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Tokyo Harmony and Hope

Monday, April 11th, 2011

There is a beautiful park in my neighborhood.  There are cherry blossom trees, a manmade hill that children slide down of pieces of cardboard, jungle gyms to climb on.  It really is a nice park.  But there is a little secret about the park.  The only reason that there is a park there is because of the huge power lines that are running over the park.

So rather than run from the power, and the man made I have decided to embrace the harmony.  The blossoms working in harmony with their man made wires.  The seemingly random fractal growth of the branches, intertwined with the straight and designed power lines.

On the one month anniversary of the great Tohoku-Kanto earthquake we were reminded with an aftershock of 7.1 magnitude that the power of the earth has not yet settled.  However, let us look to spring as a reminder that there is beauty outside.  There is manmade and there is the beauty that only the creator can make.  Sometimes the most thrilling of them is when they work in harmony with each other.

Stay safe

Stay blessed

Stay positive

Nature and Manmade in Tokyo Harmony

From Key Largo to Japan

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

As many of you know my adoptive home is Japan.  I have been a bit overwhelmed being in Miami while my family is in Tokyo.  I really haven’t had the urge to keep my blog up to date; however, I will livicate this post and image to all the people I know still in Japan, and all those that I don’t.

Taken on the way to snorkeling in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

As usual this is just a taste, more to come.

Sky, Black Mangrove, Waterway, John Pennekamp Park, Key Largo Florida

The Edge of Florida, Everglades City

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Just back from the edge of south Florida.  The part of Florida that drifts into a Thousand Islands and then into the Florida Keys.  It was a beautiful place to sit with the family and have a refreshing dinner.

Sky Water Docks, Everglades City, Florida

Delray Beach, At Least I saw the Ocean Blue

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I finally made my way to the east at I was able to dangle my toes in the Atlantic Ocean.  It felt so good to be down at the beach.  The wind was ripping the safety flags, and Portuguese man o‘ wars covered the beach.  It was good to be down at the waters edge; however, the water was too cold for me, and the the Portuguese man o‘ war littered the beach like venomous land mines.  I hope that the next time, I can actually bathe in the salty waters.

Clouds into Waves into Sand, Delray Beach, Florida

Widow onto the Sky with Manequins, Delray Beach, Florida

Walls, Just some Kasai Walls

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The sun shone down on the old riverside section of Kasai.  A couple gorgeous walls stopped me on my way back home.  Just  some simple found blue, concrete, trees, and some graffiti tags.  Just some reminders of the simple gorgeous beauty of my little neighborhood of Kasai.

Asphalt, CInderblock Wall, Community Board, Trees

Shy Blue Corrugated Wall

Blue, Blue Harajuku

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

On a beautiful winter day I hopped on the train and headed for the happening spot of Harajuku.  It was a great day to be out.  The sun shone brightly as the crisp air blew around the back alleys and streets of Harajuku.  I am always amazed at how the Japanese have managed to fit so many people, stores, and streets in such chaotic order.  There is no wasted space.  Every bit of useable, and livable space has been built on.  All the pieces fit together with no margin or error just like a jigsaw puzzle.  Sometimes is seems to me that if one house was taken out of the picture, the whole neighborhood would collapse like dominoes.

Harajuku Geometrical Living

Blue Bump Square

Somewhere Between Shinagawa and Ginza

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I am not sure exactly where these were taken the other day. The reason being that I urban hiked on the pavement between Shinagawa and Ginza.  Getting lost a bit on the way.  Getting lost in Tokyo is never that bad, because no matter how lost you get you are never really that far from a subway station.

I really dig these two images.  They are complete constructions.  Built brick by brick and tile by tile to form a fully constructed lucid communication view of my adopted home of Tokyo.

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Green Tiled International Reflection

Glass Brick Wall, Potted Plants, Concrete Step and Red Tiles

Sunny on the Outside, Empty on the Inside

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The sun shone so high on this crisp autumn day; however, I was feeling a bit down.  Wandering the Ichikawa streets back to the station, this image, captured my exact mood.

As I rode the train, I saw the sun peak out from behind the cloud and I was thankful for the gentle reminder that even though I might be blue, the world still has sunshine to make us feel warm.

Split Near Emptiness

Saturday Blue

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

It is Saturday.

The images are blue.

Uplift!!!

Corrugated Postbox Wall, with Doorbell

Potted Plants Blue Door

Two Sides of Yesterday

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Well the rain is just pouring outside.  The weather has turned down right nasty, with the probability that a typhoon will hit tokyo in the couple of days.  We are bound to get lots of rain and wind.  Didn’t get the chance to take some images, so I am showing two sides of yesterday, which was cold, but the light was gorgeous.

Stepped Up Fence

Lone Rider, Under Overpass

Temp Drops, the Color Comes out to Play

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The temperature has dropped over the course of the day.  By the time I made my way back to the station the wind was picking up and little icy droplets of rain had begun to fall.  No problem for me, because the saturation of the colors just soothed my face against the wind.  It made it all worth it, especially finding the Tidy Blue Niche.

Blue Tidy Niche

Patched Over Wall

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Step Walled Door

Urbanistic Bliss: Finger Painted Sky

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The time was 5:15 in the p.m.  The place is Minami Kasai where I dwell, and lay my head to rest at night this little micro miracle occurred.

I noticed the buildings across the way reflecting a beautiful orange light.  Turned my head to see where the light was coming from to be blessed to see that intersection of the urban and the mystic with a sky in all it’s finger painted glory.

Cliche, but so true.

Urbanistic Bliss

Cool Sunny Kasai

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The sun shone so high on Saturday.  It was lovely to be out and about with a cool dry wind blowing though the neighborhood.  The unusually hot summer I suspect has disrupted the natural rhythm of blooming and fruiting of nature.

The wall was just dotted with these beautiful deep hued blue flowers.  Melded into a sky blue sky and the tarred asphalt.  All just a glorious day to be out in my own backyard.

Flower Satellite Wall

Orange and Blue You

White Cracked Wall

Unknown Urban Glyph

And then My Father Smiled at Me

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I have been feeling the ups and downs of life in these days.  These are the days that can’t seem to make up it’s mind wether it is autumn or not.  I was so pleased to see as I stepped out of the station the blue heavens smiling at me.  A smile as wide as the horizon with golden rays coming down to the soil.  It warmed my heart and all I could do was to smile back.

And Then the Father Smiled at Me

We All Geometrically Construct

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Wether wer construct houses, design our yards, or let nature takes its course all play into the theme of geometrical wabi sabi.  How the world we live in relates to the world that surrounds us.  What stone is placed where according to the rules of some unseen design.

I love coming across these perfections in design.  They lie somewhere between haphazard and planned.  Wander around where you live or work and see how everything is in harmony or disharmony with all the other pieces.

Living in Blue

One Eye Blind

Stella's Drugs

Trains Station Grays

On Guard !

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