Sunday, April 16, 2006

Finally... SAKURA!!!

Kintaikyo in Iwakuni. Our favourite little, historical bridge.


Gion in Kyoto. If you keep your eyes open you may catch a glimpse of a Geisha. Careful though, they may not be real. We saw a couple of genuine ones - lucky us!


Reaching out from the heavens. Note the blue sky!


Note the rain drops and white sky! Miserable weather but everything was still so beautiful.


Beautiful in pink. This flower was in my favourite place to visit for cherry blossom, the gardens of the Heian Jingu (shrine) in Kyoto. Who would have known that such an amazing garden would be tucked away from sight?


For Mum. Such little secret delights wherever you search. Keep your eyes open and you never know what you will spot. This pretty little flower was growing amongst the moss at Ginkakuji (the Silver Pavilion).


Also at Ginkakuji, the BAD moss... Notice the sign attached? Moss the intruder. Hahaha, funny.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Watermellen, again you astound and delight me with the blossom pics!
Glad to see you also got some choc on easter. Hope you had a nice one even tho u were feeling a bit icky. Love you!
April.
xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful - and yes even the little hidden ones M XXXX

Anonymous said...

Unforgetable!
I'm so fortunate to have seen it and experienced it too
Love JEG xxx

J-girl said...

The pictures were well worth the wait. They're gorgeous.

Stubby said...

GREAT PICTURES ELLEN

I might steal a few :-) But of course will reference you when I show them to people :-P

Pete

Osakan said...

Kool I went to Iwakuni to see kintaikyou with my Japanese mate during golden week,2001. we stayed in Iwakuni just one day then went to Miyajima and Hiroshima.
I live in Kansai and this golden week I might go to Onsen/spa around kansai