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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fence and Flowers;

*For Tex's "Good Fences"*
On my way back from the temple I visited to see "Higan-bana", I saw very idyllic scene which I can't see in my city. Trees are fencing the large rice paddy field, I asked my husband to stop the car and luckily he found the space to park:-) 
I may not pay attention to the beauty of these scene without blogging and Tex's meme (^_^)




*For Trishie's "Floral Friday" and DeniseinVA's "TODAY'S FLOWERS"*
Especially for the theme of the "Floral Friday" which is "garden flowers", these flowers are from my dear friend's garden taken in the middle of last month.
Crape-myrtle, we call this flower "百日紅、サルスベリ"
These two Japanese names have different context even if we call both characters "saru-suberi".  First character means "redish for 100 days" and second one means "monkey slip" due to the tree sap.  Dictionary said not exactly so p-:)
White ones were a bit late;

Chinese trumpet vine;
sorry, don't know the name;

Linking this post to "Good Fences""Floral Friday" and "TODAY'S FLOWERS".
Happy October, friends.  I'll be a bit busy next two days, so sorry for early posting.
See you on Saturday, I'll visit you this afternoon;   11:30 AM Oct.1st






Monday, September 29, 2014

Film Camera;

For Rubbish Tuesday, I'd like to post some old film cameras owned by my late father and my husband. They were too complicated for me to use :-) 
And hope this post fits the idea of this meme.
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 *my father's two old film cameras*
       MAMIYA with Olympus lens and accordion type 
                                                                                    (sorry if it's the wrong word)
       Minolta; newer one for him
I know you've seen these pictures but my favorites :-)

*my husband's old PENTAX camera*

Some of my friends may reminisce using these types of camera. 
For me, too costly to use film camera. I really AM thankful for digital one we can erase unneeded pictures freely later. As camera is an inevitable item for me now 

Linking this post to  Rubbish Tuesday
Thank you very much for stopping by;






Sunday, September 28, 2014

Unsolved Problem;

Problem with width of my blog page with Chrome; Decided to ignore:-) 
Maybe because of the different browser of new pc of 8.1 from 7, my page in Chrome's default got really shrunk.  For 7, I don't have this problem. Just wished to let you know(^^;); sorry for early posting.

*My blog page from Explorer  (Yahoo)*   Default 100%


*My blog page from Chrome  Default 100%
 Needed to change default to 150, and arrow shows extended function of "ZOOM" from Chrome.  It only changes size of inside the background.
And buttons on the sidebar are shaking a bit, probably too much enlarging p:)

Haha, just rumbling post. Have a wonderful weekend;





Friday, September 26, 2014

Sea of Rock;

*oo-iwa-go (大岩郷)*
While we were heading for the temple with Higan-bana (previous post), my husband had noticed the road sign of "oo-iwa-go (大岩郷)" and remembered visiting there a couple of decades ago.  As I've never visited there, he kindly made a deter for me to see the rocks. If I translate each character of "大岩郷" literally, they mean,"large-rock-countryside".  There are 2 theories how this "Sea of Rock" created. One of them is diastrophism.  Nature never stop surprise us with its amazing creation.
           
In 1945, this place was  recognized as a national natural treasure.

Thank you very much for stopping by;  
I hope you will have a wonderful weekend and new week.
My next post will be next Tuesday.  See you in your blog, friends♪






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Red Spider Lily (Higan-bana) at a Temple;

                    So sorry for unmatched header, it’s been changed for the newest post;

*Higann-bana (Equinox flower or red spider lily) post again*  
For the word 'higan' please refer to my previous post. Through PC, I found a temple where this seasonal flowers are blooming just an hour and a half drive away from home; never been there before.  My pictures got too bright but I hope you can enjoy them :-)

Viewing the entrance from a bit of above;

The lady is not me, there were some people with cameras taking photos.
I thought these lots of weeping cherry trees would be beautiful with blossoms.

 Well, looking forward to visiting next spring if I can.


I thought I was right choosing weekday to go,
so there were not so many people to enjoy the view.

*Kūkai (空海) or Kōbō-Daishi and  Goddess of Kannon*
Upper Left→ Kōbō-Daishi who was a Japanese monk, poet, and artist, founder of the Shingon etc;
Upper Right Statue of the Goddess of Kannon with thirty three little others. I was surprised to know from the sign that these Kannon especially have power for avoiding to get senile. I prayed for it for both of us.


*Pictures of fences*
The temple located a bit up the hill and we drove the path with wood fence;
I hope these Higan flowers can be seen kind of fencing the rice paddy;

This lovely girl (her name is Mei) greeted me at the parking lot



*Extra two Flowers*

The Anthurium on the right is birthday present from my cousins along with other goodies last week when we had lunch.
I found the roses on the left with lower than a dollar for each when I was buying flowers for the graves on Equinox Day. And they are with my new Dynabook 8.1(toshiba) which gave me hard time p:)

 Linking this post to;
         "Good Fences", "Saturday's critters", "TODAY'S FLOWERS"
         "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes" 


Thank you SO much for reading this long post and I'll be visiting you after lunch, Sep. 30th (Japan time);