Wednesday, 31 December 2008


良いお年を everyone! (Yoi otoshi o).
This is the expression people say to each other in Japan as the end of the year approaches but you can't use it after 31st December. From 1st January people then say '明けましておめでとう' (Akemashite omedetou) but I'll leave that til tomorrow :)

These berries are from grasses growing in my front garden. They're extremely purple in colour but this photo makes them look blue for some reason. Anyway, they're quite pretty until they start to fall off and people squish purple coloured mush all over the path. Got to love that about nature.



  1. You're right. Very blue on screen. There was a story on ABC radio as I was driving to work this morning about the general drunken nature of people on the trains at this time of year. They gave them a name - can't remember what it was. Interesting cultural new year story.

  2. very pretty.
    happy new year!

  3. Happy New Year. Great pics and that 20km walk in alpine country - beautiful.

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