6.08.2009

A weekend in the country / 2



I was in the country over the weekend and celebrated my birthday
early over there.
My lovely friend, Frank who is a great artist + teacher
living in the country, invited me to his house in upstate which it took
me about 2 hours from the city. We went hiking and spent whole
Saturday afternoon in the mountain. I saw some chipmunks which
were super cute! The colors of leaves, mosses and fungus were
just gorgeous and inspiring me a lot!


After our hiking, we went his friend's house for birthday dinner
in the evening. His friend and my birthday are almost on the same day.
So, we celebrated our birthday together. I really enjoyed the delicious
dinner with great people. Frogs were singing in the pond and
I saw some deers running in the backyard. What a beautiful place!








looking up


looking down







35 comments:

aniadots said...

fantastic fotos and what a grate weekend did you have. Country is so inspiring.
....and happy birthday!!!

Veroka said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Great photos!!!!What a lovely place!

Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday!
And love the luscious greens!

Jennifer said...

Looks so peaceful, Natsumi.
I'd like to go next time :)

A VERY happy birthday to you -best wishes for the year ahead!
Much love,
-J

Ida Nielsen said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like a gorgeous place to celebrate it!!

notebookdoodles said...

happy birthday natsumi :)
i hope all the great things come for you this year!

epe said...

lovely pictures natsumi and happy birthday! i have something for you on my blog!
hugs from buenos aires!

del4yo said...

Buttercups! Hoooo we don't have those in California, I miss them bad!


Happy Birthday Natsumi! I'm glad you had a nice time!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Natsumi! Such lovely photos, it looks like a great place to celebrate!

Claire said...

I love your photos... When i was a child, i lived near a forest!... That smelled so good!
There is a little surprise for you on my blog... Have a look!

isabelle said...

what a lovely green assortment ...
and wish you a Very Happy Birthday !!

La Trollette said...

When I was a child, we went often in the mountains with my parents. We had a special spot where we spent the whole day. There was a river in which I played for hours, and lots of wild raspberries, wild strawberries, blueberries to pick up in the bushes for snacks.
The best moment of the day was when my father made a little fire and toasted some "baguette" slices. 30 years after I can yet remember the smell of it.
At dusk, it was time to get back home.

Oh gosh I'm such a chatterbox!
o_Ô

Happy Birthday Natsumi! I wish you the best for that no-doubt great year to come!
xo

Françoise said...

Beautiful pictures!
And a Happy Birthday to you!

jane said...

Happy early birthday natsumi! it feels good to get out of the city every once in a while, doesn´t it. am glad you had such a nice time. besos-jane

ii-ne-kore said...

happy birthday! what beautiful greens!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A lovely green week-end !!! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to youuuu...

Kristina * said...

happy birthday, natsumi! glad you had such a lovely weekend with your friends! and the greens on your photos look so lush, wonderful...

MauFeitio said...

Happy birthday!

sophie said...

I love all these green.
The wonderful nature.

fil@home said...

I like the way you capture the little things, the details you shot in macro, I'm so found of these various green, mixture of grey-green....Thank you for these photos.
Happy birthday
cécile from Turin

jgy said...

Happy Birthday!
What a beautiful celebration.
And beautiful post, I feel as though I am in the country just looking here!

PS I saw a little bright green frog this weekend too. She jumped into an on-sen, a variation on the famous haiku?!

Claire said...

thank you for your comments! And congratulations for your french! Perfect! I would soon write to you in french!...

janis said...

Beautiful greens Natsumi...a place like that can open your heart...

Happy Birthday!

Cris Siqueira said...

natsumi
happy birthday!! i wish you the best!!

this weekend sounds perfect! i love to go to the hills.
i adorem the "looking up, looking down"

once more, feliz aniversário (that's happy birthday in portuguese)

:) xoxo

jen jafarzadeh said...

what a beautiful setting! hope you have a great birthday!

at swim-two-birds said...

sounds like paradise, happy birthday Natsumi.
lovely photos

Joyce said...

WOW- this is the best gift you could give yourself. A great way to start the birthday celebrations. Yahoo... When is your actual birthday? xoxo

joanne said...

haaaapppy birthday natsumi, 誕生日おめでとうございます!!!

looks like you and i both had an awesome weekend in a beautiful place away from home :)

chialin380 said...

its very wonderful place.
Happy Birthday!

brain°°collages said...

Bon anniversaire, a lots of greats thingd and discovery for this new year and you welcome in France and Lyon too!

MODsquad said...

Oh, Happy Happy Day to you!! Hope your trip was lovely! Love the greens in these photos! I think I need that shade of green somewhere in my house...

Ian said...

Happy birthday. Have another great year.

gracia said...

Belated birthday cheer from me to you... hurrah! Here's to a brilliant year ahead.

lovepics said...

oh natsumi, i arrive too late to wish you a happy birthday... but it's still time to tell you how much i love the looking down serie... soo gorgeous!

onegoldensun said...

Great photos. Such lovely greens!