Many thanks to all of you who have written such warm and encouraging words about this blog. I appreciate it more than I can possibly say and I feel very rewarded and energized that people take such pleasure from the images I've posted. Thank you very much. Many of you wrote inquiring about the meaning of the tablets in yesterday's image, and you'll find a response there if you're still interested.
I am in the process of moving from the house I've rented for the last three years into a newer apartment. The owner will tear the house down, and I can't say that this tattered old place doesn't deserve a quiet rest. But in it reside the memories of some of the most profound events -- many happy and many very painful -- of my life, and I am loathe for it to be made a dust heap.
My new place is great. But I will miss this old place, too, and this photo is my thank you and my goodbye to a lovely old home that has sheltered me and all the memories that I've made here. さようなら.