So yesterday was a public holiday, of which there are many in Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Japan
We do not have to go to work.
Yesterday was (春分の日 Shunbun no Hi?) a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things. Accordingly I set out into nature to love living things. The first thing I spot is a group of photographers with mega lenses staring up into the sky. What do they know that I do not? Has a Tawny-flanked Prinia been spotted? Suddenly excitement ripples through the group and their cameras reach for the sky.
What a let down when a miserable F-16 and a half cruises over to land at the Kadena airbase.
Who would want to take pictures of military airplanes? Maybe they were all spies. I leave quickly.
I meander to the east coast of the island looking for rare seabirds. It is a grey day. I have rather a depressing few hours not seeing much and not being able to get close enough to those I do see to take any kind of reasonable photo.
I get home in the middle of thunderstorm with lightning dramatically sizzling into the sea in front of my house. Is lightning a living thing? Probably not, but I loved it anyway.
It is Morning Glory time. It grows every where. I loved it because of the holiday.
However to save a rather uninspiring day of loving nature, I found that my Brugmansia had done its thing.