2015/08/21

秋の兆し? Hints of autumn?

2015.8.21
多分日本の南に2つも台風があるためだろうが、ここ数日の気温は30℃を下回っている。少し早い秋という感じだ。

Probably because of two typhoons at the south of Japan, the temperature of past several days were lower than 30 deg C. This is like a little early autumn weather.


理由はなんであれうちの多肉たちは、ひと月近く続いた酷い高温と高湿度の後で、一息つけているようだ。
Whatever the cause is, my succulents seem to be able to catch their breath after severe horrible hotness and humidity for about a month.

亀甲竜は暑い時期の休眠から目覚め、糸のように細い蔓を伸ばし始めた。その内、ハート型の葉を広げるだろう。こいつは触れるものなんでも絡みつくので、今年はアルミ線で渦巻きの支えを作ってあげた。
Dioscorea Elephantipes, Elephant's Foot, or Hottentot Bread recovered from his hibernation during hot season, and started to grow fine string like vine. It will soon open up leaves having shapes of hearts. It twines around anything that touches, so I made for him a spiral support with an aluminum wire this year.



 アルブカ・スピラリス ‘フリズルシズル’ 。去年は葉を落とさなかったのだが、今年は球根の一つが葉を落として休眠してしまった。春に花が咲いた時花茎が重くて球根ごと傾き、根を痛めてしまったせいだと思う。これも葉を伸ばし始めた。
Albuca Spiralis "frizzle sizzle" did not lost leaves last summer, but this year one of the bulbs lost the leaves and went dormant. I think it is because the roots were damaged as the bulb was badly inclined by the weight of flower stalk when it bloomed this spring. But, it also started to grow leaves.

台風が去った後また暑くなるだろう。こいつらが戻り夏に耐えられるように願う。
After the typhoon would go away, it will be hotter again. I wish they can tolerate the coming back of summer.