Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy Coming New Year 2017;

I hope you all will have a wonderful New Year with your family♪
As I wished to link this my another first bird to bird memes. Let me say early new year greeting. I'll link this post to Eileen's "Saturday's critters",  and Anni's "id-rather-b birdin" in the morning of  January 1st (Japan time).

*Yellow bunting  Oriental Green Finch *
This is also my first bird found on the tree in front of my house. So sorry for not clear picture :-)

* Bells on New Year’s Eve” *

In Buddhist beliefs, humans are born with 108 worldly desires which are removed when the temple toll bell 108 times. TV program let us hear the bell from the shrine when the clock hit the Jan.1st to be able to welcome New Year with a pure mind and pray the peaceful New Year.  I remember being able to stay up around 1:30 on New Year morning when young and had happy time with family and relatives :-) 

I'll make year crossing Soba-Noodle tonight.
Wishing you will have a wonderful Year End and New Year with your family♪

Linking this post to, "Saturday's critters", "id-rather-b birdin",


  1. Hello, Miyako! what a sweet bird. Is it a finch? I am not able to stay awake for the New Year to ring in, maybe I will wake up from the noise. Pretty photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017 and a very Happy New Year!

  2. I wish you a wonderful new year, Miyako, full of happiness and lots of good photographic opportunities! The yellow bunting is very pretty - lucky you to have it in your tree!

  3. The yellow bunting is beautiful and wonderful series of photos ~ all very creatively done and love your information about celebrating and food you are cooking ~ thank you ~

    Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

  4. Thank you very much for your beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
    Happy New Year 2017 !!

  5. I'm so happy to have your as my friend dear Miyako! Wishing you all the best in 2017!

  6. Beautiful birds in their lovely settings. How wonderful you make everything look Miyako. Happy New Year to you too.

  7. Aww such cute birdies!
    I used to stay up until midnight to hear the bell when I was young. Really loved hearing the sound. It's very calming. Nowadays I won't be able to be up until so late. I'll catch up with fireworks and new year celebration scenes on video :-)
    Thank you for your friendship throughout the year, Miyako san. Very happy New Year to you. I wish much happiness for you in 2017!

  8. Happy New year!
    I had my dream back yard was raining all the time but beautiful days now.
    I hope you having a lovely time with all your family.
    So much of your family with Soba-Noodle I thinking of you so much Miyako San.
    I wish very happy new years 2017.

  9. Beautiful birds. How nice to have those childhood memories. Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt. Happy 2017!

  10. Happy New Year to you and your husband Miyako. I hope it is peaceful and happy. It is fun to remember holiday traditions from when we were children isn't it?

  11. Pretty birds. I love your collages. Happy New Year!