Monthly Archives: August 2011

monkeys outside my window

somebody we know perhaps?!

They wouldn’t pose. They come past our house all the time, eating all the neighbors’ fruit and vegetables just when they are ripe for harvest. The monkeys are no longer afraid of me so won’t run away, unless I get the camera out. It seems to remind them of a gun.

This is the best I could do for a photo!

a real monkey!




camera shy monkey in Arakawa



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Posted by on August 5, 2011 in fun stuff


Campsis grandiflora trumpet creeper

The trumpet creepers (‘nozen kazura’) have been in bloom everywhere since the middle of July. I managed to find out the name in Japanese from my 86 year old neighbor as she sped past me when she was walking to the station to catch a train to her swimming class.

chinese trumpet creeper



Nozen kazuracampsis grandiflora is grand!