A Church in Cyprus

I don’t have much more of a descriptor than that. Except that I like birds on roofs.


Sakura Bloom in Yoro

The good news: The sakura cherry blossoms are finally in bloom in my prefecture.

The bad news: They will all be dead in a week. I’m taking advantage of the moment.

Hokkaido in October

I like when nature and the sky especially remind me of “Mary Poppins”. If you don’t know what I mean, go watch the opening credits again.

And if you haven’t seen “Mary Poppins”, shame on you.

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Simplicity in Rural Japan


This was taken while driving through small towns in Hokkaido, Japan.

I felt that having a bigger sky:land ratio did something artistic, although I’m not sure exactly what.

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Flower Picking In Furano

A Japanese Woman Harvesting Flowers in Hokkaido, Japan.

In June and July , the fields are filled with Lavender. Unfortunately, I missed the memo and came in October…

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The World’s Ugliest Socks with the World’s Prettiest View


Mt. Furano, Hokkaido, Japan October 2015

My feet were moist from stupid melting snow clumps, and these were the most masculine socks I could find in the ropeway-lift shop.