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Spring garden!

Spring garden!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love flowers,shrubs,trees and all the greenery. This isn’t surprising for people who know where I come from ( Ratnagiri, India) the most beautiful place on earth. As a child, I have always seen my mom, grandma planting a garden and taking care of all plants just as you care for babies. Now that I have a nice backyard and frontyard and its spring, I thought of buying and planting some plants. I am...

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Japanese gardens

Japanese gardens

I am in awe of Japanese gardens. I think I have written about these gardens previously too, but like I said, I am in ‘awe’ and so I am going to write some more…. Japanese gardens are very traditional gardens and are highly abstract and stylized. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation. We...

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Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

After we were done with biking, we headed to Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Japanese emperor and his empress live here. The palace buildings and inner gardens are obviously not open to the public except on New Year’s and Emperor’s Birthday, when visitors are able to enter the inner palace grounds and see the members of the Imperial family, who make several public appearances on a balcony.Nevertheless, we got to see the palace which has...

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Japanese cherry blossoms!

Japanese cherry blossoms!

I never thought I would get to visit Japan again! Surprisingly enough, I got a chance to visit due to my spring break!  What got me excited was that I knew it was the season of cherry blossoms in Japan. Luckily, this year cherry blossoms arrived earlier than expected.  I have seen cherry blossoms in the US before (Tasman Drive) but nothing like the Japanese cherry blossom called sakura. Japan has a wide variety of cherry blossoms. The most...

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Shoreline park!

I am busy wrapping up my semester so I quickly wanted to stop by and share a few wildlife photography pics from last weekend’s trip to shoreline park. Hope you like them as much as I do…… Some shorebirds…. Waterfowl Canadian mommy goose with a goosling Erget Crazy sandpiper busy hunting for food! Poor oystercatcher, hurt its leg ! A squirrel ( I still prefer calling it “kharutai”)! What a nice camaflouge!...

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