Anyway, a couple of people commented on the picture at the top of the blog at the moment and I wanted to comment on it, too.
It's the view from the village proper up to wear we live. We live about a finger width above the house on the far left. We're already in the shade by the time the picture was taken. While downtown they are still soaking up the weak winter sun.
I really like this view and enjoy looking at it every chance I get.
My favourite thing about the view is not actually in the picture. It's behind me. To take this picture I stood beside my car. My car that was parked in the supermarket carpark.
Isn't that just the greatest view from a supermarket carpark? Seriously. Japan is big on labelling things 'one of the top three..... in Japan.' I have drunk one of the top three sweetest waters (in about 5 different places but hey, whose counting?) travelled on one of the three most scenic rail routes, eaten one of the three best varieties of rice etc etc. I am therefore going to declare this as 'one of the three best views from a supermarket carpark in Japan'.
It sure makes my shopping trips more enjoyable anyway.