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Sunday, October 16, 2005

What a lovely day for a stroll

pretty baby

A few days ago we took a stroll to a new café, Veru 101, that opened here in Tsujido. It's a lovely place, very stylish interior, but with a nice, relaxed atmosphere and a good selection of items on the menu.

Nico did her thing and slept soundly through most of it.

Madonna of light and shadow
She did agree to pose with mom for a few dramatic examples the play light shadow, with Miyuki doing her best Madonna (of Mary and Jesus fame, not "Like a Virgin") pose.

Mom of light and shadow
Here looking slightly less Gothic.

egg vending machine
We liked it so much, and since yesterday the weather here was so lovely, we decided to go back. Along the way we came across this archaic egg vending machine. It was a bit of a surprise to come across this around here. In the country they're not so uncommon, but where we are now, I imagine it's a bit of a haul to the nearest live chicken (or maybe not.. who knows).

handsome fellow
Another nice feature of the café is that there's an outdoor seating area good for pets. The cafe even provides water for the pooches. Tito was a happy dog.

Nico says "Banzai!" to that.

at the cafe
Then got down to the business of feeding.

eyes wide
What a cutie.

wall sprout 2

wall sprout 1
On the way back, feeling in a contemplative, all-is-well-with-the world mood, we spied a few more little interesting details around the 'hood. We came across a wall sprouting plants.

bamboo sprout
And this little bamboo sprout was pushing it's way up through asphalt.

All in all, it was a lovely day for a stroll.