Monday, April 27, 2015

April.7th Drive. part 2 (Sea of Rock)

*oo-iwa-go (大岩郷)*
I've posted this place last Sep. here.  As it was on our way back on April 7th, my husband sweetly made a detour for me:-)  "大岩郷" literally mean,"large-rock-countryside".  There are 2 theories how this "Sea of Rock" created. One of them is diastrophism. Nature is always a wonder for us to know♪ Let me show you the different season of this place from my former post.


          I found dandelions there, and pictures below are for Judith's "MosaicMonday"



This last pic. is from last Sep. which I haven't posted.  With a bit more greenery in the back..
In 1945, this place was  recognized as a national natural treasure.

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
I feel bad posting before visiting friends, but today I have time 
and (hopefully) my busy days over:-)   

Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"


 

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i would love to climb on those rocks! so very cool!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Lovely location with indeed very unusual big rocks. Nature always has lots of surprises for us.
Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

Sussi said...

very beautiful place and photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a pretty place. Nature is a wonder.. The rocks look like they are begging to be climbed.. I like the daffodils and dandelions too. Beautiful photos..Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Brocante hobbykamer said...

Big and lovely like always ..

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, that is a lot of rocks, and they look so much alike. Beautiful flowers as well. Hugs from Texas, my friend.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty scenery!

Hannah said...

The boulders remind me of places like that here where I have hiked and had to climb over the boulders, it takes good balance. Seeing your dandelions makes me wonder where they are from and how they arrived there. I have so many weed flowers in my garden that came from places overseas, I think the dandelions are one of them.

DeniseinVA said...

Dear Miyako, I would enjoy climbing those rocks, I would be a little slower these days than 20 years ago :) but it looks like a great place to explore and I would still have fun. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. The flowers are very pretty and I also thank you for your sweet comments. Happy day to you :)

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of nature's variety of beauty! Love the rocks!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Photo Cache said...

Must be lovely to walk on the rocks.

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CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Miyako, Such lovely pictures and your mosaic is so pretty.
Love those rocks and I could see sitting there enjoying the sunshine.
Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week sweet friend.
Hugs and Blessings, CM

Donna said...

Beautiful pictures and what a beautiful detour.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I guess you could say this is a natural rock garden, a fascinating place.
Creative mosaics Orchid, I especially like the tree with dandelions on either side.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a very interesting place, Orchid. My state in the US, Colorado, is also a very rocky place and we have many mountains.

Lorrie said...

Hello Miyako,
These are lovely photos of an interesting part of Japan. The flowers are wonderful bright spots in the landscape.
Have a very happy week.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello dear Miyako, The rocks are very pretty. They look so rounded and smooth.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a pretty area of yellow and white flowers. And adore those rocks.

Marie C said...

Great trees and fascinating rock "sea." My grandson would have a ball climbing all over them!

Karen said...

A really interesting landscape!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Interesting place- love the rocks. Have a wonderful day!

Laila said...

Such an interesting area! I would love to walk around there :-)

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bj said...

It's such a delight to come here for a visit..first off, you are such a sweet soul with a sweet spirit.:)
Your country is so beautiful...these rocks are wonderful and if I was there, I'd want to climb over them.
hugs,

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That field of rocks is beautiful. It is so interesting that the flowers grow so beautifully around the rocks -- there must be very good soil in between the stones.

I worked once for a geologist who knew all the names of rocks and land formations and how they came to be ... while I worked for him I understood it all a little. But as soon as I had a different job, I forgot everything he ever said :<((

All I understand now is that they can be very beautiful -- as these are!!

Mari said...

It is very interesting how these rocks were formed that way. Nature has surely lots of wonder to keep us amazed. Again, it is another wonderful view.

Lisa Comperry said...

Beautiful photos! Inspiring and lovely place :-)