Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kurihama Hananokuri

We moved on, again much too quickly, to Kurihama Flower World, a beautiful park with a huge field of poppies in full bloom. The poppies bloom from mid-April to early June, in the fall they're replaced by cosmos. The park was huge with lots of stuff to do, but of course, we didn't have time to do more than hike to the top of the poppy field, but it was so pretty and we took tons of great pictures.

At the very top of the next picture you can see an electrician checking the power lines. He was on some kind of two-wheeled conveyance that was attached to the lines below him and he was pulling himself along, by hand, on another wire. The poppy field was about 300 yards wide and he pulled himself across the full length! At first I thought it might be some kind of crazy amusement park ride!

The view, looking down torwards the entrance, from about halfway up the field. I'd love to go back in the fall the see the cosmos.

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