Taken at Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Dec. 2011.
Strolled in an ancient zen temple, I met the autumn colors of Kyoto. It is palette of the nature. You just can't imagine that who has the imagination to create it.
The peak of viewing maple is called "見頃 [みごろ] (pronouncing as mi-go-ro)", which means the best timing to view. Generally, the peak of Ryoan-ji's momiji is a bit later than average. I was fortunate to meet the best.
The last two alphabets "ji" of its name "Ryoan-ji" is "Temple / 寺 [じ(ji) or てら(tera)]" itself in Japanese. Ryoan-ji is not only famous for its Zen Garden (Rock Garden), but also for its beautiful scene of maple.