Rainy season started in mid-May, its earliest recorded date, in my region.
The official announcement of the start of the rainy season makes people prepared for
disasters caused by torrential rain.
Warning system was changed to give people more time to evacuate because
these years' intensified extreme rain during short-duration have caused more sudden flash floods .
Fortunately, no rain-related disasters nationwide, so far.
Sunny spell and wet and windy days with occasional heavy downpours have taken turn,
and this week is going to be mostly bright.
During the consecutive rainfall, I feel that nature and I are all painted over by raindrops.
What with dark skies, humidity, and inconveniences caused by torrential downpour,
it could be dreary and would feel depressed somehow.
But things are not all that bad as is shown in the photos.
The white flowers were quietly blooming at the foot of a tree mingling with other grasses.
Google lens suggested their name "Yabu-ichige", or Anemone nemorosa, which is
supposed to have six to seven tepals.
I wonder if the name is correct or maybe different from European ones,
as the word "ichige" implies that they are native to Japan.
(June 12 - These white flowers are identified "Inu bara", or Rosa canina.
Thanks for Rosemary, Angie, and Littlemancat.)
How nice to be able to walk on water!
Under the patch of blue skies, air feels heavy with dampness all around.
I wonder how many people are aware that their town is blessed under the rainbow.
These two photos below are the reflections of hedges and brick flower container
of Satsuki azaleas at my house on the side windows or the body of a car.
Usually rainy season arrives after Satsuki azalea is over but at the same time this year.
There is no prospect that early-arrived rains end proportionately earlier.
It could come too early and be going to be too long.
June is half the way from fresh verdure to deep greenery of summer.
During the rainy season, the threads of weeping willows grow rapidly.
Various different shades of colors endure in my garden.
Hydrangeas are the floral symbol of Japan's rainy season.
They already started into bloom about two weeks earlier than usual like most of other species.
Hydrangeas in my garden
Enough rain is necessary for rice cultivation and reservoirs to supply water
for the scorching summer.
I've enjoyed this relatively cool season before the arrival of notorious muggy summer,
praying for beneficial rain.
Linked to Mosaic Monday