baby japanese macaques, aslo known as snow monkeys, in the joshinetsu kogen national park. located in the valley of the yokoyu river in the northern part of nagano prefecture, the areas remains relatively free of humans thanks to heavy snowfalls, an elevation of 850 meters, and being accessible only via a narrow two kilometer footpath through the forest. photos by (1) ben torode (2) oscar tarneberg (3,4) koichi kamoshida (5) masashi mochida
It comes to me in fragments, even those still split in two
Under the leaves of that old Lime Tree I stood examining the fruit
Some were ripe and some were rotten, I felt nauseous with the truth
There will never be a time more opportune
So I just won’t be late
The window closes, shock rolls over in a tidal wave
And all the color drains out of the frame
So pleased with a daydream that now living is no good
I took off my shoes and walked into the woods
I felt lost and found with every step I took
Made this for Charlotte. She’s studying abroad next semester and I’m really phreakin’ sad.
Today I am going to clean my room, make some little gifts with my wood burner, read a little, start on my next persuasive speech for my Public Speaking class, go for a bike ride, pick up Charlotte from the airport and then go to Piano Jazz’s band practice and drink some beer. Hoooo—hah!
Also, the Folk the System channel on 8 Tracks is the greatest thing that has happened to me in quite some time.
Also, I am 21 years and 6 months old. THAT is why life is weird! Gotta keep up with the time. Gotta keep up.