I found this cat sleeping in the shade. He/She knows where to have a good nap. I am happy to see this relaxed cat.
This is part of Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is 'Happy'. Visit and see more happy pics.
I took these pictures in Mt. Iwatayama Monkey Park, Kyoto, Japan. It is a park located on the top of the 160-meter mountain. As many as 150 Japanese monkeys live freely. You can feed them from inside the cottage. If you feed outside, many monkeys might dash to you to snatch peanuts out of your hands.
Looks like people are in the cage.
A monkey is about to drink water.
You can see not only the real monkey life but also the nice view of Kyto city.
I took this picture on the street near my house. This puddle was not made after the rain, but people sprinkled water around their house to lower the temperature of the road surface. To me this puddle gave a good reflection of the blue sky and the white clouds.
Have a nice weekend.
This is part of Weekend Reflections.
Here in Osaka hot days higher than 35 degrees have continued for a month. We have a sunny weather with no clouds every day. But in the early evening clouds appeared suddenly and we get thunderstorm in some parts of Osaka.
The brown building on the left is Osaka History Museum and the right one is NHK broadcasting station. Both are located near the Osaka Castle.
Yesterday I went to the Toei Studio Park in Kyoto with my guests from France. A male guest is a big fan of Japanese manga, especially the series of 'Mazinger Z'. He looked sooooo happy when taken picture in front of his hero.
This afternoon the weather was unstable in Osaka. Dark clouds appeared when I was driving to my daughter with my hubby. You can see a round building front, which we go through by car. I don't know why, but it gives us some unique experience in going through.
The castle-like building on the right is a glasses shop. And green plants are rice. In a month or so, I see rice harvest around this area.
Finally it started rain cats and dogs. What a downpour! Some lower roads were submerged and temporarily affected, and policemen were standing in the crossing to control traffic.
This facade is part of the Nakanoshima Festival Tower in Kita ward, Osaka, which is under construction for opening this autumn. I am familiar with this facade, because there used to be a popular concert hall called the Festival Hall.
The Tower is about 200 meters of 39 floors above and 3 below underground. The lower floors will hold the Festival Hall, and the floors above that will hold the head office of Asahi Shimbun, one of the major newspaper companies in Japan. The higher floors will be rental office space.
It is proud of its heating and cooling system using river water, double-layered sashes enabling recirculation control of the air inside the windows, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 40 %.
I took these pictures at an intersection on my way home. I didn't drive a car, but was on a bus at that time. When I found this sunset reflection, I hurried to take my camera from my bag. But a little too late to press the shutter button. Still I like the first photo.
The torokko trolley train that moves along the Kurobe Gorge Railway was originally built to shuttle workers to construction sites for the various dams located throughout the Gorge. It runs for about an hour and 20 minutes one way from Unazuki Station to its terminal point, Keyakidaira Station. The route is packed with beautiful views of the Gorge.
Summer is the season for firework shows in Japan. Today big firework displays were held in many places in Japan. I went to see Kobe Firework Show at the Kobe port. I was so excited to see, hear and feel 10.000 fireworks!! Great time.
Thank you for sending your kind heart.
My mother gets much better and will come out of the hospital next Monday. Luckily her knee's pain has gone away little by little. Still she can't walk without a walking aid. I'm concerned how her life will be at home after she comes home on Monday. I hope she will get well enough to walk by herself soon.