New Zealand Xmas Tree by Richardvanw
Oh look someone shared my photo…
As we drove past Orewa Beach yesterday the wind was whipping up the waves.
A few Wind/Kite Surfers took advantage.
A man visiting Kiyomizudera, in Kyoto, waves incense towards himself to gather in the smokes ‘healing’ properties.
Check out Japan guide for more about temples:
"At some temples, visitors burn incense (osenko) in large incense burners. Purchase a bundle, light them, let them burn for a few seconds and then extinguish the flame by waving your hand rather than by blowing it out. Finally, put the incense into the incense burner and fan some smoke towards yourself as the smoke is believed to have healing power. For example, fan some smoke towards your shoulder if you have an injured shoulder."
Check this out on 500px.com
The 1000 Red Torii - Fushimi Inari-Taisha
Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.
Since in early Japan Inari was seen as the patron of business, each of the Torii is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost though, Inari is the god of rice.
Merchants and manufacturers worship Inari for wealth. Donated torii lining footpaths are part of the scenic view.
Its worth the hike to the top of the hill through the red gates. There is a view of Kyoto over the trees of the shrine.
Many stairs… many!
Walking down from Mt Misen on Miyajima.
Tokyo City lights!
See Tokyo at night!
Go to the blog for more :)
Our adventure with Alice in Wonderland… Tokyo style
This is the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
Murrays Bay Sunrise by Richard van Wayenburg
Our British shorthair ‘Chesh’ loves to help make the bed. Does your pet help you with household chores… I bet they arent as cute ;)
An animated .gif of my wife kisssing me :) yay shes a cutie
On Saturday we met up at the Extreme Indoor Karting track in East Tamaki.
Henward (the Stag) took on 80 laps by himself while the rest of the guys split into teams of 2. After an hour or so of some hardcore driving, a few crashes and one wrecked kart, the drivers pulled into the pits to carry on the rest of the night.
Here’s an action shot of Henward tackling the merging corner
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People are asking if that last post was a joke.
I don’t think so.
But even if it was, it wasn’t. It’s nothing I haven’t seen before, many times, either as hate mail that came in on the FAQ line over at neilgaiman.com, or in other corners of the web — the saddest of which was a letter from a…