Rainy Seazon
Rainy Season started early unusually this year. Unpleasantness of the season seems to be multiplyed by Corona virus epidemic. We are asked to stay home but
to take modelate exercise is necessay for us, so we make a rule to take a walk to the park near by.







We are happy to have the pleasant promenades in our town. We take a walk enjoying the scenary changing by the seasons.       


 

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I hope you are doing well.

Thank you for sharing  adorable pictures. The green leaves and white flowers look moist touch andthe rainy smell came wafting in.

 We cope with this weather every year, but I wonder the plants are insects loves these days.

I have been working at home for over a year like many businesses person. There are a lot of changes and findings through this experience.

For example, How I didn't use the words correctly. Sometimes I just omitted the subject and object, it caused serious misunderstandings for my colleagues and We were about to be late for the deadline! For now, we have 15 minutes regular meeting with small members every morning. It is said that Japan has very high context culture and easy to keep the stable relationship, however, it seems that it has changed little by little. Frankly speaking, it is not cup of my tea, but I will accept and adjust these variations.

On the other hand, I can find the good things. I never get tired of looking at the sky through the window every day.The flowers are growing up every hour and the clouds are different every seconds!

I want to make small discoveries and I want to learn the names of flowers and birds on your page. It must be totally fantastic dictionally for me!

 I am looking forward to meeting you and your family when I will visit to Kobe!

 The attached is 'Manyo no mori vallay' in Yugawara onsen,Kanagawa prefectire. I enjoyd walking  with my beloved hasband last week.

 ----Liebe, Yokohama, Japan---------

Thanks again for a most wonderful Homepage with the emails from your devoted readership.  
Here in Armidale, on the northern tablelands of NSW 
in Australia, the cold winter weather, with frosts at night, has arrived.

Thus, despite some of the travel restrictions due to the virus, we travelling north for some weeks to the Sunshine Coast in southern Queensland.Other family members will also meet us there to enjoy the warm weather and the ocean.

We sincerely hope that the virus situation everywhere is brought under control so that we may travel again in safety in the near future.

----Claus&MichikoJhene,Amidale,Australia-------------------------- 

Thanks again for your Homepage and photographs of the beginning of your rainy season.  We always enjoy learning more about your seasons, traditions,  and activities.

So good to see that you two are still getting out for a walk, even with the worrying Covid impacts there, and all that has caused and is causing in Japan.   This worldwide  pandemic is far from over yet.     

 We had news on our TV last night about the ongoing plans for the Olympics in Tokyo, even in this time of the spreading of Covid, and the world-wide advice to avoid large gatherings of people, avoid crossing borders unless necessary, and only having activities that are essential.   

 For us here, we can see no sense in the world taking such a risk,  just for the sake of what is probably simply the possible financial impact of cancellation on the Olympic Committee.   It seemed from the story here yesterday, that the vast majority of New Zealand's people believe it is a "reckless decision" to proceed with the Games at this time, even though cancellation will disappoint many of our athletes

 Anyway, please keep safe (and dry) you two, and we look forward to your next Homepage effort.

 ------- Tom and Kate, Christchurch, NZ----------

Thank you for June HP. Your Home Page is the guide to nature observation. You are right - we need connection to nature now more than ever. After seeing your photos of the honey suckles, I caught myself humming a little tune of “honey suckle song “「夏は来ぬ」all afternoon. The song seems to have stuck in my head.

Please take good care of yourself.

------- Haruyo Konishi HazeltonBC, Canada----------

Glad to hear you are getting vaccinated soon. I am also hoping to be done soon.

All is well here. Winter is arriving. Interesting times ahead for Japan with the upcoming Olympics.

Wishing you both all the best.

----------Noela Knight, Christchurch, New Zealand----

Yes! We need a kind and strong Oni who would eradicate Covit-19. In Canada average daily Covit death is about 150 for the last few days.

 When the rest of Canada is suffering from the extreme cold temperature, we have had a very mild weather here in the Pacific north west . Through the winter I have enjoyed many flowers, jasmines, hellebores, prim roses,,,,, Some of hardy fuchsias have stayed beautiful and have kept feeding hummingbird. For the last few days beautiful colorful skies have entertained me – sure sign of spring. The photos I am sending you are my watercolor. I have been trying to capture the constantly changing color of clouds and water .

 This Christmas I received a Rubik cube and murder-mystery books (Stieg Larsson). Both are perfect gifts for my rainy day.( I still love murder-mystery. Your fault! Many , many years ago at high school you introduced me to Agatha Chrisie.) I came across a couple interesting things in his books – The heroin of the book Lisbeth Salander is an odd girl but has super brain, especially in math and computer.

 1;Lisbeth solved Rubik cube in 45 minutes. ( It took me about ten days. )

 2: Lisbeth solved Fermat's Last Theorem after a few days. ( I could not get even a long, elementary proof . ) Do you remember your “Last lesson” which you and Mrs Kanda gave to us old Fukiai students of 60-70 years old? ? Mrs Kanda's topic was Fermat's Last Theory - The equation x^3+Y^3=z^3 has no integer solution. I think about Mrs Kanda often.

 I am looking forward to March Home Page

 


--------------HaruyoKonishi,HazeltonBC,Canada---------

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Coffee Break
We saw some kind of dandilion growing in crowds and enormus mushrooms.
Deutzia,famous as unihana in Japan, was cute, and we saw honeysuckle.

We arrived at the place we named as 'snail road' and found many snails among grass.

We found the nests of swallow under the roof of the hospital building..Baby swallorws were waiting for their parents carring the seed for them.