Saturday, September 24, 2011

The calm after the fury...


Went for a walk in the neighborhood with my love...
The view up in the hills was spectacularly beautiful...
So blue was the sky...
and so serene and peaceful was the Japan Inland Sea...
Still, Typhoon Number 15 had left its unmistakably destructive marks in the hills...
Landslides big and small, here and there, waiting to be cleared...
Drains choked and clogged... water still spilling...

Had a wonderful opportunity this weekend to meet up with some former and current students...
They were/are members of a university club that I had established...
We met up at a restaurant in Takamatsu city... one that serves delicacies using ingredients predominantly sourced from the local area...

While bicycling back home, took a snapshot of this rice field...
To me, this is so typically Japan...
Rice fields in the foreground, and houses lined up in the background...

Another shutter chance came up as I was crossing a river...
Wooh... what a lovely sight, I thought to myself...
The brackish water in the river is actually quite 'black'...
But the reflection from the early evening sun plays magic on it...
I stood there for many minutes... doing nothing but soaking in the scene...