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
The august doldrums
weather copying daily
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
A January day
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.
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.
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
66 degrees (18c) in San Francisco
83 degrees (28c) in San Jose
Only in the summertime
The summer heat wave
Created unusual colors
But the people suffered
Good often comes with bad