On a sunny Sunday
during rainy season, I visited a marshy grassland in Kirigamine Many azarias
were blooming in orange color there under the blue sky. We could also hear the voice of cuckoos from the forest around the grassland.
I had a drive to MugikusaPass, which is 2100 meters above sea level. We could enjoy
warm sunshine and rich spring snow there. I walked through the black forest to Lake Sirakoma, where the surface was still covered with ice but I
could find the black thin signs of melting on it.
Yesterday I visited the garden, where
snowdrops, crocuses, pansies and daffodils were blooming in the highland garden. I
talked with one of gardeners who had come from England
and have worked there. He seemed to miss the spring of his homeland.
The season is moving between winter and spring.
After the snow last night, Several birds called shime here came to our sundeck picking
sunflower seeds. Smaller birds could not come and catch their foods.
Walking along the field around our house, I often find the sprouts recently. The yellow green sprout reminds me of the transition of season from cold winter to early spring.
I visited the highest mountain of Yatugatake, Mt.Akadake with
one of my nephews on March 22. We had the finest day for climbing with blue sky
and no wind. The peak of the target mountain was seen largely from the foot.