The air is crispier today that yesterday. On my way in to the city you could see a faint Mt. Fuji off in the distance behind the ever looming Sky Tree Tower. These are some of the signs that the seasons are shifting gears. The air is clearer and we can see the mountains that ring the Kanto Plain. I was actually felt a little nippy in the morning with just a windbreaker. But, the sun came out and the day quickly warmed to a beautiful temperature. A temperature that I felt at comfortable in in short sleeves.
As I was making my way to the station, I kept getting whiffs of a sweet fragrance. The fragrance was so sweet to my uncivilized nostrils I thought it was some overly sweet candy. That is what is smelled like, candy. My reason returned and I knew that it could not be candy and their must be something in bloon that was giving off such a super sweet aroma.
I wasn’t able to answer the question what it was until I just about had reached my house. There was a bushy tree that was covered with teeny tiny orange blossoms. The blossoms could have been no more than 5 mm in diameter, yet their fragrance was unmistakable. The sweet smell of autumn that drifts through the open window and across school children’s paths.