Yesterday was the first holiday of "Golden week" and so we decided to explore the area around Itoshima a little bit further. After having Ramen at "Ansen Ramenshop", which was one of my faves so far, we went for more bamboosprout-picking.
The weather was lovely and you see that the ricefields are ready. This bird is called "sagi" (鷺). You can see them very often here. They eat frogs at the riceflields... we even have a couple of those living close to our apartement.
After picking enough bamboosprouts, we drove up to the mountains to see shiraito waterfall...
...which is really impressive.
At another mountain, we hiked a little, but we needed to go back, because it was already late.
But before going home, we could not resist picking more Warabi, which grew in masses just beside the road.
Oh, and we also found another lonely morel. I bet, when we go there in the right season, we can pick at least 10 of them in that spot... maybe even more.
Today, the kids had school again, but then we will have holidays til the 5st of May and I can't wait to do more hiking.
As for my art... I also FINALLY have unpacked most of my stuff and today I started another painting. Hopefully, I can finish it in the next few days.