background
Sunlight in forest
Sunlight in the forest above Hisashiizumi Shrine (壽泉神社) in Iseochi, Ritto City

See more photos in my Flickr photostream or one of my Flickr albums.

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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