Captured Moments: A Bird in the Blossoms II

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This bird lived on Yoshinoyama (吉野山), considered one of the most stunning places to see the cherry blossoms in Japan. That day, there must have been thousands of people from all over on the mountain, enjoying the trees. I’m sure she didn’t know what all the fuss was about.

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Captured Moments: Forgotten Monument

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Nestled beside the road on Yoshinoyama (吉野山), an old monument, surrounded by trees and wild grass, rested on the hillside. We couldn’t decipher any of what it said. But it looked so wise and ancient, and lonely.