Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cherry Blossoms (桜) and Waterfalls (滝) in Okinawa, Japan

Today's report on the Cherry Blossom (桜) situation up in the northern mountains is a little brighter.  Looking at Mt. Yadake crews could be seen setting up the festival tents for the Sakura Matsuri ( Festival ) and that's a good sign the place will get busy this weekend.

This photo with just a few Sakura (桜) blossoms on it was taken in Nago, before even heading up to Mt. Yadake.  So, I expect to see lots of Cherry Blossoms on Mt. Nago by the end of the month.

The reason I went north today wasn't really to shoot Cherry Blossoms.

It was to check out Todoroki Waterfall (轟の滝) one more time.

Shooting the falls from some different angles was the plan.

This photo with the waterfalls in the left third of the frame was one of my favorites.

But, you won't catch me trying to duplicate this shot for awhile.

I'm sitting here with a bag of ice tied to my back because I slipped and fell on the rocks trying to come back down after taking the shot.  Dagnabbit !

The moral of this story is old folks should stick to taking photos of Cherry Blossoms.

Let younger folks climb hills to take pictures of waterfalls would be a good idea, I guess.

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Map It! Okinawa said...

Hey I didn't push you that hard...


RyukyuMike said...

Thanks. Wait'll the missus sees this affidavit !