Welcome Back

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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

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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.

Saint Protection

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Gingko and cherry trees planted in the garden of the nearest shrine give beautiful colors right now. It might be because their taller 欅, Zelkova serrata friends worked as heat breakers during summer. Shin and Mei-Shun cordially wish to see them well recovered in green next spring: Gods would provide good of them power to survive. Please, many other Gods still staying in 出雲 help as well.

Half and Half

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Not only gingko trees, fanatic summer sunlight burned a lot of leaves this year. Following typhoons brought sea water to inland areas, hurt them seriously with some browned to fall on the ground in early autumn. At least it seems so to Mei-Shun who makes it a rule to pick them up from eastern balcony floor. Among curled little Japanese fans, she found a mask for a clown.

Already?

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They seem to prepare for Christmas, New-year Day and even St. Valentine’s Day. Shin and Mei-Shun drove to a park to see 霞ヶ浦, Kasumigaura lake on weekend, found them lit up in trial. Well, it might not be too soon because White Christmas, the wife’s favorite rose, beautifully blooms in her mother’s garden. Could you give some comment, Mr. Watermill, looking your partner windmill there?

Treat Only

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Ms. Piano, you look so happy to see Mr. O this afternoon. He is your home doctor who visits Mei-Shun and you once an year. Scores, cloth elephants and bears have to be moved toward window-side bench. Bottles of vegetable juice are prepared in a paper bag to hand him as a small gift. Dust is all wiped away, ready to be tuned. Now, your time has come to sing lively.

Let’s Look Up

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Here is an enormous oak tree we see at 日先神社. Mei-Shun admires it so much, makes it a rule to give honorable greeting after Gods in the main building. Stone lanterns with a crescent on one face, while a full moon on the other, are also photogenic enough to catch her eyes. At the bottom of one lilies flourish, increasing year by year. Gingko tree would soon change his green coat into bright yellow.