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.

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A Red Kite

This is a red kite, which is a variety of small hawk common around Lake Biwa, Japan. We saw him on our walk earlier this week.

red kite