The weather since then has slowing been getting more fall like each day. Now it truly feels like Fall out! The skies are mostly cloudy for the whole day, but grey clouds that hint at rain... not the dark boiling clouds that promise to soak you. Add to that the wind that is almost constant.... which varies from a light breeze to strong wind. But any wind makes it difficult if its raining, because if you are attempting to use an umbrella then the wind will either turn it inside out are try to wrestle it out of you hands.
But of course one can't forget the tell tale sign of Fall... the leaves changing. Walking down the streets one can see a variety of colors adorning the trees, everything from the deep green of pines to the golden yellow of the seasonal trees... and even some that have completely lost all of their leaves. Mariko happily crunches any leaves that she can find along the ground while walking... one of her favorite past times to be sure.
|This is our apartment building.. we are the balcony of the very top|