Monday, April 2, 2018

Drum Recital, Birds and Cherry blossom (with sorrow)

Drum Recital
Keyboard player of the band my husband involves,  also plays and teaches the drum♪ In the middle of last month, she held a recital for her students. It must have been a very  rewarding time for all the participants.  Seeing her checking for each students, I realized that the drum needs adjusting to fit the player p;-) 

  I enjoyed my first drum recital and felt Thankful for all the participants

Birds from in front of my house
These birds were also from last month, when the tree in front of my house still has tree nuts. Redstart was on the concrete block resting for a while ;-)  I thought his back shot was sweet as well.

Brown-eared Bulbul Pale Thrush Dusky thrush 

Cherry blossoms
My cousin (45-year-old) who started orange orchard in 2013, past away last week. I went to Ooshima to attend the funeral and away from home for 3 days from Friday. 
My post (←link) of his first harvest. The temple where his funeral was held has a great cherry blossom (first pic). I took the pic before leaving.  Seeing his 2 little children and beautiful cherry blossom deepened our sorrow. We could enjoy his delicious oranges only for 5 years. 

Pictures below were taken at close area from my house;  I will post some others later. 

Hope the new financial year will be a peaceful one for everyone ♪

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  1. Dear Orchid, I was sorry to hear that your cousin passed away recently, so sad. The beautiful cherry blossom lifts our hearts with it's wonderful flowers and helps us to remember happier times.
    Wishing you a kind and gentle week ahead.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin. The trees are beautiful and like Maggie said above..lift spirits with their loveliness. Thanks for sharing your week with us. Sending {hugs} to you and your family for your loss.

  3. Looks like everyone had a fun time at the drum recital!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin, Miyako san. He was so young...
    I think those beautiful cherry blossoms will be remembered as part of his memories, as well as his delicious oranges and many other things. Sending warm thoughts to you and all his family.

  4. Hello Miyako,
    I am very sorry to read about your cousin's passing. 45 is so young. I hope you are comforted by good memories.
    Lovely bird photos and the drum recital sounds great!

  5. I cannot play any musical instrument and think it is awesome when people can

  6. I've very sorry you lost such a dear man too. I'm sending you my love and some hugs. The Cherry blossoms are so very beautiful. I'm glad you got to be there. Hope this week is a good one. Hugs, Diane

  7. Did you get my comment...? Here it is again. Sorry for your loss, Miyako. Beautiful, beautiful blossoms, and birds! Great to see several girls involved in playing the drums!Many thanks for sharing them with All Seasons - and have a lovely week!

  8. To lose a family member so young is difficult for everyone to comprehend ... hopefully the beauty of his orange trees and the cherry blossoms can bring some solace and hope to you and his family.

  9. These are gorgeous birds and charming trees! What lovely bits of spring!

  10. Hello Orchid, I've been thinking of you as I write this from South Korea where the cherry blossom is almost as fabulous as your photos!
    Wren x

  11. I'm so sorry for the loss of your cousin, so young, so sad. Your cherry blossom photos are really beautiful - I hope they shall comfort you a bit.

    Sending you warm thoughts.

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    Lovely drum recital and also love your bird photos.
    Nothing beats Japan when it comes to spring blossoms!
    Sending you hugs,

    PS Your husband will love this drummer prodigy child from Russia at age 3:

  13. Miyako, my condolences on the loss of your cousin. To lose a family member so young is very hard. Thank you for linking up today.

  14. Hello Miyako, I'm very sorry to hear about your cousin. I pray his family will be comforted. There were some beautiful cherry blossoms for you to photograph and remember a beautiful day. Your bird photos are so nice too.

  15. Hello Miyako, I am so sorry to hear of your cousin passing. Prayers for you and the family. I love the beautiful cherry blossoms. It is nice to see the girls in the drum recital. Lovely birds, the Redstart is a favorite. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Friday, have a great day and weekend!

  16. Birds, blooms, and music. Enjoyable post. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. For sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin', I thank you!!

  18. I am so sorry to learn of your cousin's death. I remember your posts about visiting the orange grove ... it was such a beautiful place.

    The rest of your posts -- the birds and flowers are as beautiful as always.