This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Snow and ice

With the first snow we headed for Mt Raizan.

View of the mountain range southwest of Fukuoka city, Mt Raizan straight ahead

We drove up as far as possible, parked the car in an icy parking lot (scary!) and hiked up to the Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin temple

To see that big maple tree

We hiked further up, following a small stream and discovered....!

Spectacular formations and a lot of it

Looking for birds we saw a flock of Goldcrest, キクイタダキ in the trees, but the slippery path made it impossible to take clear pictures. The Bluetail, ルリビタキ I was hoping for was not seen.

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