This morning there was heavy snow in Shiga, Japan. Around noon, I was walking on the shore of Lake Biwa. The snow had turned to sleet and rain. For just one moment the sky opened and this rainbow appeared, then it grew cloudy again and began to snow.
Makino Highlands Redwood Avenue in winter.
When I visited Arashiyama on Saturday, I also took a walk through the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in the world, despite the crowds.