rainy season this year

梅雨。rainy season.

梅雨真っ只中。We’re in the middle of the rainy season here.

紫陽花が見頃を迎えています。Hydrangea are in full bloom in the rainy season.
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今朝も天気がはっきりしないね。念の為、傘を持って行こうか。(100均で買ったモンステラが2年でこんなにも大きくなりました。生長し過ぎたので幾つかに株分けして水にさしています)The weather is unsettled again today.I’ll take an umbrella just in case. 

「はい、どらみの傘♡」家からモンステラの葉を1つ持ってきたよ。穴が空きまくりだけど。「Here are your umbrella♡」 I brought  this leaf from home.

となりのトトロっぽい感じ。My Neighbor Totoro-ish.

この後天気は回復。曇りのち晴れの予報通り、結局雨は降りませんでした。The weather has changed for the better.As had been forecast(fine after cloudy),It didn’t rain after all.

Photo @ladzinski / A long exposure extenuating rapidly rising clouds and quickly changing weather at high altitude on #MountKilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa’s tallest mountain. Only 3° south of the equator, Kilimanjaro has stable weather most of the year, minus the rainy season seen here, which is unusual for a mountain this size. Climbing this mountain passes you through 5 distinct ecosystems, endemic flora and unbelievable views, it’s a must do if you ever get the chance! @3stringsproductions by natgeo

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ここのところ雨ばっかりで退屈。早く梅雨が明けないかなぁ。てるてる坊主がきっと叶えてくれるよね。「明日天気になぁ~れ!」It has been raining a lot lately, and I’m bored. I want the rainy season over soon.Teru teru bōzu is a hand-made doll which supposedly brings sunshine. “I hope to be sunny tomorrow!”

Another BillDip because I’m a trash hahahaha

I’m actually having an art block right now, I have no idea what to draw ugh! (I also hate summer because  I don’t like the heat. I mean, I live in a tropical country and it’s almost hot all year round, even in the rainy season!)

So got any drawing  ideas? Because I swear my brain isn’t functioning properly…

Also, thank you for the 200+ followers! Wew, I didn’t even expect reaching 50, let alone 200 so thank you, thank you, thank you guys so much! You guys are awesome! 

August 28, 2016 - Blue-naped Mousebird or Blue-naped Coly (Urocolius macrourus)

Found in eastern and central Africa, these mousebirds are fairly common in captivity. They eat mostly fruits, along with some leaves, stems, flowers, buds, and berries. They breed throughout the year with regional peaks around the rainy season. Named for their rodent-like way of moving, the mousebirds are a unique family of birds with several distinctive physical features. These include the ability to rotate all four of their toes to face forward and their widely spaced legs, which lead to their habits of perching by hanging from a branch rather than sitting on top of it and often grasping a separate branch with each foot.

Weather altering charms have been outlawed by the International Confederation of Wizards since the early 1940s.  The practice was fairly common before being banned, the usual purpose being to ensure crops had enough rain or didn’t flood or freeze.  However, while effective in the short term, long term weather became increasingly unpredictable.  For example, while stopping or slowing the rain in the winter may seem like a good idea during a particularly rainy season, it may cause flooding later in the year or several years later, depending on the frequency and intensity of the spells.  Causing rain in the summer may induce a drought.  While it is possible that the effects may be mild, the resulting backlash will certainly be greater than what it originally would have been.  Ensuring sunny skies for an afternoon may only cause rainy skies for a week, but inducing rain weekly for years on end will have a much greater backlash.

The case that finally ended weather spells for good was the American Dust Bowl.  While it was true that Muggle farmers used incorrect farming methods to prevent wind erosion, it was wizards who caused the droughts in the first place.  Wizarding farmers in the area magically induced rains, sometimes up to weekly, to grow crops that would not generally grow on the American Prairie.  The combined effect of the spells gradually built up to the first drought in 1934.  Unfortunately, instead of letting the backlash run its course, wizards fought back with more weather charms, and were temporarily successful for the duration of 1935.  The same thing happened in 1936, and again in 1939.  Finally, in 1940, the Magical Congress of the United States of America (M.A.C.U.S.A) outlawed weather charms, and the droughts and dust storms finally died down.  Shortly after, the International Confederation of Wizards outlawed weather charms in all wizarding nations.

Ms. Nyx Bluestone, July 22nd, 2015