I was recently at Hitachi Seaside Park to enjoy the Kokias, these awesome round, squishy, springy bushes that go from green to red to dead around this time of the year. They're fun to look at and pose with for pictures. The only other time of the year I've been to that park is during springtime, when the Nemophila (Baby Blue-Eyes) are in bloom, and it's pretty spectacular. I was thinking about them today, so I'm posting a small gallery of the park as seen around Golden Week. Besides the Nemophila, there's this huge tulip garden that's just a sight to behold. Check them all out here.
I've uploaded a new gallery with some shots I took at Hokkaido's Shikotsu-Toya National Park, which is one of Japan's "hell valley" areas. I did some great hiking there, and the weather was beautiful throughout most of that day. The darker/cloudier pictures are from later on - it did rain in the afternoon. Enjoy!
October 1st, 1890 Yosemite National Park was designated. So I uploaded a little gallery to celebrate. To see it, click on the above image. <3