When I was working, the weather determined the contents of my daydreams. If it was sunny and gorgeous, I’d be wishing I were somewhere in a park, having a picnic with a good book in hand and Libby by my side. If it was rainy and gloomy, I’d want to sit in my couch by the window and curl up with a cup of hot tea and stay there all day in my PJs.
Well, both fantasies have come true in the past week that I had been out of a job. I was blessed with blue skies and mild weather all week long. So I took Libby on long walks and thoroughly enjoyed the weather. Here are some of the photos I snapped with my Sony T1.
A big white pouf of cloud floating just above the tree top.
The weird-looking statue in front of the children’s castle on Aoyama-dori, next door to the UN building.
Walked past Pierre Herme’s new store on Aoyama-dori, not yet open but I am sure will have super-long lines when it does.
Fruity tarts all lined up at a newly opened café at the corner of Koto and Aoyama dori.
(Have I really been in Japan for too long? Why do these tarts loaded with fruits look almost vulgar to me? No portions should be bigger than a bite, damn it!)
The funny-looking building in Nishi-Azabu that went vacant for a long time when the nightclub it housed closed down. It now seems to have found a new tenant.
Picnic with Libby at Arisgawa park, and the meatloaf sandwich I packed for myself using home-made tomato sourdough bread.
Still winter, but the warm sun makes it all very tolerable.
Then today, it rained for the first time in more than a week, giving me a chance to act out my second fantasy: sitting by the window in my PJs all day long.
Someone gave me this tea a while ago and I wanted to save it for a special occasion. Today was the perfect occasion so I made it. The tea comes in little balls the size of small walnuts and open up into a flower in the hot water. I was in for a surprise because inside the tealeaves, there was a pink flower. It was really fragrant and pretty to look at too.
A perfect rainy day! Except, I had to fight with Libby for the spot.