One of my favorite shots of The Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. I took this during our summer travels in 2019. I love how Kinkaku-ji dominates your attention, even though it is blurred in the background.
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A Scottish Loch
I stand mesmerized by a Scottish loch in Cairngorms National Park. Another favorite memory from our trip to Scotland. Hard to believe that it is closing in on two years since that fantastic trip…Melissa and I can’t wait to return!
The Japanese love Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang almost as much as I do! The Japanese love for all things Snoopy is one of the things I love about Japan. I came across this display in a Tokyo department store in the summer of 2019. Hail Snoopy!
Misawa Sand Dollars
We have endured record snow fall in the northern Japanese city of Misawa this year with over 140 inches of snow blanketing us in a “big chill”. I, for one, am ready for the snow to end! I long to stroll the sands of my favorite beaches (Sand Dollar and Ship Wreck) and explore more of Mutsu Bay. Tomorrow is March 1st and while I know to expect snow to fall well into April, I still hope this last snowfall was it for 2021! And I wish upon my lucky sand dollars!
Torii and Rice
I truly love exploring the Tohoku Region of Northern Japan! This tori gate sits majestically in a rice field near Towada, Japan in Aomori Prefecture.
One of my favorite shots capturing Itsukushima Shrine tori gate from Miyajima Island in southern Japan. I took this photo during the summer of 2019. I miss traveling and moving about freely with little concern.
A friend and lifelong resident of the Marshall Islands once told me that the Pacific has no memory. I like that thought and think of it often.
Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train” (A Photo Essay)
I took a ride on the Aomori Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train”.
Busy honeybees~ fluttering in rain soaked air~ only hope for life. © 2019 Gregory Vessar. All Rights Reserved.
Back in Japan for a week now and I am missing Scotland! The food! The beer! The single malt scotch! Just like Eddie, I wanna go back!