Ted gave me some pointers on taking pictures, like lining up a light colored plant with a dark background to make it show up more.
He patiently listened to me pointing out everything I could with my limited Japanese vocabulary – Chiisai tori desu; Midori ki desu; Mushi atsui ja arimasen; Samui kaze desu ka; Ookii mushi desu; Warui kodomo desu; kirei na hana desu.
I’ve had a bad case of poison ivy for over a month now. I had to have come in contact with it before the leaves were even out, so I didn’t have a chance to identify and avoid it. I saw it everywhere in the forest this time and I did my best to avoid it. Time will tell.
Along with poison ivy, I was surprised to see other plants I recognized from the US. Being on the other side of the world, I expect everything to be different. Not so.
The happy birthday photographer and I had a pleasant afternoon.
I haven’t made the cheese cake yet. Our little refrigerator is too full. We have to eat some things before the cake will fit.