Saturday, April 21, 2018
I have finished three papers and handed them into two conferences this week. Anyway, I'm free for enjoying spring recess finally. But ... It's hot extraordinarily! A good news is it is dry hot. Hope my yards have good moisture for blooming.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Happy Easter! Various news agencies report a developing story about Vatican's new diplomatic policy to Communist China. It sounds a surrender to the Evil: Vatican would admit bishops chosen by the Communist!. Hope God may not allow such that deed!
Thursday, March 29, 2018
I am astonished to find Ranzania japonica bloom in my east yard! Its small light purple flowers have shown like two tiny stars on the ground. I've never experienced such that early blossom of this species in my life time. The air temperature has reached 77 F this noon in Tokyo. It's a record-braking high temperature in March, and ties with the record of the year of 1923, that is the 95 years ago. That year is very much impressive, because the great quake struck Tokyo and everything on the ground in the area was abolished with big fire. Hope nothing happen this year.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
From the north to the east yard, there sprout Glaucidium palmatum Siebold et Zucc., Kirengeshoma palmata, Adenophora triphylla var. japonica, Epipactis thunbergii A. Gray, Diphylleia grayi, Fritillaria camtschatcensis, etc. Wish all of them should have flowers in due season.
Monday, March 5, 2018
In my east yard, a deep red flower of Camellia japonica - 'Izumo-Taisha' blossomed since yesterday. This species has many bulbs this year. Many red Camellias have bulbs this year, while white Camellias don't have bulbs by this spring. Heavy snow had affected the white Camellia's timing for bulbs.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Pollen allergy annoys me very much these two to three days. Warm breeze brings spring to Tokyo with pollen. This season is always accompanied with this annoying symptom on me. But, the red flowers of Camellia ease me in my yards. Which species should bloom tomorrow?