Back in March, I posted these photos of a reservoir in Ayashi, not too far from our house. It was beautiful in the ice and snow, but I think it's even more lovely now there's greenery everywhere! We stopped at a sushi restaurant for lunch on the way, then spent a couple of hours wandering all the way round the reservoir, taking some photos and enjoying the nice weather.
View was a lot hazier, but also a lot greener than in March
Lovely and peaceful
Row of fishermen. It looks very sociable...
...but I think I'd prefer the solitude of these two.
I think these are Japanese Serow, we came across the two of them on the path, and they obligingly stayed for a couple of photos, before running away and letting us safely continue!
Hiding in the undergrowth
View from the opposite end
Whenever I give John the camera, I end up with random photos of strange bugs.