Happy Mother’s Day!

One of the many beautiful ajisai here in Japan

(And a brief hiatus…)

It’s Mother’s Day here in Japan (we observe it here as well) and the ajisai (hydrangeas) are beginning to bloom.

I love these spectacular flowers, with their large, puffy heads composed of smaller individual blossoms. They remind me of my mom, who always had some growing in the yard when I was small.

I haven’t posted in a while, because I’ve been so busy working on manuscripts – for my next Hiro Hattori mystery and for the 100 Summits book (which will release early next year — look for an exciting update soon).

My posting will be very light until I finish the 100 Summits manuscript–most likely around June 15– but I’ll be back to regular (at least 3 times a week) updates and photos from Japan after that, if not before!

I hope you have a very Happy Mother’s Day!