Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birds and a Turtle

I see some amazing creatures in the little waterway near my apartment.  I'm always on the lookout for birds and fish and turtles and butterflies and plants. I find them to be so interesting!







Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This is Cafe

My friend and I met for dinner and talking after work, at a restaurant called "THIS IS CAFE". She had been there before, but it was the first time for me.  I had seafood curry and rice, she had a chicken dish with bread. Both meals came with a salad plate and a beverage.





We will get together again soon.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Morning Star Count - More Thinking and Planning

I've begun the tree skirt and a few packages, but mostly I've been thinking about what is coming next, so it doesn't look like much more.

Linking up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitching.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Golden Week Adventures 2017 - Yui

On Friday (Kodomo no Hi), I met my two friends at the train station and we took the train to the port town of Yui, just two train stops from our town.  Yui is known for Cherry Shrimp (sakura ebi).  

The main reason for our trip was to visit the Hiroshige Museum, but there was a lot to see along the way.  A woman invited inside her home to see her Boy's Day display. 



This little shop was full of the Hina mobile hangings.  



Yui was the 16th station of the Tokaido Route between Kyoto and Tokyo in the Edo Period.




The turtles are enjoying the warmth of the sun.  


This is the entrance of the museum and the garden, but photos were not allowed inside.  



16th station : Yui (Travellers on a high cliff by the sea)


Outside the main part of the museum was a hands on area where we were able to "catch shrimp".



We had a wonderful lunch of cold soba and sakura ebi, with a beautiful view of the bay.





Restaurant entrance


Let's get together again soon!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stitching Earrings

We started our earrings but weren't able to finish them in one session, so we will continue next time.





Friday, May 19, 2017

Golden Week Adventures 2017 - Boy Scouts at the Beach



The three kilometer beach extends along the east coast of the Miho Peninsula.  




There is a nice trail that follows the coast, leading to a pine tree area known as Hagoromo no Matsu.  The legend is that a fisherman found a robe belonging to a godess hanging on the tree branches.












It is a beautiful area.  Usually Mt. Fuji can be seen but that day it was hazy and difficult to see in the distance.