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Repost of I Think I'm Going Japanese #2 ( Using Thumbnails )

bearstate
14 years ago

This is the 3rd in a series of 4 photo tours of Public California Garden Spots in the Silicon Valley Area. It is being reposted here using thumbnails to satisfy demand for viewing by folks who have only dial-up modems and were unable to tolerate loading photo links to photobucket.com.

Click on Thumbnails to Enlarge Them

Hakone Gardens is just above and beyond Monte Sereno and Saratoga, satellite cities of San Jose. You take the California 9 exit west from the 17 at Los Gatos. The Gardens are on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains as the 9 winds up to Skyline, a road that runs along the ridges from the South Bay, all the way to San Francisco. Unlike San Jose's Friendship gardens which are administered by the city, Hakone Gardens has been restored by a private foundation with help from Santa Clara County's Parks and Recreation. It has more buildings and noteably, lots of bamboo. There are some steep climbs, but not far. Flowers are plentiful in the garden.



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Black Bamboo ...



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Sorry, it's out of focus and I should have gone back and reshot, but didn't. I have a fondness for Iris.



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The following flower has a very pleasant spicy aroma ...



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Shucks! The drinking fountain is out of order ...



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Rock surfing ...



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Plant Labels for new seedlings heh heh!



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Another Plant Label?



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And the Rock Surfer Dudes are still playing out the waves ...



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This old lamp not only lights the path ahead, but you can stop and fry and egg on it if you get hungry ...



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"I really don't know if they eat turtles, but I think we should hang out for a while until they go away!"



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This is definitely not Kyoto. In Kyoto, they still have the red buckets as a common sight for putting out fires ...



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An indication that cuneiform writing had its origins in the grafitti pronouncement of an unrequited love ...



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Cuneiform writing however, has since evolved ...



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Under the bam, under the boo ...



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That's all folks!


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After a long day of relaxing in Japanese Gardens, it was time for the Bear to go haunt a Sushi Restaurant.

I hope you all liked the pics.




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Black Bamboo ...



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Sorry, it's out of focus and I should have gone back and reshot, but didn't. I have a fondness for Iris.



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The following flower has a very pleasant spicy aroma ...



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Shucks! The drinking fountain is out of order ...



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Rock surfing ...



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Plant Labels for new seedlings heh heh!



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Another Plant Label?



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And the Rock Surfer Dudes are still playing out the waves ...



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This old lamp not only lights the path ahead, but you can stop and fry and egg on it if you get hungry ...



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"I really don't know if they eat turtles, but I think we should hang out for a while until they go away!"



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This is definitely not Kyoto. In Kyoto, they still have the red buckets as a common sight for putting out fires ...



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An indication that cuneiform writing had its origins in the grafitti pronouncement of an unrequited love ...



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Cuneiform writing however, has since evolved ...



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Under the bam, under the boo ...



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That's all folks!


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After a long day of relaxing in Japanese Gardens, it was time for the Bear to go haunt a Sushi Restaurant.

I hope you all liked the pics.

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