Having grown up in Hawai'i, the fall leaves are kind of exciting for me. I seem to remember seeing some Peanuts comic strips in which Charlie Brown and company would jump into piles of fallen leaves. I yearned for the seasons sometimes, as a kid. I like that there's a single word for it in Japanese.
These pictures are of Ikebukuro, from a little neighborhood park in the midst of what is mostly a concrete metropolis. These little parks can really stand out--