It was with awe

That I beheld

Fresh leaves, green leaves

Bright in the sun.

                     Basho
  
 

Pond before Mandaraji, temple 72. Today, I passed many ponds with turtles in in the water resting in the sun. Fruit trees like Kiwi and the Biwa fruit trees were growing along the path. The distant mountains were covered with fresh shades of green.