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In the Garden

This is not my garden of course, but there are some nice flowers around as I took a look at one of the university gardens study areas.

Autumn Leaves on the Kamogawa

Autumn is always a nice time of the year for taking photos. Great colors, cooler weather. Lots of action. I have had a cold recently and so haven't been too adventurous with my choice of landscape or camera. Here are some everyday…

Summertime in Kyoto

Walking down the banks of the Kamogawa in summer is always a nice way to cool down. Sitting up on the wooden decks with a cool drink in your hand is another good way.

Mothers Day Japan

The weather is great today. Lots of people out taking advantage of the sunny weather on Mothers Day. I changed up my cameras today and took this one with the Sony NEX7. I have had the camera sitting around for about a year now and…

Snow on Mt Fuji

Always nice to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji when traveling on the Shinkansen. Everyone on the left side of the train had their cameras and phones pointed at the window. I didn't want to be left out so here is my iPhone snap

Heron on Kamogawa

Went for a short walk in the winter wind and spotted this heron strolling around. The birdlife on the Kamogawa always gives the river a flow of being alive.

Eikando in Autumn

Wanting to take some photos of the Autumn colors, I visited Nanzenji and Eikando at the beginning of the week. The orange and red colors were amazing. The colors were so bright in real life it was hard to take photos and get a result…

Autumn City

The weather has been beautiful recently with blue skies and fresh air breezes. The leaves are just starting to turn orange and brown in patches along Oike Dori in Kyoto. I captured a few Autumn scenes of the city this morning while out.…

Kamogawa River Jumping

I showed a photo a few weeks back of a child jumping the stones on the Kamogawa River in the late evening. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but this dog has been watching and got his chance to star today. Here is the…

Kamogawa Evening Walk

Heading North this evening from the City I walked up to KitaOji Bridge. The northern reaches of the Kamogawa river open up quite a bit and around Shimogamo Shrine there are lots of green shady areas for people to rest in the evening…

Autumn Season Change

As the breeze starts to get cooler in the middle of the day as well as late in the evening, there is a keen sense of a season change upon us. It may still seem hot and feel like summer, but Autumn is not far away. Scenes like this one…

Summer Breeze

It's getting a little cooler recently thanks to some gentle breezes blowing through. It's still nice to head to the river in the evenings though and enjoy oneself.

Summer Cool, Izumo Taisha

How do you cool down in the summer? One idea is to visit some temples, take in the cool shade of nature and relax. These shots are from Izumo Taisha which I visited some time ago in summer.

Summer heat

It is hot in Japan at the moment. Summer can be a time to head for the beach or try to find some shade in natural surroundings. Where do you go in the summertime?