Posts Tagged ‘clouds’

It’s the rainy season in Japan – the time for tsuyu (梅雨), or ‘plum rain.’ After having lived in Japan for over eleven years, I’ve finally gotten around to buying a proper pair of boots for the season so that I don’t have to spend day after day walking around in soaked shoes. I had […]


I didn’t get to spend a lot of time in Boulder this time around, but here’s a series of photographs taken over the years from one of my favorite areas.  Shots include the Flatirons and Chautauqua Park, where I went hiking with my friend Elbie, my grandmother’s house, shenanigans with my friend Leif, my grandmother, […]


The crown jewel in long-distance Amtrak travel is the California Zephyr (also called “The Silver Lady”), which runs from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean, crossing both the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas in the process.   I picked up the Zephyr at Denver’s historic Union Station, which opened in 1881. Unfortunately, the Zephyr […]


After spending some time with family and friends in Los Angeles this summer, I headed for Denver and Boulder to visit more family and more friends.  I decided to take the Southwest Chief, an Amtrak line that runs from Los Angeles to Chicago via Albuquerque and Kansas City.  There’s no direct route to Denver on […]


I ended up flying a lot during my trip back to the States. Since I have family members all over the country, and friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time as well, I ended up flying from LA to Portland, from Portland to Oakland, from Oakland to Boulder, and then finally back to […]


On the 17th of July, my friend Ida-kun and I took the train to Suita City to see the Osaka University Student Symphony perform Shubert’s Rosamunde, Beethoven’s Symphony No.1, and Dvorak’s Symphony No.8. Dvorak’s 8th was especially splendid and received a well-deserved standing ovation. The symphony performed in a building that is probably called “The […]