Christmas Eve Morning Run

"Running Shoes" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO361
“Running Shoes” Torrance, 2018

Went for a 2-mile run/walk around my the neighborhood where I grew up. There have been a few changes over the years, such as stop signs replacing yield sign, but for the most part, the neighborhood is still the same. I ran around my old elementary school as well, and it still looks the same. The original buildings are there, and of course, there are the newer “temporary” classrooms that have been there for so long, they seem permanent.

Every year, I am happy to see that the rocket ship in the playground still survives. It has seen several modernization/safety upgrades over the years but it’s essentially the same. I hope they never get rid of it!

"Rocket" Torrance, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/120 sec, ISO177
“Rocket” Torrance, 2018

Cloud Appreciation Society

こんにちは。

Yesterday, Pauline, a fellow photographer, commented on one of my cloud photos that it was “one for the Cloud Appreciation Society” and included a link to the following TED talk:

Well, I watched the video and was completely blown away… Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s talk brought me to tears. I’ve mentioned in the past how fascinated I am by clouds (and also how surprised I am of the lack of enthusiasm that others have towards them) so I was so elated to find out that there is a group of like-minded people who are also enchanted by clouds. Without hesitation, I became a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society – #46923!

Anyway, here’s a cloud animation from when we visited Spain in 2017, and I just realized that I’ve kept a cloud photo as my website title image for the past year or so. 😄

Have a wonderful day, and “Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds!” (from the Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto)

またね~

Snapshots from Today

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today’s post is simply a few photos from the day.

This morning started out with a neighborhood cat coming over to say hi to Yuzu.

"Inside vs Outside" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/9 sec, ISO3200
“Inside vs Outside” Cedar Park, 2018

When I arrived at work, the light looked beautiful shining through the leaves in the tree.

"Morning Light" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/220 sec, ISO200
“Morning Light” Austin, 2018
"Morning Light" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Morning Light” Austin, 2018

Tonight we had shredded beef and cole-slaw sliders for dinner. I took the standard food photo, but also a “behind the scenes” shot.

"Behind the Scenes" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/18 sec, ISO3200
“Behind the Scenes” Cedar Park, 2018
"Shredded Beef and Cole Slaw" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Shredded Beef and Cole Slaw” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Register as an Organ Donor

Register as an organ donor. ❤️

Hugs

Two days ago there was a car accident nearby. The driver was a student at the same high school that my son goes to, and sadly he was killed in the wreck.

This afternoon I drove by the scene where the car went off the road, and I saw there were flowers and a memorial set up and I got tears in my eyes. I didn’t know the student nor his family (neither does Koa), but it makes me so sad to think about losing a child… I don’t have much more to say about it, except that we all should cherish those we love as much as we can.

Just Clouds
Just Clouds