Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sometimes smaller is better

Late winter in Vermont
way off the beaten path in Yabu
it's been the driest spring I can remember
feels like a different country

Not far from home, trying to find an elusive 8th century
hermit's cave
a different local falls

yamabiru, ヤマビル- land leech
a little rain and warmth
and they're on to you



got through my big OR gaiters



dem belly full but me hungry
pay the piper



Meiji era Fudoumyou san
he smites non- believers with his sword
and corrals them with his rope


 never dreamt I'd wear spandex, better supertight gaiters



headless Buddha - victim of religious purge in Meiji



beauty in Iwatsu


foreboding 






I've been seeking out close but rarely traveled routes
in town and nearby



a castle and a mine

ready to go at any moment






the home range from yet another angle

looks bigger from far away



a rarely seen view in town










so much history in this