Roses of June 2017


Echigo Hillside Park, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan

June 4, 2017

We visited the rose gardens at Echigo Hillside Park in Nagaoka today. The roses were at their peek on May 31. They are still quite beautiful but we've had strong yet cool wind the last few days. The roses bouncing around in the wind made photographing them quite challenging.

There are roses from all around the world so it is a special place to visit and we enjoyed rose-flavoured soft ice-cream.

A rose by the name of "Bara"


-Japanese for "Rose"

Echigo Hillside Park, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan

May 29, 2016

No, it's not Australian English. "Bara" is the Japanese word for "rose".

We went to the Nagaoka Rose Show today. It was just supposed to start this weekend but due to warm humid weather the roses have mostly bloomed early and are already in the last stages. 

To encourage everyone to come, admission was free for the day except for 310 yen for parking. It was quite crowded. I took buckets of pics and chose 12 for this post. I think the one with the bee isn't a rose.

After a long dull winter, it's nice to have some colour. Enjoying summer before it gets too hot.