Troubled Bees

These bees are not doing well…. Maybe this hive can be a one of my test hives of see if I can move them into a different kind of hive. At the present they are in a 重箱式(じゅうばこしき Jubbako Shiki) “Traditional Japanese nested box style hive” which generally works well for Japanese honeybees. I did get some beautiful photos.

Tonkatsu Maman

Founded in 1961 and according to the decour it’s never been refurnished or reformed. But that doesn’t matter because the food speaks for itself, and the pork cutlets and the best I have ever had in Japan. If you are touring around Awaji Island it’s a welcome halfway pitstop. とんかつ ママン [map style=”width: auto; height:300px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” marker=”yes” lat=”34.257256″ lon=”134.720463″]

New Camera DMC-FT4

After my DMC-FT3 died on a trip to the Tango Peninsula, Panasonic was kind enough to send me a new one, a newer model and in different color :). The DMC-FT4 is basically the same as the previous model with a few new functions. The panoramic mode is interesting but nothing that can’t be achieved in post. Do I need this ?