Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Color

These were taken at the Tennoji Park in Osaka today. These birds and animals look more beautiful at night since they shine by the light illumination.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday Too.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Skywatch Friday

Today is winter solstice. Today's sunrise time is 7:02 and sunset time is 16:52 in Osaka. In Japan, there is a traditional custom to eat pumpkin and take a yuzu-bath on the winter solstice. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus and we put several citruses in the bath to enjoy the good smell.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fallen Leaves

Winter wind blew maple leaves to the pond. I love fallen leaves, too.
This is part of Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

No more walk

This is part of Thursday Challenge. This week's theme is "Peaceful."
My grandson gave up walking now and my husband is holding him with his arm. This walkway is lined with cherry trees.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ruby Tuesday 2

Happened to find this big, golden cross and hanging ruby lights in the cafe in Osaka.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday 2.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Daitokuji Temple

Countless color variation I found in the garden of the Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto last week.
This is part of Thursday Challenge. This week's theme is "Peaceful."