Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon


Can you see the little white dot in the distant sky? That is a full moon beginning to rise.


It is the second full moon this month.


To have two full moons in the same month only happens once in several years.


The month’s second full moon is commonly called a Blue Moon. And there is a saying, “if you see a blue moon, you will be happy.”


I’m glad I saw it with Lupikona. Happy Blue Moon, everyone!

Japanese

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Full Moon Tomorrow


It was still very hot during the day, but it was much cooler when we went for walk during the late afternoon.


The sky today looked like a stream of watercolors.


The sun was setting in the west.

Hey Lupikona, look at the eastern sky.





The moon will be full tomorrow.

Japanese

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Enjoying the Evening Breeze


We walked to the river in the late afternoon.


We saw several dogs swimming in the river that glowing gold in the sunset.


However, swimming is still not Lupikona’s cup of tea.


They prefer to feel the cool breeze coming off of the river.


The color of the sky was changing by the minute and...


we found ourselves enjoying the beauty of a sunset.

Japanese

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flower Walk

These are some of the flowers I have seen on my dog walks recently...

Plumbago. Its blue flowers create a cool effect.


Yellow cosmos. A bee was having nectar breakfast on a vivid flower.


I saw this Cardinal flower at the edge of a pond.


One of the seven autumn flowers in Japan, Patrinia bloomed.

I can see not only summer flowers but also autumn flowers on my walks recently.


These lanterns have been set up for the autumn festival of a shrine in my neighborhood.


I’m already looking forward to spending Lupikona’s first autumn in Japan.

Japanese

Monday, August 27, 2012

Even on Hot Summer Days


Even though it was still boiling hot in Tokyo today...


Lupikona basked in the sun.

Japanese

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Going to a BBQ

We returned to Tokyo yesterday.

And last evening...

our doggie friends organized a BBQ and...


we took Lupikona to it.

While there were many dog lovers and their dogs...

Lupita found a place where she feels comfortable...


in a small chair.


She sat this way...


and that way.


She arranged herself comfortably and stayed in the chair quietly the whole time.


We enjoyed the BBQ with the dogs a lot. Thank you all for having us last night.

Japanese

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Good Morning Beach


The ocean was still sparkling this morning.


Lupita chased the Frisbee...


ran and...


ran.


Kona chased the ball...


Yipee and...


yahooey!


Our morning faces have...


smiles on them today too.

Japanese

Friday, August 24, 2012

This Morning


The ocean this morning is also sparkling in the sunshine.


Lupita jogged with Scott,


looked out at the sea together,


and followed him everywhere he went.

Kona was...

walking by my side.


"Hey Lupita, catch me if you can!"
"Okay!"


We started today with smiles too.


Have a good day, everyone.