A Sea of Irises

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

100Yen per bunch!  {$1} ... so I bought 5 (:

Kijoka Falls
The Southern half of Okinawa is built up with a dense population. But the Northern half is completely different. Smaller towns and villages, expanse of dense jungle and rugged, breathtaking beaches, waterfalls galore... there is always somewhere new to explore. Up North is also where the Iris Festival is going on. Okinawa loves it's flower festivals and I love Oki for it! Those gorgeous waterfalls are right next to the iris fields in quiet Ogimi Village where the oldest people in Japan live. We've heard the village has the most centenarians in the whole world. They even have a stone inscription that says, "at age 80, we are a child." !

{our home is now covered in vases of irises (: }

32 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty! We still don't have any flowers here so this is so nice to see!

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  2. Ahhh seriously SO beautiful darlin!!! LOVE YOU...and ps- now i'm closer to your time zone...woo hoo! we made it safely to Nepal:)

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  3. wow! those are absolutely gorgeous! and so cheap! i love spring and all the beauty it brings.

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  4. your photos are so so beautiful!

    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  5. Can't wait to go to this! I swear I say this about every flower, but irises are some of my favorite.

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  6. beautiful pictures, loving the colours!! and only 1 dollar for all those beauties? wish we would have that here in Australia!! Kristina x

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  7. I really love seeing the Japanese print on the newspaper. I can't explain why, but it just strikes me as really cool! :)

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  8. That looks too picturesque, makes me want to run through the fields. Beautiful. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  9. How beautiful it is!! What a great way of living life; those people have great perspective! Those fields of irises..oh so stunning.

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  10. WOW! I really love your pictures! Just a question who usually takes pictures of you? I mean on the pictures of you and cam and I was asking myself do you ask someone to take them? or do you put a self-timer? Did you invest in a a tripod? Sorry for all those questions... And like always: I love your blog!!

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  11. Anon,
    Thanks!! My friend Ashley took that photo of me. For the ones of me and Cam I usually ask someone nearby to snap one for us (easy to do in Japan since EVERYONE is always taking photos!) or else I'll set my camera on a flat surface - if there is one where we are - and set the timer.

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  12. I adore irises! And your maternity attire is perfect. Totally adorable.

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  13. Gorgeous. My mom's favorite flower is the Iris so I've always had a soft spot for them.

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  14. ok this is UNREAL! Love love love. input the tucks inside these pics with the marshalls here please (:

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  15. For $1 a bunch I would have walked away with 20 bunches at least. You have gotten me addicted to fresh flowers :) you are totally adorable and that belly picture makes me miss your smiling face!!
    ps. tell your boyfriend Kim to settle the crap down.
    LOVE YOU!
    lanneybear

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  16. So pretty! It's tulip season here in Seattle! And you look so cute!

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  17. Beautiful! Wish I can buy flowers for $1!

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  19. Wow those irises are gorgeous! And also, how cute are you in your Hunters with your bump, seriously adorable! xoxo

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  20. so pretty! I can't believe a bunch is only $1! I would buy the entire stand

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  21. I don't know why I haven't followed your blog yet*GAH! It is beautiful! So excited to continue reading!

    *Newest follower :)

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous! And what a steal for a dollar each!

    I love their inscription. Goes to show you don't have to be 'old' just because of an older number!

    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  23. This is absolutely gorgeous! And what a steal for a dollar each!

    I love their inscription. Goes to show you don't have to be 'old' just because of an older number!

    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  24. Gorgeous! I love Irises! They are such an elegant look. I'm sure your home looks beautiful! xx

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  25. Seriously, I'm sure you get it all the time, but you are just *glowing* lady! It looks so beautiful there, too. I'm really hoping that my boyfriend does choose to work overseas when his military service is up so we have the chance to explore! :)

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  26. Oh my your photos are so lovely! And I wish I could get some flowers as beautiful as that (and as cheap!) in the States!!!

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  27. Hi Amanda, where are these on Oki? Would love to go this weekend if you think they're still in bloom? And CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing news. Being pregnant in Okinawa is the best, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Lots of blessings to you and that precious babe in your belly!

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