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This is Page 3 of 3 - the best of June 2012!
posted: June 30th, 2012
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This page begins with June 17th, and shows a photo of some fresh blueberries which we picked the day before liberally sprinkled on some beautiful pancakes. The blueberries are so huge that they make the pancakes look small, but the pancakes are not small! Then we jump to June 24th and a trip to Hondo-ji - or Hondo Temple, at Kita-Kogane in Chiba Prefecture. We went there to see Hydrangea and Iris in bloom. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin June 17th
  On June 16th Kazuya and I went to a local blueberry farm - about a 15 minute walk from our apartment - and we picked about 700 grams (about 1.54 lbs.) of beautiful blueberries. We also ate as many as we wanted to eat. The next morning Kazuya made these beautiful pancakes for breakfast and served them with some of our blueberries liberally sprinkled over them. He made some caramelized banana and also placed that on the pancakes. We ate them with Maple Syrup. Yummy!
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  On Sunday, June 24th, we went to Kita-Kogane, in Chiba Prefecture and visited "Hondo-ji" or Hon Do Temple. The reason we went there was to see Hydrangea and Iris Flowers. The last time (and only other time) we visited Hon Do Temple was on June 20, 2009 - you can see those photos HERE (new window or tab). It seemed to us like there were more flowers back in 2009. In this row are 3 shots of Hydrangea Flowers.
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  And, here are 3 more shots of Hydrangea Flowers. The first shot in this row gives an idea of how many people were here - at ¥500 per head.
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  Here are 2 shots of Hydrangea Flowers and a shot of a couple of Iris Flowers. Note that these are the type of Iris which grow in standing water.
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  Here are 3 shots of Iris Flowers.
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  And, here are 3 more shots of Iris Flowers at Hon Do Temple.
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  Here are 2 shots of Iris Flowers and a single shot of Hydrangea Flowers.
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  And 3 more shots of Iris Flowers.
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  Here is a shot of an Iris Flower, a shot of Kazuya over the top of the Iris Flowers and then another shot of Hydrangea Flowers.
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  Here is an attractive Water Lily shot and then a shot of a moss filled area - note that none of the green here is grass - it is solid moss! The final shot in this row shows a beautiful pink and a beautiful blue Hydrangea Flower.
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  Here are 2 beautiful Blue Hydrangea Flower shots and then a shot of mixed pink and blue flowers.
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  Here is Hon Do Temple's claim to fame. They claim that they are one of the few temples in Japan which have a bone from Buddha, and that bone is housed in this 5-storey Pagoda.
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  One final Hydrangea photo and a photo just to give you an idea of how many people are here.
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End June 24th, End Page 3, End June 2012's Photos
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