Zen and the Art of Relaxing My Body and Mind with Shodō, Japanese Calligraphy

This art-form Shodō that is also a way of life and has its own philosophy was working its power on me. It was all very Zen.

Wandering and Wisteria Hunting in Uji, Kyoto

As a Florida Master Gardener I obsess over flowers. Our 35th floor Osaka apartment has been wonderful, but everything green I've tried to grow has inexplicably died. So I'm out and about all the time anyways hunting Japan's seasonal flower cycles, like Sakura, cherry blossoms, that passed in April. Roses and peonies are now blooming insanely … Continue reading Wandering and Wisteria Hunting in Uji, Kyoto