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July 24, 2012


Hummingbirds keep coming to our place these days. Sweet.

Sorry for the background sound.
Japanese news (podcasts) were on.

We also see battles among them sometimes.
One of them seems not to want to share his place with others.

June 16, 2012

On a hot day...

Our guests are bathing furiously!

I was taking pictures & movies through our uncleaned windows and screens, so the pictures are not clear enough...

American Robin

I recoreded some movies too.

Radio was on.


They can still fly!

Soon after the robin left, three magpies came.



They looked very curious. They must be siblings born in this spring (my husband said).

June 11, 2012

Sweet Guests

Not only strange(?) visitors, but we also have some sweet guests.

June 8, 2012

Unusual Visitors

We've been having unusual visitors recently.

The first one.
Where did you actually come from?

He is definitely NOT a wild rabbit. We have no idea whose bunny he is. But he seems to be surviving in our backyard and neighbors' as well.

Sometimes, he gets a treat from us.
Not sure yet? It' yours.

But now.
"That's mine!"
He is kind of a sweet visitor, which we appreciate to see occasionally. But we also got a surprising visitor a week ago.

Gopher Snake!

He was totally tangled in my tomato nets! Probably tried to get released, but it got even worse.
Gopher Snake

Well, I wasn't able to do anything. Kind of scared. So just waited my husband got home.

Finally, the rescue started!
Gopher Snake:レスキュー隊始動

Luckily, our neighbor lady was there, and she was so brave to help my husband. Wow!
So, I got a role to take pictures.
Gopher Snake:レスキュー隊活躍

Oh, what a day!

April 11, 2012

Spring has come!

It was last May, when we moved to this condo, and at that time we only saw greens everywhere in our backyard.
But this year, a lot of different things have been surprising us since winter has gone.



Pretty purple flowers!
(I don't know the name...)

And, dandelions!

I know, dandelions are hated and considered as weeds here in the US, but my husband I are kind of enjoying looking at them in our backyard. Our backyard is a bit hidden, so it should be ok, I guess. Well, at least for a while, I hope.

July 25, 2011

Our Recent Guests

They are our most recent frequent guests on our new backyard.

I often see five of them squeaking each other. "They must be a family", my husband said.
Some of them dare to come to our simple water spot. Hooray!

May 10, 2010

Tomato Plants

This year, I'll plant them a little earlier than last two years.
I hope I can get much more tomatoes this summer...!

tomato plants from Plant Sale of Wasatch Community Garden

May 9, 2010

Madeleine Cathedral

Medeleine Cathedral

Medeleine Cathedral

Medeleine Cathedral

May 7, 2010

A Setting Sun

A Setting Sun in SLC
It's still chilly sometimes, but it's becoming warmer steadily. 

A view on the direction of downtown with a setting sun. 

April 25, 2010

A Spring Sky

Lovely Spring Sky

March 28, 2010

Buds on trees

Finally, we can sense the spring here in SLC...

Buds on Trees

Buds on Trees

November 7, 2009

Kite Surfing Watching

We went to Deer Creek Reservoir again, and saw a lot of kitesurfer on the North end of the lake.
Kite Surfing

Sometimes they flew up too...!
Kite Surfing

It was the place where we were standing while watching them.
Kite Surfing

It looks like paper...
Kite Surfing

This time we went there in the late afternoon. It was cold again, but the sky before sunset was really beautiful.
Kite Surfing

November 1, 2009

Jordanelle Reservoir

On the way home from Deer Creek Reservoir, we dropped by Jordanelle Reservoir too.
Jordanelle Reservoir
There was a yacht sailing on the lake...

Deer Creek Reservoir

It was a nice late fall day for going out a little.

In front of us, there was thick fog...!
Deer Creek Reservoir

It was actually our distination, Deer Creek Reservoir. When we arrived there, the fog was just clearing up...
Deer Creek Reservoir

It was right after Halloween, so a monster was reflecting too! (A silly couple...!)
Deer Creek Reservoir

It was a little chilly to sit besides water after a while, but I enjoyed the beautiful blue sky, a view on Mt. Timpanogos, birds on and above the lake, jumping fish, and so on.
Deer Creek Reservoir

October 31, 2009

Jack O' Lantern 2009

It's my very first Jack o' lantern.

By day.
 Jack O' Lantern 2009

And by night.
Jack O' Lantern 2009

October 27, 2009


In this morning, it began to snow...


On our front porch.

The snow is getting thicker and it looks whiter and whiter......

Actually I'm not ready for winter yet.
Come back, sunshine again, please!

October 26, 2009

A Lovely Day in Autumn

A Day in Autumn

October 25, 2009

Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

September 27, 2009

Red Butte Garden

Oak Tree

Downtown Salt Lake

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden

Downtown Salt Lake

Downtown Salt Lake

A view on downtown from Red Butte Garden.

August 30, 2009

Japanese Fall Festival (Aki Matsuri)

Aki Matsuri

A Japanese fall festival, called Aki Matsuri, was held in Salt Lake City yesterday. I wanted to wear my Yukata again, so it was a nice opportunity!
Continue reading Japanese Fall Festival (Aki Matsuri).

August 26, 2009

Brighton - Snake Creek Pass

Last Monday, I went to Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon with my friends for the first time. I was worrying about the weather, but luckily, we didn't get any drop of rain!

We encounterd a marmot on the way.
It was the first time for me to see him.

Continue reading Brighton - Snake Creek Pass.

August 12, 2009

Mirror Lake

After hiking at Wall Lake, we drove to the Mirror Lake, which is located a little further into the mountains.

The clouds in the blue sky was so beautiful...!
Continue reading Mirror Lake.

August 11, 2009

Wall Lake

Last Sunday, we tried another trail in Uinta Mountains. We didn't finish the trail, but hiked just to the first lake, Wall Lake, and hiked around the lake.

It is the view from the other side of the lake.
At this point, the wind stopped for a while, and the reflection was wonderful.

Continue reading Wall Lake.

August 7, 2009

Uinta Mountains

Last Sunday's hiking in Uinta Mountains. The weather was perfect. It was sunny but nicely cool in the mountains. It was a wounderful escape from the heat in the town...!

Trial Lake, our starting point

A lake (or a pond?), no name (or I couldn't find it)

Continue reading Uinta Mountains.