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Autumn magic

Autumn magic

The chrysanthemums from last year are blooming. Lots of childhood memories tied to mums; our neighbors, the McFaddises, grew them for market. We took a walk this afternoon along the suisen walking path. It’s been pretty well ruined by the typhoons, but at the...
Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019

I am ridiculously proud of myself. At the end of August, I brought home a bag of Brach’s “Autumn Mix” from America and there are still candy corns left for Halloween. I have been rationing them out for two months. I feel like today I can indulge and...
Typhoon 21

Typhoon 21

Mr. Mogura drowned in our yard yesterday. His beautiful little feet will no longer dig rills under the moss. I am beyond tired of storms. As Typhoon #21 passed to the south of us, it dumped an entire month’s worth of rain. It flooded the downtown Kamogawa, as...
Walk in the woods

Walk in the woods

Another typhoon is on its way here tomorrow, so we decided to get in some walking in today. I was keen to go up Futatsuyama and Tod wanted to walk on the lindo (林道) so we combined the two. Before we got to the woods, we passed by a highly damaged solar farm near the...
Cat suit

Cat suit

This little girl has slipped her head and front legs out of her post-surgery suit. She may be neutered, but her spirit isn’t neutralized. One lick at a time, she pushes it off. It takes two of us to remove it and put her back into it. Which we have done twice....