The period from January 20th to February 3rd is Daikan (大寒), “Greater Cold” in English, in the Japanese traditional calendar of 24 seasons. In the cold weather I photographed quite a few species of birds within walking distance of my home. See more photos in my Flickr photostream or one of my albums.
On December 8, 2018, the sun was shining and a cold northwest wind was blowing clouds across the sky. Hoping to see an interesting horizon, I walked to the riverbank along Yasugawa (野洲川). The riverbed is mostly dry, but it supports vegetation near the left bank. On the riverbed I saw one low cosmos plant […]
Autumn foliage in Shiga Prefecture 2018 October 22 November 8 November 9 November 10 November 13 November 15 November 20 November 25 November 27
Shiga Prefecture in Japan is blessed with quite a few species of butterflies. A few species are shown here in photographs taken between April and September 5, 2018, when I also made a short video clip (music from “Redwood Highway” by Jason Shaw at AudionautiX.com.) Asian swallowtails (Papilio xuthus, アゲハチョウ) Old World swallowtail (Papilio machaon, […]
Ritto City in southern Shiga Prefecture, Japan, was covered with snow for a few days in January, 2017. January 15th On January 15th heavy snow covered Takano Park near my home. As usual on Sunday, local children were playing at Takano Park. They seemed delighted by the rare chance to play in a snowstorm. January […]