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Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

We’ve been on the Island for five months now and I’m starting to feel comfortable finding my way around.

That is until I’m trying to find a huge field of sunflowers using only vague directions found on the internet.

One of the “complications” I’ve found living in Okinawa is that I can’t do a map search on my iPhone and then ask Siri to take me to the location I find.  Nope… it’s all in Japanese and Siri gets confused.  Instead you have to have a dropped pin to navigate to or you are stuck following your little blue dot as you slowly make your way to what you hope is the right place.

Even knowing this I piled all three Littles into the car after school and headed out in search of a huge sunflower field that a friend had told me about.

We had some… let’s call them “adventures” along the way but eventually found our way to the sunflowers.

*Totally* worth it!

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

Okinawa Himawari Matsuri (Sunflower Festival)

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July 8th

There were a TON of dragonflies outside and I was able to get several really good photos.

I couldn’t choose just one for today’s post…

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July 6th

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Arrowhead Spiketail Dragonfly

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July 5th

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Bitty caught some Fireflies with Daddy last night.

Here’s a picture of one climbing up the side of it’s temporary jar home.

PS – Do you call these guys Fireflies or Lightening Bugs?

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July 4th

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An Assassin Bug nymph!

The spiky legs are kinda creepy yet totally cool!

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July 3rd

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Mydas Fly on a Dahlia

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July 2nd

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Another Yellow Sided Skimmer Dragonfly.

He was chewing on something.  I’ve never seen their mouths moving before.

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