Photo of the Day: Fireworks

Japan loves fireworks. Like, loooves them. Big city, small city—every city with even an ounce of self-respect has a hanabi taikai. Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. But not by much. Kamakura—swimming in self-respect as it is–hosts a very popular fireworks show every July. We can see it from our yard, though the view is … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Fireworks

Photo of the Day: Red Tide

Looks more pink than red, but red tide it is. Actually, the proper term is harmful algal blooms (HABs). They make seafood temporarily inedible, and probably aren't so good to play in for humans, either. But, it didn't really stop anyone from splashing around. HABs happen every year, but not too often. They only last … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Red Tide