This summer was outrageously hot and humid.
Meteorogy Agencey added two new words to describe the weather,
酷暑 (cruel heat wave) and 超熱帯夜 (super tropical night).
The foremer is for the heat surpassing 40 degrees C and
the latter for the nights higher than 30 degrees C.
Disasters here were not only heat waves but also long lasting torrential rains
caused by the recent trend "linier rain bands", rain clouds passing through
the same region one after another.
I wished I could have sent rains to the places suffering drought and wild fires.
Have you kept pet insects?
Rhinoceros Beetles and Stag Beetles are popular as boys' friends.
Especially the former is so for their shiny solid dark appearance and mighty strength.
The nine-year-old boy Y has been keeping a Rhinoceros Beetle caught in the wild.
He calls it "Kabu-chan" affectionately from its Japanese name "Kabuto-mushi".
(Kabuto is "samurai warrior's helmet".)
Preparing materials to keep beetles is easy.
Cases, beetle jellies as food, soil for bedding, branches to hide, and etc.
are sold at home-and-garden stores.
Caring for beetles is not so easy as the case needs to be kept clean
with the right level of humidity.
While cleaning the case, we let Kabu-chan crawl free on the garden tree
attentively so that he won't fly away.
Beetles' are often found at Sawtooth oak, Chesnut-leaved oak, and the likes.
We talked about which way Kabu-chan was happier, confined in a cage
safe and well cared lovingly, or totally free but having predetors in the wild.
Predators are in the human world, too.
The shocking shooting of the former PM Abe uncovered the long-standing
cult-related problems and its tentacles spreading throughout the political world
hiding its identity.
The assasination is inexcusable and indifensible while the stories of the perpetrator's
desperate circumstances as well as the similar ones of the second-generation
cult survivors is beyond imagination.
Collage of summer bugs by Y
As I often told, I like myself best when I'm with my grandchildren.
I appreciate their positivity, openness, playfulness and curiosity.
Though coronavirus continued to spread, people were free to act according to
our common sense for prevention.
We enjoyed the third summer with corona.
A slow-moving super typhoon has been moving through Japanese archipelago.
My place is going to be affected soon.
When typhoon is passed, I wish I could feel the air of autumn.
Linked to Mosaic Monday