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Friday, February 3, 2017


Carpe Diem #1141 Japan, the journey begins

on cherry tree twig
sakura bud swells
nurtured by the melting snows
of most sacred Mt. Fuji

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


Last year at this time we were preparing for the trip of a lifetime, Twenty seven days on an European Sojourn.   Preparation included study, clothing purchases, and a knee replacement.  Not the usual trip preparation but essential.  From Amsterdam to Bucharest we saw the beauty of the lands.  Names from our days of studying geography in our country school houses became flesh and blood.  We will be ever grateful for that trip.  Grateful for the opportunity to see and touch those lands and peoples.