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forbidden fruit

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 12 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of concern following the quake and tsunami. Thankfully Kyoto was unaffected but we are horrified at the images of utter devastation that we are seeing on the TV. Even in Japan it's easy to become complacent about these threats as big quakes and tsunamis are relatively rare, but yesterday's events are a reminder that they can and do strike.
I'm amazed at the fortitude of the Japanese people who, without any melodrama, hysterics or hand-wringing immediately pull together and swing into action to deal with the crisis. They have a quiet, can-do, level-headed and practical approach, even in the face of such tragedy, which is most admirable.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected.

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some formidable barbs on that plant!

12 Mar 2011 5:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice focusing, nice composition and nice color.

12 Mar 2011 8:38am

ben from France

Good Macro and interesting plant. Like this

12 Mar 2011 8:45am

guillaume from Paris, France

Sharp macro !!

12 Mar 2011 10:42am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Excellent work. Only now we managed to get in contact with my in-laws in Iwate; they are all fine but still waiting to hear from the rest of my wife's family in Sendai...

12 Mar 2011 10:26pm

@Hoshisato: This must be a really worrying time for both of you. It seems there is hardly anyone this event hasn't touched in some way. I sincerely hope everything works out for you and your family.