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April 20, 2009

dear diary, today I went to the Herb Park...

It was a cloudy day off, but nice and warm for a walk in the hills...AND miraculously, my husband had a day off too!  I can't remember the last time that we had a day off together!
So, to "celebrate" we went to Kobe's herb garden.
This is the city of Kobe seen from the ropeway that goes up to the Nunobiki Herb Park (altitude 400m).  A 10 minute ride.

The Herb Park is up there...with hundreds of different types of flowers and herbs.
My blog "debut"... I'm standing in from of one of the greenhouses next to a "unique sculpture".
In the greenhouse...

In the park...


I thought this was interesting...a bit of Pennsylvania in Kobe...
The above "pavilion" was made in the USA..."just like you" my husband said.

So many flowers, so many pictures...I can't choose!


It wasn't overly crowded being a Monday... I did "spy" a group of people from the UK admiring the herb garden, couples having lunch on the grass and park benches and a silly man who kept asking his wife to take a picture of him adding "be sure to get the ropeway gondolas in the picture too!"   

We strolled around for about 2 hours.  The air was nice and clean compared to what we've been breathing down in the city.  But my husband kept looking for an ashtray.  He is a walking, talking chimney.  His "blog debut" will be coming soon.


10 comments:

Delwyn said...

This is a lovely outing, with beautiful flowers and scenes and a DEBUT too...

Is the fog common in Kobe?

willow said...

What a lovely way to spend the day! I have a picture of my young self on one of those same trams! Brings back fond memories.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Delwyn! thank you for the information about the blog thing...I had no idea it took a bit of time to show up! I guess we have gotten use to things being instant!

Oooh, I forgot to talk about the fog. It is not an everyday thing but there is usually a bit of fog before it rains. It started to rain a little bit 4 hours or so after this picture was taken.

Willow...is that picture on your blog?! I would love to see some of your pictures of Japan too!

moonrat said...

oh wow.

i've never been to kobe :( now i really want to go!!

whenever i come across a picture online of a packed Japanese skyline (like your first picture), my heart turns over. my kingdom for a job with more than 10 vaca days a year!!

Jelica said...

It seems like you had a fun day off! The flowers are gorgeous...

Hope said...

Hi Tulsa

Wow lovely photos, especially the beautiful flowers. I'm curious about the 'unique' sculpture!

B said...

This is lovely! I love the photos of the flowers here and in your previous post!

Butternut Squash said...

I used to climb up to the Nunobiki waterfall all the time. I didn't even know that there was an herb garden up there. I thought it was really funny to see older men hiking up there who were dressed like they belonged in the Swiss Alps. Love the photos. Thanks!

makhema said...

wow what a scenery i almost missed my math class wondering around your blog,it is fab!!

I_am_Tulsa said...

Moonrat, more pictures of the city are coming...I promise!

Jelica, thank you....flowers have really been helping me to relax these days!

Hope...I will try to figure out who that sculpture is by!

B, I like your pictures too!

Butternut Squash...they might have moved the herb garden from a different spot only recently so maybe that is why you didn't get to see it!

Makhema, thank you for stopping by!