A Night Walk Under the Trees

Trees wrapped with lights in bloom during spring

It’s been a while since the trees were blooming, but these days I’m a bit slow at this blogging thing. I really like wandering around a park with tall trees or a quiet path through the woods. A day trip to a forest is considered to promote good health and stress reduction in Japan, and one of my favorite apartments ever was basically inside a park. That and the two windows I had were probably why I liked it so much.

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Hello Easter

flowers on the table

It’s mid-April already.

Somehow.

I feel like the past few months took a very long time, but not that much time has actually passed. For example, I got a haircut two months ago and was completely convinced it was more like four or five months ago. And it does feel like February and that haircut were four or five months ago, but of course, they weren’t.

A long winter, perhaps.

Seems like everything is beginning to even out into something spring-like. Maybe it’s time to wake up and put some pink ombre in my hair.

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Summer Photo Diary

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Somehow it has become summer here again. I had just become used to crisp mornings, but today the temperature climbed past 80 and is forecast to be even warmer tomorrow.

I have no fall photos yet, so here are my snapshots from the last days of summer.

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Good Tidings

standing in tall grass during fall

When current events turn sad, I often shutter the blog for a while. Social media, too. I don’t like to say that I retreat from the world, but in many ways I do. I like to press pause for a while and spend a lot of time thinking. I like to ponder apocalypse planning (although this could also be caused by excessive episodes of The Walking Dead and Homeland).

If you celebrated Thanksgiving last week, I hope it was everything you wished for.

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Happy Halloweekend! + Neighborhood Decorations Tour

frida kahlo halloween costume

Boo! Happy Halloween! In keeping with tradition, I put together a costume from the contents of my closet. You may remember this one from last year– I’m Frida Kahlo. She’s a favorite of mine, and I’ve always found her work deeply thought-provoking.

In addition to my Frida outfit, I also took a short walking tour through the neighborhood. We have a lot of excellent decorations this year. Everyone went all-out!

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Weekends + Other Days

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I haven’t been taking many photos lately, but I have stepped up my selfie game. It’s been a cold October, so for the fall wedding of the weekend I wore a wool coat over my dress. I almost wore boots under the dress. It was cold enough that it would have been a good idea.

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Ghosts of Summers Past

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I take a lot of photos because I like to keep them around as memories. However, I never seem to look back through them as often as I think I will (or as often as I would like).

And as my memory gets longer, events tend to blur together. Did that happen a year ago? Three? Five?

…Ten?

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