Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Partial Power Failure inside the house etc;

(header’s changed for the newer post;)

*Strange Power Failure*
The other day, lights of some rooms went out;  No, the breaker hadn't tripped...?
My husband looked really confused with this strange power failure :-)  Before that, we were wondering about the flickering of the lights. We contacted the Electric Cop. and 2 young staffs checked electricity distribution lines of 2 poles in front of our house. 
As the lights came back till then, it was hard for them to find the cause.
The cause was the bad condition of the part of "three-phase three-wire systemlink 
Later, Senior Staff was called and checked.
Instantly, the staff found the little heat of the electric switchboard. The senior staff called out to get down for the young one on the other pole with loud voice.
The senior staff looked quite kind and trying to teach the young staff.
And my husband was hearing their explanation. 
three-phase three-wire system and our breaker at that time;
I've had a lecture :-) from my husband about the distribution system and how the breaker is working.  Now, I learned why flickering and power failure happened at the different places. He took me to the transformer station in our city. 
I could see how the electricity is distributed; "power plant high-tension power transmission line →transformer station power pole".    Thanks for blogging (^_^)
                                                                                           (Hope you can see fences in this part)
ps; for this part (posted; Etymology page)
Untill late 20's, I never knew the right word "breaker".  It has been called 'テンパール・ tenpa-ru' in our district because of the the name of the big company in Hiroshima. I checked with PC as my husband used both words. Haha, he never knew "tenpa-ru" is named after the company.

Orthetrum triangulare melania;  taken on the same day while outside with the staffs.
Coincidentally, male has bluish color with the topic above:-)

Cormorant and Dancing Egret;
Spiranthes sinensis or Twisted Flower in Japanese;
The two pictures in the left side was gifted by my husband's friend and right end is mine. When we went to see transformer station, my husband spotted this rare flowe for me. He said I might be able to make collage with hers :-)   Sure is twisted or spiraled♪
I got confused with these both words in English "twisted and spiraled" (^^;)
Swallowtail Butterfly from neighbor's garden. Sorry, I couldn't identify
Thank you SO much for reading this long post.  
It stared pouring outside now :-)  See You Soon♪

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", Wow Us Wednesday", "GoodFences",


  1. Hello Miyako, I am glad your power is back on. Pretty captures of the dragonflies, cormorant and egrets. The flowers are beautiful. Gorgeous butterfly images. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  2. your husband is very smart. glad they were able to identify the power problem and it wasn't related to wiring inside your house. the butterfly is beautiful as is that spiral plant!

  3. Glad they could find out the cause of power failure! The graphic of the three-phase three-wire system is very helpful for me to understand :-)
    The dancing egret is very cute! I love the flowers looking like spiral staircase. What a unique flower! And that is such a beautiful and elegant butterfly!

    Have a wonderful week, Miyako san xoxo

  4. Glad to hear that your power is back!

    Very beautiful butterfly!

  5. We had a storm about two weeks ago. We lost power from Saturday night, Sunday night and Monday night. It was like camping. We didn't have lights to read by, no electric stove to cook on or clean water to drink. Amazing how these things we just take for granted. Finally the power came back on and how we know we are blessed. Thanks Miyako for the explanation of why your power was not working. Lovely nature photos you have posted also this week.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  6. Dearest Miyako,
    So glad your power problem got solved and at our time and age, we cannot even function without power!
    What a lovely birds and flowers you show us here; stunning photos.
    You are always so very thoughtful for sharing your beauty with others.
    THANK you dear friend.

  7. You had power failure the man are cheiched electricity lines of your house ,
    your husband hearing of their explanation. The Flowers are beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week Miyako San!

  8. it is not fun being without power! glad it is working!

  9. You cannot afford to fool around when it comes to power issues. We used to have that problem but power company finally fixed.

  10. Good for you for learning .. It was great of your husband to take you to the power plant, so you could learn even more. (And then you taught him a new word!) Just like your husband, Bill always watches when we have workers doing something, so that he learns all he can from them. And then I get those 'lectures' too ... but often it does not stay with me.

    The flowers are beautiful -- your husband also has a good eye for beauty (and for what will be lovely in your blog). You two are a great team!

  11. Very interesting post. I hate it when the power goes out. Usually around here if a Transformer blows up it's usually due to Squirrels (yes, Squirrels) - How neat that you went to the Plant.
    Such pretty flowers.
    Great Bird shots too.
    I enjoyed your post very much.

  12. Beautiful bird photos, and the butterfly i stunning!
    Think about how depending we are from electricity!

  13. Very interesting! I took a shot of some of the power workers up in the cranes the other day.

    Speaking of which, I love your dancing crane, Miyako!

  14. Hello, Miyako! Your dragonfly, egrets and the pretty butterflies are lovely. Beautiful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  15. It is good to have your power back - the photos are beautiful. The black butterfly is very nice. - K

  16. lots of magnificent butterfly closeups today

  17. Love the egret with its open wings! Beautiful images all around today sweet friend! I enjoyed learning about power right along with you...that was amazing. Your flowers, as always...beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing these amazing images with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!! You're always appreciated!

  18. Some great info on electricity! We always take that stuff for granted and we shouldn't. The technology is fascinating. Loved your beautiful photos! Oh what gorgeous flowers, butterflies and birds!

  19. Feels so weird without electricity nowadays. Glad you didn't have a prolonged power failure.

  20. Lots of technical aspects learned and info on electricity! Anyway, beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies, also! Have a great week!

  21. Hello Miyako! Very interesting post about something we might take for granted.. Electricity and I now know a little more about it from your information. Lovely nature photos. Thank you for sharing with Nature Notes...Michelle

  22. Thank you for your participation in the Floral Friday Fotos meme,