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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 43

On to the next group! This one contains a lot of green and water, but there’s more, too. Looking through these photos gives me a lot of nostalgic feelings. I’ll be back there again! Anyway, which photos do you like?

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Enoshima coast

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Little splash

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Looking across Sagami Bay

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Flowers in spring

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Bright green

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Tokaido Line T

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Under the umbrella

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Bus in the rain

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Vivid green Isshikigawa

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Hawks at Yuigahama Beach

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for all the votes! Please let me know what you voted for and why. I look forward to seeing your opinions.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 39

Now things start to get more difficult. In group 39, some of these photos I feel are improving in quality. And in future groups, I think the voting will get even more difficult. Be prepared!

This set of photos involves more buildings, weather, and outdoors. Enjoy!

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Angled architecture

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Spring is coming – ume

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No rain, but a bit foggy

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Into the fog

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Warm Terrace Mall Shonan lights

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Looking up!

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Building demolished

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Rainy reflection

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Minato Mirai evening

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Framed

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for voting! Please leave a comment with your reasons for voting the way you did.

A Storm Was Brewing

You may remember that I love thunderstorms. One thing I love about Edmonton is that there are thunderstorms often in summer. Well, last night, while I was sitting in the living room, a strong wind suddenly came, and dark clouds moved in. I went outside and this is what I saw.

Very dark! The weather news said a thunderstorm was moving along the south side of the city and coming in this direction. I was very interested in seeing some lightning. It didn’t happen. It rained, but no lightning. I was disappointed. The dark clouds came, but they didn’t deliver.

Tonight, there’s a 40% chance of thunderstorms again. Not great odds, and I don’t expect it to happen.

Anyone else like thunderstorms?

The Weird Valentine’s Day Weather

It’s Valentine’s Day, the day when women give chocolates to men in Japan. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about. This is what I see right now.

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This is Shonandai Station. The rain is heavily beating on the roof of the station. It’s a downpour. It’s currently 18 degrees Celsius, which is highly unusual for winter here. Today is expected to be sunny in the afternoon, very windy, and 23 degrees.

What’s going on? Is it climate change? No, a strong low pressure system has taken root over the Sea of Japan, and it’s pulling up warm tropical air from the Taiwan region. It’ll be a beautiful afternoon.

It won’t last, though. Tomorrow, it’s expected to snow in the evening. Sudden change, isn’t it? Well, Friday’s forecast is for 19 degrees now. Up and down. It’s too springlike.

How’s your weather?

It’s Just a Bit of Rain

Typhoon Noul is here. Heavy rain, but the wind isn’t terribly strong. Umbrellas still work. But the rain comes moderately heavy, then a sudden downpour. It comes in waves like that.

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What I’ve been wanting to post about has nothing to do with the weather, though. But that will come later. Maybe when the rain’s at it’s heaviest, I’ll post it.

I Love Weather

As a Canadian, I love to talk about weather.  I guess it’s because it’s so changeable in Canada.  Here in Japan, it tends to be more stable.  Summer days are hot, sunny, and humid.  Winter days are sunny and cool.  But spring and fall can bring rain with some instability.  September tends to be quite stormy with typhoons coming through (one coming next week).  Last Saturday, we had quite the storm. Take a look.  Keep watching, especially to the second half of the video.  I was very surprised about what happened.

I love a good thunderstorm.  It’s one of my favourite kinds of weather.  What kind of weather do you like?

Strange Weather

This is a little departure from my usual post, but yesterday, we had a typhoon, and I experienced one of the strangest weather events in my life.  Watch this video, where I explain what happened.

Okay, finished?  That was some strange rain in the morning.

I remember another time I experienced a strange storm.  It was several years ago back in Canada.  We experienced the storm of the century, except that it happened twice in one month.

I was on my way home from work on the bus, and a sudden storm hit, dumping rain so heavy that the driver couldn’t see out the windshield.  It was like a waterfall.  The wipers didn’t help at all.  Very slowly, he drove.  We finally got to my bus stop, and once I got out, I ran as fast as I could to my apartment, which was only about a 15 second run away.  It was raining so hard that my clothes were soaked all the way through.  I later found out that in some places, it had rained 160 mm in one hour.  The freeway flooded in places, West Edmonton Mall had a big leak, flooding part of the mall, and plenty of other flooding.  I’ll never forget that storm.

What’s the strangest weather you’ve ever experienced?