Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy time in the neighborhood

I had 4 hour free time today, so gone for fishing!

Because of yesterday's heavy rain, the reaction for dry fly was not good.

Tiny but pretty red spots.

It was beautiful early summer day today.

ORURI, Blue-and-white Flycatcher! Nice to meet you.
Sometimes finding a new bird is happier for me than catching a good fish.

I couldn't identify it as ORURI first. What a lucky day it was today!
Her song was fabulous.

And nice one.

Last one at good hole where I've never caught.

My early summer has just got started.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

By the way,

do you know the current hatch condition, Lance?

Not at all, tree flog.

Let's check it together, guys.


Many stoneflies were seen there. Keep it in your mind, Lance.

I'll be back soon, hopefully...

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Oriental Greenfinch was seen around our house recently.

They were eating the flower of dandelion frantically.

Its twitter is so cute, I like to hear it.

Don't eat me too much, please.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birds around KADOIKE

A pair of KARUGAMO, Spot-billed Duck.

A flock of KINKUROHAJIRO, Tufted Duck.

OBAN, Common Coot, famous as fly material also.

A pair of KIJIBATO, Eastern Turtle Dove. Looked so close friend.

Many HERA fishermen were there. I should join them soon.

And SHIME, Hawfinch, first time to see!

So busy for picking young leaf of cherry.

Last ones were a pair of KOGAMO, Common Teal.

Happy bird watching day was today.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fishing with her

Since we came to IZUNAGAOKA city today, dropped into KANOGAWA .

She likely still loves fishing itself.

I grabbed fly and lure rod though, there was not any rises because of low temperature.

This UGUI, dace was only one I caught today. Where is my SATSUKI...

It was only a few hours in the morning, but precious time for us.

The fresh verdure of tree was so bright.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Her entrance ceremony

Her new school life had got started today. Congratulations, sweetie!

TSUGUMI, Dusky Thrush will be leaving north soon.

A honey bee also looked happy to have his spring there.

We toasted her new start with OKONOMIYAKI, Japanese pancake which I cooked.

Sunday, April 04, 2010


cherry-blossom viewing at MISHIMA_TAISYA shrine.

Cloudy day it was.

Shijukara, Great Tit and blossoms.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Just walking around neighborhood

in the evening today.

She's grown up rapidly recently.

Cherry blossoms in the evening sun.

Ume, Japanese apricots. She knew that pickled ume was made from them.

One of lily bells in a corner.

That is it.