Today is the monkey edition of Sunday is for Photos. Hope you don't mind! I kind of love monkeys (has a lot to do with being an anthropologist). Hubby is well aware of this and took me to the Iwatayama Monkey Park this past week.It's a monkey research facility for Japanese macaques, but the animals area free to roam the countryside and are only around so long as they want free food (which, if you're a monkey, is all the time). Anyhow, it's a great facility, and we had fun roaming around the monkeys and going in the People Cage so we could feed them :) I did a lot of other exploring, too, so it was seriously hard to pick a few photos to share--soooo many this week!
|The wisteria is blooming in places, and this would have been the perfect spot for lunch if there weren't hundreds of inch long bees and wasps enjoying the flowers first.|
|"Stop tickling me!!" (Okay, it was a yawn, but it made me laugh)|
|Wild boar. It hangs out with the monkeys. Random, right?|
|These are what you want to see, I think! The 4 day old baby with its mom. Soooo cute. I took like a hundred pics of them, as they kept getting really close to me. In this one, I think the baby's telling its mom a secret :)|
|More baby cuteness. Gah, even looking at these pics I'm going "awww" all over again!|
|He has a hard life, being groomed.|
|So does this guy.|
|This is the river on the edge of Kyoto that we crossed to get to the Monkey park. Pretty, right?|
|Floating bridge, right by our house, with the incredibly green spring leaves.|
|This was part of the Zen Garden from the picture above. It was very, very zen. Like, I could have happily settled onto the grass and never left.|
|Fushimi Nari Ginga. There were huge long stretches of the red gates that were just like tunnels. It is an incredible place and we've been twice. So beautiful to explore.|
|More of the red gate tunnels.|
|I don't know about you, but I've been missing the kissy shots from Barcelona :) This will have to do today, a Japanese wedding we happened upon.|
I'm sad to report that I booked my tickets home this week. Just a little while longer here in Japan before it's back to real life in California. I'm teaching summer school and all that kind of fun stuff. Also, my book will come out and it turns out I'll actually be state-side for that (which might make things a little easier, actually). Anyhow, I'll keep posting shots as long as I have new adventures to share, but does anyone have any ideas how to continue Sunday Photos? Want to do a guest post? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email!