Friday, May 07, 2010

on my walks

The weather has turned from nippy to very humid and warm. Expecting some rain here and there.

Thought I'd share some of the sights along one of my walking routes (have several depending on how I feel)...I love checking out the different plant that people have....like this house always has beautiful flowers blooming. The owners put out different plants out on their wall with the seasons. (Azaleas now, hydrangea in summer).

If you notice on the top floor, she has orchids growing too.

I am amazed at all the different types of flowers/plants. I don't know a lot of their names, but like taking in all the colors and textures.

There were all these irises in front this particular home.

Spotted Hello Kitty in front of this house.

(Actually this house usually has beautiful tulips in Spring but this year I guess the owner planted pansies and violas instead, still pretty.)

There is a woman who has a HUGE garden along my walking route.

Fruit trees, flowers, veggies....kind of like a secret garden, yeah?

(To have a garden this big is premium because land is so expensive in Japan.)

Not sure what type of flowers these are but I thought they were beautiful. Loved the vibrant pink.

Spotted this yellow and black mini wagon on one of my walks.

(There was someone standing across the way from it, so I took this picture while walking past it, which is why it isn't centered at all.)

Every time I pass by this house, this car is semi-covered, with just a towel over the hood.

On this particular day, it was not covered at all. I think it is a Toyota Celica, though I am not too sure. I asked Satoshi what he thought it was but he said he didn't know.

What interesting things do you see on your walks?

p.s. the 2nd photo is of blue daisies.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pink flower looks like a peony that I have in my yard, although mine is only a very tight bud at this time. chrisq

jalna said...

I looove the flowers . . . so pretty. Hmmm . . . I wonder how successful I'd be if I took pictures of flowers around my neighborhood.

Rick said...

That silver car does look like a Toyota Celica... that year/model was nicknamed "cockroach" around Hawaii. I think because there were lots of dark brown ones...

K and S said...

Thanks Rick, I really like the headlights, hard to see in the photo but they have these two on the front bumper sticking out.

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Anon :) I hope the ones in your garden bloom soon!

Thanks Jalna, you should try shooting around your neighborhood, would be interesting to see what you come up with :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Love all the pretty flowers! Your walks are always so much more interesting than mine! ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, I try to take different routes to mix it up :)

Take care.
Kat

Kaba said...

I love the light blue flowers? Are they chrysanthemums? Didn't know they came in that shade.

K and S said...

I think they may be a type of daisy Kaba, though I'm not sure :p

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

The blue flowers in the 2nd image! I would love to have those. Btw, I may have to resort to your "help" again to identify yet another plant that I saw on our travels. It's been driving me nuts for the last few days but I'm not yet ready to give up and throw in the towel.

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena! dunno what the blue flower are, should surf around for it :) Email me and I can surf around for the flowers you want to know about :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Surfed and found out that those blue flowers are called blue daisy :)

Kat

Rowena... said...

I'm adding those to my seed list for next spring. Never seen them in Bakker or in the garden shops here.

K and S said...

I hope you can get them there Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

WE don't have many pretty flowers in our area. I think because it's too hot. I miss them.

K and S said...

sorry to hear you don't have many flowers in your area Barbara. I do love to see the photos of the interesting people you have in your area :)

Take care.
Kat