Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday in the Parks - It's Paradise!

It was a beautiful Saturday (May 20, 2017) and I had no intentions of hanging around the house all day. However, I also had no intentions of spending a lot of money or traveling a long distance, so, I packed a lunch and hopped the train to good old Yokohama.

First I went to Yokohama Park.

These lilies are incredible!

The stamens look like they've been coated in finely ground rich dark coffee bean powder.

Moving on - It's just a matter of time before the finger pointing starts. With three it's always going to be two against one.

In front of the Yokohama Port Post Office I noticed that this dog had a tennis ball clutched in his mouth like it was the most valuable thing on Earth.

A rose blooms behind the Yokohama Historical Archive building.

When I said it was a beautiful day I meant it. The weather is perfect.

The view from Osanbashi pier.

This is the kind of day that people dream about. Especially a grandfather and his granddaughter.

Spring is the season for couples.

Next - the rose garden in Yamashita park.

Girl meets white roses.

Taking a closer look at the beauty of the rose.



Then, a closer look at whatever kind of flower this is.

The garden is comfortably crowded today. Everyone is smiling, there is happiness in the air.

The good old Hikawa Maru steam ship in the background.

The lady in red!

Another lady in red!

The upper level of Yamashita park is a good place for a young boy to play Indian Jones and the Temple of Park Water Fountain Doom.

It's a reasonably short walk from Yamashita park to the Harbour View Park on the bluff above Motomachi. The Harbour View park has (in my opinion) the best flower garden of all the parks. Although, it is a very close call to make.

A mother and daughter outing.

The spotter - pointing out the shots for the photographer.

Mr. GQ with his sun glasses, double breasted vest, t-shirt and ratty jeans. Looking good!

If the theory of evolution holds true, man will eventually be born with one arm longer than the other to facilitate better selfie picture taking.

Last shot of the day: Every picture tells a story.
All images taken with a Sigma Sd Quattro camera and a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

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