Jan 24, 2019

Same, but different

Last weekend I visited a temple that’s in the town over from us. There’s something beautiful about visiting places like that when they’re covered in snow, but it changes the look of a place so much. I didn’t actually realize until I’d been home for a while (and scoured my phone’s camera roll) that I had actually been to the same temple when we first moved out here to Niigata, just in the height of summer.

Going from this...

Same, but different  photo

...to this

Same, but different  photo

You can start to appreciate why! They look like two different places.

Both seasons have their beauty, but it’s significantly easier getting around the temple grounds when they’re not buried by meters of snow!



After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!