I love that even in winter, we can still see flowers and such. This was an arrangement that was placed adjacent to the turnstiles at Toyohashi station around Christmas time. This is actually the second of two arrangements, the first of which was displayed from the week preceding to Christmas eve, followed by this one which was displayed until the New Years holidays.
Flowers at the train station.
At a major intersection in downtown Nagoya, someone has set up an intricate flower display.
A small garden shed like building was erected and surrounded by flowers of different kinds. There is even a little path from one end to the other if you wish to walk through.
Inside the shed, there are yet more flowers.
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.
The city of Toyota hosted the Rugby World Cup this year and because of which, the city also set aside many photo spots for foreign tourists.
One such place is in the building where I am currently working. It is visible straight away once you enter through the second floor entrance. It is set up with a tatami mat floor and requires you to take off your shoes.
I think the dry flowers add a nice touch and keep with the season.
This month has been a trying one. It’s the middle of the busy season in Japan, so we’ve been running around like chickens without heads.
Today was my first slower day all month, since two of my lessons got canceled. It’s also my last week at my current assignment, so I wad given a little extra time to put things in order for the incoming staff.
That being said, I was actually able to go out and enjoy my lunch this afternoon. Mostly, I’ve been popping out to the nearest convenience store and eating lunch at my desk.
The weather was rather nice, if a bit windy. My lunch was scheduled to start at four, so it also wasn’t super crowded.
After lunch, I took a stroll around the train station and shopping centre where my job is located. It has a lovely courtyard where there are a ton of flowers, fountains, and illuminated displays in the winter.
That is where I snapped these pictures. I have no idea as to what kind of flowers these are, but I thought they were pretty. They also came in an aray of colors, as you can tell.
I’m looking forward to my next assignment, though I will miss seeing these flowers.
Thank goodness its Saturday.
But this time, I’m feeling vaguely positive. February is almost over and the weather’s getting pretty nice. Here’s to hoping this week’s a good one.