Another snow dump

February 10, 2017

Another nice big snow dump last night.  A cooling pic for our Ozzy compatriots experiencing 47 degrees C just now!

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Meat Day

February 9, 2017

Today is Feb the 9th, 2/9, in Japanese it is said ni-ku, niku, which translates to meat.  Meat day.  It is also one on my son’s birthday.  Happy Meat Day everyone, happy birthday Dan!

Snowshoeing at sundown

February 3, 2017

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Thatched roof village in the snow

January 28, 2017

One of the villages along the old Saba-kaido trading route in Shiga running between Kyoto and the Sea of Japan coast to the north.  Unfortunately a lot of the distinctive traditional kayabuki houses now have their thatches covered by tiles or sheeting as re-thatching them is so incredibly expensive.  Thatched roofs are great for the winter – excellent insulators!

Where the gods of snow reside

January 26, 2017
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Gateway to the snow gods

Of mice and men..

January 24, 2017

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Bamboo Snow Tunnel

January 23, 2017

Tunnel of bamboo bearing the weight of today’s bump along our main access almost had us snowed in this evening.  Plenty of pot noodles in the storage, back-up genny fuelled up and dusted off.

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Bamboo snow tunnel

Dumping again

January 23, 2017

Just love the winter, makes me feel like a big kid!

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Footprints on the beach.

January 17, 2017

Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan

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Today’s office view

January 16, 2017

We’ve had loads of snow here over the last few days in Shiga.  Today’s office view.dtj_5770