The photo was taken at Hattashō Park, Sakai, on November 30, 2010.
From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)
[Retweet of leia in la la land's words] "Historians discover letters and numbers in Mona Lisa's eyes" Yahoo! 7 News (December 13, 2010). —In the right eye appear to be the letters LV which could well stand for his name Leonardo Da Vinci while in the left eye there are also symbols but they are not as defined.
"Jane Austen's popularity grows with young on the Web." Other renowned English authors aren't so posthumously popular—at least among the Web set. Wall Street Journal (December 6, 2010). —Her birthday is December 16 (via Internet Scout).
"Astronomers find evidence of other universes in cosmic microwave background." Our cosmos was "bruised" in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background. Technology Review Physics arXiv Blog (December 13, 2010). [Reteeted by Karin Fornazier, Jackson and Rikugen Takagi]
"Border Country: From Barnet to Evian via a new toothbrush and an old railway station" by Jonm Butterworth. Guardian (December 11, 2010). —The experimental particle physicist's life near Christmas.
晩秋の光景 ４ (The Scenery of Late Autumn 4)