This is one of our neighborhood cats; I have named her “Myrtle”. Myrtle doesn’t seem to belong to anyone and since she is fairly scrawny, I do occasionally feed her. Now that Japan is in the rainy season, she has been sitting beneath the eaves in our back courtyard in order to keep dry.
I found this cat sunning itself on our laundry deck. She let me take this photograph before she ran away.
Kofu, Japan/February 2016
During the winter season, the outdoor cats who reside near Kyoto’s famous Philosopher’s Path enjoy warm blankets and snacks provided by local residents.
This is one of the many owls that can be seen at Fukurou no Mise Owl Cafe in Tokyo, Japan. Please click on one of the links below for more information.
Fukurou no Mise (Japanese)
Fukurou no Mise (English)
I found this deceased bee on our windowsill yesterday morning.
A flying seagull in Jinhae, South Korea.
Looking into a small temple pond in Kyoto, Japan
Some days I bring my camera on a hike and never take it out of my backpack. Today was not one of those days.
A hawk that we spotted at San Francisco’s Lake Merced.
I spotted this dragonfly at the tail end of my bi-weekly morning hike.