Monday, 20 September 2021 – I took my first walk in a long time to a small park

Good evening from Tokyo under the fourth time state of emergency.
Day 71.

It was a clear and sunny day today. In Japan, it is the autumn holiday season called Silver Week. Today, Monday, was a national holiday called Respect-for-the-Aged Day. Though three consecutive holidays have ended today, this Thursday is also a national holiday. So, many people will be continuing to enjoy their holidays all this week.

The weather was beautiful, so I took my first walk in a long time to a small park in my neighborhood. It was so hot and sunny almost like summer. I couldn’t stand the hot weather. There were many people, who didn’t go far to enjoy their activities, walking around the park and the streets. I know that many of them are vaccinated, but I have to be careful in Tokyo where the delta variant of the virus is still spreading. In the small park, there are very few flowers to be found in autumn or winter. I went home soon after. When the temperature is a little cooler, I want to go for a walk in the big park with the rose gardens, on a day of the week (not a weekend, not a public holiday) with good weather and not too many people there. Are the autumn roses in bloom?

Last autumn I got a new bike. I rode it to the park. It was very fun and comfortable. But it was not exercise for me at all. My doctor advises me to walk a lot. I have to walk a lot, but when it gets cooler!

Today I post a photo of Lycoris radiata (Red spider lily) flower. In Japan, some people associate this flower with funerals and death. I consider it just a flower.

Good night. Have a beautiful dream!

Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜·πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––
20 September 2021 #tokyo #japan