Kochia Hill

October 25, 2012

By Raleigh-Elizabeth.

Proof that fall has arrived most everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere: Kochia Hill has caught on fire. Not literally, of course, but every autumn, this seaside hill in Japan turns into an orange and red delight that would even make Dr. Seuss run for his sketch book. Don’t the bushes — which are summer cypress, or “kochia” — look like they fell out of one of his stories?

Where are your favorite, most breathtaking seasonal vistas? And if you’re living in a climate where the colors don’t change, where do you find your fall fix?

Image of the pretty hill here and an up-close of the cypress here.

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1 Sharon @ Discovering Blog October 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

Wow! This took my breath away! And before I read your words, I thought of The Lorax! Dr. Seuss, without a doubt.


2 Lisa in MT October 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

I was thinking Dr. Seuss before I scrolled down – great minds, you know!


3 mary October 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

Oh I want to go!


4 Karen P. October 25, 2012 at 9:30 am



5 Christy@SweetandSavoring October 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

How beautiful! I would love to see this vista in person :) It seems we’ve hit our peak here my pocket of New York State. Glad we had some nice blue sky days before the rain started this week!


6 raleigh-elizabeth October 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Brace yourself for the rain and enjoy the views while you can!


7 Sarah October 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

That is amazing!!!! Simply breathtaking.


8 Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story October 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

I’m speechless. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


9 Color-Me-Dazzled October 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Move-over Holland’s Keukenhof Gardens and Augusta National’s springtime azaleas. Kochia Hill is edging its way up the leader board. Then again, there’s always Greece’s Paros Valley blanketed with butterflies.


10 Sophie October 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

when i saw the picture, i immediately thought of truffula trees from the lorax! beautiful.


11 mom in mendon October 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

So beautiful!


12 Regina October 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

So pretty! I agree with the others, it looks like something out of The Lorax! I never knew that kochia existed.


13 Hayley-Eszti October 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wow, this is beautiful!
I just love the colours of autumn/fall, I will be sad once all the leaves have fallen off the trees and everywhere looks miserable :(



14 The Emily October 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

The first thing I thought when I saw those pictures was “Dr. Seuss!”


15 Christina Y. November 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I still can’t get over this. Gorgeous.


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