Tuesday, 30 September 2008

nishi zao..

end of yoga in the morning on the west side of mt zao...getting cold now, i wonder how long we can continue....the air is so tasty up there!

Sunday, 28 September 2008


japanese flowering dogwood, they are quite sweet, but pretty non descript so am making jam with them now ; ) i just love free food..

Thursday, 25 September 2008

a really scarey crow!!!

the farmer next door had hung a real dead crow up! i guess that would definitely scare the crows away!!!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

scare crow..

protecting the pears, yamagata is famous for it's huge sweet fruit

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

sendai city...

morning yoga practice in a temple at the top of a hill..

Sunday, 14 September 2008

shinto water cleansing.....

An old Japanese ritual...really was fascinating to watch!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

night before the festival...

walked out of my house, to find laterns stung across the road and a big full moon ☆