I remember…. I remember where I was the day I took this photo. I remember the warm sunshine, the wonderful company and the beautiful park that we were visiting. Memories to me are so important…. they give me a lift when I need encouragement and when I feel a little lonely. Memories also keep me out of situations that I don’t want to revisit. Make sure you keep a good balance in your memory bank.
I think that the name of this park in Japan was “Dragon Falls”. The kids changed into their swim suits and played in the stream and rocks a few yards from the waterfall. They slipped and fell and got back up time after time. No tears, no fears just pure delight. We were the only ones there… we did not have to share this picture-perfect place. What a sweet memory.
This little glowing jewel was in a very shady spot behind an Azalea at one of the parks that we went to in Japan. I did not know that Japan has an abundance of Hydrangea and they are native to southern and eastern Asia. Funny, I have always thought that they were the ” Southern Belle” of the South. I wonder how they migrated here from Japan and made themselves at home?
It is almost iris season in Japan. The parks and shrines have huge beds that are
ready to pop out with thousands of the gorgeous iris blooms.
I did not take this video ( I wish I had) but it shows how beautiful and peaceful the park was. We were a little early for the big show of flowers but what we saw was wonderful. I guess timing in everything.