Monday, 16 June 2014

Morning View

I need more morning coffees like this one.  Silence with mountains.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Mountain Retreat

Being in the mountains, surrounded by nature, drinking spring water - nothing better for body and soul.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Photo Driving

I know it's bad to take photos while driving, but I emerged from a very long tunnel to this welcoming view of sun beams - a long drive and this was the end.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Photo Panel

Displayed this at my friends event, and made my day that someone wanted it!  Title - Wet Summer's Day in London. Ha ha ha!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Sushi - My style.

I'm not too fond of raw fish, but I do love going to Sushi restaurants.  Tuna-mayo roll, okra, mountain potato and egg.  So so good!

Sunday, 25 May 2014


Huge festival in Yamagata, drawing 300,000 people to this little city with a population of only 250,000.  The festival showcased the local summer festival dances of the six prefectures that make up the northern part of Japan.  Three of which were severely effected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  The event was made to help cheer up and revive this part of Japan.  And cheer everyone up it well did!  It was wonderful on many levels, but for me just seeing so many people out and about in the streets looking happy and peaceful was the best.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Dam

Full to the brim, in fine form, haven't cycled up here for a couple of years, was very pleased with myself.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Frozen Crater Lake

I was surprised Okama lake on Mt Zao was still frozen at this time of year.

Thursday, 24 April 2014