Another Sign of Autumn
As the summer heat dies off and we move into the cooler autumn weather, the nekojalashi (lit "Cat Tease", the actual English word is "foxtail") start to sprout. After my first summer in Japan it was a relief to see these (however after living in Japan for 6 years I now think winter here is more unbearable than summer).
I took this photo during a walk, I spotted these growing at the edge of one road which was on a slightly higher level to the main road. So I took this photo looking down towards the main road. The yellow line is one of the lane markers on the main road.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D80 camera and an AF Nikkor 35f/2D lens. This is the jpeg direct from the camera, no post processing has been performed on this image.