Watercolor painting of Aso mountain in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.
In September of 2014 I climbed up Mt Yufudake. I wanted to paint a picture from the top of the mountain. And I took all my painting equipment, even my easel. However, I stayed on the mountain top too long, watching a beautiful sunset. As I descended the mountain my pleasant painting trip turned into a nightmare.
I think it was around 2013 that I discovered this beautiful national park in Fukuoka prefecture. We were visiting my oldest daughter who was studying at Kitakyushu university. On the way home, we took a different route from normal and went through this national park. I was delighted because this is a very strange place with small mountains that are littered with numerous rocks.