Friday, May 28, 2010

New Summer Firefly Card !

New Summer Firefly Card !, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

New Summer card sent by my Japanese son and his lovely wife and super
mum to be !

The card is a fabulous fold out 41/2 x 4 x 11/2.
Press the button and the fireflies blink, cricket chirp and you hear
the stream running under the two bridges
Two young girls in summer Yukatas are playing with lanterns on a bridge.

As you know from my earlier blog July 20, 2009 I love fireflies and
the Firefly bridge over the Arima-Gawa River
in Yamaguchi-cho, Nishinomiya, Japan.

Summer update . . . In Tucson today it is suppose to be our very first
day of 100 degrees . . . Oh goodie summer is here !

sunburn . . . parsnip
music . . . Walking On The Sun, Smash Mouth


  1. The card is wonderful.

    100 degrees, gosh, it never gets anywhere near that here, people start fainting at about 65!

  2. Eryl ...
    On my next trip to Japan I will make sure I find the perfect card for you.
    For me the 90's are the worst... once you get to 100 what is a few more degrees one way or the other? It is all just HOT !
    I love your statement about people fainting at 65. If we get that in Tucson we count our lucky stars and break out our long pants as apposed to shorts !

  3. I was afraid that I had sent that one to you before! Glad that I hadn't.

    Cool about the first 100. It's been a very mild start to the summer here.

    Last night I had a drink at Izumi's bar, the really arty one that I took you while I was going to school, and one of her customers asked me, "Why do foreigners always wear shorts in the winter in Japan?"

    To which I replied, "Well I sure as hell don't! I'm from the desert. Japan is cold! Those guys wearing shorts in December are from Ireland or some cold place like that."