Here and There Japan

by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

July 16, 2014
by anniedc
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The Gift of Taro

IMG_1792We bought vegetables from the same farmer for over 20 years. Before he retired a few months ago, his wife came by our house with a big bag of taro as a gift to us. We ate most of it, but I planted one near the angel on the balcony and some in pots in the roof garden. Here’s what greeted me on the roof this morning:

IMG_1717-001Jewels. I have always tried to photograph raindrops on the taro in his fields. It was not easy. Today I had my own. What a prize!

IMG_1723-005Look at those gold sparkles on this young taro leaf! (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)

IMG_1760This baby taro, planted at the same time, is way behind the others. Let’s see how it grows.