Friday, June 26, 2009

Rainy Season

Rice field and farmhouse (plus typical tiny Japanese car) near to our apartment.

Recently, Yamaguchi has been alternating between hot & humid and very rainy. Our plants have been happy, and I took the opportunity recently to snap a few photographs of our neighborhood.

The river near our house is now flush with grasses (as you can see here) and wild flowers.

I found this little guy blending into the weeds right outside our backdoor.

Mia's favorite things about rainy season:
  • Watching the egrets hunt in the rice paddies
  • Hearing the "sploosh" of frogs jumping into the paddies as your car drives by at night
  • Poking little tadpoles and watching them squirm away
  • Driving by a rice paddy and having the perfect one-second view at that particular angle of the rows lining up perfectly


  1. That little guy looks like he was made using origami.

  2. Wow, beautifully green! How hot and how humid?

  3. Reed - You might be on to something there, but this guy was definitely real.

    Jim - It's been in the upper 70s, low 80s consistently, and humidity has been about the same 65%-85% range recently. Thankfully, it cools down at night, but apparently it will get even hotter in July/August and stay hot at night :( However, it's probably not as hot as CR.