On the way home Friday night, I passed these artificial flowers at my office. I thought that they were rather pretty, even late at night.
My office has large artificial flower displays, which are changed seasonally, next to the elevators on each floor. This is the one next to the elevators in the lobby.
Tuesday is a national holiday, which means I get a 3 day weekend, since my usual days off are Sunday and Monday. Originally I had planned to do a bit of traveling, but while my mind is more than willing, th body just isn’t.
Thank you all so much! Words cannot express how thankful and happy I am to reach this milestone.
In Toyohashi, one of the displays doesn’t really scream Christmas, persay.
While undoubtedly pretty, roses are one of the last flowers I think of during the holiday season.
Although now that I think about it, it is pretty darn Japanese, since Christmas is more of a couples’ holiday (like American style Valentine’s day). Families of course celebrate, especially if they have kids, with special foods and gifts.
However, since Christmas fell on a workday, it was pretty much business as usual.
At the JR Gate Towers building in Nagoya, the holiday decorations are already starting to be put up.
There are small christmas trees everywhere with pretty flower arrangements nearby. The trees in front of the station are also covered in lights. The big tree in the main hall hasn’t gone up yet, but I guess they’ll remedy that soon enough.
Having a few days off, I was able to meet up for lunch with a friend, who I haven’t been able to see for a while. Both of out schedules are pretty crazy, though we so have similar jobs, so we’ve been able to do anything but the occasional text message.
Recently, we did share a meal and talk for a long while. She did the cooking, and let Mr tell you, it was amazing as always!! Slow cooked pork, vegetables in red miso, Japanese style potato salad, and salmon (the meat around the jaw bone is especially tasty) over rice. I ate soooo much!
Where we met, there were a lovely silk flower arrangement, that I just had to get a few pictures of. Next to it was a box asking for donations for the local flower garden. I asked my friend if she thought it acceptable if I offered a donation of seeds, which I have been holding on to for a while.
When Boo passed, I was given a packet of wildflower seeds to plant in her memory. However, I live in an apartment which doesn’t get much in the way of light. That said, I never saw the point in planting them. I would love to see them blooming though.