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5/11/2011

first typhoon

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rainclouds racing
all over Japan -
first typhoon








. Typhoon Season 2011 .  


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3/10/2011

cold coming back

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the old car
needs more repairs -
cold coming back



this morning, March 10,
it was MINUS four centigrade in my valley.





. kan modori 寒もどり(かんもどり)cold coming back  


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2/17/2011

is spring coming ?

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is spring coming ?
the sound of rain
on my roof



I have not heared this sound for quite a while.



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2/16/2011

weather vane

  
  



early morning -
the frozen weather vane
faces north









Again minus 5 centigrade this morning.


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1/30/2011

icicles and Kisagata

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cold sunshine -
the icicles refuse
to melt

rondo in my valley -
now snowfall
now sunshine


Morning minus seven centigrade
Mid-day minus three centigrade



next morning, Monday 31

minus nine -9℃ 



kylmä auringon paiste -
jääpuikot kieltäytyvät
sulamasta


My Icicle haiku in Finnish, translated by
Juhani Tikkanen
(facebook)


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and this is how America feels in the last few days, too much snow

Snow My Gosh
Snomageddon
Snowpocalypse
Snowtorious
Snowzilla

all snover again

Mega Snowstorm Pounds Moves East with Snow, Ice, Freezing Temperatures

A colossal winter storm dropping snow and ice from Texas to Maine has left two thirds of the nation facing downed power lines, shuttered highways and thousands of airport cancellations.
source : abcnews.go.com


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drinking at the lake
first it is sunny
then it rains

SU DONG-PO (1037-1101)



象潟や 雨に西施が ねぶの花
kisakata ya ame ni seishi ga nebu no hana

Kisagata lagoon,
in the rain Xishi,s eyes are closed
blossoms of the silk tree

Tr. Massih


A flowering silk tree in the sleepy rain of Kisakata
Reminds me of Lady Seishi
In sorrowful lament
Tr. Nobuyuki Yuasa


Matsuo Basho


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象潟や蛍まぶれの早苗舟
kisagata ya hotaru mabure no sanae fune

Kisagata lagoon -
fireflies sparkle
aournd the rice-planting boat


Kobayashi Issa  小林一茶


When I visited Kisakata in Akita, it was not a lagoon any more, an earthquake in 1804 had lifted the ground and many former islands where standing above the ground.
The landscape is most impressive, often compared to the islands of Matsushima.





Matsuo Basho - Oku no Hosomichi
. Tsuruoka and Kisakata 鶴岡 と 象潟 (きさかた).


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1/15/2011

snowflakes in sunshine

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snowflakes in sunshine -
the dirt on my windows
shows clearly



Expecting a blizzard for tomorrow, seems to start now . . . brrrrr . . . temperatures dropping as I write . . .



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Next Morning, Sunday at Six

Minus 7 centigrate, snow keeps falling ...



12 branches




blizzard -
the heavy weight
of snowflakes





. Daily Snow Record in my Valley in Ohaga  



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Palm tree in snow

03 snow on palm tree


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snowflakes-
grandfather's eyes
shine


Alex Serban
Romania, January 2012

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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look at what they can do
when they stick together.


Vesta M. Kelly


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1/06/2011

cold day

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cold sunlight -
sparkling snowflakes fall
from the blue sky



Even the daily high is below freezing point.



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1/03/2011

cold snow morning

  
  



01 morning with snow clouds till Nr. 06






04 morning sky glowing







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. Snow situation in my valley in Ohaga
 



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12/29/2010

more snow

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more snow -
I take a second
deep breath



06 camellia full of snow



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12/27/2010

rabbit in new coat

  
  



New Year preparations -
my rabbit in his coat
of white




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. 2011 - Year of the Rabbit / Hare  




my rabbit featured here

International Haiku New Year’s Festival 2011
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Later in the day we learn about blizzards in North America, Europe and Northern Japan, some with taifun-like wind gusts . . .

Here it is "only" cold around zero and drizzeling snow-rain the whole day.




blizzard warnings -
my respect for nature
is growing


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12/25/2010

Christmas Day

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Christmas Day -
the snowflakes dance
in cold sunshine



The nightly minus was 3, the daily warm is now
plus zero ...
and few more days like this to come.

The Sea of Japan side is enjoying heavy snowfalls.




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virtual gifts
with no wrappings ...
eco christmas




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12/17/2010

winter sunset

  
  





01 pink sunset



winter sunset -
a little pink hope
for tomorrow





02 pink sunset moves on END









. Sunset (nichibotsu, yuuhi, hi no iri)
KIGO


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Today the sunrise was also a very PINK one.


winter sunrise -
a little pink hope
for tomorrow



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I have always been delighted
at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try,
one more start,
with perhaps a bit of magic waiting
somewhere behind the morning.

J.B. Priestley



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12/16/2010

first snow

  
 

 


07 snow on our roofs



08 roof with powder snow




first snow -
the patterns of roof tiles
in black and white




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. First Snow - hatsuyuki
at GokuRakuAn .




