I selected some landscape photos from my past travels in ten years for the last post this year.
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Due to the relatively warm climate, white narcissus start to bloom mid-January
on a steep south slope of Mt. Yuzuruha.
Narsisuses at Nada-kuroiwa facing the Pacific, Awaji Island, Hyogo Pref.
"Robai", or Wintersweet, at the entrance to Yatsuri, Asuka Village, on a misty morning
Ume (Prunus Mume) blossoms, the floral harbinger of spring of Japan,
brighten up the hillside from pale wintry landscape.
Tsukigase Ume Grove, Nara Pref.
Blooms of cherry blossoms tell full arrival of spring.
Crystal-clear water flows through moss-covered rocks from the beech forest of Mt. Daisen.
Kitanizawa mountain stream, Tottori Pref.
Floral symbol of the rainy season, "Ajisai" Hydrangeas, at Lake Yogo, Shiga Pref.
Star Festival decorations at Mt. Rokko, Hyogo Pref.
Olive farm facing Seto Inland Sea, Okayama Pref.
Five-storied Pagoda seen from Ara-ike Pond, Nara Park, Nara Pref.
Oide Suspension Bridge, Hakuba Village, Nagano Pref.
Thatched-roof village and Kitayama Cedars, Miyama Cho, Kyoto Pref.
Grand Front Osaka
My eldest and youngest grandchildren, F and M, turned 11 and 4 early December.
The year 2021 is left only eleven days.
Many people are looking forward to going back parents' home in their hometown
over the years, which they had to give up last year-end.
I look forward to welcome back all my families.
Wish you the warmth of family getting together again
and a healthy, happy, and peaceful Holiday Season!