That is not to say that spring is not near. Most of the snow is melted, and there are enough flowers coming up now that Mona and i can go for little scavenger-hunt walks and find things other than “Something white”.
Below are some shitake mushroom logs. The little white spots are spore plugs pounded into holes drilled into the tree. Placed in a cool damp dark place, these will soon start to sprout some nice shitake.
Mona and friends challenge the mini everest at our local ski hill.
The photos from this year’s little new year celebration probably look the same as those from previous years, but its hard not to get the camera out.
This is an annual festival carried out be each hamlet. For a little more explanation, see my post from 2008. Although the date is always slightly different, I consider this Mona’s birthday celebration, because her birth date coincided with little new year in 2010.
For the past few years we have been back in America and missed this festival, but this year hung around so it validates my taking more photos.
This is backdated to June, when Mona was still in the Tulip class. Now she is one class higher, and almost ready to graduate from pre-school.
So I realize I hardly write on my blog anymore, I find myself spending too much time just taking photos of Mona, and posting them on facebook. If you have been following the blog, and really want to see this oyabaka (Meaning: a parent who believes everything their child does is wonderful.), then please feel free to friend me on Facebook. I will try to keep posting things on this blog, but…
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Just drop a note letting me know you are here from the blog, since I wont know your name, and until now I have denied anyone unless I know them in some regard, but readers of my blog are welcome.