It’s almost 5pm. I’m listening to Erasure and the sonic chatter of the cicadas. The girls are watching Dinosaur Train. That’s about as exciting as it gets around here.
While we were out today, we ran across this fellow. Isn’t he beautiful? I love photographing insects/butterflies/bugs, they’re just so interesting looking. There’s a little fountain close to the train station, and there are always dragonflies skittering about. This one landed and hung out, and as Zoe said, wanted his picture taken. So we obliged.
The other day we went to Yoyogi Koen and met friends to ride bikes and play. We ended up walking through one of the grassy areas, and it was seriously swimming in dragonflies. They were everywhere. It was completely magical, straight out of a Studio Ghibli film.
We went in to Shibuya to see Bruce this afternoon, since he has Aikido tonight and won’t be home before the girls go to bed. While we were there, I decided to take a look in a store that we went into when we were here in December, to see if they still had some teacups I’d seen back then. I hadn’t gotten any then because I figured they’d get broken in transit. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure that the store would still be there, let alone the teacups, but there they were! I may have to go back and get another in blue. I love teacups.
I also found these gorgeous handkerchiefs, and it was all I could do not to buy one in every pattern they had. They’re super worn, soft cotton, and I love them so much.
I also got a Shark steam mop, but that’s neither here nor there. The reason for this picture is to show how they wrap things that you have to carry home. Not only do they put cording around it, but they also attach a little handle. SO convenient! They know what they’re doing!
We found a website today for a company that will deliver from Costco, for cheap and quickly, which is seriously a blessing from God. Costco is the only place that has blocks of Colby Jack cheese of any decent size for a reasonable price, and we’re big on cheese around here. And string cheese. Oh, string cheese. The nearest Costco is an hour away by train and bus, and then I’d only be able to buy what I could carry home. The other company we knew of that delivered was too expensive to make it worth it. But this? This is good.
I don’t really have much else to say, it’s hot and too near the end of the day. I think I’ll go try out my mop.