Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Southeastern Adventure, Day 1

I'm currently hurtling through a tunnel on the Super Soya No. 4, bound for Sapporo. We are about 4 hours out from Wakkanai, and there's a little less than an hour an a half to Sapporo. I think. I'm not sure. 

Today was a gorgeous June day. Flowers are blooming everywhere. Here are a few of the things l saw:
Daisies! Woohoo! 
Azaleas! Most of the ones that bloom up here are this salmon color. 
These purple things! Whatever they are, they are gorgeous! But I can never get a great shot of them. Oh, well! They look especially pretty when a zillion of them bloom in the same spot. 
Pretty Horonobe. 
Rishiri (5 points if you can find it) and a lovely evening sky. 

I'm rereading Anne of Green Gables now, because so many scenery descriptions and timings in the books remind me of Hokkaido (things like spring coming in June and the tree descriptions). It's fun to read and look out the window into a world that feels like the one in the book. 
Heading south - somewhere near Bifuka? Suddenly, there was a rainbow outside the window on my side of the train. I tried to get it, but it didn't work too well. 
I tried to get a bucolic farm picture. This will have to do. The afternoon's golden light was lovely, and the Hokkaido farms tucked here and there made me suddenly want to change careers. 

Let me know if they come up with an unscented cow!

I'm going to go read some more. 


Sharon said...

Fantastic rainbow--what a gift from your Father. The flower photos are terrific--especially the daisies. It's good to reread old favorites, isn't it?? I think I might read Heidi this summer.

Sharon said...

No points for me--could not find Rishiri unless it is over to the very far right of the picture.