Welcome Back


Lunar November starts from today with 大雪=taisetsu, the 3rd of winter 二十四節気. Gods finished their annual meeting in 出雲, please kindly take our sincere gratitude. Now Maria-chan, Mei-Shun has felt sorry for seeing rhinestones on your forehead band gone, one after another. She therefore brought these roses for replacements. Oh, everyone knows that you are perfect just as you are, yet how pretty you really look!

Tks warm winter, still in full bloom.


Gingko Collection


Sleepy one in our backyard finally started to turn into yellow. It is so rapid that Mei-Shun finds him in different coat every day. To her disappointment, it rains too hard today to … oh? It stopped for a while, gave her a chance to take photos outdoors. Brown leaves on balcony floor are to remove only, charming ones in clear yellow to pick up and dry.

Oh, No,


It called Mei-Shun “d.e.b.”; fat, again. She means the mischievous textbook to learn 1,100 words whose 7th edition arrived at her hands lately. You might be right — she has gained one bag of sugar after catching a slight cold. However, it was because she had to eat for recovery. She could not do exercise feeling tired. All is past tense. Half of the flab has already been burned off.


Joy of Friendship: 2


石神井公園 Park has a bird sanctuary to accommodate various rare birds including that blue jewel, halcyon. Mei-Shun has only seen them on TV, profoundly moved by such a chance to meet one for the first time above 三宝寺池. Thank you again, Kaori-san, who recognized his tweet while strolling around a pond for boats. Oh, here is a explanation for pyracantha, read tokiwa-sanzashi and … written 常盤山樝子!

Another one relaxes just beside U.

三宝寺 Pond




So we had no 木枯らし1号, the 1st wind from the north which blows after 立冬 within November this year. Well, still in October on lunar calendar, warm air might stay longer. With that being one of reasons maybe, mom-in-law’s vegetables flourish these days. She gave some to her son and daughter-in-law; the former prefers stalk, while the latter buds.

Water Princess


Great to see you again (maybe), Your Highness. Last time Mei-Shun visited your place in the garden of an Italian restaurant, 神楽坂, it seemed red guards did not count so many. It is because of your promotion, isn’t it? Please kindly take her words of congratulation. There are a lot of sweet cats here including Mr. Zai as follows, your safety must be insured as much as possible.

Joy of Friendship


Thank you so much for your invitation, Kaori-san. It is the first time for Mei-Shun to visit Mr. and Mrs. M’s home in Tokyo, with 石神井公園 Park taking just a few minutes to walk. Shin often enjoyed driving to there with his wife on weekends when they lived in 杉並 Ward. Rowing a boat on the pond, 三宝寺池 beyond a roadway has never been their goal.