Sunday, March 19, 2017

Around 60 years old Festival "アラ還フェスティバル”;

* Arakan Festival *
My husband's band participated another music festival.  The title is made by shortning two words of "Around and Kanreki 還暦".  In the first music there are some solo parts of him. The tile of the music is "La Macarena" also called "mabo of bullfighter".

*Other Participants *

When we arrived at the parking lot, we found this Black Kite perching on a power pole. One of our guests said that he /she looked a little scary. Although looking fearless or intrepid, attractive and lovely for me p:-)

*Orchid flower by the window*
I bought this orchid nearly 2 years ago, with my surprise we could see the flowers this year♪ I was happy seeing the Pictures taken with Different Shades (^.^
After my late parents' old house was sold,  we are having tight schedule. My husband wished to check about the tax thing we will have to deal with; went to municipal office a couple of times. And our mobile phones broke down.  Struggle for 2 days with it to fix for my use. Have a wonderful coming new week.  Visiting You Soon.

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  1. I enjoyed the video! Great music and your husband's performance is wonderful! Arakan festival is a cute name for the event :-) It must have been lots of fun!
    Your photos of Black Kite are gorgeous. They are very attractive indeed. And your orchid is beautiful! The flowers look like a delicate glass art :-) Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san xoxo

  2. Dear Miyako,
    your husband & his band have a great sound, the festival sounds like a fab event.
    The Black Kite captures are very interesting, she does look fierce though.
    I have two orchid plants just like yours, they have both flowered this past winter and one of them is getting ready to flower again which is a big thrill for me as I think they are gorgeous.
    Happy Mosaic Monday

  3. So many wonderful, different festivals in Japan. The kite image is amazing. Love orchid! Happy Monday!

  4. I agree with you, the Black Kite looks lovely. It mostly like heard there was going to be a fun concert. Great music!

  5. Miyako ~ your photo presentations are always very beautiful and creative ~ thanks,
    love the majestic bird ~

    Wishing you a Lovely Week ahead ~ ^_^

  6. Music is always good to listen to! and wow, what a magnificent bird:) Happy for you that the orchid gave flowers this year! They are beautiful! Many thanks for sharing all this beauty with ALL SEASONS! Enjoy your week!

  7. Enjoyed the video!

    Lovely photos!

  8. I enjoyed hearing the music of your husband's band.
    I love orchids and I have buds on one of my plants which I hope wil bloom soon.

    The hawk looks majestic to me.

  9. You know I love seeing raptors (hawks, eagles, kites) and I agree with your description! But I too know several people who are afraid of them, so I am not surprised to hear the comment from your friend.

    Your husband's band sounds great and they all look as if they are having a wonderful time playing together.

    Hope you got your phone and internet problems straightened out. I j hate when things like that happen....

  10. Your white Phalaenopsis is gorgeous. So pure & elegant. What a handsome bird! Wishing you a lovely week my dear Miyako!

  11. Greetings from Bangkok, my new home. Like you I am looking forward to filling the place with orchids, such beautiful and graceful flowers and if they were my name flower I'd have millions of them!
    Have a lovely week Orchid!
    Wren x

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    What a surprise to hear your husband's band play La Macarena! They did so well.
    Please do pay them a compliment.
    Oh yes, it takes about a year I guess before life will be like normal routine... tax preparation we too have to finish next week after I've cooked the dinner for 12 of Pieter's Monday Night club. That is on the 27th, we will be hosting. Shopping for ingredients and tidying the house etc. Will be happy when it is Tuesday.
    We had one performance with our choir and now we rehearse hard for the Revue at the Theatre, with steps + singing.
    But that makes life interesting and not boring.
    Love all of your photos, great kite shots.
    Yesterday husband Pieter did bring home two new orchids. All previous ones died last year and I want some back.

  13. Wonderful to hear your husband's music! Lovely photos of the hawk and orchid, too! x Karen

  14. The photos of the bird are very impressive. Nice detail and focus! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

  15. Great shots of the Kite and loved hearing the music on the video. Have a good week ahead.

  16. A very interesting post as always! I love the picture of the kite - it is a very elegant bird. My mother also has many orchids and they are just coming into bloom now that the daylight is longer. Such lovely flowers!

  17. Hello Miyako!:) Wonderful music on the video, I enjoyed listening to your husbands band. Since I have been absent from blogging for a few months I didn't know you had sold your parents house. I fully understand all the legalities this entails, but am happy for you that the sale took place.:)

    Great shots of the eagle, a magnificent bird of prey, and although not harmful to humans those eyes do look fierce. Last week a friend of mine gave me a lovely white orchid,...would you please share the secret of how you manage to keep them for so long without them dying. I love their elegance and beauty, and especially love the white ones, but have not been successful in caring for them.:( I enjoyed seeing all your photos, and hope your mobile can be repaired.
    Until next time,.. Take care my friend.

  18. Hello, Miyako!The husband's band sounds awesome. I loved the song.
    The Black Kite is an awesome looking bird. Fantastic photos. Lovely images or your orchid. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  19. I would enjoy listening to your husband's band! And that kite....exceptional beauty! As are your flowers.

    Thanks so much for adding your link, sharing with all of us other birders around the world!!

    Have a great week ahead--
    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

  20. Good afternoon Miyako.... I enjoyed the music on the video and they all sounded wonderful... Very interesting bird this black kite... And I am happy that your orchid bloomed....Michelle

  21. I really enjoy seeing all the great bird images you get. I am impressed that they always seem to pose for you. The orchids are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!