竹伐りの合図

2015.10.6  竹林便り 

  秋分の日のあくる朝 ふっと良い香りに辺りを見ると   金木犀の花が咲き始めていました   数年前まで Rさんはこの木の香りを    竹を伐り始める 合図と考えていました   ところがどうも この9/23から伐り始めた年は   後半の仕上がりが あまり芳しくなく   今では8月の始まりとともに 竹を伐り始めています    今年はなかなかの 良い仕上がり   自然を観ながら 感じながら   少しずつ竹の世界が 見えてきます   A sign of the cutting season of bamboos   One morning I could feel something nice in the air when I left for work. I looked around and found that the fragrant orange-colored olives had come into flower. Every year, until a few years ago, I start cutting bamboos when I could smell this tree. However, I was not completely satisfied with the result outcomes of the second half of the season. So now, I start to cut them at the beginning of August. This year, my work is going well and results have been quite good so far.