Oh, what a feeling to begin my journey home! I'm sad to leave Japan, along with the great friendships I've made on this trip. On the bright side, thought, I'm just in time for my family's annual celebration of summer, Indiana, life, love and each other. We call it Pork Butts and Sippy Cups, and I'm so excited to be there.
Here's the video my cousin Nick made from last year's party:
These are the gorgeous blonde locks of Casey of Bits of Yum
What a big day!! I'm on my way back to America, and just in time. Southern Japan had delightfully light, breezy, perfectly warm and perfectly cool weather for the past month, until yesterday, when without warning it switched to outrageously sticky hot and humid weather. In Japan they call it mushi mushi! (Which is different from moshi moshi. That's what they say when they answer the phone.) Today I'll be making a trippy time zone jump when I cross the International Dateline. I will arrive six hours before I left! How wild. Here's some fun from around the Web for a Friday afternoon.
ready for adventure! via The Steward It's my final weekend in Japan. Wait, what? I've been working-working-working and spent today in Kyoto, but still managed to find some exciting tidbits from around the webs... gorgeous custom leather luggage tags I got this fun mug for my papa for his birthday last month! (Canon, of course.) inpsiring travel quotes (sets 1 and 2) my friend Chelsea Sanders is selling her sweet little house in Bloomington, Indiana. If you're looking to move, you should most definitely check it out.
a fascinating breakdown of the recent events in the Middle East
At the end of last week, I began to edit my photos and realized I had myself a bit of a situation. I had a dirty sensor. It unfortunately interrupted a lot of my images, but it was most apparent in this image I shot of the sky above Hiroshima (which, can I just say, was quite spectacular).
Here's my before-and-after in PhotoShop. (Click for full-size view.) Crazy, huh?