Snow Rainbow

a rainbow on a snowy day over Lake Biwa, japan

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 Redwood Avenue

Makino Highlands Redwood Avenue in winter.


Sagano Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto

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.

Sagano Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto

Cherry Blossoms In Arashiyama (Photo Essay)

I had an appointment yesterday in Arashiyama, Kyoto, so I decided to take my camera along and get some pictures of the cherry blossoms. It seemed like nearly everyone in Japan had the same idea. Arashimaya was still quite beautiful, though, despite the crowds.
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Cherry Blossoms

The cherry trees have finally blossomed near my house. Unfortunately, as there is supposed to be stormy weather this weekend, the blossoms may not last very long. As promised, here are the photos I took today.

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