Sunday, June 25, 2017

Remade Signboard etc; 

*Remade  Signboard *
My more than 25 years old teaching signboard got really deteriorated. The other day while my husband was trimming our hedge plant (photinia), the white concrete panel accidentally got cracked. He reused the necessary letters and phone number etc; rearranged them on to the new panel.    
The first picture below (for reference) is the only picture of old one. Three years ago, I linked it to Eileen's critters site as I found the dragonfly on the fence.  
'英語教室' means 'English-language classroom' .

Board taken off, only Aluminum Pole
There are slight difference from the original one (^.^)


Birds around the Water Purification Plant and  Expressway;   Skylark and Oriental Green Finch

After half an hour's search, I was almost giving up looking for birdies when we made detour to this area. All of a sudden, my husband said he could hear voices of Skylark. I truly enjoyed their funny, lovely and aggressive faces with hair (or crest? ) on its head ♪

                          *Skylark  and Oriental Green Finch*

While I was chasing skylarks, my husband took pictures of finches hanging on wires of fence really acrobatically. I wished he could have taken wider shots. He was using our old camera, he said he couldn't take wide shots of them.  

A kind of Japanese clover, I First knew; 
               Chirimen-hagi  'ちりめん萩' 

Lady key board player who is in the band group my husband involved showed me this Japanese clover blooming in her garden through sns called line.  Happily she kindly gave us some, knowing I haven't seen them. The animation character behind is "Gigantor",  he made it all by himself p;-)   Chirimen means a kind of Japanese textile fabric.  This is clover's picture link page.
This picture is from the pc page I found;

Wishing you all will have a wonderful coming new week;

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  1. Hello Miyako!:)

    What a great new sign! A job well done by your husband. I remember your dragonfly picture on your old sign, ...I think your husband spotted it first.:=) He is very helpful in spotting and hearing birds and other creatures. At last you have seen a Skylark,'s song is unmistakable. Lovely greenfinch pictures, and clover-like flower images. Enjoy your Sunday. :)

  2. Hello Dear Miyako, your sign is looking very smart!
    Such a funny little crest of feathers on the Skylark - they're good photos.
    The Japanese Clover is pretty - I really like its colour.
    Cheers and have a lovely week ahead :D) xx

  3. Hi Miyako san, your new sign looks very nice! That is a funny face on Skylark. His hair is adorable :-) We have yellow (yellow-green?) finch coming to our bird feeder. Love their cute faces! How nice the lady key board player to send you the photos. Japanese clover is very pretty. Love their casual and simple look.
    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!

  4. It's always a pleasure to visit your world, Miyako and find out what's new there. I Like your new sign and the bird & clover stories, hope you have a great week.

  5. The Japanese clover is so delicate and beautiful! And I love seeing your little birds. The new sign looks very nice too...well done! Enjoy your week sweet lady.

  6. So great to get the signboard re-done. LOVE the skylarks...they are one of my favorites. Great photos and video.

  7. Miyako - the Skylark pictures are amazing - I don't think I have ever seen one, so thanks for sharing. I also was very interested in the clover - it is so delicate. Have a wonderful week!

  8. Oh you give English lessons, I did not know. That is a beautiful sign and so well seen. The Japanese clover is pretty and a new plant for me.
    Thank you for sharing - wishing you a lovely day Miyako.

  9. I've enjoyed visiting you once more whilst joining in Riitta's Floral Bliss. You have an attractive web page and blog is full of interest. I enjoy the Japanese culture and used to teach English to Japanese families in my home town before I retired. The new sign is very smart. I like seeing the birds in your part of the world and the clover is unusual. Wishing you a peaceful day Miyako.

  10. Ah your husband or you teach English! No wonder, your blogs have such great texts! Saw you linked up to All Seasons, and am sorry for the linky not working on Sunday, but after that the owner fixed it, so everything is working now! So, you can still link up for this week (depending on what time it is in Japan right now. And otherwise I' hope to see you next week! Have a great rest of the week!

  11. Miyako, it is such a pleasure to see your post weekly. Your husband was very kind to make the new sign. I love, love the birds too! Have a good week.

  12. Miyako, it is such a pleasure to see your post weekly. Your husband was very kind to make the new sign. I love, love the birds too! Have a good week.

  13. Hello Miyako! It's great that your husband was able to fix your sign. Love the birds! That is a new plant to me, nut the Japanese clover is beautiful. Michelle

  14. Dearest Miyako,
    Nothing will last forever and glad that your husband was able to create a new Sign for you!
    The skylark is indeed a funny 'singer/talker' with his/her punk-style hair!
    Love the green finches, beautiful.
    You got me puzzled by the name 'clover' but than I found it: Lespedeza bicolor or two-colored bush-clover:
    Sending you hugs,

  15. So nice that your husband was able to make a new sign for you. Lovely photos of the birds. I do like the one with the crest on the head. Thank you for linking up and have a great weekend!!

  16. Hello Miyako, your hubby did a great job on the new sign. Great sighting of the dragonfly. The birds are all beautiful, I like the sweet Skylark and the Green Finch. Wonderful photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  17. I wish I could see (and hear) a skylark! love the little goldfinch acrobats too. And the sign your husband made is great -- your students are fortunate to have such an experienced teacher and such a lovely home to have their lessons. Your friend (husband's band-mate) has been good to share her flowers and plants with you!)

  18. What a beautiful flower! Your birdie photos are wonderful, too. I've never seen either of those types of birds in our yard.

    I am glad that your husband was able to make you a new sign. He did a fine job.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  19. I'm late getting to visit with you, holiday company from Colorado, but want to wish you a happy week ahead and thank you for joining us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'

  20. Glad your husband was able to repair the sign.
    Such cute birds, I did like the topnotch on the one bird. Also great shots of the finches on the fences and what a pretty flowering plant.

  21. Beautiful birds and blooms! Nice that the sign could be fixed. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great rest of your week!