Friday, July 22, 2016

Searching for a Summer Wind

It's July, it's hot, it's  time to get out of the house and walk around in search of the elusive "Summer Wind". Cue Frank Sinatra:

The summer wind came blowin' in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind
--Johnny Mercer

So, off we go on a visual walk-about.

The water front is the best place to start out looking for a cool summer breeze. "It lingered there, to touch your hair" 

There's a nice little breeze out here on Osanbashi pier.

That's it, stay hydrated.

That's a big ship!

A local hula club is enjoying the breeze while getting in some dance practice.

These charming ladies are sure having fun.

Here we go, firefighting boats are shooting their water canons into the air, that sure helps bring the temperature down.

Nice view of the harbor.

She's wearing a traditional summer yukata and he's wearing a jinbei; great way to look good and beat the heat.

Walking the waterfront promenade.

Behind every good man is an even better woman guiding him along the way.

The parasol - commonly seen in the summer season.

Gotta get me some shades too!

Summer means baseball around here. Now is the time for the high school baseball tournaments to begin.

If one can't find a cool breeze, get on a scooter and ride like the wind!

Emi is on the hunt too!

Another way to stay cool is to wear well ventilated pants.

That's it, keep to the open spaces.

This was an unexpected surprise.

Majorettes in perfect step.

And, here comes the marching band.

The band may have been small but the sound was big.

I love a parade!

Even the sunflowers are drooping from the heat.

This hydrangea is still standing tall.

Running like the wind.

Smoke'em if you got'em.

The twists and turns of the promenade.

Let's dance!

In Nogeyama park I paused to refresh myself from a water facet.

Some brilliant flowers flourishing along the side of the road.

Last shot of the day: Yamashita park,  the coolest place in town. If one checks their history they will find that this park was built to give people a place to stroll on hot summer days.

Thanks for stopping by!

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