Saturday, March 21, 2009

I am in need of a sunbeam

The images of Niigata are rice fields, snow and unbearable coldness. Most of the time the sky is dull grey for the whole winter season.

Today was not one of those boring days. So we took of to Shinano riverbank for a stroll.

Those are the sakura trees without leaves and flowers

Train heading to Uchino

Light bulbs from a fisherman's boat

Merlion! Nope, this is the guard of Hakusan Shrine's enterance

Always find these straws hanging at the shrine's enterance

Plum's flowers bloom ahead of sakura

Red face Japanese monkey