As I go around Photo Hunting each week, I find that many of my fellow Photo Hunters have no qualms about displaying photos of their families or themselves on their blogs -- so I duly expect to see lots of happy faces on this week's Photo Hunt. At the risk of being a killjoy, however, I am not going to go with the flow here.
Alternatively put: I'm applying similar conditions of privacy for my family as I do for myself; and in doing so, showing just the backs of my mother (carrying an umbrella for shade), my father (with my mother's bags chivalrously strung about him!) and a family friend as they walked about exploring the Kokoen Garden in Himeji, Japan, that my flower-loving father -- hmmm, he's sounding like quite the... cissy, isn't he? But, really, he's not! ;D -- was super intent on visiting.
To make up for this high wall of privacy, I've gone ahead and put up two photographic samplings of the aesthetic treats that lay behind the high walls seen in the first photo. Oases of calm and beauty on a hot, sunny day (that also were filled with mazy paths), they lulled us into spending quite a bit more time there than we had anticipated on doing when stopping by in between the larger attractions of Himeji Castle and the Engyoji temple on Mount Shosha on a day trip out of Osaka. And helped provide me with some more good memories of fun times spent in the company of family members. :)