Well, the I-Spy was finished over a week ago, and has been out a number of times, trying to get a photo shot. The days have been quite windy and the best lighting was competing with a balloon effect. Now, the problem is to find the right time of day when the sun is in a place that doesn't cause shadows from power lines ... and this neighborhood has an overload of those. I have saved this shot, but am hoping to get a better one before passing it to it's new owner.
My orchid cactus has been showing off its lovely bloom. I moved it from my greenhouse to the front wall so it could be enjoyed by more than just me.
Unlike the Night-blooming cereus, it lasts several days. I was glad I didn't miss seeing it.
Every year, just as the buds begin to come out, the "gardeners" (or whatever those guys are called), come out with weed whackers and cut these plants off about three inches above the ground. I had never seen them bloom, so I snatched up a couple of bulbs and planted them in the narrow strip between my house and the street. That is the only place that gets sun, and though only around a foot wide, the bulbs seem happy to have been left to show off their blooms. This is the second year of rewards.
This past week, I have had a visit from "Flat Stanley".
Monday morning, he went with me to deliver onigiri to the homeless in Shibuya.
He joined some zoom meetings, and visited a local shrine and nearby temples, helped with weeding in the park, and each time he sends pictures and a story back to my grandson, Ryden, in Oregon.
He is hoping to visit a place where carp-streamers are flying.
It is getting near that time of year.
I think all the students in Ryden's class will be sharing pictures and stories about where they have been.
I have had several visits from Flat Stanleys in the past, and I enjoy those adventures, looking at old things with new eyes.
House repairs are ongoing. The first floor section is almost done, but it seems the damage is coming in from the roof, so both second floor and greenhouse have now been opened and are up for repairs. The kotatsu cover awaits basting and several other challenges are vying for attention.
gotta get my day going.....