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A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

Now that you’ve seen what I’ve been doing with my phone, I did happen to take a few photos not too long ago with my Mark III. 145 more words


Blossoming Kite Festival

I traveled to Washington D.C. at the beginning of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  How to know when the festival is to be held?  Apparently, there is one mysterious cherry tree of unknown breed that reliably blossoms 7-10 days before the other cherry trees open their blossoms – for this reason, it is referred to as the “indicator tree.” 256 more words


New Paintings

I have a lot of new paintings up on Etsy. Here is one of the paintings that I really enjoyed creating. It is two blue tit birds on a cherry blossom branch. 35 more words


Towering over Tokyo

There are so many high rise towers in Tokyo, and there are a few options for getting a view from up high in the city. We opted to try out the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tower Observatories. 178 more words


Seasonal Scenes of Tokyo

From overpriced fruit shops to flea markets, this is my Tokyo:

Summer’s sought-after musk melons. If you have the money to spare, try one for $108 – $162 each. 282 more words


Tokyo Nostalgia

On a plane back from Europe last week I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s new show ‘Parts Unknown’ that looked at Tokyo. Two thoughts crossed my mind: a) The man’s liver must have its own zip code and b) *SIGH* Oh how I miss thee Japan. 1,151 more words