Springtime

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Spring’s pollen

 

 

dreadful for most

 

 

can be delightful

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Yudaki Falls: Nikko National Park

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The 70 meter Yudaki Falls is a majestic sight. It is located on the Yu-River flowing down to Lake Chuzenji in Nikko National Park. The waterfall is located in Tochigi Prefecture and it also has lakes, reservoirs, and valleys originated by volcanic activity. There are also historic world-heritage temples and shrines and nature surrounding it.

https://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/nps/park/nikko/

Scarecrow

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Photograph taken at Shirakawa-go 白川郷 in Gifu Prefecture.

Please go away birds

to protect our fields

provide food for others

for the next harvest

At the Slough

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Alviso Slough Trail at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in San Jose

 

The gentle wind

 

The silent waves

 

The morning sun

 

The wildlife refuge

Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village)

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Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village) is a World Cultural Heritage site since 1995 in the North-western part of Gifu Prefecture in Japan. Is is also located in the historical region known as “Hida” and it is also known as “Hida Shirakawa.” At the village there are 114 thatched roofs structures as well as a rice field and a river running through the town.

Golden Pond

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The colors and patterns of the salt evaporation ponds are caused by Micro-organisms combined with the seasonal changes and the salinity of the water. It’s rare to see the same tapestry of colors and designs every year.

Layers

layers

You never know how to catch nature.

It’s often so unpredictable and mysterious.

But when you can it’s very rewarding.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in San Jose