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Old 11-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #22277
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Wow! If the past week or two has been beautiful, today's ride put them to shame. On Paul's beauty scale, today had to rate at least 500 Helens. Most of the red Maples were past their prime, but the rest of the trees were nothing short of spectacular. Vivid yellows, bright saturated browns, brilliant greens... If I hadn't been riding with a group, I would have been stopping every five minutes for another picture. This has been an amazing Fall display! Now home, sucking pomegranate juice out of a bowl of fresh seeds, and getting ready for dinner. (Tip: For those of you who love pomegranate but can't be bothered with trying to eat them, fill a big bowl with water and split the apple under water, and brush out all the seeds UNDER water. 3-4 minutes, drain, and all you have is a big bowl full of seeds to suck on by the spoonful, no stained fingers, and a handful of rind to throw away!)

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It was just the incongruity of the cars with the stone pillars and trees.
It's that incongruity that makes it uniquely Japanese. New cars in an old temple. Business men wearing navy blue Armani suits, black wingtip shoes, and white socks. Monks riding to work on a motor scooter. Glass and steel Mega-malls as bookends with a 700 year old temple between them. Magnificent looking pastries with absolutely no flavor. This is what separates Japan from the rest of Asia!

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Tomorrow will be a fun day. Gotta clear out the coop where poohbear_nc's friends hang out. Give the girls a nice new bed of shavings with fresh diatomaceous earth mixed in to help keep things dry in the winter. Just a barrel of fun and laughs.
Wear a mask. Leptospirosis isn't much fun...


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