Voices | OVERHEARD

False colors

Thirtysomething man: The fall leaves look to be lacking a little color this year.

Thirtysomething woman: I heard that happens if it rains a lot in September.

Thirtysomething man: Really, I thought it was the other way around (and the trees weren’t getting enough water)?

Thirtysomething woman: No, it’s definitely the opposite of what you would expect.

— Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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