Now, many satellites go around the earth and the space probes fly to the planets.
Though, I still doubt the Copernican theory.
It is quite natural for me to think so, because I have not seen the rotation of the earth directly by my eyes.
Aim a camera to the polestar in the bulb mode, then expose about ten minutes.
The rotation of constellations will come out on a photograph.
Such my own starry picture convinces me that the earth is rotating indisputably.
Photo Data: NIKON-D80, Nikkor18-135, 18mm, F3.5, 15min. Place: Mauna Loa
When a root is pulled up, it takes out a lot of potatoes. Furthermore, many big potatoes come out from the earth.
Amount of harvest reached 30kg in all. The seed potato which planted in the early spring was approximately 1kg,
but it is a bumper crop though the first time. The potato dislikes repeated cultivation.
A seed potato does not grow up and will be decayed when caught in the long rain.
Good conditions seem to have occurred at the same time.
I looked forward to what kind of fruit a flower (No.132) links,
but I cannot see it anywhere. I should have observed carefully after the flower. This was disappointing.
In a private vegetable garden, a flower of a potato blooms.
A potato is eggplant department, so a flower resembles a flower of eggplant closely.
In Europe at the 18th century, the potato was cultivated as a decorative plant, not as a food.
It is really a beautiful flower.
An illustrated book of flora is describing that the each potato has an own version color of flower,
such as purple, white, yellow, and blue, and will bear a fruit.
New potato will be crop in August. But I am looking forward to a fruit, rather than potato.
Rice planting was finished, so the surrounding field of my house has changed color to green.
Many white herons are standing in a rice field and occasionally peck bait in the water.
They do not gather like swans and are keeping some distance each other.
Herons seem to have a territory. But they do not fight for territory by crying or other behavior.
If one heron cuts into other heron’s space, the heron who was occupying it gets away to other area.
I am watching a heron since old days but saw a nest not yet.
Now they may be in the middle of bringing up a fledgling.
The season of Botan bloom has come. We can see many wonderful flowers in the town.
Various colors came to be cultivated by selective breeding. In my garden, a snow white, pink and dark red,
three kind of color bloom every year. These are Botans that my mother bought from Year-end- market and she had grown them.
Almost young plant of Botan is grafted on a stock of Shakuyaku.
Sometimes the branch which appeared from a stock lengthens lively and then will bloom
Therefore the bud which appears from a stock must be cut soon.
When a flower is drenched by rain, it will scatter easily. I often saw the people who use an umbrella fixed on a stake.
But I have not tried, because it may blow off by the wind.
Though bloomed beautifully, it rained on the third day and has been scattered.
A side slope of bank has changed color into yellow by rape-blossoms.
This flower had almost disappeared once time by the scatter of a weed killer.
The reason is because a big root damaged the ground of a bank.
In late years the weed killer is not used because of side-effects, and rape-blossoms are increasing again.
A sprout seasoned with soy sauce is very delicious.
In this season, many families are picking up a sprout on the way of stroll.
I am interested in how to guard the ground of a bank. In any way,
it is a pleasure that the nature is protected and people can enjoy a season.