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Nov 7, 2010

Family trip to a highland park in Nara.

 Today I tripped with my family to Soni Highland Park, which lies in the eastern mountainous area in Nara prefecture. This park is famous for a large community of silver grasses which cover most of the highland and we can enjoy its beautiful scenery especially in autumn when the silver grasses turn foliage color.

 I would like to share some photos of the scenery and flowers and animals.


The hills of Soni Park, covered with silver grasses.

My kids are trying to reach for the hilltop.

The scenery from the hill top. Silver grass land lies beneath.

What if we play hide-and-seek in this sea of silver grasses?
We found a small snake coiling itself up beside a path.

A flower unidentified. I think it's a kind of thistles?
I think the blue flowers are a kind of Japanese gentin. I love the flower's blue color...I can't believe the blue is natural, not artificial..




5 comments:

Hazel said...

In Australia we have many poisonous snakes. Is this snake venomous?

Mark Willis said...

Hi Takaeko; Looks like the trip was hard work (physically) but worth the effort. Those grasses are very spectacular. They are taller than a person!

takaeko said...

>Hazel
Now I'm identifying the snake but that was so small so I don't think it's venomous.

>Mark
Well I run about 7km (4.5miles) a few times a week but climbing to the hilltop was so tough for me! Most of the glasses were taller than a person, about 2meters (6.6feet).

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Looks like heap of fun and beautiful scenary from the hill top.

Ellada said...

The view on the park, is fantastic.