The sun is out, tomatoes are swelling, it’s a good time to move the office into the garden. A huge straw hat is indispensable, providing plenty of shade. The hat is one I’ve had for nearly forty years. When I was a student in Tokyo, my eccentric landlady gave it to me. The hat does an excellent job shading me, but I have to hold onto something when a stiff breeze kicks up. The hat is so large, a gust of wind could carry me up above the trees.
I’m busy watching the vegetables grow. Watching them grow is really time consuming. A whole afternoon can drift by quickly watching them. Ena 枝那 and Takuma 拓真 are busy being dogs. Funny how being yourself takes up 100% of your time.