Blue Sky,

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White cotton clouds, green paddy. It is great to see you after a week. However, it was yesterday when Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine. They have gone immediately to bring heavy rainfall from midnight. What a pity — horseback riding club is closed on Tuesdays. It takes at least one whole sunny day for the field to dry. And her appointment with Last One and Madoka-chan is on Thursdays.

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Flowers to Flowers

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Mei-Shun rushed to乙戸沼 Park in the morning, hearing today would be the last sunny day before rainy season. It seemed first that all lady’s tresses were cut by lawn mowers. Along her walking course around the pond, annual iris festival is held right now, accommodating colorful ones. Hi, fountain lilies, lucky to see you. And oh, your survival is highly appreciated.

 

See U Again

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She finished blooming, made up a fluffy seed ball. Mei-Shun admires this little and strong life, hopes to see her surrounded by children next year. Such idea reminds her of the BGM aired in a beauty salon. Mr. H, her hairdresser who often puts on nice T-shirts, hinted Charlie Puth whose hit tune has been used by a lovely figure skater, yet she could not recognize his voice in another song.

Color of Sky

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Here are hydrangea in mom’s garden. Mei-Shun loves it, while the one mom-in-law planted is a bit too strong in blue. Light shade of the former was preferred by her late father as well. And oh, mantis babies, welcome to our balcony. You are so clever that were born before the season of rain after rain comes. Please do not hesitate to stay on grapefruit leaves for a while.

Crowned Girls

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Please find gifts from Mei-Shun to Maria and Madoka-chan respectively following below. The former is so noble, isn’t she? White coat allows her to look good in any color, yet the best is the simplest from one of her buffs’ viewpoint. On the other hand, the latter is in black-brown which accommodates all shade as well. Mei-Shun therefore referred to opinion from Ms. I, “mom” of Madoka-chan.

Happy Encounter

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We have 小満=shoman, the 2nd of summer 二十四節気 today. It means every plant has grown up to reach standard size. Still too young to call them so, rice paddy spread along a lane to the nearest shrine seems already doubled in height. Are you kind followers capable of finding a wild duck couple, float like green boats on water? A white egret and a gray heron also greeted Mei-Shun.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Our Golden Week seems the best time for rice planting. Utilizing these serial holidays, half-and-half farmers and salaried workers let the former do it. It is so refreshing to see watered paddy, partly with green babies in line already. A wild duck couple is so quick to find their best food table and swimming pool. Thanks friends, for flying away which let Shin and Mei-Shun admire your blue feather inside wings.