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Summer’s End

It’s the equinox. Up here in the hills, they’re cutting the rice, burning stubble in the fields that makes the mountains hazy and layered. Fruit ripens on the trees, the grocery store is fragrant with grapes and crisp nashi pears. … Continue reading

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swan lake

It feels like it’s been a long winter, here in Shimosuwa. The high hillsides are still white, the distant mountains snowtopped, and nights fall far enough below freezing to film the glass doors with a frosting of ice. Having a … Continue reading

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for my grandmother

Fay Bayly February 5 1921 – July 12 2012 My grandmother was a storyteller. Her life was an adventure, and she brought us up on stories; whet our imaginations with wild tales of breakfasting with gypsies, boarding school ghosts and … Continue reading

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surfacing

Time, tilting away from the solstice, sends us headlong into autumn. ¬†Summer slipping out gracefully. Rice ripens, nights cool. It’s been a busy summer, and I’m just coming up for air, surfacing to say I’m still here. Nikon D700. 1/200s … Continue reading

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somewhere I have never travelled

Having written a lot of copy for a travel company that specialized in Japan, there are a lot of places I know about but have never been. ¬†Kenrokuen Garden was one of these. A lot of our recent trip around … Continue reading

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another glimpse

Nikon D700. 20s at f32, 80mm, ISO100. There’s something about the ocean. Maybe it’s because I spent my childhood summers beside it, listening to the waves breaking on the rocks, watching the tide roll in, looking in tidepools and exploring … Continue reading

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back, with so much to think about

including monkeys. There will be more to come, but like all journeys it may take a while to digest, to turn into something. Nikon D700. 1/1600 at f9, 125mm, ISO 1000.

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