In February, we visited Awaji Island for a few days. The weather did not cooperate but no worries, we still found plenty of things to do. One highlight was a visit to Kiseki no Hoshi no Syokubutsukan (Miracle Planet Museum of Plants) for their 20th anniversary exhibition of orchids. The exhibition was stunning - a bit overwhelming, in fact. The range of colours, shapes and sizes was almost unbelievable and I think I said WOW in front of just about every arrangement! Below is one of the many photos I took while I was there. If you'd like to see more, view Gallery 8 on the PHOTOS page. (One of the limits of this website is that I can't add a photo gallery to a blog post.)
Our Christmas present to ourselves was a few days visiting Awaji Shima, a small island not too far away. Ah, bliss! Several days of Japanese hot springs and delicious food was such a treat! We've both been exceptionally busy these past few months so the chance to relax and unwind was most welcome. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't all that cooperative - mostly cold winds and overcast skies - but still there's something about the open expanse of sky and sea that is good for one's soul. And, well, hot springs certainly help too...
Despite several days of heavy clouds and light rain I did manage to take a few photographs. Here are some from our very last day.
I'm a photographer based in Osaka, Japan. I love to take photographs. I like to share.