Sunday, May 29, 2011

aramaki rose park

aramaki2011 (2) Wednesday was a beautiful sunny day. Satoshi had the day off, so we went to check out the roses at Aramaki Rose Park.

We've visited this park since 2006 and love it. Whenever we visit here we make sure to bring some food because it is great to sit and eat among the roses.

As we took out our bento and started pouring some coffee, we were the envy of an older couple..."oh we should've packed something to eat", said the lady, while checking out what we were about to eat.

aramaki2011 (4) We had tamagoyaki (rolled omlette) with chorizo and onion, some swiss chard mixed with mayo, some grapefruit, some sansho konbu (kelp with Japanese pepper).

We also had some musubi filled with ume (pickled apricot) & ikanago (sand lance, a tiny fish that is seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, a little ginger).

Flourless chocolate cake and a small thermos of coffee.

aramaki2011 (26) The park was filled with school children as well as elderly people in wheelchairs.

Lots of people enjoying the day as well as the flowers.

I don't care for some of the photographers though, they often go into the plants and "arrange" them for their shot.

Some even break off leaves and stuff...not cool.

aramaki2011 (24) It was the first time I've seen this climbing rose looking so pretty.

It was attracting a lot of attention too.

aramaki2011 (17) The sun was blazing but it was a great day amongst nature.


Lizzy said...

"Eating among the roses" sounds just perfect! Glad you enjoyed your day~

Rowena... said...

Omigod, people will actually "arrange" the plants to get the money shot? That is just....Kat, I am just shocked!

K and S said...

Thanks Lizzy! it was pretty perfect :)

Yup, arranged...too much, Rowena, yeah??

Take care you two.

Japan Australia said...

Sounds like a good bento and a nice day to spend outdoors in the sun.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Thanks J-A, it certainly was :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks like a wonderful day--made even better by that lunch! ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb in Hawaii!

Take care.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Oh I love the last picture of rose! Looks like it was a blue sky in between rainy days?

K and S said...

yes one sunny day among many rainy ones Nami :)

Take care.