Sunday, May 1, 2016

Okinawa's Official Flower Blooming Now

flowers, Deigo, Okinawa

These Flowers Light the Hills Up



They caught me by surprise and, I'm lucky to have spotted them, blooming along HWY 58.

The reason, I had stopped at this little village office, was to see if, I could get a historical book.

The kucho (village mayor) knew what I was talking about and, left the building.

He hopped in his car and, drove off, down the highway. Had me thinking WTF !

So, I walked around, taking photos while, my tummy was growling for lunch.

It seemed like twenty minutes, went by before the kucho returned.

He pulled his car alongside the office and, waved for me to come over.

Handing me a brand new, historical photo book of the village, he refused to take any payment.

Bowing, I thanked him, turned around and, saw those bright red flowers.

Whoa.  "Are those red things Deigo's," I asked him.  And, he said "Yes." 

The best deigo flowers, I've seen in Okinawa this year and, a free book, all at the same spot.

I'll never say a bad word about that kucho, ever again !

Camera:  Pentax K3

Lens:  Pentax 18-250 at 154MM

Exposure:  f/8   1/160   ISO 100

Location:  Ginama, Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan

Latitude: 26.845875  Longitude: 128.255294

Date and Time:  APR 29 2016  12:53PM

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