Monday, January 23, 2017

Bird from New Year and Jazz etc;

* Oriental Green Finch *  
After we've done New Year's visit to a shrine, we passed by the cherrytreelined path on our way back home. Luckily we found Oriental Green Finch, many of them were flying back and forth between the Cherry Trees and the rice paddy behind them ♪ 
(you can see the fence for Good fence).



Our favorite Saxophone Player
On 15th this month, we enjoyed Jazz Music from the same players I posted here last year and before.  It has been about 10 years since we started to enjoy their play.  His great talent and beautiful sound of saxophone gave my husband motive to start playing the instrument.

This Keyboard player also has amazing talent. And the drummer who I could only take the reflection on the mirror.



Great Arrangement from my friend  and the Flower from the road
This work was done by my old friend who teaches flower arrangement.  
I thought the way she put the waves for daffodil leaves are so excellent♪  

                     Sorry I couldn't identify the name of this flower :-)

It's really cold now even in my area. Hope you are not having extreme weather!
I'm starting to visit you; See You Soon.





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

(P.S.) Why Calligraphy at the Dentist;



I think many of you who kindly read my previous post might have doubt why the Calligraphy at the Dentist.  Silly of me not to have made it clear!   
     
          "Here is the two reasons for the event"
"First Calligraphy of the Year " 書き初め. kakizome ←link to the picture page 
is the big New Year's event in Japan ; especially schools and the communities. 

They (the Dentist) hoped that seeing the works on the ceiling help ease the stress of a bit painful treatment for the patients. 


Have a wonderful week and hoping to be more faithful to you all this year ♡♡♡




Monday, January 16, 2017

Two New Year things (Birds and Calligraphy at the Dentist) ;


*Birds at Natural Park part 1 *
On 6th, my husband suggested me to visit Kirara Natural Park.  Happily, we could find this gorgeous Osprey from observation center. He was looking for fish on the wooden perch.  Let me make this post part 1 from this place :-)  
This picture of flying Osprey taken by my husband (^_^)
Saunders's gull with crab;  So happy to be able to catch the moment♪


Great Egret  with long face and beak:-)  at the edge of the park's tideland.
And these birds shots are for  "Fridays Hunt", (my Week's Favorite)

*My next neighbor's kids made Wooden Bird at the park*
The day before we went to the park, from my next neighbor I happened to know that Wooden Bird (bird is this year's zodiac sign) making event were going on there. Their kids made these works.  The clock behind them were an ornament I borrowed p:-)  


* "First Calligraphy of the Year "  at the Dentist  *
Since at the end of the last year, I started to go to the dentist. I was surprised that they posted the works written by the patients and others on the ceiling of the treatment room.  And the local Cable TV covered about it on 13th


The patients can see the works while the treatment as the works are on the ceiling. I thought it a "nice idea".  The lovely young lady from the cable TV with the character.
She also was asked to write;


*Signboard at the Dentist*
The red part of the long one on the left shows the name of the dentist.  In Japanese, we call dentist "歯科・ Shika" and deer is also called "鹿・ shika".  We don't see deers around the area so the sign is just "play on words" with homophenes p:-)
ps; I wrote about the reason why the Calligraphy in the dentist in my next post;

Although I posted mine, I haven't been able to visit you all.  We still have a couple of inquiries for my late late parents house, not finalized, etc (^^;)   Hope your new week will be a wonderful one ♪    I'll start Visiting You Soon ☆☆☆

Linking this post to; 
"MosaicMonday",  "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes""Outdoor Wednesday",