Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today's Shots

These two shots are New Year's beautiful decoration I found today. It's the largest flower arrangement I've ever seen outside the house. 

 You can see the straw ornament on the gate wich is called "Shime-kazari". It is a decoration of twisted straw rope with fern leaves, an orange, and other items of good fortune.  It is placed over the entrance of a house during the New Year holidays.

another Shime-kazari

I found a blue heron and several ducks in the nearby river. They were trying to find something to eat.

Today was very cold as yesterday and there still remained some snow on the place out of the sun.

It's amazing to find these white flowers standing a frigid winter. They give me courage.



  1. hello dear, very lovely flowers arrangements..and i love blue heron so much..lovely peaceful river..
    have a lovely day..
    hugs cucki xx

  2. Great pics. Would you like me to stitch one of the three designs for you, Annie if you win the giveaway on my post today?

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  3. i enjoyed my vist! You have some beautiful photos! See you again soon!

  4. Just beautiful! I especially like the enormous "vase" with the red ribbon around it!