Sunday, August 9, 2009

Japan - Part Two

As I said in my earlier post, I only visited cities while vacationing in Japan, and didn't see many animals. Then, one morning outside of my hotel, I spotted a green snake! Normally, I would have been hesitant to stick around, but I was so happy to finally have a chance at snapping a photo of some wildlife, I couldn't get my camera out fast enough. This Japanese Rat Snake was almost gone by the time I did. You'll have to click on the photo to enlarge because the snake was, sadly, pretty small. He's in the centre of the picture:

Japanese Rat Snake

Inside our hotel, there was a large stand for people to store their umbrellas for the day. Yes, they're just umbrellas, but don't they look like snakes in a crowded subway car?

Japanese umbrella stand

Of course, there's lots of Koi. I took this photo at Kiyomizu-Dera, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. And look! There's a turtle on the rock. Two for the price of one -- it was a good day.

Turtle Koi Japan


Anonymous said...

cool photos, I agree the umbrellas look snake like in that cluster!!!

NuclearToast said...

Snake on the white rocks
Hasty blurry photograph
Still life is moving

(I thought a haiku was appropriate.)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Hey, Karla, welcome back from vacation.

Lynn Sinclair said...

NT, I see that Raggs isn't the only writer in the family. Very nice!