April 25, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 12, 2012
A mother with a child on the back of her bicycle heads back toward the fountain. Click to enlarge the photo.
A view from the side.
Petals in the gutter.
Fuchu no Mori Koen--for information in English
April 10, 2012
The pink is the peach blossom tree in our garden. So what's the blue?
Baba's laundry hanger. I've posted other photos of laundry hangers from other gardens.
But I haven't posted this. It is the window box outside our second floor dining room window.
When we first moved in, I used to put potted plants there. After I watered them, they'd drip on Baba's laundry or futon. Baba and Aunt live downstairs. Usually there is more laundry hanging outside their sitting rooms.
April 07, 2012
April 04, 2012
This is the peach tree in our garden in west Tokyo yesterday before the storm. Can you find the pigeon?
The peach tree did very well in the storm. Wonder where the pigeon is.
There were sparrows
in and near the sakura down in the park. There's not a cloud in the sky
except over Mt. Fuji.
The storm stopped trains in Tokyo and grounded planes. From a distance it looks like the fields out here in west Tokyo came through the storm okay.
Some of the netting was blown off,
but there was also some damage. It could have been worse.
This idea worked well.
The vegetable stand man and his wife have taken down the boards and are back to work. See this post to see the preparations for the storm.
April 03, 2012
Our vegetable stand man usually covers some young plants with plastic to protect them.
This morning he was putting nets over the plastic for more protection. A big storm is coming toward Japan.
It is a lot of work! (The patch of green in the right foreground is broccoli that has been harvested, so he's not protecting it.)
The farmer of the other field had help. They put nets down to prevent the plastic from flying away. This is the first time I have seen them do it.
Work continued as usual after all the net was laid out. By 10:00 AM the wind was already picking up a lot. Fortunately, the nets were holding everything down.
After lunch, the vegetable stand man and his wife closed up for the day. They hammered boards to the end of the stand to protect it from the strong winds that may come our way.