Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Japan Color 08

Spring time in Kyoto


Many textures


Cherry blossoms and Maple leaves

25 comments:

faye said...

These are lovely.
Cherry blossoms are my favorite.
A lot cooler than here.
We missed spring and jumped into
summer heat.

Marlene said...

Fabulous photos! So glad your updates are gracing my reader once again! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures from Japan, Pat... Love the colors. The flowering tree in that first one is GREAT.
Betsy

Pat Tillett said...

faye - Thanks! I totally agree. Much of Japan is as hot and humid as much of the US. It looks like summer just started here today. We've had VERY mild weather so far.

Marlene - Thank you! I'm also glad. Some things that I posted, just vanished...

Betsy - Thanks! When the cherry trees bloom, the entire country celebrates. Many picnics. Last time we were there I even had "cherry blossom" soup...Tasty!

buffalodick said...

Must be a beautiful country...

Warren Zoell said...

Nice pictures Pat. I'd like to visit Japan one day.

Joe Cap said...

Hey, Pat...these Japan pictures...do you go back there frequently? so nice to see them.

Talli Roland said...

GORGEOUS photos, Pat, as usual! I love your photos from Japan.

Nat said...

More great photos....love the cherry blossom!

RA said...

Magnificent photos! The image with many textures sent me spiralling in outer space! :)

Ally said...

Cherry blossoms are so awesome! Love 'em!

Pat Tillett said...

Warren - They'd love to have you!

BD - Beautiful and clean

Joe - I've been there several times and it's just about time to go again...

Talli - Thanks! I like taking them. Need to go again soon...

Nat - Thanks! I love them also..

RA - Thanks! Make sure you don't burn up upon re-entry...

Ally - Me too!

Chuck said...

Great shots Pat! A little break in the action after reading the war stories.

Copyboy said...

Such vibrant colors. I mostly see the color of asphalt in NYC.

Pam said...

What a beautiful combination between the Cherry blossoms and the Maple leaves. Nicely done, Pat.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Beautiful!

The Retired One said...

loved,loved,loved that first shot....cherry blossoms...oooooo!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice! Very colorful!

Mr. Stupid said...

These are beautiful, Pat. Love the first picture. The tree looks great with all those flowers.

Sarah said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. Richard Brautigan is one of my favorite poets. I have the 1968 publication of The Pill Vs. The Springhill Mine Disaster (with Marcia on the front), and it's a book I come back to over and over again.

John McElveen said...

Just WOW!

John

Pat Tillett said...

Chuck - Thanks! I agree, I'm gonna keep 'em light for a while before I start back with the stories.

Jesse - you activated my memory. I'm sure you've never seen it, but have you ever heard of an old TV show called "Asphalt Jungle?"

Pam - Thanks to nature for that one.

Ms A - Thanks!

Joan - I love them also.

BlueWave - Thanks. nature provided the colors for me

Mr. Stupid - Thanks so much!

Sarah - My pleasure! I also have that book. I recently re-read (for the 10th time at least) "Trout Fishing in America." Marcia! the suject of much of what he did. Many people didn't realize the HUGE impact she had on much of what he wrote. Obviously, you do!
Here's one written about her called "Gee, You're So Beautiful That It's Starting To Rain."

Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsicord.
I want high school report cards
to look like this

John - thanks Buddy!

Bossy Betty said...

Nice!!

Carly said...

Your pictures are stunning! Looks like you went at the perfect time of year!

Thanks for your comment, If you live close to Torrey pines, you should definably go! It is a gem!

Pat Tillett said...

BB - Thanks!

Carly - I've never been there during the fall or winter. Next trip maybe...