Flower Festivals

The last couple of months have been filled with beautiful flowers. This month, hydrangeas and irises are in bloom.

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Friday night, we watched the most recent Percy Jackson movie and had delicious mango and chocolate-chestnut melon pan from the melon truck that parks outside Tsutaya on Fridays. Yum!

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Finally, we managed to get a tomato from our tomato plants!!

Today, we biked 9.5 km to Inazawa to see the Hydrangea Festival. I was amused that we saved time by biking. On the train plus bus, it would have taken over 1 hour to get there, but it only takes an hour by bicycle!

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Inazawa is super boons, though. Here are some tadpoles swimming in a rice paddy.

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Seriously, Inazawa was all rice paddies and farm land. They DO have an idol group, apparently, though!

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The manhole cover of Inazawa.

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Some purple-pink hydrangeas.

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Blue ones.

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Here I am with the flowers.

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Another variety of purple blooms.

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Inazawa mascots.

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The festival was at Shokaiji, a temple in Inazawa.

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These little blossoms were cute and cuplike.

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There were also beautiful two-toned flowers.

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The different types of blossoms had different amounts of petals.

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I liked these cute frilly pink flowers.

After the festival, we biked back to Nagoya and went to the mall.

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We got super cute bread at the Bread Factory in Mozo.

After the mall, we biked over to the iris garden at Shonai Ryokuchi Koen, our neighborhood park.

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A purple iris.

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A purple, white, and yellow one.

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They had yellow ones, too!

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A shot of the whole iris bed.

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Me in front of some of the irises.

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A close-up.

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Well, that is all for this weekend! Have a great week!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 21:34:35

    Beautiful flowers and you look very pretty too, Jen.

    Reply

  2. Barbara Lange
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 04:39:11

    I love hydrangeas! These are absolutely beautiful. The bread looked a little like a rock fell on bambi at first but then I saw it was a turtle (he-he)

    Reply

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