After 4 days of monochrome tones like this...well, we practically fell over ourselves doing the happy dance when blue skies greeted us today. I told dog #1 "Let's go for a walk!" and she gladly obliged with a fierce wagging of her tail. I like living here in the mountains, and just had to photograph the obligatory margherita and whatever else. We also chanced upon some of our hardworking neighbors, who were, as usual, involved in heavy labor.
Shishigatani pumpkin seedlings - 4 weeks. I don't know what gave me the idea to plant more than 1 type of pumpkin this year, but after reading phrases like "delicious nutty flavor" and "famous vegetable in Kyoto cuisine" in Baker Creek's catalog, how was I supposed to say no? Red Kuri (Hokkaido) rounds out the bunch with Yellow Scallop squash bringing up the rear.
Average daytime temperature: 16°C / 61°F