21st August (Thu.) clear
The rice plant was growing healthy while I was
suffering from the summer heat. I wonder what
the farmwork is going on now.....
The plant steadily grows to the height of about 80 centimeters.
But I don't see any ear of the plant in the paddies near my house.
I guess the kind of the rice plant is probably different from
that of Yufuin to which winter comes earlier than here.
Weeds are elaborately removed from the ridges of the rice paddies.
The paddies are continuously irrigated through the ditches, small
water grasses are floating on the water, or tiny green frogs are
happily leaping, mud snails are creeping under the water....
In the front, you see Mt.Takasaki, famous for its monkey garden.
There are many small ovaries filled with white egg cells of sesame. Mie