I walked around Lake Tama in the rain for something beautiful. I have been photographing Hydrangea these days, and I did think it'd be better to visit famous places like Kamakura for Hydrangea. But my sense told me I should visit Lake Tama this day.
Lake Tama is located near Musashi-Yamato Station, which takes around 40 minutes by train from Shinjuku.
It was raining a lot, and few people were walking along the lake.
I found a bird on the bridge.
First of all, I dropped in at Sayama Park.
Sayama Park was full of nature, or rather, full of green. Everything was green and there were few flowers...
Heavy rain was making some paths like a river.
I found Shishiodoshi (water-filled bamboo tube). The sound was quite relaxing.
I ended up finding Hydrangea at a certain place in Sayama park.
A normal Hydrangea serrata.
Hmm...at this moment, I felt that the area around the lake, too, might have few flowers.
I went back to the lakeside.
And it turned out that the street around the lake was all far from the lakeside other than that bridge. Oh my god...
I found one place with Hydrangea near Tamakobashi Bridge.
It was the first, and the last Hydrangea along the lakeside.
A restaurant of wild birds and river fish.
Ah, this restaurant has Hydrangea.
If you have a chance to visit Lake Tama, why not visit here for dinner? By the way, I didn't have time for eating so I bought Tea noodles. It was so delicious.
After that, I left the lakeside for other parks in the south. And I happened to see the area full of Hydrangea! It was a miracle!!
It was the periphery of Higashiyamato Park located in the south of Lake Tama. As it was raining heavily and the paths inside the park was like the photo above, I walked around the park.
A group of Hydrangea serrata in white.
It seems like the main color of Hydrangea here is deep blue.
Hydrangea gathered densely.
Hydrangea and the raindrops.
I was really relieved to see a groups of Hydrangea in this area.
Hydrangea and the lines of rain.
Some of the flowers are yet to bloom. Maybe it takes one more week for the best season, isn't it?
This one was a bit different in color.
Hydrangea serrata and the raindrops.
Definitely, Hydrangea look beautiful in the rain.
The periphery was really full of Hydrangea.
Hydrangea in pink and purple.
Hydrangea serrata in dark purple. I guess it should have its own name, but I'm not sure...
By the way, I took photo of waterdrops, too. It is beautiful, too.