We have 夏至=geshi, the 4th of summer 二十四節気 today. The longest daytime in an year should serve for a romantic dinner in sunset for example, yet rainy season often prevents us from doing so. Well, good rainfall is indispensable for our good life. Mei-Shun’s proposal here is to go out with your favorite umbrella, raincoat and boots. How’s your idea, lovely little frog?
To our disappointment, annoying little flies swirl above slim canals watering rice paddy these days. Not only baking your nape, summer sunlight energizes such natural creatures. And Shin, who is involved in diet as well, has to stop walking to the nearest station in this season. That makes 乙戸沼 Park available for driver Mei-Shun in early mornings, with a thrilling experience to get on a swing after decades recently.
乙戸沼 Park also features irises right now. They have a lot of banners stand along flower field. On the other hand, 小石川後楽園 simply hangs a poster on the front gate. A wide pond with lotuses floating on surface helps commodious sight of the former while the latter is served by a unique looks of Tokyo Dome roof. Oh, we can see the moon in daylight between artificial and natural whites in the sky.
Here she is. Don’t you kind followers think her eyes are pretty? Not only her looks but her heart is the sweetest. Mei-Shun is so much fond of this lady, would like Madoka-chan to learn a lot from her. Now, she was too busy today, Rubinstein, a friendly guy in a unique mask patterned like a cow, played Mei-Shun’s partner. Thanks a million for helping her gently in gallop lessons.
Hey, Nero, what a mischievous boy you are. Do not walk out of our lesson circle: watch these markers please. Your job is to stay within them. Mei-Shun knows well you prefer to stroll under trees on such a sunny day. Actually, she would like to join you, yet this is class time. Look, Ms. I and Ms. M asked her how many times you did it. 4 times, she answered. Let’s try a few times next week.
They watered rice paddy at the beginning of this Golden Week. It seems to take a few days to calm down ground surface, because planting of young rice started from yesterday. Mei-Shun enjoys looking such process to grow our dietary staple, walking along a lane through baby greens. Oh, here comes a wild duck couple. A beautiful white egret as well, joining pheasants and swallows.
Not of the valley though, our first one bloomed recently at the foot of Momo-chan going into green. From the beginning of solar April, our eyes have enjoyed pink represented by her of course while various cherries in public places, followed by current white including 姫空木 mother and daughter. Blue of wisteria soon, iris a little later will replace them. And rose, queen of flower would fill us with pleasure at 旧古河庭園.