Monthly Archives: July 2011

Massive, vicious Typhoon Number 6 hits Shikoku

Massive, vicious Typhoon Number 6 made a straight hit at Shikoku on 19th July… We had just returned on the 18th, after spending a short break at Malaysia…  Our plants began fluttering in the winds… Oh oh, I knew we … Continue reading

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‘Mountain peach’, loquat liqueur, butterflies…

We have what the Japanese folks call a Yama-momo tree in our garden… Literally, it means ‘mountain peach’…  I prefer this name to that of ‘wax myrtle’… It is a tall shrub, and a beautiful one at that… Its fruits … Continue reading


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