Category Archives: ≫≫≫ Nature

◆Our Birds

  Our Birds     Do you remember that I talked about a pair of great tit1 in our birdhouse2 in the garden? They are still there!       A few days after they started nesting3 there, Will realized that they would be really hot in the summer. First, we were happy to have [...]

◆Our Garden

  Our Garden     How was your Golden Week? Our Golden Week was quiet1 but wonderful — that’s how I want it. (We went to a restaurant for lunch2, I enjoyed flower shopping with my friend, Will enjoyed birding with his friend, we spent some time with my mom and we both enjoyed gardening [...]

◆Bird Tour

Bird Tour     Recently, one of Will’s students asked Will to take her and her husband and their friends out to the Hirose River for a bird tour. Oh, Will was really happy about that.     He made a handout1 so that each person would have a bird guide in their hands2, and [...]


Banding (by Will)       My bird-bander friend (he’s a good bass player, too) has moved his banding spot to a place that’s much closer to our house and that means I can visit much more often. The other day I joined him on a sunny, clear-skied morning1 just before 6:00am. This is the passerine [...]

◆Natural Shapes

Natural Shapes           I love taking care of plants, and sometimes I’m amazed at what Mother Nature1 can do. This time, I’m going to feature2 shapes!             Plants can make a perfect triangle:     So precise! They don’t need a protractor3!       And also, they can [...]