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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Winter is an etching"


"Winter is an etching."




Reflection on the pond

Incidentally, 
"Spring is a watercolor

(click on the photo to enlarge)

summer an oil painting


and autumn a mosaic of them all."


Do you miss spring, summer, or autumn
or get inspired to go out to admire the simple beauties of winter?



It’s amazing how even the simplest things can produce the most beautiful scenes.


An intense cold wave enveloped the Japanese archipelago, bringing heavy snow to a wide range of western and central Japan on the last weekend.  Even subtropical Amami Island observed snowfall for the first time in 115 years, but no snow here in Nara, although we felt chilled to the bone and gusty winds felt like a razor cutting through streets. It is forecast that it will be warmed up with rising temperatures higher than ten degrees C toward the weekend.


32 comments:

  1. Jag skulle sakna alla årstiderna om de inte fanns Alla har sina egna tjusningar. Vackra bilder du bjuder oss idag. Tänk att även de som inte är vana med snö får det i år. Här är varmgrader och takdropp nu snart ingen snö kvar.
    Önskar dig en fin och skön vecka.
    Kram Meta

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  2. wind can make it so very cold!
    too bad you did not get a dusting at least of snow.
    your photos are so lovely of the seasons.
    i do occasionally dream of other seasons while in the deep of winter. for the most part i simply become winter until the world of spring arrives.

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  3. It's wonderful to see how beautiful winter can be!

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  4. Lovely, stardust! Each one of these images exposes a masterpiece of nature and is a moment captured by a photographer who spied it with her clear and magical eye. :)

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  5. Hello Yoko, your photos are beautiful, as always! I'm finding it difficult to enjoy this winter. We have had rain, here it is rain and more rain.....and mud in parks and gardens. These fluctuations in temperature are strange.
    Roll on Summer!

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby




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  6. While I enjoy the other seasons, winter has a special place in my heart. I love the simple tranquility of a white on white landscape. I like the subdued light illuminating seed heads and tree branches. Your moon shot is beautifully framed by the evergreens. Too much wind in any season makes it difficult for me to enjoy the outdoors. I always love seeing a bit of white in your Nara photos - luckily, winter isn't over yet!

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  7. i like the saying about winter being when trees write upon the sky. love their bare beauty.

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  8. Your photos are absolutely stunning! I would be proud to hang anyone of them on the walls of my home! I loved especially the etching photos.

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  9. What lovely definitions you have used for each season Yoko, each one being so appropriate - I shall remember your wise words.

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  10. おはようございます!
    身を切るような寒さが伝わって来る、興福寺と猿沢の池の景色です。日本中いたる所で大雪、被害も続出してたのに奈良市には雪が降りませんね。春を待つ寒風の中の裸の木々たちもゆっくり休眠をとっている姿は、華やかな春爛漫とは又違った有るといつも感じます。又ね!

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    1. 今日は寒さも緩んで陽の光が気持ちいいね。塔の写真は猿沢池でなく荒池からの眺めです。昨年夏に異常繁殖した藻のためにリフレクションも見られませんでしたが元の池にもどりよかったです。

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  11. Hello Yoko! Stunning photos and beauty on your words it's what we always can see on your fabulous posts! I was born on January and I really admire the simple beauties of winter.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. The Moon reflection is gorgeous! Every season has its own beauty and so does winters. The colors are soothing and there is a certain peace that floats in the air. But winters gets me all cudddled up in woolens and sweaters and makes me incredibly lazy venturing out. I can just imagine warming myself by the fireplace instead.

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  13. Fascinating approach, Yoko, you are a true artist! One of the winter etchings reminds of my favourite haiku; let me reproduce it in Russian:
    Осенняя луна
    сосну рисует тушью
    на синих небесах.

    Yesterday I sent you the photos attached separately (2 mails, 5 and 6 pics). And later I sent a written letter, but today morning came "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender" with your address. Did you get my 3 mails, Yoko? Please, reply when you have a minute.
    Irina

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  14. Beautiful photos !!!! Winter has his charm...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  15. very beautiful photos!

    Here in Finland we had very cold days (-20 to - 28 degrees) and lot of snow. Now it is raining and -0.

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  16. I love the line "Winter is an etching" - how true! Here I admire the silhouettes that are covered the rest of the year. Lovely photos.

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  17. Winter and it's not my time of year, especially as there is no snow. I'm waiting for spring . Beautiful pictures, even though part of the winter. Regards.

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  18. Winter leave us much beauty, he also wants to be a protagonist, here you leave great photos. They are fantastic, Yoko.
    Good wednesday.
    Besos.

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  19. 厳しい寒さでしたね!四国に遍路に出ている主人のために大雪は降らないように願っていました。寒さと強風の中、一日35キロくらいの行程とか。厳冬の景色はどう映っているのでしょう。
    最後の冬木立の写真、ほんとに細やかなデッサンですね!

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  20. こんにちは。池に映る五重塔や月が素敵ですね。 今日はこちらは雨でした。 もう少し我慢すると春になりますね。

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  21. Such beautiful photos, I almost missed them!
    Here in Israel we had quite cold weather too, it got down to almost 0 degrees (which is cold for us!) :-)
    We had a lot of rain the last two months, which is a real blessing. All is green now, and the wildflowers started to bloom. We don't have very sharp divided seasons, they change kind of softly from one to the other. Anyhow it is hot and rain less for seven or eight months. And we don't have gloomy melancholic dark rainy days on a row. The sun is always coming out in between. At the Hermon mountain snow fell, and a bit in Jerusalem too.
    Greetings and a hug.

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  22. What lovely photographs of patterns formed by nature. I hope that England has some colder weather before the end of winter. It is necessary to kill soil bugs and infections in time for next summer.

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  23. Love the shades of vintage blue on the first photo. Did you have to tweak the colors or is that straight from the camera? :)

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    1. Hi, Koryn. The photo is straight out from the camera, I photographed it a little over exposed. I don’t have any photo editing soft except windows photo gallery which allows me to do only a little outside my camera.

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  24. Your images of winter are really lovely. I wonder if your temperatures in Japan have improved. Here in my corner of Canada we are enjoying a very mild winter, and as I look out of the window this morning, there is no snow on the ground at all. Very unusual for February! But I think it will be colder by the end of the week. You are right, winter has a beauty, the bare trees against the sky.

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  25. Your images of winter are really lovely. I wonder if your temperatures in Japan have improved. Here in my corner of Canada we are enjoying a very mild winter, and as I look out of the window this morning, there is no snow on the ground at all. Very unusual for February! But I think it will be colder by the end of the week. You are right, winter has a beauty, the bare trees against the sky.

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  26. As fotografias são poeticamente lindas!!!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ❤ه° ·.

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  27. とても素晴らしいポストでした。感動しました。 今年の日本旅行はもう予定でうまってしまいましたが。来年は奈良を再び訪れたいです。

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