I have been busy at school lately, and haven't had time to enjoy the fall colors. This year, the leaves aren't so spectacular in Nagoya, I think because it has been unseasonably warm, but I was still hoping to get out and do some leaf peeping at some point, and last Saturday, I finally found a little window of time. I had work in the morning, but on the way home was able to stop by Heiwa Koen, the park that is next to my school. It isn't famous for fall colors the way Korankei, Shiratori Garden and other places in the area are, but it is a big park, and it's usually not so crowded, so it's a nice place for a stroll. The cherry tree leaves, which actually turn a rich, deep red in fall, had already mostly fallen, but there were a few maple trees (which turn later), some bright yellow gingko trees, and another variety with roundish leaves that I'm not sure the name of. There were also lots of wild cats lounging in the fallen leaves. While photographing the cats, an old guy approached me, asked if I spoke Japanese, and then informed me that people come to the park to catch the cats and take them to local university hospitals, where they sell them for 2,000 yen each to be used for dissections. The guy told me he roams the park, scaring off would-be cat poachers. Anyway, nothing too dramatic, but it was a nice way to spend a fall afternoon.