Okinawa and Amami entered the rainy season on Thursday, the 18th. It seems to be about a week later than usual, and about two weeks later compared to last year. I don’t understand the reasoning behind Okinawa and Amami’s rainy season starting later than usual, even though the seasonal cycle is getting earlier and earlier. However, I’ve heard that the rainy season on the mainland usually begins around mid-June, so it’s still about a month earlier. The rainy season on the mainland is also said to be one week later than usual, which means that the rainy season is delayed by a week nationwide. It’s certainly abnormal. Speaking of the rainy season, what about hydrangeas? Roses are in full bloom, but it seems that the flowers that adorned spring and early summer are gradually fading. The seasonal cycle has completely changed, and I suppose the cycle of flowers will also change accordingly.