Sunday, April 23, 2017

Clematis no Oka in May














First early morning practice this year around the mainstream

5:30-7:30 was only free time for me.
Visited the two riffle sections of the mainstream.

L-Hirata's dun including hatching one was seen several times,
even in the early morning.

Must be last ones of this season.

Small black caddis was seen around the lower section.


I think it'll be a good option to visit these riffle holes in the day time, because many aquatic insects were seen there especially caddis.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

ABIKO CITY MUSEUM OF BIRDS

The reason why we suddenly visited there after about 3 hours drive was

 to join the talk seminar about biomimetics this afternoon. It was a little difficult for my younger daughter though, very interesting for me.

Learned the structure of the feather itself.

Visited special exhibition.

Likely good for themselves.

After about a half of an hour,

she did nice work.

Would like to come here again soon.

A little bit earlier than MISHIMA.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bat on the ground

I happened to find it on the ground just next to my car parked in front of my house. I wondered what happened to it.

Grabbed it through the plastic bag and took it to the safety place. It was alive though, looked like got weaken. I would like to check that place soon where I put it to check its safety.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Checked the mainstream through a day under the light rain

Left home past 9 AM and arrived hole M first. Could see good hatch of KOKAGE and many rises of tiny fish though, couldn't see any of AMAGO.

Moved to the downstream of O, but the number of the aquatic insect got much fewer than hole M. Moved to the opposite shore of CA and met D-chan there. Felt the insect's number was fewer. So back to the hole M again.

Still it showed good hatch and found ERABUTA at a little upper stream. 

 In addition, HIRATA got popped out in the evenining! But situation was same. Decided to move the lower pool of hole R.

And as my expectation, there was good HIRATA's hatch and several rises!!
It was because of my poor skill that I couldn't get the rise. But it was good progress to find rises on the mainstream by myself. Keep trying, Lance.

Friday, March 31, 2017

16th anniversary

Took a day off on cloudy Friday.

Took a highway bus heading for the east.

First destination was

the place which I've wanted to visit.

Enjoyed a kind of 'Intellectual Stimulation' very much.

Very cool building.

On the way walking back to the station,

saw many stylish shops.
Even common convenience store like this...

Walking around the station during her shopping.

Move to HARAJUKU.

A little bit too expensive...

No place for the man over 40...

We've been together for 16 years from 2001. 

Celebrate it with gorgeous sweets.

Since she had a reservation,
we could enter it without very long waiting line.

Visited FUUNJI first time.
She tried TSUKEMEN and both were so nice.

A little too much eating though, it was good day trip for us.