No buskers in Japan

We have spent a few days in Tokyo, spending time walking through a variety of neighbourhoods.  There really is no city like this one with lights, people, noise, food and much more.  But there is one thing that I have not seen is buskers and beggars, a sight that I realize that I miss.

So here are some pictures from earlier trips.

Buskers with animals

With musical instruments

With props and costumes


Day 26-28 of 30 day photo challenge

I spent the weekend camping in Tofino, on Vancouver Island (, a beautiful place with very little internet.  As a result, I am posting days 26-28 as one post.


Day 25 of 30 day photo challenge: Brought to you by the colour red

It is hard to believe that the 30 day challenge is almost over.  And while I realize that I am quite the creature of habit in the places that I go (work, same walking route with the dog, my garden), I still find new photo taking opportunities.

And today, red seemed to be everywhere.

Day 24 of 30 day photo challenge

Fall is coming here which includes rain and sun, often at the same time.

I am always amazed at the tenacity of water droplets to hold to a surface.  This, of course, makes for interesting pictures.

Fall is also the time of contrasts.  Of falling leaves

And new growth

Day 21 of 30 day photo challenge

It is hard to believe but the 30 day challenge is 2/3 of the way through.  And still finding new things to photograph in my backyard.

Today, the focus is the fine crop of mushrooms that are coming up with less light and more moisture.  Here are a few pictures before they are cut down by the lawnmower.

Day 20 of 30 day photo challenge: Lawnbowling

Today, I borrowed my daughter’s nikon D3000 and went to watch some friends lawn bowl at a fundraiser for the Cancer Society.

This lead to good pictures of the bowlers

And the landscaping