Neighborhood on a Gloomy Day

On a gloomy Sunday I took some photos of my neighborhood just before the rain started again. This is a fairly typical middle-class neighborhood in semi-rural Japan. My wife and I have lived here since 1980. Our two sons attended the local elementary school, and we have been active in neighborhood affairs for more than […]

Young Swallows Fly

Video On June 9, 2014, five young swallows flew from their nest. Three apparently left early, but two remained until mid-morning. I was able to catch both of them on video as they left the nest. Prior to first flight the young swallows seemed to behave pretty much as they had the day before. […]

Young Swallows Prepare to Fly

Video Young swallows are almost ready to fly on June 8, 2014. They take turns stretching and beating their wing furiously. Their parents continue to feed them as other swallows enter the car port and get them. Technical notes Video clips were shot with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera and an old OM-System Zuiko […]