The Lovely Side of the Street

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

My pendulum like mood swings has caused me to see things a bit more darkly that I would like.  The politricksters and their loudspeakers (this irritating noise is easily filtered out and ignored by the Japanese) hits a nerve deep in my soul and bring out some long rooted frustrations; however, there is another side of the street.

This side of the street is full of life. This other side of the street are full of neighbors that say hello, even to me a complete an utter stranger.  On this side of the street the kitty soaking up the rays smiles as if to say to me “I know.”

Wandering the back alleys no bigger than for a single bicycle to pass I found the lovely side of the street.  I will and always try to find this side to the urban jungle where I trod.  I can not ignore the sights that trouble my soul and they will emerge in my work from time to time.  But keeping this is check, it is the lovely concrete, and potted plants that bring out the best in me.

Seek it.

Look for that lovely side of the street.

Flower Potted River Front

Gas Door Grate

Urayasu Living Zen

Nothing but Slots

Beauty Salon Fat Cat

Sunday Morning Stroll

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Just a quick little stroll around the neighborhood in the bright sunshine.

Beige Door, Blue Apartment

Futon Cycle Day

Kitty Fence WIndow

Tulip, Cat and Yellow Flowers

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Another nice spring like day today.  Will it last?  I do not know but I will enjoy it while I can.  This kitty was out in the sun sunning himself.  The throngs of flower worshippers skirted about their serious business of taking pictures and enjoying the sunny skies and the beauty of the cherry blossoms.

Tulip Kitty under the Cherry Blossoms

Yellow Beauties

Formerly Known as Long Tail

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

My wife has a tender heart, especially when it comes to finding homes for strays.  This little guy was found in a park near our house about five months ago.  He just went home with a young couple who just moved into a new apartment that allows cats.  While he has with us, we called him Long Tail, because his brother only has a tail like a rabbit.  We will miss him, but we know that he will be plenty loved.

Formerly Known as Long Tail

Puff Puff Bridge, and Saloon Kitty

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The saloon kitty was wailing away as I was stepping back to Ichikawa station.  I couldn’t ignore the meows even if I had wanted to.  So, I pulled out my little friend and snapped a few flicks.  This kitty has appeared before a few moons ago.

Also, while I was waiting to hop on the bus at Kasai station, I looked up and saw the bridge puffing these beautiful clouds out into the blue heavens.  It gave me pause and wonder on this crisp January day.

Who's that Kitty in the Window, Meow, Meow

Puff of Bridge

Random Shibuya Tokyo

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

The kitty Michan, is quite the star in shibuya.

Michan was a natural and struck a few poses for my camera.

The other bits and pieces from Shibuya, old, dying and closed.

Michan, Shibuya Cat

No More Store, Shibuya

Chain Link Sign, Shibuya

The Roti Kitty, Know what I mean?

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Found this little kitty wandering around the Roti Shop on NE 2nd Avenue and 79th street.  Just two doors down from the Next to Shine breaking bboy dance battle at Youth Expressions.  


Roti Kitty 2nd Avenue 79th Street

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