Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.
So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”
A tinge of fall color at Gold Creek Pond in between the rains.
Continue reading “Reflection”
People come to Mt. Rainier, in the summer for its myriad displays of wild flowers; in the winter for its endless opportunities of winter sports.
But on a beautiful sunny day in the autumn…
The view could be equally astonishing.
Continue reading “Hiking: Autumn in Mt. Rainier”
Fushimi Inari 伏見稲荷大社 Continue reading “Kyoto”
A glimpse of the elusive Mt Fuji from the bullet train
Impressive fall foliage at Tenrui-ji and bamboo grove Continue reading “Kyoto – Arashiyama”