Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nature is wonder;

      *My neighbor's pomegranate tree and fruits*
To tell the truth, I've never had its fruits :-)  My first wonder today, I think I should try how it's tastes. I thought they are not ripened well as they haven't opened yet.

      *The different color of the beak*
The Egret's beak I posted here had black part and this one I found the other day didn't. This page showed the detail about the Egrets (sorry about the Japanese page). Oh, it seems really complicated p;)  I must read again later as the Egrets is the main bird I can take pictures.  I guess the net is for the purpose of protecting the stones from fallen off. And I presume the mound is far better than the concert one. (sorry for the bad pictures)

       *Alongside of the big road*
Actually this old house still sits alongside of the big road for many decades. Trees are helping it from collapsing. I wonder who was the owner and why no one have bought the convenient place.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yukata 'Summer kimono' and Fireworks;

(posted; Japanese culture page)
  July 21st is "Marine Day" in Japan. Firework Festival is close to this day. 
Yukata is worn mainly at the traditional summer events like fireworks and bon dance festivals. Especially we can see children and young couple wear them. Here are the pictures of display of them at the department store. 
I reminisce my mother used to wear kimono frequently and loved to see her wear them by herself elegantly. Not many people wear this traditional clothes nowadays.

Fireworks in my city, was held last night and it became an annual event for both of us to go:-)  Always gives me a moment of feeling of free from mundane affairs. My husband took pictures for me to post. Although I know these pictures won't express the dynamic feeling much, I wish to let you know the event. I wonder if your area have fireworks event like we have in many places during the summer. 

We saw the fireworks from the harbor of the industrial company.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gray Starling and Entrance of Bakery;

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These Gray Starling pictures are from my visit to our city park this late spring. 
It is almost the only place I can depend on seeing a few kind of birds. Even with my desperate efforts to have a good photographs, I cannot neither get close to them nor clear pictures of them. As you can see, there were more than several of them but they sure are wild ones and another chasing game;-)

    *This is the entrance of the very popular bakery* 
Although there aren't colorful flowers, I thought the designed planting corner is stylish. 
Might be called 'fence', I hope.

Finally, summer has come!!!  I hope this can be called a summer sky.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Madagascar periwinkle and Male Common Skimmer;

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These flowers are from my planter placed outside of the front door. 
We call this flower "日々草, nichi-nichi-sou". Literally it means "everyday plant" in Japanese. Very popular one found at the flower shop in this season. I tried the macro-shots, not satisfied much... p;)

*Found the Male Common Skimmer*
When I went out of my house, I found this dragonfly on the signboard for my teaching class placed at our fence. Looks like he was so tired and taking a break there resting. Lucky that he gave me enough time to fetch camera; I cautiously kept at a safe distance from him. I was happy I could have both pictures of female and male of this dragonfly ♫♫♫    Female version here;

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Little quiz for you;

        Today, would you allow me to give you a little quiz for you;
*Can you guess what it is in the picture below?*
This is what my husband made for me without telling me what he was making. When I found him working in his tiny carpentry space in our small warehouse, he said, "just nothing".  I thought it might be a fishing gadget or something.

You might get an idea from the thing in the picture. This is a 'scratcher' for your back which we can buy at 100-yen shop.  And we call it "mago-no-te, 孫の手".  Literally, it means "grandchild's hand". I wish I had one who does that for me p;)

*Here is the answer*
I had told him the night before that I wish I had something to put under my temple when sleep. I was using the top of the 'scratcher' but it is a bit high. He had cut half of the wooden globular shaped ball and put the round one together with superglue. It worked quite fine, putting it alternately after short while. Comfortable push if you wouldn't use it too long.  Can be called a health appliance:-)  I wish all of you are having sound sleep at night ; not like me who has trouble...  

Wishing All of You Sweet Dreams;

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