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Only a Blockhead
Chigasaki and Beverly
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
Interests: books, art, photography, beauty, pleasure, the world, politics, everything, poetry
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Breaking the silence Noisy, strident The monotonous chant of crows Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Only a Blockhead
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From deep in the bamboo grove the bush warbler’s song pierces the morning Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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A flock of seagulls gathers and spans the river; safety in numbers or... A flock of seagulls gathers and spans the river; guano paints the pipe Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Taking fright as I pass four pigeons flap away from the fallow field Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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On a windless day the bush warbler’s song; pink petals fall one by one Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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One more weekend to view the petals! (Chigasaki Shimin no Mori, April 13) This year, chilly nights have slowed the budding leaves leaving the pink clouds pink Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Behind the houses hillsides still leavened by mountain cherries blooming Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Spring proceeds apace: Not only blossom but surprising bright new leaves Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Heading home along the Kano river the sun sets over Fuji Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Petals flutter down Flurry of fallen petals Petals chasing petals Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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No sooner blooming than drifting to the ground: pink snow in springtime Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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For a few short days cherry blossoms frame Fuji over Suruga Bay Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Unseasonal frost kept the cherry trees in bud but now the pink clouds! Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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First insects of spring: around the flowering shrub bees buzz the blossoms Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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At the port taproom 80s classic rock (Chicago; Linda Ronstadt) accompanies the beer buzz Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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At the port taproom kitted spectators absorb the local team’s struggle Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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At the port taproom we gather to bid adieu to the head brewer Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Fishing boat docks: appearing from nowhere kites and seagulls fight for the spoils Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Traveling around Kanto Mount Fuji inevitably in view (Kano River, Numazu) Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Flower of the season in the guest room alcove: magnolia Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Once a hive of life now abandoned: apartments from an earlier age Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Once colored so bright Now faded to gray Temples of Kamakura Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Hazy Fuji; an overpowering presence even when barely seen Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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The flock of pigeons gleaning the paddy rise surprised; settle again Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Come dusk, feathers fluffed, gathering to fly to roost, birds crowd the phone lines Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Only a Blockhead