Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Diary.....September (2)


                                                                                 Time goes by so quickly!
                         I returned home after spending a week at my younger sister's house, the sister who lost her husband in July.
                         Being with her was the only thing I could do to help her, I thought. Although she was busy doing many things
                         after her husband's death, we shared plenty of time talking.I hope she is going to find a new life by herself, 
                         dealing with her grievous loss.

                                                                       From Kyoto to Nara

Here I am picking some photos from my summer vacation.

                                            Nara Park has been our granddaughter's favorite place from when she was a little baby. 
                                   She likes to see Nara deer, giving crackers to them, now that she is very good at feeding Nara deer.


                                                                             No more crackers! Enough!
                                                                The Nara deer understood its manners well. 


The following day
                  Kinkaku Temple shone surprisingly bright under the gray sky, which is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto.
                 The temple itself is very unique. It is more lavish than other temples in Japan.  There are a lot of tourists, 
                  so taking pictures here is quite a challenge. Also you have to find a spot where there are no tree branches hanging down 
                  into the frame. 

                                                  After our stroll at Kinkaku Temple we continued walking to Ryoanji Temple.

                                                                                                                       Ryoanji Temple
                                 It is indeed a simple garden, in which white sand is spread, and on it fifteen rocks are arranged
                                    into five islands in a small space of twenty-two by ten meters.

    My husband is always willing to click shutters when he was asked.

                                                                                       I hope you enjoyed Kyoto and Nara deer.


                                Thank you for visit.



  1. I enjoyed seeing that delightful temple and your equally delightful granddaughter. She appears to be a gentle little soul. I really like the composition your managed of the temple.

  2. I like the scenes from a train window. They are too mervelous.
    Symbol of each town, Nara or Kyoto is deers or 'Rokuon-JI(Kinkaku-Ji)'.
    The term, "Roku" means deers!. Oh!!!
    You love the deer, don't you?

  3. 私たちは悲しみ、あきらめ、喜び、感謝し、希望を持ちながらこの時代を吹き抜けていく風のような旅人だぁと思うことがよくあります。妹さん、最初の一年はご主人と共にいた四季折々が思いだされつらいでしょうが、きっとのり超えられると信じます。お孫さんの著しい成長にも驚きました。暑い暑い夏のはずなのに彼女の周りには涼しい風が吹いてるように感じました。おじいちゃんおばあちゃんと過ごした奈良と京都は思い出深いでしょうね。いろいろ大変でしょうが、元気でね。

  4. Your granddaughter is growing into a young woman! I like that you managed to capture photos from the temple with no people. It looks so serene.

  5. Being near your sister is so empathic and helpful. I'm so sorry for her lost.

    The young woman with Nara-deer touches my heart! A symbol of peace!

    Great photo of the photographer with the Japan women - A scene of a great moment and also timeless....

    Have a good fine September in wonderful precious Japan!

  6. What lovely shots! And I'm so very sorry to hear of your sister's loss.

  7. 歳を取ると、別れ、病気、と悲しみが多くなります。辛いですね。こんばんは。お孫さんの鹿にバイバイするところが可愛いです。私も一眼レフを持っていると写真の撮影をよく頼まれます。

  8. My sincere condolences to your sister; grief takes as long as it takes. There's no time limit, grief takes as long as it takes. Dave, my husband, died in 11/11 and grief still catches me totally by surprise.
    God's blessings on you all.

  9. Hello, prayers for your sister. I am sure she appreciates your company. I love the photo of your granddaughter feeding the deer. The Temple and garden are lovely. Beautiful photos. BTW, thank you for your visit to my blog. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

  10. ...time with family is a special treasure.

