Woke up in the morning and found it was misty.
Got out of the hotel and walked as far as I could.
Came to a river estuary where the river meets the sea.
The place was completely quiet apart from the occasional quacks of the wild ducks.
I sat on the pebble protected shallow beach, watching the ducks.
By now more ducks have moved out from the beach; I presumed that they didn’t like me the stranger.
I admired how blissful these ducks were and have the place almost completely to themselves – except for the intrusion of this stranger.
This week’s DP Photo Challenge is Spare.
This is a building spared from the destruction by the atomic bomb.
Anybody walks past it would be thrown into deep reflection of what has happened on that fateful day in 1945.
This building in Hiroshima was almost the only building that stood up and preserved.
Many questions were asked and still unanswered – why did the tragic war start and why such tragic measure was used to end the war?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.
The cable car has brought us to the top of the mountain – Tateyama, Japan.
The sky was dark and it was snowing – something which I didn’t expect.
Looking down from the top, I realize the great height from which we were viewing.
The mountains looked dark and somewhat stern and I could see part of the Kurobe reservoir at the bottom.
The view was breath taking!
Just want to share some more photos of lavender I have taken in Hokkaido, Japan.
The top picture is very similar to the one I shared last week – very European.
The other two were taken as close ups.
One having a butterfly among the lavender.
The other one showing close up of the lavender field.
I am thinking of another visit to Hokkaido, Japan.
It is a place I don’t mind visiting and re-visiting.
It looks so much like Europe!
Again, the picture was taken with my first generation of electronic compact camera.
Here are a few photos I have taken with my first generation of compact electronic camera with only 4 pixels.
The top two show a panoramic view of the lavender fields in Furano, Japan.
It is a place you would just like to stay on forever until it becomes dark and the day is done.
The bottom picture was taken just before it becomes too dark.