Just Some Snapshots #9

Holding Uncle Paul's Congressional Gold Medal for the first time, Aunt Eiko cried for happy.  Incidentally, she became an American citizen about ten years ago.
My Aunt holding Uncle Paul’s Congressional Gold Medal for the first time, Aunt Eiko cried for happy. Incidentally, she became an American citizen about 15 years ago.

Writing about the firebombing of Tokyo during WWII based upon my aunt’s written notes and conversations has been a project in process.

My simple goal is to be factual; however, I hesitate as I am fearful some people may view it for what it not.

We’ll see.


In the meantime…

For many of you, Autumn is in full swing.  Here, in southern California, it is barely starting with daytime temps still in the high 70’s and 80’s.  There is forecast of nearing 90F this week!

Here are just some recent snapshots taken here and there:

An aster Explored on flickr

Blooming Aster - EXPLORED 10/19/2014

A plumeria in B&W

Plumeria in B&W - EXPLORED 10/14/2015

A petunia petal in B&W

Petunia in B&W

This cute pup always comes to sit on my lap while I wait at my local barbershop.  Just too cute!


Enjoy your week.

28 thoughts on “Just Some Snapshots #9”

    1. Kocart, that little pooch is so cute. I’ve had three haircuts since the owner got it five or so months ago. It just doesn’t hesitate; just jumps right up the chair next to me then lays on my lap. 🙂 Hope you are well!

      1. I am as well as an unsuccessful elk hunter can be–suitably relaxed from the vacation, but contemplating an empty freezer. Thank you for your pleasing perspective. I look forward to your images each time with eager anticipation. Such talent!

  1. I’ve been following your blog for a couple of years now. It all began when you were kind enough to allow me to post one of your stories on my blog. Since then I’ve not really kept up with mine and most of the others I initially followed died off. But I’ve come to appreciate your great photography and your insights into World War II history. These are always excellent and provide me with a new perspective. So, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, here’s greetings from someone looking forward to your latest research project.

  2. I have never known you to be anything but factual. I can not imagine anyone thinking otherwise!! On a happier note – the pictures are wonderful!

      1. Koji, I wish you would accept credit for your brilliant writing. Trust me, my writing does not garner great numbers. It does garner great readers, like you. 🙂

  3. I’d be very interested in reading your aunt’s stories and know plenty of other Japanese-Americans who would, too, since their own relatives wouldn’t talk about it. I know you will do a good job of telling while letting readers feel the impact on their own. By the way, my copy of Slices of Life arrived and I am happy to have your powerful story in book form.

  4. Beautiful photography, Koji! And congratulations on Explore. Love all your shots, but I especially love that aster shot. Nice work, my friend! :)) Enjoy your autumn. Ours comes and goes far too quickly for me!

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