Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Help! Help! Alien Invasion!
...no longer surprised that so many people have been abducted by aliens. Luckily we got away before we were captured. I think.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Another puzzle for the reader. On travels again. Where this time?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Hachimangu botan garden, Kamakura - I don't know how it is done, but the massive blooms in this garden continue from February all the way through to the normal peony season in May. It costs 500¥ to visit so I suppose the flowers must get a lot of TLC.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
At home the sakura (cherry blossom) season is long over, replaced by tsutsuji (azalea), fuji (wisteria) and of course shinryoku (livid green), but up even tiny Hinode, we were able to walk back in time.
Three quarters of the way up the leaves were just starting to open.
And at the summit we were back in full blown cherry blossom season.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
In case you ever need to visit Japan, this mountain picnic tells you everything you need to know about how to behave at any social event.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We climbed Hinode. A little hill (900m), it is really a walk in the park...