Saturday, 29 November 2008

mountain shape city....

is what yamagata shi means in english, and indeed the city is surrounded by mountains..

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


is the name of the run, and today it was, the sun was shining and hardly anyone around ; )

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008

at the top..

of mt. zao.. jizo-san, patron saint of travellers (or something like that), always pay a visit first time to the top in winter, eventually he'll be up to his neck in snow.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

first snow...

always seems to come when i have to drive 40 minutes into the countryside to teach at kindergarten, this is an oddly designed public building, always like the way the snow sits on top of the silver ball and the red spirally stairway..

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008

giant pumpkin...

i HAD to take a picture of this huge vegetable, in the supermarket, late at night, with people giving the messily dressed white girl with a camera funny looks.... taking pictures in a supermarket is not something we do i guess!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

morning yoga class...

waiting for students to come..such a lovely room to teach in with the straw mats, sunshine and mountain views ; )

Friday, 14 November 2008

car rambling...

it's so much fun to go off up unknown tracks in the longs as you don't get stuck..!

Thursday, 13 November 2008


for my husband to come and extricate my car from its akward postion on a mountain road....stuck again!

Monday, 3 November 2008

taking photos...

while driving around...couldn't resist this sky ; )