There is berry that makes itself known as the cold winds begin to blow and the leaves decide to change their hue, the mighty rowan berry, or better still, floating corpuscles. There color is as intense as if they had been squeezed from a freshly opened tube of paint.
I have seen them in various shades ranging from light orange to a bright cherry red. I have heard that the berries are a bit sour, and bitter, but many in Europe make them into jams. I am not sure what if anything people here in Japan do with them.
All the signs are there. They are present if all we do is open our eyes and see the seasons change. This one is hard to miss because of their floating red corpuscles.