Endless Rain

Tundra Swans

Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

January 3, 2018

I went to Hyoko again this morning but light, wet, snow became a blizzard so I only stayed for an hour. By the time I got home again the sun broke out. 

I wonder what Charles Darwin would have thought after many years in Japan. I went from steak and veges to rice and miso. I think the shape of my beak has changed. I know my body has.

I have been getting into a lot of Japanese music recently. I watched X Japan sing "Endless Rain" on the tele the other night and I broke and bought it. Listened to it heaps, along with Masaharu Fukuyama's latest song. 

Another Year Over


Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

December, 2017

My mum passed away on the first day of this year so today is the eve of her first anniversary.

I still have metal things in the arm I broke. The largest looks like a utensil for serving spaghetti. 

There have been some challenges but I have wonderful family and friends and I know I'm lucky to be looked after so well. 

I think the best way for me to see out this year is to find something beautiful with my lens and share it with the world. 

Hyo Lake in Agano City, Niigata is famous for its swans. 80% are Tundra Swans and the rest are Whooper Swans. 

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you find something beautiful in your new year.

Tundra Swan

Whooper Swan