Here's a shot which was taken in the rainy season, but it's a little more abstract than what I normally post to this BLOG. During the rainy season the rice fields are full of water and as you go past these you can here the sounds of frogs singing. It's a good thing to hear the frogs. I've heard in some other countries you can't hear the frogs, because the rice has been sprayed with chemicals which also kills the frogs. I'm not sure I'd want to be eating rice from those countries.
The rainy season this year has been drier than usual, well around this part of Japan anyway. We've had just a few rainy days this month. Normally it rains four or five days in a week during the rainy season. The weather hasn't been so hot either, although the end of May and beginning of June were hotter than usual. It's not a good thing for the rice growing, or for the hydrangeas either.
I've just finished a very busy three weeks of work. I have a quieter week coming up, before another busy fortnight at the beginning of July. Hopefully I can take some photos and post a few more BLOGs over the next week.
This photo was taken in a rice field behind the Den Yakiniku Restaurant in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto prefecture. Den Yakiniku is on Suntory Dori not far from the new Hankyu Nishiyama-Tennozan station. However at the time I took this photo, that station didn't exist.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D700 camera and an AF Nikkor 50f/1.8D lens. No post processing has been done on this image.