This summer I was able to return home to see family and friends for the first time in 3 years. The best word to describe the experience from beginning to end is "FANTASTIC"! I was able to see everyone I wanted to see and do everything I wanted to do. My only regret was that the time passed by so quickly.
Although I didn't take a lot of photos while I was away, I did take a few. This is perhaps my favorite. It was taken while walking with a dear friend from her house to the country church I attended when I was young. It was such a glorious morning and my heart was full...
Yikes! It has been a month since my last post! That was not the plan. However, a trip to Canada (basically off-grid) and a very painful tooth upon my return have kept me busy and away from my computer. Thankfully, I'm now receiving dental treatment and am feeling much better.
I had a fantastic time in Canada but most of my favourite photos are of family or friends and so cannot be posted here. Instead, here is a shot of Crimson Lake in Alberta, Canada. I spent many summers here as a child and have memories of many wet, rainy days. It rained not long after this photo was taken and we laughed. Felt like old times!
I just finished putting together a photo book for my family. As usual there were challenges along the way but, thank goodness, it is finally finished. (And just in time. Whew!) The book is a collection of photos of a family reunion of sorts but there were a few shots missing so my second sister kindly let me use some of her photos as well. This was one of them and I love it! It captures the neighbour's field, the smokey evening light (there were terrible wildfires in the next province at the time), and me in my farm clothes with my camera doing what I do. Ah, such wonderful memories of an evening stroll with family... Thanks, second sister! (^.^)/
Yes, I know it's spring. Actually, it feels more like summer! Today was a beautiful sunny day, +27C, and the humidity was low. A perfect Canadian summer day if there ever was one - expect that I live in Osaka and summer will not arrive for some time yet. Soon it will be stinking hot and humid and I will be wishing for cooler days such as these...
But I digress! Despite the warmth, today I'm thinking about winter. The joys of winter, to be exact. I've been looking at the photos I took In February when I returned to Canada to spend some time with my family. I hadn't spent a winter in Canada in decades and I had forgotten how beautiful winter could be! The blue sky! The snow! The hoar frost! The birds! The deer! It was winter overload and I loved all of it. Even the record-breaking cold couldn't dampen my enthusiasm. My family just shook their heads and rolled their eyes...
Okay, so I went a bit a balmy but I do have evidence - minus the cold, of course!
(Click on the thumbnail to see the full image.)
I'm a photographer based in Osaka, Japan. I love to take photographs. I like to share.