August 18, 2004: Early autumn arrived
|Typhoon No. 15 still raging over Oita area with occasional rain. I visit Kumamoto city looking Kujuu mountain range on the right. The mountains are covered with black clouds.|
|The weather is recovering however. Blue sky smiles at me.|
|Rain washed green highland, blue sky, and white clouds make me feel happy by driving the plateau. This is my regular busy visit to Kumamoto.|
|I drove down to Ichinomiya town. I found some stands that sell local agricultural products. I always pass by it because time schedule doesn't allow me to drop in.|
|After the regular meeting at Kumamoto, I headed home. I took a short break at my favorite familiar spot that overviews Aso Valley.|
|The rice paddies are tiled regularly like this. It is one of beautiful Japanese landscape.|
|Cosmos has started to bloom beautifully.|
|I found so many unknown flowers in the bush. Yes, autumnal coolness is taking place instead of hot summer.|
|Lovely "Kitsune-no-kamisori (fox razor)."
Insects are chirping here and there under the grass.
The plateau will welcome full autumn soon.
|The rain started to fall again. Black clouds hurry to north.|
|The road is closed by the mist and heavy rain hits my car again.|
|I found a faint rainbow in the sky after I passed by Kujuu mountain. I was delighted to expect something good tomorrow.|