We have landed in Japan, specifically Tokyo, and are settling in nicely. I haven't seen chickens yet, but I have seen a ton of flowers (pansies, johnny-jump-ups, etc.) and ornamental kale. And I've seen seed packets and plants for sale! I see clearly now where my yen will be going. And word has it that little markets are everywhere! And I see tons of growing plots wherever it is possible to grow something.
And the security guards had one of the prettiest blooming orchids in the corner of their little booth at Richard's university! And there's mint growing in one of the pots the former occupants left behind at our apartment! Ok, that's enough of small glimpses and exclamation marks!