"Storm Over the Park" Round Rock, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO200
“Storm Over the Park” Round Rock, 2016

こんばんは!Hello!

Today’s post has an ominous title, but it’s really not so bad. Tomorrow our kids go back to school so today marks the end of their Summer Vacation. This time, the beginning of school seems a little more relaxed due to the fact that they are going to the same schools as they did last year so there aren’t any orientations to attend. In contrast, last year was a little more stressful since Bay was starting High School and Koa moved up to Middle School. It feels like things are getting easier… or maybe I am just a little more relaxed about life.

When I look around me these days, it seems like I am the most calm and relaxed person. ☺️ I sometimes worry that maybe it’s because I don’t care so deeply about things? But that’s not true… I feel like there are some things that I am genuinely concerned about, but there’s a lot of stuff that I feel doesn’t really deserve to get stressed over. For instance, my kids’ school. It’s not that I don’t care… it’s because I am confident that our kids are smart and good-hearted, and will be able to succeed in whatever they decide to do. I just want to make sure they aren’t denied the opportunity to figure out what path they want to take.

But back to Endings. Today was also the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics. We watched quite a bit of it these past two weeks and it seems like it just started… and it’s already ending?! But every ending opens the way up for new things. We’re looking forward to the next Olympics, and of course we’re excited about the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo! 🇯🇵 It would be cool to see some events there and root for the USA. 🇺🇸

Today’s photo was taken at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. It was a stormy day and you can see the Dell Diamond in the distance, and a remote-controlled airplane above. Bay and I were at the park looking for a specific type of Pokémon called Machop which we heard could be found in abundance there. And it was true. We found several of them there, plus walked a lot, got a couple mosquito bites, a bit of drizzly rain, and took the photos above and below.

"Ominous" Round Rock, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/350 sec, ISO200
“Ominous” Round Rock, 2016

I hope you had a nice weekend! Let’s have a great Monday.

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

2 Comments

  1. Great post. I loved the pictures. It’s an interesting time of year for my wife and I as well. Our nephew and niece, with whom we are very close, are both in college now. The kids are growing up! And Fall is nearly here. What happened to summer? It goes so fast. But I love Autumn, so I’m okay with that! 🙂
    Thank you for posting!

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