Honeysuckle vines remind me of childhood path, the scent of summer

スイカズラは子供ときに歩いた道を思い出します。生まれ育った街の夏の香りです。

Honeysuckle is such a sweet, if sometimes rampant vine. It’s not so common in Tokyo. When I smelled this one, I stopped my bike for a few minutes along the Kanda river.

Street-side potted hydrangea is already leafing out

街で見つけたこの鉢植えのアジサイはもう葉が出てきています。続けていくことと期待感は、ガーデニングの楽しみのひとつです。

Walking at night, I noticed that this potted hydrangea is already leafing out, despite recent cold temperatures. It’s lovely to see this plant coming back to life for another season. It’s the mix of continuity and expectation that makes gardening so satisfying.

Location: Shinjuku ni-chome, outside of a small restaurant.