Saturday, February 23, 2013

sock-monkey man is now 7 months!

our little fatguy is growing up so fast!  brady, now at seven months:

pictures of paris coming soon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

japan day 10 -- kyoto and kennin-ji

i haven't forgotten about my last full day in japan.  here we are exploring kyoto, a lovely city full of historic goodness.  i heard a story somewhere that america spared kyoto from its world war II bombing campaign because a senior government official had spent his honeymoon in kyoto and loved it.  if you get a chance to go, read memoir of a geisha beforehand and stay in gion.  and when you see a real-life geisha, it'll feel like you've been transported in time.

sidewalk along the canal (the shirakawa river) 

the canal with a blue crane (right)

shinbashi street

hanami-koji street

hanami-koji street

courtyard of kennin-ji

no shoes in the temple

ceiling of the main hall of kennin-ji

kamogawa river
pete and i bid you adieu until paris later this month.