Monday, August 4, 2008

Golden Tokyo

I took this photo from our roof balcony last month, on a Sunday in mid-July. Masashi and I took advantage of a cloudy and not-too-not afternoon to ride our bikes to Shinjuku Gyoen park. On the way back, it rained just a bit, and then when we got home and went out on the roof (which we often do on nice summer evenings, with the cats), the setting sun under the rain clouds made the city glow!

Now, we are into the season of insanely hot weather. Today the high is expected to be 36 degrees (about 96 F); that's bad enough, but at night it sometimes only gets down to 27 or so (81F), so there's no chance to really cool down, except with the air-conditioner, which I hate...