[en]It is already June and the weather is warming up here in Norikura Kougen. Now is the season to see the rhododendron in full bloom. The grass has been growing in NORTHSTAR`s yard, so this week we had our first big cleanup. We spent hours cutting the grass and trying to make the yard look nice when you stop by. Since NORTHSTAR is in a national park, there are many different types of flowers that grow naturally around the lodge. Because some of these flowers are unique to the mountains, we want to try and preserve them for everyone to enjoy. At the end of the day, my once white shoes now look like my work.[/en]