Dreamy reflection of evening sky on the water surface

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I took these photographs on the day before leaving from my hometown. I walked along the banks of the river and mused about my future. I was a bit nervous about my departing for the place where I have never been to before and will stay there at least two years. The sunset on that day was not so special and it was beautiful as usual. But I saw a dreamy reflection of evening sky on the water surface on the way to home. I stopped to see it for a while. It was like a beautiful mirror which was trimmed by embroidered floral lace.

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東京へと出発する前日の夕方、出発のことや色々なことをぼんやり考えながら、少し散歩に出かけました。特別感動するほどでもない、いつものきれいな夕焼けで、暗くなってきたので家路へと歩いている途中、夕空を映す川の水面の美しさに立ち止まりました。幻想的な光景で、川辺の草花が鏡を縁取るレースのようで、夕日が沈むまでのほんの一瞬の間どこか違う世界に迷い込んだかのような錯覚を覚えました。

Shetland lace style stole

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I actually finished knitting it last month just before my departure. It was a cold day and I wore it with an anxious mind in Tokyo. I can easily remember that day. The sky was gray, strong winds were blowing and people were walking fast in dark colored winter coats..

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Atlanta

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When my flight arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport, it was the inauguration day. I waited for two and a half hours for passport control after a long flight from my country. I was totally exhausted when I finally went through passport control. But after that, some lovely airport staff said ‘Welcome to Atlanta!’ to us with bright smiles on the way to exit. I have seen similar scene before, but their smiles were something special and it got rid of my tiredness and made me smile. Continue reading “Atlanta”