Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Old Threshing Machine and Egrets;

I'm linking this post to Rubish Tuesday and "Wild Bird Wednesday

*Old Threshing Machine*
When we visited "Sea of Flowers" to see sunflowers, we found this old threshing machine at outside of the exit of the store. It caught my husband's eyes. I personally have never seen this machine but he remembers using the handle to put air when young. Sort of happy that I found an old thing to show, which has Japanese atmosphere.

He seemed so reminiscent looking into the machine for a while.


*Two Different Egrets*
This healthy looking one I found in the uncultivated rice paddy is a bit chunky and has really flexible body grooming. And it was a fine day.




I found this one in the river we usually pass on my way home from shopping. This poor birdie looked so skinny and the bad weather making him looked more unhealthy.


Thank you very much for stopping by;

ps> My bad sleeping habit keeping me from fall a sleep now. I promise I can concentrate visiting you all in the morning. I was SO tied up for several things lately.  See you in the morning, friends.


27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i hope you can get some decent rest! i enjoyed both egrets and the threshing machine, too!

Linda Kay said...

That old machine brought back some memories! We used to use it to shell corn off a cob to feed the chickens. (They were my responsibility). Hugs from Texas
Linda

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I have never seen a threshing machine before, so this is very interesting to me.

The egrets are beautiful!

Visiting from Rubbish Tuesday #14.

Lindy

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the threshing machine is new to me! I love your pretty egrets, they are both beautiful birds.. Great shots! I hope you are getting some good sleep.. Enjoy your week!

bj said...

I loved seeing this old wooden machine. Never saw one before....
Poor little skinny bird...
Hope you get some good sleep.

trishie said...

The vintage machine looks really cool! So amazing to come across that. The poor skinny egret makes me feel sad. Hope you sleep better soon!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. The threshing machine looks beautiful. Lovely look with wood brings image of good old times :-) The first Egret looks very healthy but the second one does look very skinny. I hope he gets to find enough food to eat.
I have a problem of sleeping too much. Half of my weekend is spent on sleeping. I hope you get a good rest, Miyako san. Have a great week!

Tom said...

What a wonderful old machine. I love to see Egrets when I'm on Maui. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Felicia said...

love the old machine photos Miyako and it looks like your hubby did too.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

It's fun to see old machinery from a different country. Thank you for sharing it. The egrets are gorgeous. (I am actually sitting in Narita airport right now waiting for my connection back to the US. I hope to visit Japan soon.)

ladyfi said...

That's a lovely old machine.

Wishing you a good night's sleep!

✿ chica said...

Adorei ver essa máquina, bem rústica e antiga! E as garças, lindas! bjs, ótima semana,chica

Roan said...

I like the old threshing machine. It looks to be in good condition. The egrets are beautiful. I hope you get soem sleep. Thanks for linking up! Happy Day!

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
The Threshing machine was good old time I never looking before because I was leved on city Osaka that why I never no about your home.
Why so skinny not enough food with Egret them? They will be Ok very soon.
I hope you having a good sleep with you and Otosan tone!
Michiko

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:)

So sorry you are still not sleeping well, have you tried a calming tea before bed?

The threshing machine is new to me,but I like it's weathered look, and love your shots of the egrets and the looks of the first egret. Hoping you will feel rested soon.Warm hugs!:)

Shelly said...

My husband would find that old threshing machine fascinating, my dear friend. We have many egrets here, especially with the cattle. Sometimes they even sit on the cows' backs!

Pearl said...

yes, I can see the difference between the birds. maybe the second bird has plastic stuck in his stomach?

neat to find old machines.

good rest to you.

Tanya Breese said...

how neat, and beautiful bird photos!

LV said...

I am with your hubby, a very interesting old find.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your husband looks just like Bill does whenever we see an antique that reminds him of his childhood . I love that look of concentration! And it is a beautiful old machine!

The egrets are lovely; the top one is most beautiful, but I don't think the bottom one is sick -- I think it's just the way he is standing. At least I hope so because I have seen a lot of them who look just like that.

Insomnia is no fun. I have that sometimes too. I know how it feels!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
The threshing machine looks very much like the Dutch types I remember from childhood. Wonder where the one in your picture has been built. Was it Japanese what was on that plaque? I could not read it...
Lovely Egret photos and the last photos are also deceiving because it has its neck straight up; looking more slender that way.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

janiceadcock said...

Both egrets are so beautiful. Loved how you captured your husband inspecting/remembering the thrashing machine. Wishing you rest.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hope you sleep in better now and you are more rested. These Egrets are beautiful elegant birds.

Breathtaking said...

Miyako, it's so sad that the swans in your park died of bird flu.I sympathize with you about this tragedy. It's always sad when things like this happen.
Hugs.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds and an interesting machine. I hope you're able to sleep again. It's not nice to be tired all the time. Warm hugs to you!

BumbleVee said...

Maybe they are not exactly the same birds? one does look quite different from the other ... hmmm... but maybe if the other guy stretched out his neck he would look skinny too.... hahahhah.....

Marie said...

Interesting egrets, and I LOVE the threshing machine!