Hi everyone, how are you? I’m doing alright. I had a pretty good summer, although the weather was not so great. There were a few nice, sunny days, though. My younger sister came to visit me for a month from the end of July to the end of August. We had a good time together. It was nice to see her; we hadn’t seen each other in two years! We went to the beach, did some hiking and did A LOT of shopping-my sister really likes Japanese fashion. And we spent a lot of time just talking and catching up. We even went to the Odori Beer Garden a few times, and to some of my favorite Izakaya as well.
My garden this year did so-so because of the poor weather conditions. As you know, it was cloudy and rainy and a bit cold throughout the summer, so a lot of things didn’t grow well, and didn’t produce until later in the season. My most successful harvest was the tomatoes and zucchini. In the earlier part of the summer, the tomatoes weren’t very sweet due to all the rain, but last month they did very well, and became very sweet and delicious. The zucchini didn’t seem to have any problem with the bad weather and produced all season. Unfortunately, the vegetables I was most looking forward to-my Jalapeno and Poblano peppers-didn’t do so well. Oh well, maybe next year…