Happy Niners

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Mei-Shun hung futon mats yesterday, after 9 serial rainy days. It is one of her favorite housekeeping affairs, made her delighted looking up pale-blue sky patched by white and grey clouds. At her feet found 9 mesdemoiselles in full blossom, with 2 newly open taking one whole night. Early cicadas sounded from far away, let her know summer has already come above.

Remarkable Resemblance

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The 6th mademoiselle of mom’s orchid bloomed, purr. She told me that we look like each other. They are smaller and greener than elder sisters, just after opening into full — lovely equilateral triangles. On the other hand, my face is a fluffy inverted triangle in silver-blue shade when I relax on mom’s legs with ears turning downward. Do you kind followers agree with her?

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Great Ruler

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He must had been. Shin and Mei-Shun mean whom discovered in 三昧塚古墳, where they drove to on weekend. Among a lot of such ancient tomb mounds in southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, it is their favorite. Neatly made like a park, he always let them walk up to the top by stairs after respectful prayers in mind. Oh, are these pretty bells mutation of lady’s tresses, Your Majesty?

Stormy Dance

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Mei-Shun restarts kabuki dance lessons for Professor M from tonight. Southern wind blows violently, rain falls and stops suddenly over and over. Such a weather is not kind enough to those who put on kimono, yet it does not matter to her. She would change into a yukata at the community center, staying serene like lady’s tresses saved from Shin’s lawn mower.

Mild Medicine

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Thank you so much, Shin, to bring home this cute bouquet last night. Sunflowers accompanied by little green hydrangeas, full of vitamin shades to energize his sleepy wife. Mei-Shun is still beaten by a spike of temperature between Sunday and Monday; with difference of approximately 10 degrees Celsius, she stayed indoors on cool former while went out to see lovely horseies on torrid latter.

Really Red

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They are so bright that Mei-Shun feels as if beaten in eyes when she opens the front door. Mom-in-law chose it to be planted here — she visited Switzerland 22 years ago, quite liked that country where many houses grow geraniums at windows. It also works as bug repellent, not only cute but useful. By the way, what is the brightest is your eyes, Mikan-chan.

Cactus Circle

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Their season has come, for following cute flowers in bright yellow. Mei-Shun is so happy to see them this year again. They also bloom in white at cowboy movie background of her favorite smart phone game ねこあつめ, cat collection. Such change might come from our custom called 衣替え, kimono replacement in which many high school students start to put on summer uniforms on June 1st.

Thanking Blue

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Shin sent Mei-Shun several photos of performance in the sky by Blue Impulse flight team on Friday. The wife took it just beautiful, yet learned later that it honored front-line health workers involved in fighting the novel coronavirus. And hello again, one of Siamese twins with eyes of the same shade, who became friendly enough to show his/her fluffy belly to Mei-Shun.

Deep Breath

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It is one of the best sights around here for Mei-Shun: green paddy full of young rice. Wild ducks already come, yet queen egrets and king herons seem to wait a little more until it gets taller and greener enough to hide them. Now she is ready to draw two omikuji lots, one for Shin and the other for herself. Oh, 大吉=dai-kichi, the luckiest he got and 吉=kichi, lucky she did.

 

Sweet Scent

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Mei-Shun thought it came from mirabilis jalapa around her place. It might be right, while she lately found her 忍冬=suikazura, Japanese honeysuckle in blossom as well. The latter is also called 金銀花=gold-and-white flower, maybe because older flowers stay in yellow beside younger newly bloom in white. Would you come into this Persian vase made of copper, Shin brought home the other day?