In November, 2017, I took several thousand photographs in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. I uploaded several hundred of them to my Flickr Photostream. A few of the better ones are among my photos on 500px. This selection of November photos is in reverse chronological order without any attempt to group them by subject. To see my […]
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 […]
In January, 2017, I took hundreds of photographs of birds near my home in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Here are a few of them. More photos are on Flickr. Quality varies! Selected photos are on 500px. I’m looking forward exploring Shiga Prefecture and seeing more birds in February.
https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/pee-wee-baseball-practice On Sundays we can see many activities along the banks of Yasugawa in Ritto and Moriyama. There are several ground golf courses, a golf putting course, tennis and basketball courts, a beautiful track for track & field events, and, in Moriyama downstream from the JR train tracks, a large grassy field for picnics. On […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptf_b_e_B5s Egrets and a couple of grey herons hang out in Yasugawa about 600 meters downstream from Yasugawa Ohashi (野洲川大橋) where Japan Route 8 crosses the Yasu River in Shiga Prefecture. The Shinkansen is about 1300 meters from the camera, and the JR Tokaido line, which we can see under the Shinkansen tracks, is about […]