Into Storage?

Even on a warm sunny Spring day like yesterday, when Mona was able to run around the house naked with no stove and the windows open, the heavy snow-removal machinery is still a common scene. They are everywhere. They come in many sizes, such as the super industrial village blowers recieving its yearly painting and …

つくし発見

Mona was pestering me yesterday to go out and pick fukinoto, but she has already decimated the current supply on our usual route, and I wanted to walk someplace else anyway. Unfortunately there was little fukinoto to be found, but fortunately Mona was just as excited to pick tsukushi (horse tail), and this is one …

In the hopes that someone out there is writing a book about fukinoto and needs lots of stock photos for its pages… Look no further than my blog on a slow-news-spring. As you can see, Mona loves daily foraging sessions. She is a regular rock-climber as she scales the rice paddy aze grasping for every …

Still can be pretty

Despite my desperate desire for this snow to stop, I have to admit that it still is pretty sometimes. These were taken today as the post-snowfall steam rose from the Chikuma River.