Bonne journée, Photo

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東京近郊ではもはや5月に一番ポピュラーな雑草となったナガミヒナゲシは、60年代に入ってきた外来種であるらしい。その小さなオレンジの花弁は、道端にあってあまりに儚く美しい。外来種とどう向き合うかはいつも難しい。
The long-headed poppy is a popular wild flower in May around Tokyo but it’s not a native to Japan. Its tiny orange petals are fleetingly beautiful along the roadside. It is a difficult question how we face foreign species.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting


So many years have passed after I left my home town for studying physics. I still remember how it was beautiful and idyllic but I don’t feel nostalgia so much today. Many things I loved have been missed. I cannot see small green creeks anymore. I cannot take a traditional snack at in front of a small sleazy shop.

When I was a kid at school, paddy fields were one of my favorite playgrounds. I used to catch a lot of water insects in summer and learned many things. Perfectly dry fields after rice reaping was the best place to test a model airplane, where nobody complained about its dangerous flights. In wintertime, it was easy to make it a skating rink. All I needed to do was just to spray water on it with my naughty friends.
This is not a kind of nostalgia but sort of a reflection.

まだどこに行っても世界が広く感じた子供の頃、水田はお気に入りの遊び場だった。

In response to the weekly photo challengeReflecting by The Daily Post.

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Mostly Monochrome Monday: Cityscape

A northern industrial city dreamed the southern province and a southern island was impatient to modernize a long time ago.
Now everybody knows it’s all the same.

工業化された現代の都市も南国の美しい島も過去の話。
大して違いはないと誰もが知っている。

A Part of Mostly Monochrome Monday