Joy in pictures


#618

Back issue clean-up time. These were just all over the place.


#619

I have every issue of Wired from the first. Starting to be a bit of a space problem. But reading early issues where they explain stuff that is now so part of everyday life is kind of a blast.


#620

“Yup, it’s still there.”

Walking past my favourite tree in Nara park.


#621

#622

#catsofsynthmall


#623

that is one tasty IFM case!


#624

#625

I went to the Peter Blasser workshop in SF yesterday. Just sitting down this morning and getting acquainted.


#626

Traveling through New Mexico and Arizona until late next week, at which point we’ll end up in Telluride. I’ve been dreaming about visiting the White Sands for a long time, and after camping in them overnight, I’m just floored.


#627

That must have felt surreal. The colors are amazing.


#628

It was especially surreal given the size of the individual campsites, which I wasn’t expecting — you basically get a massive dune range to yourself! Last night was incredible at dusk, with enormous lightning in the surrounding mountain ranges, but the sunrise (1st photo above) was just…spectacular.


#629


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#630

new here… Hello!
my backyard pond is just over a year old. cleared an invasive blackberry patch that was about 15’ high and about twice as much in side to side/front to back, revealing some beautiful (to me, anyway) boulders. I’ve always wanted a pond, so i called 811, made sure nothing was underground, and started digging.

it is a place that brings me joy throughout the seasons.

last summer:

last winter:

a few days ago:


#631

thats awesome!
20202


#632

We’re moving from the city to the country and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll still have to commute to the city every day for work but I’ll be looking forward to enjoying my evenings on the balcony with this view.


#633

The US’s largest Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this weekend. It’s lovely but mostly I go for the music. I performed there with St. Louis Osuwa Taiko 7 years ago and I think they’ve gotten even better since then :slight_smile:





#634

Yesterday at Governor Dodge State Park in Wisconsin, US


#635

Breathtaking beauty!


#636

Extra love to Mantana Roberts!


#637

It’s been a busy season working on the house I bought. Flooring makes everything seem a little closer to completion.