2010年3月27日土曜日

the picture

I have a couple of deep and thoughtful missives about life I wanted to take the time to write up for today's blog but, well, life just gets in the way sometimes, hey?

Anyway, a couple of people commented on the picture at the top of the blog at the moment and I wanted to comment on it, too.

It's the view from the village proper up to wear we live. We live about a finger width above the house on the far left. We're already in the shade by the time the picture was taken. While downtown they are still soaking up the weak winter sun.

I really like this view and enjoy looking at it every chance I get.

My favourite thing about the view is not actually in the picture. It's behind me. To take this picture I stood beside my car. My car that was parked in the supermarket carpark.

Isn't that just the greatest view from a supermarket carpark? Seriously. Japan is big on labelling things 'one of the top three..... in Japan.' I have drunk one of the top three sweetest waters (in about 5 different places but hey, whose counting?) travelled on one of the three most scenic rail routes, eaten one of the three best varieties of rice etc etc. I am therefore going to declare this as 'one of the three best views from a supermarket carpark in Japan'.

It sure makes my shopping trips more enjoyable anyway.

4 件のコメント:

Helen さんのコメント...

It certainly beats the view from my grocery store! I had to LOL at the "top 3" comment.

It is a beautiful picture.

Nay さんのコメント...

Wow, that is an amazing view!! It would definitely make on of my top 3 views from a supermarket as well. Although the view of Mt Fuji from the supermarket near Naoki's parent's house might just be #1 for me...

Slime さんのコメント...

LOL! Def. an awesome view! One of my fave things about where we life now are the surrounding mountains! They're nothing like yours, of course, but still a beautiful change from chronically flat, perpetually brown Florida landscape! Nay - we have a beautiful view of Fuji-san from our grocery store parking lot too!

thefukases さんのコメント...

helen, thank you. My view may be nicer but hearing the food you cook I'd say your supermarket is a touch more cosmopolitan than mine!

Nay- Mt Fuji....hmmmm, hard to beat. I'll put that in my top 3 as well!

Slime, I think that's one reason why I love the mountains as well- I'm from an island with the highest elevation a lofty 109 metres! I didn't realise you were from Florida. Now I can imagine you when I watch CSI MIami. ;P