Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Taketomi Island


This is Taketomi Island, ten minutes by high-speed craft from Ishigaki Island. The islanders are proud of its tradition and lifestyle. They have preserved their housing tradition. As you see above, it is characterized by its red roof tiles and  coral limestone walls. And every house has a very attractive decoration called Shisa on the roof. It is regarded as guardian.
This is part of Skywatch Friday.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ishigaki Island

 I visited three southern islands of Okinawa Prefecture. They are Ishigaki Island, Taketomi Island and Iriomote Island. Today I show you the pictures of Ishigaki Island.

Kabira Bay
This is part of Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Indian Coral Tree

This is DEIGO in Japanese. It's a tropical tree and this is my first time to find one in our region.  I found one at the Oji Zoo in Kobe. I had a wonderful time with my two grandkids on Sunday.
This is pat of Ruby Tuesday Too.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dragonfly on Break

Found this dragonfly in the iris garden yesterday. It looked like posing on the iris bud for a couple of minutes.
This is part of Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hydrangea Closeup

Hydrangea flowers have started to bloom here. These were taken in the Expo Park, Osaka today.
This is part of Our World Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Iris Garden

The rainy season has just started in Osaka. Iris flowers are symbols of this season. I took these pictures at the Shirokita Garden in Osaka city today.
This is part of Outdoor Wednesday.

Vegetarian Restaurant

This is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant near Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto. Its name is Ikkyuan. I don't see red gates so often in Kyoto.
This is part of Ruby Tuesday Too and Our World Tuesday.