Saturday, February 28, 2009

suigetsu park

In mid-January, I walked through Suigetsu Park. The trees were all bare and if it weren't for the blue sky, it would have been really gloomy.

Then at the beginning of February, I went back and noticed that the momo/ume (peach/apricot) blossoms were starting to bloom.

There was even someone who brought her pet rabbit with her to the park while she photographed the blossoms.

The robai (a waxy flower) ro = candle/wax, bai = apricot was also in bloom. I really like this flower because it has a strong fragrance.

I didn't know about this but there is also a little pond for fishing. There were several men/women fishing, I wonder what they were catching? Whatever it was the sign nearby said that they weren't allowed to use lures.

On yet another trip to the park it was a cold but sunny morning, I walked over a nearby bridge and spotted these ducks sleeping in. (Satoshi doesn't believe me when I tell him that they can fly.)

When I got to the park, more momo/ume trees had bloomed, including this weeping type. It was a beautiful day.

Today is the last day of February. Spring is coming...I can't wait!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a huge rabbit! Do you think she has a leash for him? Just kidding, but seriously that is a big bunny.

I like your "nature shots," especially the pink flower.

HanamiGallery said...

looks like a very nice park~ i cant wait for spring to come to us!!

K and S said...

actually she did have a leash for the rabbit, Anon, the rabbit had a "handle" of sorts for her to pick it up like a handbag.

I hope Spring comes to you soon, Hanami!

Take care you two.
Kat

elcynthia said...

OMG... the sakura(s) was so pretty. sugoi-ne!!! ^^

K and S said...

Sorry Elcynthia, the sakura hasn't started blooming yet, maybe another month or so. These flowers were momo or ume.

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Beautiful pictures--it looks like a great walk. Yeah spring! ;-)

K and S said...

Yes going to this park is really a nice walk, Deb and yeah for Spring :)

Take care.
Kat

OkiHwn said...

Love the ducks!

Rowena said...

Right place, right time for that rabbit shot. Too cute! Looks like spring is definitely on a roll where you are. No flowers or leaves yet on the trees over here but I think within a couple weeks or so it'll start looking more spring-y.

K and S said...

Yes they were cute, Nate!

I couldn't believe they had a pet rabbit on a leash, Rowena :) I hope Spring starts springing soon!

Take care you two.
Kat

Pandabonium said...

We have some ume in our yard. My favorite is a "weeping" one similar to the pink one in this post (only much smaller). The scent is wonderful, I agree.

K and S said...

I am jealous you have a yard, PB :)

Take care.
Kat

hkki said...

nice park

K and S said...

Thanks Hkki, it is a great place to relax without costing $$.

Take care.
Kat

elcynthia said...

hahah.. and i thought they were sakura(s).

Starningblue said...

Hi!

This is the first time I visit your blog :) Beautiful pictures and great food here.

I cant wait for my trip to Osaka next month, hope the blossoms hold till then!


Cheers,
Starningblue

K and S said...

I hope so too Starningblue! Enjoy your trip.

Take care.
Kat

Faris Muhamad said...

A VERY GOOD BLOG!
im definately going here next month! its in my to-do-list! but im still figured out how to go here from Shin-Imamiya station or Osaka Station? could you please tell me?

K and S said...

Faris, from Shin-Imamiya station, you need to take the subway (Midosuji) to Umeda (Osaka), then switch to the Hankyu Takarazuka line, get off at Ishibashi and walk about 10-15 minutes. Hope you enjoy it!

Take care.
Kat