Since February 29 only comes around every 4 or 8 years I decided to look and see what I was doing 4 years ago.
Of course the last gap of 8 years ended 112 years ago and the next will start 80 years from now. Not many of us will experience a gap of eight years without a February 29.
The last time there was a February 29 I had just returned from a trip to Japan so my mind has wandered there tonight.
The picture is of my neighbor’s ornamental plum tree. The tree is at the same stage of blossoming this year. It is so beautiful.
I started this blog just a few months after I returned from the trip so some of my early blog posts contained pictures from the trip I had just taken to Japan. I wrote an interesting post about this picture titled The Other Purpose?
Click on the link to visit the post to see what I said about this picture.
I also wrote a post about Blur and Reflection. The picture above is the blur of the post. Click on the link to see the reflection picture.
I love the way that we have the static images of the passengers waiting for the arriving subway car. The car arrives in a blur of motion and a rush of air and sound. Unfortunately, you can only see the picture and not feel the rush of air, the sound of the arriving train or the smells of the track and tunnel.
Ready for a nice lunch of Tonkatsu or Pork Cutlet. A classic example of Yoshoku or Western Food in Japan. I love the way that the Japanese incorporate their own style into the dishes with an origin from another country.
This is definitely one of my favorite meals when I visit Japan.
Someday I need to share more pictures from my day in Kyoto.