  11. Dearest Tomoko,
    Gracious of you for spending one week with your sister after the loss of her husband!
    My younger sister lost her significant other (not married...) in December but she did not even appreciate me calling her from the USA, nor writing... nothing. Rather bitter but of course I obeyed to her demand!
    Love the Nara deer feeding photo; so very cute. They seem to be gentle and rather smart in understanding human body language!
    Lovely photo from your husband taking a photo of the ladies in kimono.
    One only can admire all those well kept Japanese temples. At that time in 2007 I did enjoy it so much.
    You are so right about tree branches. They can obstruct and there is a perfect time frame for them growing but often they outgrow themselves and it is not better...
    Sending you hugs and stay well, both of you.

  12. I will pray for your sister...I'm very sorry for her loss. Love your photos and your granddaughter is very pretty. Enjoy your day sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

  13. The park and temples are beautiful places to visit, thank you for sharing them!

  14. Condolences to your sister in the loss of her husband. Glad you were able to o spend some time with her. Beautiful the temple!

  15. That is a gorgeous shot of the temple. My condolences to your sister-in-law. Your granddaughter looks like she has quite a gentle touch with animals. Thank you for linking up today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  16. The shot of the temple it's beautiful like a postcards.
    A big hug to your sister


  17. Tomoko,wens je zuster veel sterkte met het verlies van haar man.
    Leuke foto,s mooi zo met je kleindochter met hertjes,zien er lief uit!!
    Mooi de Tempel aan het water.

    Wens je een mooi weekend!!
    groetjes Christiene

    Tomoko,congratulates your sister on the loss of her husband.
    Nice picture, so beautiful with your granddaughter with deer, look nice !!
    Beautiful the temple on the water.

    Wish you have a nice weekend !!
    greetings christiene

  18. Your granddaughter looks so sweet in the photos. And what interesting photos of the temples - things we never get to see over here in the U.S. - the simple garden is lovely and tranquil. It is nice to have well mannered deer, ours are not so good at leaving sometimes and want more. We feed them apples and if I'm making an apple pie I will put the peelings out in our yard and the deer come for a snack. We have about 15 or 16 deer the roam our neighborhood - which is sometimes not so good for our flowers. If we want to grow tulips we have to have them in pots on the deck, as the deer think of them as candy and snack on them until they are all gone. Have a great weekend.

  19. What a delightful post. The shot of your Granddaughter and the Deer is so cute. They are very pretty deer. - That temple is gorgeous. I found the Sand part of the temple quite fascinating.

  20. I am glad you visited your sister. I am sure it helped her so much to be able to talk with someone who was a good listener and who cares.

  21. Thank you for your visit to my blog, and your kind comment. I've enjoyed my visit to yours; have read several of your recent posts, and enjoyed your beautiful photography. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's husband. I'm sure your visit was very helpful to her.

  22. I am so sorry to learn of your sister’s loss. You must be a great comfort to her. Your pictures are wonderful! Sweet photos of your granddaughter with the deer. Thank you for sharing them.

  23. They area near the temple is so peaceful - and well done in finding a way to shoot a picture without people intruding. Loss is hard but having someone to listen and just be there helps to lighten the loss.

  24. The rocks on the white sand - essence of beauty, so calm, so soothing... :-)

  25. Ohh Dear what a sad news. I'm sure that your visiting was very big help to your younger sister.
    Very liked your very lovely shots about your vacation. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  26. oh tomoko, i am so happy you were able to spend some special time with your sister...i am so sorry for her loss :( the deer and your grand daughter are cute and sweet of your husband to oblige others by taking a picture for them! love the temple and the sand/rock garden! thank you so much for linking up and i hope to see you again real soon! :)

  27. Hi Tomoko, thank you for sharing your lovely photos. The Temple and surroundings look calm and beautiful. I hope you have time in your busy life to enjoy this colourful season. Nature is an ever present reminder of the eternal cycle of life,death and renewal.
    Love the last image in your latest post!

    All best wishes,

  28. Hello Dear Tomoko!
    Beautiful pictures.

  29. Your blog is always beautiful and interesting.Amazing landscapes and sweet Grand!Best wishes,Maristella.


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