Saturday, August 23, 2014

Butterfly first kind for me;

 Liking this post to "Saturday's critters", Camera-Critters;

Female Indian Fritillary (tumaguro-hyo-mon;ツマグロヒョウモン)*
When I visited Xavier Memorial Church (former post), I spotted a beautiful yellow butterfly I've never seen. My husband seeing my pictures in the car before leaving the church (due to his handicap with his legs, he mostly waits me in the car), he also got SO amazed with my finding, what a luck♪  So sorry for many pictures of the same butterfly. I got really excited and happy to show you :-)
She was SO busy having lunch (sucking up nectar) flower to flower and didn't even mind me having been a bit close by. 

           Part of its name 'hyo-mon' means 'Leopard Spot' in Japanese. 
My first pictures of critter with flower ♡♡♡

This butterfly was enjoying lunch at the flower garden made in front of the church entrance.
I should have taken the picture of the garden to give you the better idea(^^;)  Never have I expect to have the big luck♡♡♡ 

PS> Let me add two pages I found it was a female Indian Fritillary. 
         One and the Other.  Please scroll down :-)

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Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend;

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Summer Project;

Please let me introduce 2nd grade of the elementary school girl's work for her summer homework. I was SO amazed by my next neighbors' girl's Great Job. Sort of the promotion for the next years event of boy-scout her brother involved. She made a necklace with the shells, which has the national flags' design on them.. 
Yesterday morning she came to our house and showed me the shells; after she came back, she put the shells together into necklace. How great to know that she can tell the names of the countries from the designs. She put the names backside of the shells.

Symbol Mark of the Event

Although I've been busy even after Obon dealing with several things with my late parents' family monk etc, I seem to be posting alot...  I'll be freer soon;

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

First Missionary and Fence;

(posted; Japanese culture page)   Please excuse me if I'm not using some words properly here.
 Linking this post to; "Good Fences", 

We stopped by Xavier Memorial Church on our way back when we went to our capital city to visit museum.  Francis X'avier is the first Jesuit missionary and also the first missionary who brought Christianity to Japan. He came to Japan in 1549. 
Original church was built in commemoration of his 400th year of his visit in 1952. But it was burned down about 11 years ago and was rebuilt 4 years ago. 

            The theme of the new church is 'tent sanctuary','light ', and 'water'.
Fence leading to the entrance.

In front of the little hillside of the church, there is his statue and the bell.
This bell is the sister product of "bell of the holly year 2,000", sent by John Paul II; prayed for the world peace. One of the five sent to the five continents.
Seems  Francis Xavier is standing between the fence with the bell :-)

It sure was great to rediscover about the history about him and how Christianity came to Japan. I never knew he had been to several places in the world. During 16th century, he was allowed to engage missionary work by the landlord of my area.
It was fun to read that there were eye glasses among the tributes to the landlord, and said to be the first ones to Japan.

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ps: I thought this post can be included for Japanese culture as this is one of our history. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Project;

(posted; Soba Noodle page)    Posting earlier to appreciate helps I had for the previous post.
I'm linking this post to "Our World Tuesday" and Mosaic Monday

This student of mine tried making Soba-noodle for her one of the summer homework, which can be called 'Free Research'. Her mother took pictures how she did and the girl will put them together for her homework with her own writing. 

             *My husband showed the whole process at first*
She is carefully observing how he does; 
Well-Done, my sweet girl♪
    We ate Soba together for lunch. I think you all must be familiar with my soba guests. 
    I'll skip that part p;)  For my new friend, please click my Soba link page in my sidebar.
    The top page of the link is all explanation about Soba.)

* For an extra, this is the summer decoration of my favorite cake shop*

PS> Thank you SO much my friends. I checked "Phlox Paniculata" and found the Japanese name It is called 'kusa-kyochiku-to, クサキョウチクトウ' in Japanese and found in this page.  I really appreciate your help and thankful for blogging♡♡♡

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dradonflies and Unknown Flower;

*Two Dragonflies*
My husband spotted this "Pantala flavescensウスバキトンボ" while waiting me in the car.  He/She was on the thin twig of the tree in the bakery's parking lot. Luckily he/she stayed there long enough for me to take pictures. I was amazed at the glass like head especially this kind; I realized it when I saw it on pc's screen.  3 same angles p;-)

This ”Golden-ringed dragonfly,オニヤンマ was not alive when I found her (hubby said so) on the road in front of my house before going out for an errand. She was desiccated with surprisingly in a good condition. Now she is in my husband's hobby room getting really brownish; don't know how he would do with her p;)
The plastic model hubby built is the character of our city's industrial company.

*Unknown Flower*
This flower was blooming in my friend's garden taken on 25th of  last month. 
This White Flower looked beautiful under the sun. But she didn't know the name and 
I couldn't find it through pc either. Could anyone identify the flower

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