Thursday, December 17, 2009
There's a freezing wind howling outside, and a couple of inches of snow have fallen in the past day, so winter has certainly arrived a little earlier than usual, so for some reason my thoughts return to the fine spring we had.
In April I went for a 50k bike ride, starting up in the mountains near Mizuho, coming down to Kawamoto, then down the river home. The last 15k coming down into Kawamoto I didn't have to touch the pedals at all,... my kind of cycling :)
Up in the mountains the growing season is shorter, so the paddies are flooded and planted earlier than down here on the river.
It was a still. windless day, and almost cloudless, perfect conditions to capture the reflections.