One of routes for my afternoon walk is on the other side of the river. My house is in residential area on west side of the river, and I often go to the east side where is the vast area of rice field.
I saw birds floating and moving on the river when I was walking on a bridge.
And then I walked on a path on the river bank.
The mountain is Mt. Awagatake located between Kamo-shi and Sanjo-shi. Its peak is 1293 meter (4,200ft) height from the sea level.
I walked down from the river bank. I saw Japanese Pampas grass was covering the slope.
Actually, the most of Chinese cabbages were already harvested. Leaves were remaining on the ground without being pulled out.
During winter, onion seedlings grow very slowly. It takes time to grow for vegetables; there is no fast track. We have to wait until early summer for these onions.
This cauliflower seemed almost good to eat. People like Broccoli far better than Cauliflower. So Broccoli is always more on the shelf and cheaper in supermarket. But I like Cauliflowers. I like to make them pickles.
When it comes to growing them, there is a big difference between Broccoli and Cauliflower. In case of Broccoli, you get the big one at the top of stem first, and then you can get some smaller broccoli of the branches. But in case of cauliflower, you just get one at the stem top. You will not get smaller cauliflowers on the branches. This seems to be a big disadvantage of cauliflowers. But I think it just means that cauliflower is a precious one and we have to taste it with many thanks.
I saw yellow chrysanthemum at the edge of vegetable field. The season of chrysanthemum was almost over.
There was a small cluster of Japanese Pampas Grass by an irrigation stream.
There was a tree. The far behind was Mountain Sugana.
The board is saying “Don’t throw Trush”.
I was just about crossing the river to get back residential side of the river.
That was snow-covered Mountain Ninojidake in Shibata-city. I was not able to see IIde Mountain behind because of clouds.
Everything was under the dark sky. It was early winter in northern Japan.
When I was almost reaching my home, I saw one passenger airplane in the sky. It seemed to be landing soon onto Niigata Airport. Was the plane carrying many passengers? Probably not because of the pandemic of COVID-19.