Field Trip

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my son had a field trip last weekend, so i decided to take one of my own. this time, i rode out to kuroyama santaki— three waterfalls of kuroyama– in ogose. the waterfalls are a short hike into the woods along a path with shops so quaint that for a moment, i wondered if i had time-slipped a few decades.

the water in the brook was amazingly clear and the rocky banks lush with a variety of ferns, some of which are designated as ‘natural treasures’ and protected by the prefecture. fall colors were just beginning to show– just ginkgo for now, with hints of other colors to come.

saitama is reputed to be a decidedly ‘uncool’ prefecture, but i’m discovering with every trip i take that designation is quite unfair. there are so many beautiful, worthwhile spots see– and i still have more places on my ‘to visit’ list.

so. where to next?

先週末に息子が学校の遠足に行ったので、それに便乗して私もソロツーに。今回は越生の黒山三滝に行ってきました。滝は森の中を少し登ったところにあり、道の脇には数十年くらいタイムスリップしてしまったのか!?と一瞬疑ってしまうようなお店が何軒か並んでいます。

小川の水は凄く澄んでいて、両岸には多数のシダ、それも県の天然記念物に指定されている種類も茂っています。紅葉はまだイチョウが始まったくらい。他は微かに色づいてきているのが見えました。

埼玉県は「ダサイタマ」と言われるくらい評判がいまいちですが、ツーリングに出かける度にそれを覆すような風景に出会います。どんな基準でそんなあだ名を...?まだまだ行ってみたいところもいっぱいあるので、埼玉の素敵なところを見つけに走ります。

さて、次はどこに行こうかな?

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2 thoughts on “Field Trip

  1. Your pictures are spectacular!! The field trip must have been a very peace inducing one.

  2. Karen from Mount Vernon, WA on said:

    Beautiful photos. I hope to visit oneday

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