Monday, September 17, 2018

Autumn Atmosphere, "Chestnuts & Rice Paddy”

Chestnuts from next Neighbor
Our first chestnuts this year from next neighbor which we are annually looking forward to.  These are from forest "or grove" in Atu-town Mine-city Yamaguchi-pref.; Known as "Atu-Chestnut".  Thoroughly enjoyed autumn flavor both just boiled ones and cooked rice with them.

Autumn fruits we were gifted from friends "Pears and Figs"

Rice Paddy from late last month through recently.
These rice paddies (from 2 places) are very close to our house where we always stop by to take pictures of herons and dragonflies. We can't feel "Thankful" enough for their hard work. Without this blog, I wouldn't have felt these appreciation for nature and people's and farmer's work.

"Wandering Gliders were flying over the paddy.

Bit surprised seeing these harvested ones hanged over the guardrail :-)
Maybe just temporary and the paddy here is not so wide.

Gifted pictures of flower and frog from usual sweet lady keyboard player. I never knew lemon 's flower has white color p;-)
Thank you very much for stopping by,   always  appreciate your sweet visits;
So sorry that I couldn't   visit   you "return for your sweetness"   !!!
Starting  from this afternoon;   Oh, my usual excuse but I wish  I will be able to.

Linking this post to these pages and Thanks to all the link hosts;
"All SEASONS", "MosaicMonday","Through My lens", 


  1. Oooh, I would love to have some roasted chestnuts. It makes me think warmly of fall and the coming winter. Yes, we should all appreciate our farmers and the wonderful food they produce for us. And I liked the creative use of the guardrail to dry the rice!!! Enjoy your week ahead.

  2. The white herons on the rice paddy are a beautiful sight. I have used chestnuts in DIY works: hot glued wreaths out of them and they stay good for years. Happy MM Miyako.

  3. Lovely photos as always. Happy Mosaic Monday!

  4. As always I enjoy seeing scenes from other walks of life on Mosaic Monday, how else would I know what harvesting rice looks like or how to serve chestnuts with rice? Your gifts of home grown fruit and chestnuts from your friends must have been a joy to receive.

  5. Oh those autumn goodies look so yummy! Now I am craving for chestnut rice :-) Beautiful sceneries from rice paddies. I always enjoy seeing herons strolling around. Funny they used guardrail to hang their harvest. I agree it may be for temporary use but what a practical idea :-)
    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san xo

  6. Chestnuts, figs and pears -- lucky you! I also enjoy seeing the beautiful birds around the rice paddies -- looking for a handout! The little frog made me smile! Have a fun filled week!

  7. Chestnuts are delicious!

    I enjoyed this post for Mosaic Monday - wish you a very good week.

  8. My dad used to roast chestnuts in the ashes of the fire - delicious - try it:) We had a lemon tree in our previous house, and the flowers are a festive sight! Great to see the harvest, and the birds visiting!
    Many thanks Miyako, for sharing this delightful harvest season for All Seasons:) Have a lovely week!

  9. Looks like it has been a good harvest in your neck of the woods.

  10. Lovely photos, Miyako. I'm always interested to see photos of rice planting and harvesting, as it's something not seen here at all. The white herons are so beautiful, too. Have a wonderful week.

  11. My Mum loves roasted chestnuts but I have not had them in years


  12. I loved seeing the hunting gliders. They have such good eyesight and are such agile fliers, it is a treat to see them...Michelle

  13. Hello Miyako, it looks like a great harvest of chestnuts, pears and figs. Love the egrets at the rice paddy. Awesome video on the dragonflies. I like the name wandering gliders. Sweet birds and a pretty white flower. The guard rail looks decorated. Lovely collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

  14. Dearest Miyako,
    What a lovely time of the year when the rice paddies get harvested!
    Funny sight with those harvested rice bundles hung over the guardrail...
    Yes, lemons have highly fragrant white flowers - pure heaven!
    Cute frog is peeking around the leaf.
    And you made me start mouthwatering when you showed your rice with the cooked chestnuts.
    Sending you sunny autumn hugs,

  15. Dear Miyako,
    I read your post with a great interest. The photos are very beautiful. The rice fields look so great!
    I should also try to cook rice with chesnuts. Thanks for this great idea.
    I wish you a nice week.