Friday, June 20, 2008

The rainy season has arrived!


The rainy season has finally arrived. It's late this year. This is the first year that I actually got everything ready in the garden for it, and then it didn't come. Like the cherry blossom season, the rainy season starts down south in Okinawa and then gradually moves north. This year it skipped over us and went straight to Kansai and Kanto.
The rainy season means high humidity. Green mold starts to grow on everything,... clothes, shoes, books,.... we even lost half our video collection to the mold. It also means it's not comfortable to go for walks, so without the garden to work in, and without walks to go on, its a time of staying inside,.. reading, writing, napping :)
Often the rainy season is no wetter than much of the rest of the year, and sometimes it's more like monsoons.


  1. Dear Jake,
    The photo captures well the individuality of each drop of rain. Thus my Kansai-based haiku poets' circle is known as 'Hailstone'. For a sampling of their talent, try Yes, we are overdue a trip to Izumo and beyond. Saw a shot of Akiyoshidai on your old Flick'r site. Looks like the Dales of Yorkshire, where I was born! Keep dry and free of mold.

  2. Hi.....
    ita been said that some of my photography is visual haiku !
    try this for akiyoshidai