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12/11/2010

WKD - Hoarfrost

  
  



15 red leaves




hoarfrost -
new patterns emerge
on the spider nets




13 spider nets in frost






16 spider net in frost





14 red and white






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hoarfrost, called "white frost" 白霜 in Japanese


quote
Hoar frost
Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina)
refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. A related effect is flood frost which occurs when air cooled by ground-level radiation losses travels downhill to form pockets of very cold air in depressions, valleys, and hollows. Hoar frost can form in these areas even when the air temperature a few feet above ground is well above freezing. Nonetheless the frost itself will be at or below the freezing temperature of water.

Hoar frost may have different names depending on where it forms. For example, air hoar is a deposit of hoar frost on objects above the surface, such as tree branches, plant stems, wires; surface hoar is formed by fernlike ice crystals directly deposited on snow, ice or already frozen surfaces; crevasse hoar consists of crystals that form in glacial crevasses where water vapour can accumulate under calm weather conditions; depth hoar refers to cup shaped, faceted crystals formed within dry snow, beneath the surface.

The name hoar comes from Old English and can be used as an adjective for showing signs of old age in reference to the frost which makes trees and bushes look like elderly white hair. It may also have association with hawthorn when covered in its characteristic white spring blossom.

Surface hoar is a cause of avalanches when it forms on top of snow. Conditions are ideal for the formation of hoarfrost on cold clear nights, with a very light wind that is able to circulate more humidified air around the snow surface. Wind that is too abrupt will destroy the crystals. When buried by subsequent snows they may remain standing for easy identification, or become laid down, but still dangerous because of the weakness of the crystals. In low temperatures surface hoar can also be broken apart and blown across the surface forming yukimarimo.

Hoar frost also occurs around man-made environments such as freezers or industrial cold storage facilities. It occurs in adjacent rooms that are not well insulated against the cold or around entry locations where humidity and moisture will enter and freeze instantly depending on the freezer temperature.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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stars
falling through clouds
hoarfrost


хяруу
late autumn early morning there is a beautiful hoarfrost on grasses and it is disappeared after rising sun.
Hoarfrost and dew is symbol of holiness and clearness for mongolians.

- Shared by Zaya Nergui, Mongolia -
Joys of Japan, 2012


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12/03/2010

drop by drop

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drop by drop
the frost melts
from my roof



Nights are getting colder !



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11/20/2010

more frost

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severe frost -
the gentle humming
of my stove




09 shining frost


The unusually cold mornings continue ... and it is only November.



03 family graves in mist




sunrays -
my life in the middle
of nowhere


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Autumn Grace -
what a day
to be born



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11/12/2010

first frost

  
  




03 frosty morning sea of clouds unkai




05 frozen field morning sun





first frost -
today is the eleventh day
of the eleventh month




06 frozen fields



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10 one frosty leaf



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wild asters
in frosty robes -
much too early


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morning sun -
how long will it last,
our frosty roof ?


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First Frost !
My neighbors too
must be freezing !

. First Frost, 2005


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11/09/2010

winter storm

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whatever happens
I take as "the best" --
winter storm



Two large low-pressure systems with cold air over the Sea of Japan, heading down ...
with whipping wind and all ...
a typhoon by any other name ...
and maybe 24 more hours to go ...





what a scene -
colored leaves are blown
before they fall




Outside the window, colored leaves are blown by.
They might have made it on their trees for a bit longer,
if it was not for these bursts of super-strong wind.





In Utsunomiya town they had the first frost of this year on the morning of November 6. About eight days later than usual.


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10/27/2010

first cold spell clouds

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sudden cold spell -
waiting for a friend
at the station



The weather has suddenly changed, over night, so to say.
Rain and cold wind from Siberia pound this side of Japan, while typhoon 14 is brewing in the south.

Hokkaido is expecting the first snow of the season.


And we plan to have dinner outside . . . ? !



Well, it was too cold for anything outside.
And now, on the morning of 27, it was just five degrees centigrade ... brrr ... and we will be shivering through a cold day.

Our friend is sketching the landscape.

We had some splendid sky formations over the mountains and tanada rice fields ... and a splendid sunset pink storm clouds raging in straight from Siberia ...


next morning


sudden cold spell -
I need another thick
blanket




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 . . . 遊べ 世界の雲たちよ 


89 dynamic sky and tree



. Clouds playing in the sky
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09 Ohaga sunset clouds


秋日暮れ棚田に雲と遊びたり


autumn sunset
having played with clouds
in terraced rice fields

Sakuo




Thank you so much for your visit, Sakuo san !

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9/28/2010

colors of hope Tanada

  
  




Tanada 01 higanbana till 05




before the storm -
all the colors
of hope




Tanada 04 just one yellow




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before the storm -
all the colors
of hope




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TANADA 棚田 大垪和西

. Ohaga Nishi - the Terraced Rice Fields  



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