Monday, October 9, 2017

New TV and another Fall Scenes ;

New TV with YouTube 
Our 15 years old TV broke. We'd been thinking about buying new TV-rack (or sideboard not sure which word is correct -;)  Looking for the one which fits the size and also have space for the things we need to put in it.  Giving up the idea my husband started to remodel the one we have, making new shelves. The work took him more than couple of days and I was busy fetching things for him. We were happy that recent TVs are YouTube-compliant.
         My husband enjoys Jazz and I can sing along with Karen ♪

Late blooming Lotus Flower with Ear of Rice
It sure was amazing to find these two Lotus flowers blooming this late.  They looked proudly appealing how lively they were 

  Solar drying, maybe for private use, they are said to taste better than the ones threshed 
by machine.  Nowadays, we don't see these scenes much around my area.

Birds seen from the tree in front of my house
The other day, many birds gathered together to eat the fruits of this tree. I am so sorry that I couldn't identify the birds.  Maybe one of them are Pale Thrush.

Harvest Moon (4th) and Japanese Confectionery
I explained about Japanese Tukimi (moon viewing) and the story about 'rabbit in the moon making rice-cake pounding a mortar with pestle' here.   When my husband had performance on 6th, I went along with him. The lady keyboard player kindly gave me the picture of the Japanese Confectionery  made from the story.

I DO hope you all have started and will have bright week. 
And pray for the moon easier days ahead for me...

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  1. Happy Mosaic Monday to you

    much love...

  2. It's great to have a husband who can remake your tv stand to fit your new tv. The new stand looks great. Beautiful scenes of the countryside. What is drying in the sun?
    Have a wonderful week, Miyako.

  3. Your husband is so skilled to remodel the TV rack! He did such an amazing job to make everything fit so nicely!
    Love the elegant lotus flowers and adorable bird! Nice to see the sun drying at rice field. When I was small, I could see lot of places like this. It may have changed now, though.
    I love the cute confection with rabbits! It looks too cute to eat :-)

    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san! xo

  4. So nice to have a husband who can do the rebuilding to fit the new TV... good for both of you! I always enjoy seeing the rice paddies and the lotus is gorgeous. What fun to Bird Watch from home! I love stories about the moon. Happy Monday!

  5. With our last TV we bought a "flat screen" and we have it with a mechanical arm connected to the wall. This way we can mount the TV anywhere we want on the wall and don't need a shelf to stand on.
    Your birds are so pretty Miyako! Interesting about the solar drying (didn't know anything about it). Many thanks for sharing these interesting experiences with All Seasons! Have a happy week:)

  6. Such a nice re-do on the tv shelf! And, love the harvest moon and the milky white lotus flowers! Beautiful!

  7. Thank you for sharing so much information about Japanese Tukimi - very interesting. The lotus flowers are lovely, and it was cool to see the solar drying of the rice compared to the machine harvesting that you had shown in a previous post. Have a wonderful week!

  8. So pleased that you have a new TV and are singing along with the Carpenters!
    Your bird mosaics are gorgeous, you have captured some amazing shots of them in your trees.
    Hope the week ahead is kind to you.

  9. All very lovely to look at, I do hope you are well, Miyako. : )

  10. Beautiful shots of nature and your surrounding. Have a lovely week.

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  11. Hi Miyako. I remember the moon story and love the cake illustrating the story. How fun. Your new 'Smart TV' looks very nice on the rebuilt sideboard. (It is good to have a husband who can do things like that... I do too, and I know exactly what you mean about how it keeps you busy too ;>))

    We have had a similar TV set for a whole year but only last week figured out how to connect it to the computer so that You-Tube would work. Now we have even more choices of things to watch (sometimes too much).

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    Indeed, let's pray you have no more broken things in your home now for quite a while!
    You are indeed very lucky with such a handy man as a husband! The end result is far better than anything store bought could offer you.
    Modern TVs are quite different so they need different furniture to stand on.
    WOW, those perfect white Lotus flowers are quite something so late in the year. A sign from heaven; just for you maybe?!
    Lovely bird activity near your home.
    And the rice sheaves (?) are also a very rare and unique sight.
    Thanks for sharing so much with all of your readers.

  13. Lovely photos Miyako. Rice drying at the sun looks so interesting. My husband is a fan of all new technics. So he bought us a new tv - Samsung with Chromecast - it seems to be very handy for I look quite lot of tennis (now from Shanghai). Wishing you all the best!

  14. Hello Miyako! I hope no more of your electronics cause you any more problems. I love the nature photos and your beautifully done collages.. Michelle

  15. Mikayo, we bought a new TV last year and really enjoy the youtube availability on it. I know you will too! Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend!

  16. Hello Miyako, you are lucky your hubby is handy with the remodeling. The new TV sounds nice. The lotus flowers are gorgeous. I like the view of the rice drying in the sun. The birds are so cute, great sighting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  17. Hello. Lovely post and beautiful photos. Thank you.

  18. We had the same problem when we bought our last TV but ended up with a whole different setup! Your photos of nature are just awesome, especially the birds.

  19. Once again, thanks so much for joining us birders and sharing your photos this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!