Whew! Several weeks ago I suddenly realized I was behind on my 2020 calendar. It has been a bit of a scramble to get up to speed but now it's ready! Please visit the 2020 Calendar page if you are interested. Thanks!
The flower on the front of the calendar is frangipani. Several years ago, after a wonderful day of exploring Singapore, I searched for a place to rest my weary feet. I came upon a bench and there, to my amazement, saw this...
I don't think I will ever quite get over the fact that Japan has two rose seasons - one in the spring and one in the fall. Of course, not all roses will bloom in both seasons, but the fact that there are any roses blooming at all in the fall always seems miraculous to me. Of course, it could also have something to do with the fact that the place I'm originally from has already had serious snow! (^.~)
The rose garden I visited today was not at it's best. The sky was grey and overcast, and many of the roses were overblown and brown around the edges. However, with a little perseverance I found some lovely ones tucked away here and there. Here's one of them...
Despite good intentions, yet another month has passed since my last post. I blame a busy work season, a garden in desperate need of care after a wicked hot summer, and a temperamental tooth. Oh, and a camera that is getting crankier by the minute. I dread having to replace it but...
I'm a bit overwhelmed with photos at the moment. I love to take them but finding the time to cull and edit is a real challenge. However, I have managed to edit some from a short trip we took to Obama, a small city in Fukui Prefecture. We weren't expecting much, to be honest, but our visit was fantastic! Although it may be a small city it felt much more like a village - and a very friendly village at that. My kind of place! We certainly plan to return!
(These are best viewed on a desktop computer. This is the only option for posting multiple images that can be viewed on a mobile devise but, unfortunately, the images are awfully small.)
I'm a photographer based in Osaka, Japan. I love to take photographs. I like to share.