For the longest time it seemed like the pretty purple flowers turned yellow. This picture shows both plants with blossoms at the same time. They are two different plants but the purple must blossom a little earlier.
We saw rice drying in the field in two different ways. These bundles are draped over poles.
The rice in the move is tied up and stood in groups of at least three sheaves. We drove to Oita and Beppu during the typhoon San Francisco. It was mild but if was raining as the video shows. The rice is very wet. Sorry about the movie, I cannot figure out how to load it so it shows right.
The Oita Elders live in this apartment building. There is no car parking but it is nice for bikes and in the center of the town which is an advantage. When we first came to the mission there were only two Elders in this area. We now have eight. It is amazing.One is starting to see fall colors in the tree.
The typhoon started to clear by the time we returned home to Kumamoto and the sun shown though the clouds for a beautiful sunset to welcome us home.
Scripture for the week:
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to then that ask him?
3 Nephi 14: 9-11