In March and April the Japanese countryside comes to life as weeds appear along fields and streams, anywhere with soil. Some of these plants are known for medicinal properties, and some are gathered as food. Most are ignored or cut down. This year I’m trying to learn the names of flowering weeds as they appear […]
Photographs from a sudden and brief encounter with a flock of long-tailed tits (エナガ). I was reminded once again that we experience life most richly when we are fully present.
In September egrets actively hunt for fish and small aquatic animals at the Yasugawa bridge between Yasu City and Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
When I walk to Yasugawa, a 15-minute stroll from my house, I often carry an old telephoto lens with my camera, hoping to photograph birds or small animals. Sometimes I get a few nice shots, but often I see creatures only briefly, without time to raise my camera, let alone focus the long lens. Often […]