Friday, March 11, 2011

A one hour walk in the morning

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Yoko dropped me off about one kilometer upstream at my favorite overlook.

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I hung around for about 20 minutes hoping for the sun to break through but I was getting cold so started to head back home.

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Yoko gets to drive up the river every morning and often remarks when she gets home how beautiful it was with the mist and sun and snow.

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I stopped in at the Zen temple. There is a nice garden behind it and I hoped to get some shots of it in the snow, but the priest wasn't home, so no luck.

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Headed down to the riverbank to take photos of the plum blossoms and scared off a heron

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And a flock of ducks. I think these might be a species of Eider. I suspect they will be heading north soon.

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We have a lovely new set of tetrapods.......

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and back to the village about an hour after I left....

6 comments:

  1. wow, did you get a new camera or are you using a HDR program, those shots of river and mountains are unreal.

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  2. Too, too gorgeous! That shot of the heron is magic.
    News of the earthquake and tsunami this morning, my heart goes out to the Japanese people.

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  3. Good morning.
    Stunning, as usual.

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  4. Magnificent and peaceful images here. The earthquake/tsunami destruction is so heartbreaking — hope friends and family of yours and Yoko's are okay.

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