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A Heavenly Song

March 8, 2013

The Japanese "Uguisu" nightingale

There is a hilly grove in the back of my house. As I was about to leave this morning I heard the distinctive, haunting song of the Japanese “uguisu” nightingale coming from the woods.

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Fresh Strawberries

South Kyushu has had a good harvest this year, and stores are chock-full of organic strawberries from local farms - red, juicy and bursting with flavor.
Fresh strawberries are in season. Yummm!

South Kyushu has had a good harvest this year, and stores are chock-full of organic strawberries from local farms — red, juicy and bursting with flavor.

Miyazaki prefecture, on the southeast tip of kyushu … Read the rest

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It doesn’t snow in Miyazaki city in May

Ski-Miyazaki-in-May.Actually, it almost never snows here.  Miyazaki is in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japanese main islands, and the climate here is subtropical.   But what is a little lack of snow to die-hard ski enthusiasts?

Ski-Miyazaki-in-MayThese pictures were taken in a … Read the rest

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Beautiful Song Birds of Japan

MejiroSong birds are chirping in Miyazaki. And today, is the start of Bird Appreciation week in Japan. Tweet, tweet..

The picture to the left is “Mejiro,” literally “white eye.”

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