I saw in the weather report that within a day or two it looks like our rainy season will begin. Today was such a beautiful day that I figured I’d better not waste it sitting in the house.
It was hot -around 85. To be honest I didn’t feel much like walking around but I knew it would be good for my mental health so-off I went.
Today I decided to go into the countryside instead of town.
Here is where I had to decide-go up the mountain or wander around in the farm area? I chose the farms. I wanted to see how everyone’s cottage gardens were doing and how far the farmers were with rice planting preparation.
Every little space is utilized. I saw that many plots were either being plowed or had been already. I think my FIL will begin planting next month.
I happened to spot an apiary.
I’ve meandered past this place before but never saw the beehives. I could see the bees swarming around their hives-actually I could hear them too and I had this overwhelming urge to walk over there.
Crazy, I know but despite being allergic to bees I love them.
Even if I wasn’t allergic to them I still wouldn’t really walk over there…I am pretty sure the farmer wouldn’t appreciate me doing that. It makes me wonder though-who owns them? I’d love to buy some honey!
This area is pretty well in the boondocks, a place I’d love to own a house.
Cottage gardens everywhere.
Not far from the ancient pond where I sometimes linger and listen to the frogs…and watch the fish bob up out of the murky depths to gulp a bug that was floating on the surface.
This is a good place to wander and think…
I wandered all the way around this area and then decided to trek over to the tea shop on the other side of the valley-a fair distance. It took me about an hour from here just to get there but it was on the way home-sorta.
I had a hankering for a matcha-soft cream. The tea shop is fairly large and sells home-made foods from around the area. I saw honey while I was there…expensive though. I didn’t buy it because it was heavy and I had my bag and camera with me. On foot you’d be surprised how heavy a small item becomes after a few minutes.
I ate my matcha-soft cream and gazed over the valley. I had a lot to think about today.
I spent a few minutes resting and then headed down the road for home-about a 40 minute walk.
Now the rains can come.