Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Let Me Take You Up

'Cause we're going to Lavender Fields.

Nothing is real...



and nothing to get hung about...



Lavender fields forever...



We flew to Hokkaido in an attempt to beat the heat. Momo the Wonder Dog stayed in an air conditioned doggy hotel while we were away. It was only a few degrees cooler in Hokkaido, so Momo got the better of that deal. We did see some beautiful scenery. It was my first flight in almost 7 years, my first domestic Japanese flight, and Kimie's first ever domestic flight as well. (Normally, we take the Shinkansen). And our first time to see Hokkaido. It seems so big! About the size of the State of Maine. It is 20% of the land area of Japan with only 4.4% of the population.

We were gone a week and saw lots more than flowers. Waterfalls, lakes, horses, sea ports, an Ainu village, and more. For those who are interested, see all the pics plus videos and comments, at this page on Picasa: Hokkadio 2011.

Lavender fields forever.



Until next, sweet sailing.


*top photo: John and Yoko, Sean and (?) at Fujiya Hotel (Hakone) in 1978. 2nd photo - Pandabonium and K, same spot, 2007.

4 comments:

Baydog said...

I love lavender soap and cooking lamb with it as well.

Baydog said...

Lavender, not soap

Pandabonium said...

Baydog - Mary had a little lamb
She cooked in lavender soap
and everywhere that Mary went
they said she was a dope.

Anonymous said...

This is my second time to taste "Lavender" flavored ice cream, but quite different, you know, seeing all lavender flowers. The lavender calpis (pronounced ka-lu-pi-su) also tasted good.