Sunday, June 13, 2021

Kita Kamakura outing and more hydrangea

 


Nothing quilty today, but here are some photos (in no particular order) from an outing I took earlier this week with two friends, to Kita Kamakura to see more hydrangea.  I walked countless steps and stairs, and it was soooo hot.  It took me two days to recover but it was worth it! 



More hydrangea! 




I never get tired of seeing gardens with their raked rock "ponds" 









Don't we quilters see quilty things everywhere??? 















gratefully xo

Cynthia 

14 comments:

  1. I hope to visit there when I feel safe to travel again. Aren’t the hydrangea gorgeous?

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  2. Kamakura is famous for the temple gardens with flowers, and at this time of the year the hydrangeas. Yes, aren't they gorgeous?
    Next time you go for an outing, be sure to give yourself shade under a parasol and take PLENTY of water. The humidity of Japan is deceptive - your skin gets moist but your body dehydrated. It is important to wipe the perspiration off the skin so it can breath and 'ventilate' your body.

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  3. Always enjoy seeing where you've been exploring. Exploring new places is a perfect way to expand an appreciation of the world around us.

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  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! It's a bit too early for hydrangeas here in New England, but I so look forward to the blue ones which should be out next month!

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  5. What beautiful sights. I keep thinking, as I look, how peaceful it must be. Then I remember the humidity and realize I might have passed out somewhere along the way. Kudos to you for enduring, and thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Thank you for bringing the world to us in these crazy times xo

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  7. Beautiful! I would have been worn out with you, but definitely glad I took the trip!

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  8. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us where everything looks so peaceful. Beautiful hydrangeas!

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  9. I love the hydrangeas and the little people statues. Are they something special, symbolic? And what it the interesting pavillion covered with fabric pieces, are those prayer flags, wishing cloths?Masks??? How fortunate you are to see and experience thiss beautiful country of Japan.

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  10. What a beautiful post. I feel as though I've visited a part this morning.
    I just love the tasteful way sculpture is tucked in here and there with the plantings.
    Oh I love those raked ponds too.
    What a wonderful outing despite the heat.

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  11. beautiful flowewrs, love the little family in clay.

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  12. The hydrangeas are finally getting some color around here too.... Don't you love the ones with the starbursts!

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  13. We used to go every year to the hydrangea festival at Toshimaen. They had such a wide variety of plants. I can't help wondering if they are getting any care now that the park is closed.

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