Saturday, March 16, 2019

Plum Blossoms

Last Sunday, we went on a family bike ride and enjoyed the plum blossom at our park. Plum blossoms are a precursor to the famous cherry blossoms and spring! Hip Hip Hooray. 

toilet paper, a series.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Japan Photos.

It's been a few weeks since I blogged. It's raining today a going through some old photos and uploading some new ones on my hard drive and thought I would share a few japan shots because one day these scenes won't be familiar and very missed. 
fruit and veggie shops.
 My friend told me this week that they throw out so much produce here when they are not all uniform in size and shape. She is friends with a local farmer and brought to church an entire box of perfectly good carrots that were either too big or small or odd in some way to sell here.
Oranges. Tis the season of Mikans. 
These stripped flowers taken yesterday! So many heart eyes! Does this mean spring is almost here?! 
Luke, and I love this thrift store hat we got for only 200 yen.
little flower pots everywhere are my favorite, and flower shops.
The playground we found last week. Riley told me it looks like a cage for kids. 
land of vending machines.
This cute little temple is a 20-ish minute walk from our house, taken this summer and love little Luke in it.
All the temples have these little place to cleanse your hands or mouth at entrance of temple.  
This one has a pretty dragon, and riley always says "Don't mind if I do, mushu!" and cracks me up.
 random stores.
brooklyn and homemade fries. yes please.
"delicious dim sum and happy drinks"
always bowing.
mamacharis.
hats and umbrellas and long sleeves = warm sunny days.

more plants.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Things to do in February in Japan


A little quick illustration of things to do around Japan in February and seasonal fruit.
Next years bucketlist. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

snow day

Snow finally fell in Tokyo this winter. It only came down for a couple hours, and was gone before the day was over. As soon as it started coming down, Riley was outside at the park with Luke making the most of it and teaching Luke the finer skills of making and throwing snowballs.  I came a half hour later and watch my giddy boys with frozen fingers and red noses chase each other around the park and enjoy the wonder of the first snowfall.