2017 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

A Shock of Color


Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan


Tulip Week 05


This ends tulip week (or is it tulip work week?). Hope you enjoyed

2016 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)



The leaves are starting to change. It’s slow going for now, but I’m expecting an explosion of color soon. When that happens, I plan to take a trip West, to Kyoto. I’m told that it’s one of the best places to see the fall foliage.

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This weekend’s been rather nice. I’ve caught up on my sleep, enjoyed a couple of good meals, and spent a day exploring the city.

While Saturday’s weather was a bit cold and damp, Sunday was absolutely beautiful.  According to the forecasts, the temperatures were supposed to top out at around 43° F, but Sunday afternoon actually made to 50°.

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I saw a few friends to celebrate another birthday, then went to a local restaurant for some sushi. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to eat. It’s been a while since I last had sushi, so I thought I might go with my favorites: yellowtail and salmon.

On the way back, we cut through Briant Park. It was filled with tons of flowers. It was awesome!

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Happy Holidays

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Happy holidays all. Happy belated Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas, Blessed Yuletide, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy New Year, and happy mid-week followed by an extended weekend to those whom do not celebrate the above.

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The lights are back. The front of our apartment complex is covered in lights of varying sizes and colors. It looks fantastic at night, when I get home from work. It really improves my mood and cuts some of the winter-evening gloom caused by the sun setting at 4:30.

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Before they All Fall

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It gets dark so early now.

Last weekend, we set the clocks back, so the sun sets around 5 pm. As we get closer to the end of December, the days will continue to grow shorter, and the temperature colder. Soon enough, the trees will be bare, or worse: covered in snow!

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In Full Color

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It was warm enough for me to take a walk during lunch today. For the entirety of last week, I’ve been stuck indoors due to the weather and ungodly amounts of work to do. This week is shaping up to be the same, but it’s still nice to have at least one day outside.

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Colorful Autumn

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All of a sudden, the leaves have gone from green to multicolored, seemly in the blink of an eye. All sorts of colors are on display this fall, contrary to my former predictions. For that I am glad.

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Goodbye Nextan & Hello Sammy


Over the weekend, my dear phone “Nextan” gave up the ghost. My Nexus had been showing signs of its age for a while now, but it came to a head Friday night. After many “fevers” (battery overheating issue, common in that particular make) and a few comas (random black screens/shut downs), Nextan was given a quiet ceremony at the T-mobile store.

Nextan met its successor, “Sammy” the Samsung, exchanged a few words (contacts/photos), before being shut down for the long sleep-mode. Upon autopsy, it was found to have heart (battery) failure, and a severe lack of (ie: no) cooling paste. Nextan’s family has decided to donate its parts, where applicable.


Sammy, on the other hand, is doing well in its new home. Sammy has been helping its mistress with her photography, using her amazing eye (camera), and assisting with everyday actions. It looks like Sammy and its mistress will get along well.


Since getting Sammy, I’ve been taking photos of everything. The trees are starting to change, so I made sure to make the most of it. I will probably be flooding your Reader with tree leaves in the near future.