Solstice – Summer starts today – June 21

On June 21, 2011, in More, Nature,

Google’s doodle by a Japanese kid reminded me today is the day. Where I live, it’s been summer for more than a couple of weeks. Nobody is working in the yard.  No sound of yard tools. I never really understand “an astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun’s apparent position in the […]

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Drift Ice – Shiretoko, Hokkaido

On May 26, 2011, in More, Nature,

When summer approaches here, I feel like watching drift ice. It must be like shaving ice for mind. I found a beautiful drift ice video with perfectly soothing BGM, my husband’s kind. The poster’s comment was it was taken on a cold day after stormy cold front passed, drift ice reached the shore that day. […]

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