Almost 2 months have passed since Princess Cymby opened her first flower. One night Mei-Shun approached her nose to these ladies, noticed them give gentle aroma like dandelion. She has wondered so far why they have tiny, lovely drops of syrup under petals and stalk crotches — normal for plants to call bees and butterflies aiming pollination. Great to know that you are able to make seeds.
This is Girl’s Day, festival with dolls in kimono and peach flowers. Mei-Shun saw so-so numbers on a scale yesterday, pleased to celebrate her younger days with sweets including 水戸の梅 and のし梅, souvenir from Shin. Well, ume is a bit different from above 桃=momo while in the same family. 桜=sakura is as well, while she does not know which covers 芝桜, moss phlox.
Oh, what a gale it blows today! Mei-Shun still found ume plum buds growing in quieter morning, thanking a next-door neighbor who kindly cut big branches around above tree of chimerical flowers. This spring might see normal 三寒四温, 3 cold days before 4 warm ones. Solar February had a snowfall on the 2nd weekend, all dry through 3rd until sleet last night.
Long and LovelyStandard
Mei-Shun enjoyed a trot lesson with Mr. Danone Caesar and Princess Maria today. Normal place for the latter lady is a wood nearby, yet the rider took wet carpet of fallen leaves perilous after sleet and snow last week. On the contrary, dry and dusty field surface changed into soft sand — the most suitable for their legs. Now finished trimming your white coat, she would go home to get on a scale.
We saw above on Friday instead of a rainfall from early this morning. It forced Mei-Shun to cancel horsey-riding lessons, stay indoors all day long. Such a cold, strong wind never lets her feel happy to drive Ms. Scarlet even toward the nearest station. What only makes it is a lovely bird. Are you kind 486 followers able to find her/him in a camellia tree?
Thanks a million, sweet Mikan-chan. Yes, we are on the 1st of solar February today following yesterday of course. Mei-Shun cleaned up a dining table featuring seasonal celebrations including 干支=12 symbols of the year. Since 2023 is 卯年 to take care of rabbits, please find above her collection from “Arles“, the Netherlands via Shin and the same made in Fukushima.
As sweetest Mikan-chan kindly posted yesterday, lunar 2023 started on Sunday. Shin and Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine, greeted Gods before receiving omikuji lots from a priest. On solar 元旦=New Year’s Day, the husband was given 小吉=sho-kichi, a little lucky while the wife 吉=kichi, lucky. This time both of above couple saw 吉=kichi in different numbers.
Here is Princess Cymby with two bouquets. Mei-Shun feels really happy to see them grow day by day, while elder one already has a bud change into yellow from green. You take nearly a whole month to bloom, honey, who remind her of a decade before — sister Kasumi, another 名取 student of beloved Master Mei-Shu, kindly gave you to her after performing 島の千歳.
Meow. A Happy New Year!
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Purr, please let me and mom say thanks a million to you kind 486 followers for visiting our site through 2022. Her new phone sometimes gives photo recommendation to check up, reminds us of good days we shared. Featured from yesterday are Ms. Madoka and me, both taken 6 years before. She, I, mom and dad all wish your happy end of current year and a prosperous new one.
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