in japan, rainy season lasts from early june through mid july. the official first day of rainy season was a few days ago. i'm thinking it's a good reason to finally buy the rain boots i've been looking at, and a nice big umbrella from muji.
rainy season is also the best time to see hydrangea (agisai in japanese) blooming, which is one of my most favorite japanese flowers. in the next month or so, i'll be sharing some hydrangea photos here, but for now, check out the work of elizabeth scott designs on etsy. that's her hydrangea necklace above. her botanical jewelry is inspired by some lovely forms and textures, like honeycombs and ginko, i also love her birchbark pieces.