2015年5月18日月曜日

A Photo Diary, May.

             ご無沙汰しています。早いもので5月も後半になりました。連休は奈良公園の若草山に登りました。歩いてみると案外きついんですよ。
     
                                  Long time no see!

How are you, dear friends? "Green Tomato" was on a break time for several months, but I often think of you.

It is already end of May. How fast time is passing while we are enjoying this most beautiful season with young leaves, and also I'm having busy days with  my aging mother- in-law who will be 95 this summer.I am doing well, and learning  how life is different  when you are older. 

Sometimes, she gets worse, and then gets better again.My husband and I, and visiting care givers  keep careful eyes on her condition every day. She seems to be stable these days. We are relieved now.



My family spent a few days together, hiking to Mt.Wakakusa on spring holidays.  


           
                           We walked up and walked up, finally got to this top of the Mountain after 50 minutes!                          
Mt. Wakakusa is 342 meter above sea level, which is familiar to Nara people as a symbol of Nara city.




                                                                                                                Nara Park
                                    
                                     See? that green Mt.Wakakusa ahead. Wakakusa means young grass in English.
                                    Just like its name, the mountain is covered with young grass in spring. 
                                    Looks like very easy to climb up, doesn’t it?
                                    I have to confess that it is not so easy for me to hike with light steps.
                                   There is actually a steep road, but I did not give up, of course!                         


                                                      This was taken by my husband with his point-and-shoot camera.                                         
                                            
                 On the bottom of Mt. Wakasa, deer is running around to catch and eat the crackers children threw away.




                                                                                                             long downhill way............




                                                                                   at the underground passage in Nara Park
                                 
                                                                You hear those young girls laughing?
                          I clicked a shutter immediately as those merry young girls were frolicking and running toward us. 
                                                                  They  also enjoy their holidays!
        
                        地下道の中でも、少女たちの明るい笑い声が響いてました!とっさにシャッターを切りました。
                                                              
 

on the top of Mt. Wakasa 

            My granddaughter likes having a camera, which is last year’s birthday gift from my husband and me.


                                                                            Thank you for your visit.                                      
                              
                                                 Have a wonderful week. Be fine with smile, my dear friends!                                                                                                                         お元気で、また近いうちに!
                                 
                               
                                                                           Until next time, 
                                                                      
                                                                               Tomoko

                                  Participating in Mosaic Monday.Thank you for hosting, Judith.
                                                                    Our World.        Thank you for hosting Lady Fi.

2014年11月3日月曜日

A Photo Diary...November (1)

One day last month, the weather forecast said it was supposed to rain.
I was thinking of going to a museum to see the art exhibition of Fujishiro Seiji in Osaka, and then an aquarium.The aquarium is just 3 minutes away from the museum. Spending time in a museum and aquarium in the rainy day is not a bad idea, is it ? 

To my surprise, when I woke up in the morning I found it was a beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky. I still followed my schedule even though I could go to see the early autumn leaves.


                                                                        My friends,come along with me!




                                                                         He is a silent hero here............cute?






school excursion





                                                                                        Jellyfish are excellent  swimmer .




   
                                                                       a dolphin playing with a colorful ball
                                                    Do you see the dolphin's small eye and open big mouth?


                                   



                                                                                            from off-center      













                                                             

Hello, dear friends! This is me. Thank you for your visits.
                             
  Today, my camera is a partner in this trip with me.




                  outside the aquarium




                                                                          
                                                                      

                                                               from....http://www.seiji-fujishiro.com/  
Fujishiro Seiji , "artist of light and shadow".


 The exhibition was full of shadow pictures, and  the aquarium was also a fantasy world with light and shadow. 

                                                          Wishing all of you a very happy week.    

                                                                     Until next time!  

                                                                          Tomoko  


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