Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tonogayato Teien

From our visit last weekend to Tonogayato Teien (Park)
Tonogayato Teien

pink peony

baby bamboo
takenoko (baby bamboo)

15 comments:

  1. I love the lighting in the first, the grace in the second, and the renewal in the third.

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  2. I love the takenoko best!

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  3. Those are all great shots but my favorite is the second one.

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  4. Hi Nat :)

    I like all your photos, you are far above an 'amateur' photographer as you describe yourself.

    I still haven't seen all your photos, on week-ends I spend a little time going through them, some make me home sick, they are all beautiful.

    I went through your husbands photos to, he seems so very organized, beautiful photos there to.

    Japan has such peacful places, peaceful for meditation which I do not find at least in the place I am living at now :(

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  5. Oh, wow! Your photos make me wish I could be right there. So beautiful.

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  6. Those are lovely pics. Serene.

    Happy WS!

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

    SandyCarlson- Thanks for getting to me to look at them with a slightly different focus. :)

    Janet- :)

    Madeleine- Aww, thank you so much. But really I still have a lot to learn and you guys don't see all the outtakes, the ones that get deleted! ;)
    I'm really impressed and pleased that you're going back to look at all my older pictures too. Thank you!

    I'm so glad that there are still traditional Japanese gardens and such around. Modern Tokyo is so hectic and noisy and crowded, I love going to these gardens where I can forget about all the chaos. I do wish there were some a bit closer but I'll take what I can get.

    Literary Feline- Thanks. I wish spring would last longer, it's such a pretty season here.

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  8. Looks like you're every bit as jungly as we are. :) Is Japan tropical or semi-tropical? Just curious. We're semi-tropical and when hubby returned from Norway, he said, "You forget, when you're away, what a freakin' jungle this place is." LOL

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  9. Nancy- Well according to wikipedia, Japan's climate varies from subtropical in the south to cool temperate in the north. Also.."Japan is generally a rainy country with high humidity." Don't I know it!
    I hope to go back to that same garden in the fall. I've seen pictures and a lot of that jungly green turns into a massive display of red! See, I'm already thinking of fall! :P

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  10. The moment I sent that message, I thought "Duh, did it again -- SUBtropical, not semi". I don't know why I always want to change the wording, but we're subtropical, here. Same thing - rainy, high humidity. And, of course, we both have long, hot summers. I'm looking forward to fall already, also, but not due to color -- we're pretty bland in the fall. It'll be fun to see that garden in red. :)

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  11. Nancy- Maybe SUBconsciously you wish it was only partly tropical there! ;)

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  12. Gorgeous! I love your pics.

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  13. LOL! That must be the reason. ;)

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