Archive for July, 2017

The heat is peeling things

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Summer is not here for class yet, but it is certainly here with the weather. It has been in the mid 30s several days in a row now. The humidity has been high as well. I think we actually used the air-conditioning at home more than once.

That’s not a thing we have to do so much.

A couple of days ago when I was parking my bike at school I saw a monster grasshopper taking advantage of some shade on the back of a recently parked car. I guess the window was still cool from the air conditioning. He didn’t want to be disturbed. I’m not sure how big it looks in this photo, but I thought it was huge.

On my walks during the day my clothes are completely soaked wth sweat. There are some shady spots along the trails, but today I noticed that even a snake thought it must have been too hot and walked out of some skin!

Okay, I know it wasn’t the heat, but I did see a pretty good sized, all in one piece, snake skin that was recently shed along one of the trails I usually walk.

Another little visitor on my walk

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The weather has been so hot and humid these days, but I am still going out for my daytime walks twice a week. When I walk alone and in the daytime, I usually take a route through the forests around Heiwa Park. I often see wildlife there, even a raccoon and a squirrel. I usually see lizards and the like, but they dart away so quickly I don’t usually have a chance to get a photo.

Today I saw a blue tailed lizard who stopped to try to hide from me, so I was able to get a couple of pictures before he realized his ruse was not working and he darted off into the woods.

Here are a couple of the better pics (sorry, they’re just taken with my iPhone, so not that high quality)


Bluegrass for Water

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

My friends and I who make up the band Meito Junction are very excited to announce we will be playing the first of what should be a string of benefit concerts to raise money to bring clean water to an orphanage in Uganda.

Here’s an old photo of the band

Here’s the poster for the first event:

And here is an audio sample of the music we play: