Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

So yesterday was a public holiday, of which there are many in Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Japan

We do not have to go to work.

Yesterday was (春分の日 Shunbun no Hi?)  a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things. Accordingly I set out into nature to love living things. The first thing I spot is a group of photographers with mega lenses staring up into the sky. What do they know that I do not? Has  a Tawny-flanked Prinia been spotted? Suddenly excitement ripples through the group and  their cameras reach for the sky.

How exciting

How exciting

What a let down when a miserable F-16 and a half cruises over to land at the Kadena airbase.

A year's arts funding

A year’s arts funding

Who would want to take pictures of military airplanes? Maybe they were all spies. I leave quickly.

I meander to the east coast of the island looking for rare seabirds. It is a grey day.  I have rather a depressing few hours not seeing much and not being able to get close enough to those I do see to take any kind of reasonable photo.

I think Golden Pacific Plovers er big and Kentish Plovers er small

I think Golden Pacific Plovers er big and Kentish Plovers er small

I get home in the middle of thunderstorm with lightning dramatically sizzling into the sea in front of my house. Is lightning a living thing? Probably not, but I loved it anyway.

It is Morning Glory time. It grows every where. I loved it because of the holiday.

I loved it

I loved it

However to save a rather uninspiring day of loving nature, I found that my Brugmansia had done its thing.

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Very Hollywood

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1 Response to Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

  1. Alan says:

    Seriously weird guys, planespotters, akin to trainspotters, Rupert Annual collectors and twitchers.
    Can get very nasty: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1697862.stm
    Looks like snow’s coming again.

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