|This succulent wreath was so cool.|
|A cheerful collection of ceramic mushrooms. I've also seen these at the Laguna Beach Sawdust festival.|
|Owl pet rocks.|
|Some varieties of roses were in full bloom.|
|Love this gazebo!|
|I love snowdrop flowers, but have never had any luck growing them myself.|
|Christmas was ablaze in light and color in the garden's gallery. In here $80 tree ornaments are plentiful, which is a little bit out of my budget this holiday season, but they were beautiful.|
|I loved this house of cards shelf.|
|These realistic penguins were so much fun!|
After lunch my Korean sister-in-law, Gina, and my Mom were eager to show me the Daiso Japan in Irvine. They wanted to know if it was like the ones I had seen in Japan. The short answer: Sort of. While many of the products were the same, the Daisos in Japan do not look like they have thrown up Pepto Bismol. There are pink accents, but the Irvine store went a little nuts with the bubblegum pink motif. And 100 yen is worth about $1.24 right now, so, at $1.50, the products are more expensive in the states, which would probably account for the shipping costs associated with getting these products across the Pacific.
Some of the products I had just seen the week before in Iwakuni were for sale in Irvine:
And the entertaining Janglish was still rampant, thank goodness. I enjoyed this little grammar foible:
Meanwhile, later that evening, my brother and sister-in-law were enjoying the Daiso gifts the boys had picked out for my niece and nephew more than the kids were:
Wednesday, Oct. 24, was the day to travel to Colorado, a 15-hour car ride. Details to come in the next post...