Protect Sea Turtles

Sea turtles have been nesting in Florida for a very long time, well before humans used these beaches. Nesting sites are marked out to reduce the impacts on these endangered animals from those seeking out the sun and water. Unfortunately, our impact is not limited to these sandy shores. Fishing and pollution are taking a huge toll. Click on the image for a larger view.

I won’t cry

My funeral
A friend’s funeral

Not to cry after a death
with unexpressed gratitude

I will face them now
with “arigato.”

Note: arigato is an expression of thanks or gratitude in Japanese.

TRANSLATED FROM THE JAPANESE POETRY BOOK ON LOVE
OTOHIME KARA URASHIMA TARO NI TSUGU BY NAOMI OTSUBO.
FROM CHAPTER ONE, BEFORE MEETING

 

(Original Japanese poem)

私は泣かない

自分の葬式
他人の葬式

死んでから
鳴いて感謝するよりも

向かい合った「ありがとう」を
私は選ぶ

恋愛詩集「乙姫から浦島太郎に告ぐ」第1章出会い前 より

Cinderella’s Carriage

Midnight parties are
sheer sadness

The taxi in front of me is
a mere pumpkin

Oh, pumkin, pumpkin

You are white tonight

(1990)

Note: In Japan, taxis come in a variety of colors: black, white, green, yellow, blue, etc.

TRANSLATED FROM THE JAPANESE POETRY BOOK ON LOVE
OTOHIME KARA URASHIMA TARO NI TSUGU BY NAOMI OTSUBO.
FROM CHAPTER ONE, BEFORE MEETING

 

 

シンデレラの馬車

真夜中の宴会は
ただの かなしみ

目の前のタクシーは
ただの かぼちゃ

かほちゃよ かぼちゃ

今日のは 白いな

恋愛詩集「乙姫から浦島太郎に告ぐ」第1章出会い前 より

Desert Stereo 2

This photograph is a stereo pair that allows a viewer to see the desert landscape in 3-D. To do that, look at the black line separating the images and cross your eyes to overlap the left and right images—you should see three images, the stereo image is in the center with the left and right images on each side. Seeing a stereo image may take a bit of practice and you may need to rotate your head to fuse the two panels. You can enlarge the image by clicking on it. The larger image may be easier to view. Another stereo pair can be seen here.

Blue Horizon

Flying fascinates me. I love a window seat. I am that annoying passenger that is always staring out of the window when the cabin crew wants the window blinds pulled down so people can watch the in-flight movies (I do pull down the blind, but I cannot resist a peek from time to time). For most of human history, this perspective of our world was impossible. Today, it is commonplace. I don’t understand the lack of interest from my fellow passengers. Click on the image for a larger view.