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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hope and Prayers for the North Bay California



The fires are still burning up north in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa and we are all hoping and praying that the smoke and flames will end ...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Myojoji Temple in Ishikawa softened view


Myōjō-ji Temple consists of a set of large buildings, set on atop a hill, which were created over the last six centuries. One of them is the priest’s living quarters, built in 1593, and some of the more striking ones include the Goju-no-To (35m tall 5 storied pagoda) built in 1618 and the Joroku-do Hall, located at the very far end of the temple.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Wandering around the Myojyoji Temple on the Noto peninsula...


... a portion of the scene from the temple grounds...

Founded in 1294 by the Japanese saint Nichizo, a disciple of the Nichiren Sect, the Myōjō-ji Temple is located in on the Noto Peninsula south of Wajima, and is now the head temple of the Nichiren Sect.

Myōjō-ji Temple consists of a set of large buildings, set on atop a hill, which were created over the last six centuries. One of them is the priest’s living quarters, built in 1593, and some of the more striking ones include the Goju-no-To (35m tall 5 storied pagoda) built in 1618 and the Joroku-do Hall, located at the very far end of the temple.

I spent three humid hot hours wandering the grounds of the temple and buildings.  Dragonflies darted in the shadows and Semi (cicadas) were singing in the trees.  It looked like it would really rain but no water ever touched the ground...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

My Daughters "best lunch ever!"


Place a bowl of rice mixed with egg and seaweed with a topping of ikura in front of my daughter and she will be very very very very very happy...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A visit to Kamakura on a very hot humid day in July...


... On a travel day going from Hayama back to Tokyo, we took a side trip to visit the Daibutsu in Kamakura... traveling on the Enoden train from the Kamakura station over to Hase station, and then walking north to the site ...


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Domo-kun found on side of the bus in Tokyo ...



#Domo-kun #どーもくん sighted on the side of the bus from Shibuya station #NHK mascot found dressed up in costume...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Friday morning TV Tokyo characters


It's Friday in #tokyo on the morning #TV show for #children like me! #kinyobi #きんようび 

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon