Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last day of NAGANO trip

Got up 4:30 and got there 5:09 AM.
Just like early bird, Lance. He had free two hours before his breakfast.

Don't bite me, please.

Thank you for coming, small baby.

Wonderful location, if I had more time...

As her strong request, we rode a lift to the top of KURUMAYAMA.

ASAGIMADARA butterfly, we liked its beauty.




HOOAKA, Grey-headed Bunting, definitely first time to see!

It was long and short NAGANO trip for us. We knew the meaning of a summer resort again. Enjoyed it too much!

Friday, July 30, 2010

3rd day of NAGANO trip; Around TATESHINA

Thank you for having fine sunny day this morning.

Let's go out!

Our, actually my destination was GOSENSUI Nature Park to see lots of wild birds.

KOGARA, Willow Tit was first time to see for me.

Moved from a tree to the other with small bevy.

UGUISU, Japanese Bush Warbler. It is easy to hear its song but hard to see itself because it is so cautious. It was not the best but the first shot of me.

And KIBASHIRI, Treecreeper was also new to me. Just creeping
on the tree as its name!




Having yummy SOBA at SUISYACHAYA restaurant.

We spent afternoon in TATESHINA Heights. Our daughter loved swan boat, cycling and patter golf, just like typical resort holiday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2nd Day of NAGANO trip; Rainy KIYOSATO

From the window of our room, it looked so foggy outside this morning.

So we had to give up outing today and decided to go to KIYOSATO resort.

KISEKIREI(Grey Wagtail) saw us off.

Acutually KIYOSATO is located in not NAGANO but YAMANASHI prefecture. It took about 1.5hours from our lodge near SHRAKABAKO in NAGANO, because it is almost close to the border of both prefectures. Not too far, but not too close.

GAKU_AJISAI looked nice in the rain. The plant of AJISAI(Hydrangea) family matches Japanese rainy season well, I think.

We visited YAMANE(Dormouse) museum there. Because my wife has been loving it for a long time. Seeing wild YAMANE and Moose is likely one of her dreams.

My daughter newly joined YAMANE fun club today. We learned lots of stuff about it there today.

When we were out of it, HOJIRO(Siberian Meadow Bunting) was singing repeatedly on the electric wire in the fog.

These hot dogs of the farm shop were our lunch today. They were a kind of premium ones using special ingredients.

Having a teatime with soft ice cream there.

My favorite was the one of small shop in front of Essen Garten in MOEGINOMURA. Tasted richer than famous one.

I was quite exhausted today as faithful driver... But got fine with this treat.

Please stop raining and give us a sunny day tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let's go to NAGANO

on the first day our summer vacation today. It must be the last trip as our family of three.
Arrived the lodge near SHIRAKABAKO lake before 4 o'clock in the evening. After checking in there, left for KURUMAYAMA Heights.

Arrived there 16:20.

Nice sunny day and some NIKKOKISUGE(Daylily) were seen around KURUMAYAMA-KATA(mountain shoulder).

The contrast of colors was nice, between the orange flower, the blue sky, the white cloud and the green grass.

Walking around there. We enjoyed the fresh nice air also.

Take your time, sweetie.

It was getting cloudy just a little bit.

Said good-bye there 17:20.

The view of SHRAKABAKO lake from the Venus line on the way to the lodge.

Totally it was so nice ideal weather for an outing today.
To be continued the second day...