Amazingly Large Drifts of Snow
“Bathroom Closed In Spring” (and fall and winter) -- Kitafurano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
“Bathroom Closed In Spring”
(and fall and winter)

As I mentioned yesterday, Kyoto city proper doesn't normally get much snow, but today we had occasion to be in the mountains a bit and Anthony got a few moments to play in some snow that hadn't melted yet.

That's not what these pictures are from. 🙂

I thought to use the occasion to post some pictures from last Spring – April 30th – when we found more than a bit of snow on top of a mountain in Kitafurano (Hokkaido, in northern Japan), where the snow doesn't melt away until July.

Following a Bad Example It's hard to see, but there's a flying snowball en route between him and the camera. -- Kitafurano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 30mm — 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Following a Bad Example
It's hard to see, but there's a flying snowball en route between him and the camera.

The “bad example” referenced in the caption above was from an outing the previous month (March 2007) when Fumie got plastered in the face by a snowball.

This “throwing snowballs at Daddy while he takes pictures” idea seems to have been a common theme of our trip to Hokkaido, because I notice now that the first picture of my Snow in May post leads with a similar shot we took the day after these.

Chunks of Snow Are Made To Be Stomped On -- Kitafurano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Chunks of Snow Are Made To Be Stomped On
When I was a kid in Ohio, two bucks would have hired me to clear this entire building -- Kitafurano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 20mm — 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
When I was a kid in Ohio, two bucks would have hired me to clear this entire building
Helping Hand -- Kitafurano, Hokkaido, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 31mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Helping Hand

Although it was overcast during much of our trip to Hokkaido last spring, we were able to visit many beautiful places, as the pretty scenes that fill my Furano & Biei post category attest to.

I particularly like.... well, all of them, but I “extra particularly” like the pictures and stories in the Pretty Fields / Stinky Feet pair of posts.


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