Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Field Mustard

I forgot to post this picture before. This is the shot I took when I helped my mom with the tea-ceremony related event in my hometown. So it was the end of January. Field mustard (nanohana) is a popular spring flower all over Japan, but it’s rather rare to see it blooming in January, I think.
posted by obachan, 2/15/2006 01:22:00 AM


Seeing the flower blooming in the January and your observation comment about it I immediately think of the strange weather we have had in the Washington DC area this winter. Last weekend, it snowed quite heavily for two days. The streets were covered with inches of snow. Then the next day, most of the snow had melted because it was so sunny. Then the day after that temperature reached 50 degrees. Today I am in my shorts.
What is going on?????
Global warming for real?
Is it happening already?
commented by Anonymous joanna, 2/16/2006 8:28 PM  
What a lovely sight to see such beautiful flowers in January or February!!! In New England, we will be lucky to see flowers such as the early tulips until May!!!! I really do not like the long winters here, but will tolerate them until I retire!! Ha ha...Then I'm moving South!!!!!
commented by Anonymous carlyn, 2/18/2006 9:34 PM  
It sure is strange, but one good thing about this year is that the cedar pollens are going to be much less than last year! :D
Global warming? Yes, definitely.
But my mom told me recently that it wasn’t so unusual for the field mustard to bloom in January in my hometown. I just didn’t know. (I seldom visit my hometown around that time.)

A rosy future in a paradise in the South? Sounds good ;)
commented by Blogger obachan, 2/19/2006 7:23 PM  

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