Post # 1
Yesterday we made a day trip to a cute little town (think… Japan’s version of summery towns in maine or vermont) called Arashiyama while on vacation to Kyoto.
We weren’t originally planning to really explore the big temple nearby, Tenryu-ji zen temple.It may well be the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. I tried to get some pictures but they don’t really do it justice.
The spot where it all happened was our favorite area of the massive zen gardens surrounding the building. It was on one of the paths toward the back of the gardens where the path opens a little. There’s a tiny bridge over a stream, with the biggest koi I’ve ever seen in a pond with a willow hanging over it. It was just about sunset when he got down on one knee and made a speech. He asked with a really amazing palladium ring that was custom designed, a bit less than half a carat of BLACK DIAMOND (my favorite!), two aquamarines, and two iolites on the outside. It’s better than I could ever have imagined!! He’ll always tease me for saying “noooowaaayyy” (as in, unbelievable!!) when he got down on one knee.
Post # 3
Aw congratulations!! You look so happy
Post # 4
Aww Congrats. How lovely that your Fiance chose a Zen garden. You look so excited.
Post # 5
Congrats! What a cute picture!
Post # 6
Do you live in Japan, or are you on vacation?
And beautiful ring, btw – Black diamonds are beautiful!
Post # 7
Awwwww congratulations!!!! Love that picture of you!! Enjoy the rest of your trip! 🙂
Post # 9
@farawayviolet: Vacation. We live and teach English in Korea and went to Kyoto for summer vacation! 😀
Post # 12
Congratulations ! Can we see a picture of the ring ? 🙂
Post # 13
Congratulations, you look way happy!!!
Post # 15
congrats!!! your ring is gorgeous and you look soo happy 🙂