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Karuizawa is perhaps the most well known resort area in Japan, situated 150km northwest of Tokyo, a plateau 1,000m above sea level. There is Mt. Asama, 2,500m high, a very active volcano. Next to Mt. Asama, there is a small hill, 1,250m high. I trekked to the top of this hill. The town is 950m high, so the elevation is actually 300m. But still it was 300m up hill to walk. My interest was to find some mushrooms. I found none but a lot of chestnuts on the ground. Many trees still had green leaves while some others were already beautiful with autumn colored leaves. The season was just turning. The only flowers I found were Monkshoods$B!G(B, known as deadly poisonous.
Plants take next step after the change of the temperature and the hours of sunlight. They do not wait and see how the other plants and animals behave, even if their existence vitally depends on the activities of the others$B!G(B. It seems plants are very confident that the nature acts exactly as they want and expect. Plants are individualists. They decide and act by themselves. In a way, it might be said that the nature consists of individualists. These individualists are constantly struggling for finding better way to survive. I.e. Charles Darwin$B!G(Bs the theory of evolution.
We, human beings, are the only group having innumerous conferences, and are continuing organized crimes to disturb the order of the nature.
Certainly we are the first actors to fade away from the stage: The Globe.