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October 29, 2011

The little path leading to our apartment was filled with fallen leaves, so I decided to gather them up a few days ago. (Along with my assistant who was very keen on jumping in to the pile.) Once the leaves were gathered, it looked so… autumn, don’t you think? But when I looked up to the tree where the leaves came from…

先日、家の玄関の前の小道が落ち葉でいっぱいになっていたので、かき集めてみました。
(アシスタント/邪魔者君と共に、、、笑)
かき集められた落ち葉だけをみると、とても「秋」っぽいではありませんか。
でも、落ち葉の基を見上げると、、、

So not autumn at all! I’ve been noticing this everywhere around the kibbutz now, where the leaves on the ground are very autumn-like but the trees of origin are green as ever. I should note that while I may have been raking leaves, I was still wearing my flip flops. Not so autumn myself, either.

全然秋っぽくない 笑
落ち葉だけを見ると秋なのに、実際の木々は緑緑している光景はキブツで良くみかけます。
ちなみに落ち葉を集めていた私もビーサンだったし。

Mango from this past August | 今年8月に食べたマンゴー

But it is still definitely getting colder around here, even if it’s nowhere near autumn compared to where you may be, dear readers. I ate a mango today that had been sitting in our fridge for about two weeks. It wasn’t ready when we bought it so we let it sit for a while, but as the days grew colder, the mango kept getting neglected until today. (And it wasn’t even hotter than usual today, I just couldn’t find anything else I wanted to snack on.) I wasn’t even sure if the mango was edible anymore, but a ripe, beautiful mango showed its face underneath the skin. One bite and my mouth filled with the taste of summer, but it didn’t taste nearly as good now as it did then. The fruit cooled down my body so much that it made me go dig up a sweatshirt from the closet. The seasons are changing.

I hope you’re enjoying the seasons change wherever you are, my friends.

でもこの地域なりに、確実に寒くなってきています。
今日冷蔵庫に二週間ほど眠っていたマンゴーを食べました。
買った当時はまだ完熟じゃなかったので熟れるまで待とうと置いておいたのですが、
徐々に寒くなっていくにつれマンゴーに手が伸びなくなり、
今日に至りました。
(今日も特別暑かったわけでもなく、ほかに食べたいものがなかったから)
食べられるかどうかさえ心配でしたが切ってみると見事なマンゴー。
一口食べると一気に「夏」が口中に広がりました。
でも立派なマンゴーが、真夏ほどおいしく感じないのがちょっと寂しい。
食べ終わった後体がちょっと冷えてしまうほど。
季節の変わり目を実感させられました。

皆様は季節の変わり目を満喫されていますでしょうか。

Much love,
Kaori

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