Sunday, March 17, 2013

2013 Iris Report #2 and Another Beautiful Girl

Back Up to Ogimi Okinawa


As promised, here's another update on the iris fields in Okinawa, Japan.

Things are looking much better than expected, after last week's visit.

Dozens of those purple beauties are popping-up in the green fields.

Unless there is a drastic change in the weather full bloom could happen next weekend.

 Today, I'll just tease you with these two photos.

There will be many more in coming weeks and I don't want to bore anyone.

Flowers ain't the only beautiful things we have on this island.

 In our typical, "plans-are-for-the-birds" fashion, we left the iris fields and headed for the hills.

Don't ask how because we don't know.

All of a sudden we came across a another flower festival.

It was the Shiikuwasa Flower Matsuri in a village called Oshikawa.

This darling of a seven year old girl had been performing a dance, on stage, for the event.

The stage was indoors so, I missed that part.

That's because I wandered off up the hills a little further to shoot shiikuwasa flowers.

But, when I saw this beauty outside I asked her mom if I could take a photo or two.

Now, I have to pick the best shot and make a print to give her.

But, that's alright.

It gives me an excuse to keep going back to Ogimi and doing Iris Reports.

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