Country Walks (1)

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Some photos from an afternoon walk in the summer of 2012, out in Chiba Prefecture, from Togane to Naruto. It was as always a quiet, lonely walk… quite a relief from the work earlier in the day, and the crowds of Tokyo.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Train Crossing

Country road leading to a train crossing, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Unripe Ume

Unripe Japanese prunes getting close to getting ready to pick, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Gingko Leaves

Gingko leaves sprouting from a pruned tree, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farmer Woman Hoeing

Farmer woman hoeing her garden, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Corner Rice Paddy

Two ways to go at the edge of a rice paddy, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Rice Field

Texture of half-grown rice stalks, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace newly sprung up on fallow land.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farm Shed

Various tools and materials outside a farm shed, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Cat Tails

Cat tails waving in the evening wind, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Windy Road

Windy road amidst the rice paddies, approaching a shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Shrine Entrance

Entrance to a local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Path to the Shrine

Concrete path leading to the local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Copse

Trees at the edge of the shrine land, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Sunset Tree Silhouette

Tree in the evening light at sunset, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Torii Silhouette

Torii guarding the entrance to a small local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Evening Greenhouses

Green houses in the evening light, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farm Sunset

Sun setting behind a farm, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Evening Grass

Grass bending beside the road in the evening, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk WIld Grass at Sunset

Reeds bending in the evening wind at sunset, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Roadside Lily

Dying lily at the edge of the road, Naruto, Chiba, Japan