Hitomi's Photography

plants, small animals and place I live




What I think from orchid are: my first violin teacher, Buddha, my friend Lydia, “Adaptation” and “Happy Together”.

Today’s Visitor

Finally, I saw that a squirrel enjoyed eating pears this year.

Oregano Flower

I just noticed the oregano flower is bloomed this year!

Crabapple Jam

Our Russian neighbor who made us crabapple jam moved to California. They served us with tea. Russian crabapple jam is more like appetizer. They cook just sugar and water.

Saxifraga stolonifera

The foliage is occasionally used fresh or cooked in Japanese cuisine. It was also used as an herbal remedy in Classical Japan. It contains Quercetin which has been shown to have anti-cancer activity in vitro.

Pear Blossom Edible ?

I would never come to think if pear blossoms was edible . . . My visitors eat pear blossom, not only blossom but also buds and fruit.

White Space Negative Space

I am not a minimalist, but I like using white space (or negative space) and creating a clean work.

Honey Beeswax

So, I am happy to know that these cucumbers are waxed with Honey Beeswax!

Wax on Organic Produce!?

I bought lettuce, asparagus, basil, baby broccoli and cucumber at a local farmers market. I was very happy to I get healthy vegetables until . . . When I began washing the cucumber,

Lavender Honey

I discovered that I love thistle honey last year! Lavender cookies are so tasty, but I have never tried lavender honey.  Is there lavender honey, by the way? I’ve seen honey bees on lavender flowers.

Dierama Fairy’s Fishing Rod

Imagine if you are taking pictures of Dierama (fairy’s fishing rod) when wind is blowing. I happened to have a digital camera with video that day!

Columbine (aquilegia)

Ranunculaceae キンポウゲ科  Aquilegia オダマキ属

Bee and Food Chain Risk

The human race is really starting to feel the consequences of their actions. One area we are waking up to is the massive amount of pesticides we spray (especially in North America) on our food that has not only been… Continue Reading →

My Kind of Honey – thistle

I waited for several months — to buy organic thistle honey! I finally got one jar at Lake Forest Park Farmers Market today!

Almost there!


Bee Garden, not Beer Garden  

Every time I hear or read about bees disappearing, I feel that I have to go to my territory to check it out.

Carrot Flowers are Charming

I had no idea what carrot flowers look like. I never even thought about.


Liliaceae ユリ科 Tulipa チューリップ属

Leonard Messel

Magnoliaceae モクレン科 Magnolia モクレン属

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