Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our art gallery 039 (今日の玄関)

This Ikebana is AyeYai's work.

It's cosmos which was from her parents' yard.

Ikebana means Japanese flora art.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Trimming Chinese trumpet creeper and Shidaresugi

I did trim Chinese trumpet creeper and Shidresugi yesterday.
This is after trimming.

The following picture was taken on 31/August.

It was busy day yesterday for me.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Move the rose to our garden from the pot

This rose is the present for AyeYai's birthday from our son.

All flowers did shed, so I have moved it to yard from the pot today.

It will cover the fence years later like this.

The both pictures were taken two years ago.

I don't know this flower's name.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bell Pepper (手間要らずのピーマン)

This Bell Pepper was planted on 8/Jun.

We can still harvest from it. The first harvest was 30/Jun.

It still bloom!

These are today's harvests.

Still, there are a lot of bell peppers on the plant.

I will try it again next year.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hibernation of a toad?? (カエルの冬眠)

I was preparing the strawberry field on the national holiday.

When I pull up a weed,
I found out a toad who is covered in mud.

Are you in hibernation already?

Is it a little bit early for that?
It's still the beginning of fall.

I have nothing to do with you.
Don't disturb me!

Leave me alone!
I have to look for a new place.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flower of a Cactus (サボテンの花)

It's was a national holiday yesterday.

So I could do observation this cactus when it's just blooming.

Last year, I could not have the chance.

Yes, I have done shoot it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The highest weed in our yard.

I don't pull up the weeds in days.

So this weed is growing the highest weed in our yard.

But I don't know a name of weed.

It's more than two meters high.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Residents on the Japanese persimmon

It's gentle rain today, still raining.

There are a lot of Iraga on the persimmon.
I am not sure it has an English name.

Don't touch them which can paralyze you.
But I touched them two times today.

I found out two rain frogs on the tree.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Typhoon and Autumnal sky

These photos were taken at 7:00 AM.

Yesterday night, typhoon came over here.
But the typhoon did not direct hit here.
So it was not heavy rains without wind.
It's an exactly autumnal sky after the typhoon.

Friday, September 19, 2008

AyeYai's Birthday (誕生日 Tanjoubi)

Today is AyeYai's Birthday.

This flower is a kind of rose.

The name of the rose is Mokko Bara in Japanese.

Our son who works in Tokyo sent it to his mother from Tokyo.

Thank you for your present.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Recipe for Basil Juice

Red Basil Juice

Recipe for Red Basil Juice

・Basil (red) leaves ------- 500-700g
・Sugar -------- 800g
・Lemon ------- 1 - 2
・Vinegar ------- 1 cup(200cc)
・Water -------- 1500-1800cc

1 Pluck 500-700 basil leaves.
2 Clean thoroughly with water.
3 Boil the basil leaves in 1500-1800cc boiled water for 10 to 15 minutes.
4 Remove the leaves from the boiled water.
5 Squeeze the leaves; put back the juice into the boiled water.
6 Add Sugar, Lemon squeezed juice and vinegar.
7 Boil for a moment.

*If your basil leaf is Green:
Green basil will be OK for juice, however; color is not good.
In order to get pink color juice, you may want to use red basil 20% out of basil leaves.

[ By Aye Yai Yai ]

Green Basil Juice

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rain frog philosopher (カンガエル thinking)

There is some being in this cycas revoluta.

It's a Rain frog.

What are you doing?

What are you thinking?

Are you a philosopher?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Scale insect (カイガラムシ Kaigaramushi)

This cleyera japonica was cut recently

There are a lot of scale insects on some branches of it.

This is a kind of orange which was planted on 20th April/2008.

The both trees are very approximate.
I found out several scale insects on these branches of it this morning.
These scale insects are invaders.

I have disinfected it with bug killer this morning.
Actually I don't like to use any bug killer.
But it's unavoidable.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Next year preparation (Strawberry  苺 Ichigo )

This area was for sweet corns.

Now the area will be for strawberries.

I break soil, and them move and plant strawberries in the rest area.

It's not completion. I will do the work next week end.