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November is my least favourite month but unexpected news, a blog milestone, and a class have changed my perspective, at least for 2014.
First Award Nomination
JapanCanMix has been nominated for a blog award! It is fantastic to be recognized and is a great push to keep posting.
This post will be #100 for JapanCanMix. It’s time to celebrate!
Visitors and regular viewers are going to see a lot of photographs this month. I am participating in Photography 101 through WordPress’s Blogging University. While assignments are daily for most of November, I plan to compile them once or twice a week. Photo Fridays will likely be one of those days.
The first assignment is to post a photo that represents home. Reading the feedback on photos that have already been posted has been helpful and surprising. I didn’t have too many expectations coming into this course, other than wanting to improve. I didn’t expect to see evaluation right off the bat. I’m vibrating with excitement at the thought of significantly improving my photography skills.
There is a word in Japanese that refers to nostalgia and longing but also happiness. Japan and Canada are my homes and living in Canada means that photos of Japan are significant. This photo captures natsukashi for my husband and I.
The tangle of power lines, a concrete power pole, narrow streets, a tiled staircase in the background, small homes, signs for izakaya (neighborhood bars), a highrise mansion (condominium), block fences and areas where sunlight can’t reach are typical features of neighborhoods we used to live in.
This image will help hold us over until the next trip back to our other home.
How do you see home?