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Kamihongo spring

So, spring is definitely here. I know this, because I'm really f*cking busy at work, and my team are finishing the season as only they know how (#sigh#). But when the sun warms my back, and I've got my camera in my hand, I can bear almost anything; even man-flu!

Here are a few shots from one of my regular circuits, including some lovely blooms of the aforementioned spring:

Tree-mendous too

So, Hana was feeling a bit left out of all the tree climbing and fancied a bit of quality time for herself. I thought it was about the climbing, but soon realised it was more about the spending time with me. She scrabbled about a bit while I took some shots, and then she talked me up into the tree to join her. Once there, we just had a long chat and a cuddle. I've never been much of a climber, but I'm really beginning to love that tree.


So, I spent a bit of quality bonding time with my boy this afternoon. Although from the pics it looks like I was rather bonding with the camera than with Haruki. In my defence, we did go on to play the cup final on the lawn, and then build a yacht and a bird house out of fake wood (construction kit birthday present). The camera was back in it's bag by then.


I can't remember the last time I saw a colour as vibrant and resonant as this. Actually, that's not true; I can remember exactly.

Cold snaps

These are the last of my early spring snaps that I'm going to post. They're also the last of the photos I'm likely to be taking with my old camera. The new one has finally been saved up for and ordered. Can't wait to move up... I think I'm ready.


So, spring in our house means there's no longer any excuses to not get outside. The winter's been unusually long and cold in Tokyo this year. That's led to a kotatsu-based sedentary lifestyle for the best part of four months. It's given me a chance to catch up both on my reading, and my muscular atrophy.

Strangely, the hard winter has resulted in the cherry blossoms coming early. I've seen this fact reported everywhere, but no one has yet stepped up and given me a satisfactory explanation as to why. That's the thing about Japanese TV; no one knows anything, but they just keep right on talking anyway. The bullshit must go on, right? 

Anyway, you've got to get outside to see those lovely blossoms, which takes about five seconds, so then you need something else to do while you're out there. Riding on the scooters and washing the car have been the favourites in my house this weekend, and here's a few photos I managed to take before I had to run away from …