Slight Sunlight

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We have 夏至=geshi, the 4th of summer 二十四節気 today. It means the longest daytime, while hardly recognized caused by 梅雨=tsuyu, our most rainy season. However, dry and windy weather allowed Mei-Shun to hang futon mats and laundry outdoors in the morning. Afternoon saw it get darker and cloudier, let her bring them in to find lady’s tresses bloomed a bit.

Blue Beauty

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Mei-Shun went out early this morning with Shin to visit home of her parents. Mom invited her younger daughter to stay for a while with elder one as well. A welfare personnel came to check her health, decide if she is eligible to receive subsidiary money when put a handrail along porch stairs. Well anyway, it is great to meet your family in person, isn’t it? Thanks a million, daddy, for leading them to gather here.

Cute Caps

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梅雨=tsuyu or rainy season started, a weather forecaster told Mei-Shun last night. Just one day before normal, on Shin’s birthday this year. It would be rather difficult for her to fix schedule outdoors, precisely regarding horsey riding. And to choose clothes as well — if tomorrow see temperature under 20 degrees Celsius, 3 serial days would give us April feeling so rare that experienced 20 years before.

Shore Softness

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Great to see you again, Princess Maria. Mei-Shun tried walking on Tuesday, dancing with you today to rebuild her weakened muscle. Oh, field soil has been replaced by gray sand friendlier to your legs. Perhaps the same for riders, felt like stepping on a beach. Shall we put on swimsuits next time? It reminds her of childhood summer vacation when she enjoyed bathing at 玄界灘.

Study Spanish

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Mei-Shun resumed listening to above class on the radio. And Evaluación del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española waits application by her who is wondering which is better to take, 5th or 4th grade. Well, she actually took both for French years before. Similar language might require an equivalent challenge; easier one first, another a bit more difficult next.

Her Highness

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We are in the middle of serial holidays called Golden Week with Constitution Memorial Day. Under clear sky with cool breeze, Shin kindly accompanied Mei-Shun toward her horsey riding club to enjoy a view of his wife dancing with Princess Maria. Another while the prettiest one at home stayed an excellent girl of course, treated to jelly sticks, kiss and trimming.

Good Girl

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Meow, we are on the 4th, 2022 of my days come once a month. Mom plans to visit a gallery in Tokyo where an exhibition is held featuring our species by her friend Kaori-san tomorrow, meeting dad on the way. Please go ahead, there would be no problem. It is getting warmer to take better care of me. You stay with me all day today, letting both of us feel bliss. Purr … purrr …

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Mom’s Memory

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Rainy days give Mei-Shun good chances to make a long phone call with mother. Her younger daughter serves photos of Momo-chan every year, that makes her delighted to see such beauty getting more and more splendid. This princess is the 4th generation, descended from her grandmother. “She kindly peeled its fruits for me,” always the same comment which has never come true here.

Nice Numbers: 2

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Thanks a million from Mei-Shun to you kind 464 followers. She found it on weekend, felt like you are saying yo-ro-shi-ku or “take care of us hereafter”. Although lacking 9 at last to read “ku” in our language, she would expect the next with 10 new guests rather than 10 times. Now we seem to enter a bit delayed rainy weeks in spring called 菜種梅雨=natane-tsuyu.

Fascinating Finish

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So this is the end of our fiscal year, the same of lunar February and birthday of Professor M. Mei-Shun visited her horsey riding club for practice of canter today. It is really great to do it under 80% cherry blossom, her favorite for 染井吉野. Momo-chan, our garden princess is also in similar level, looks like dancing in a gorgeous kimono. Mademoiselle Vert opened her first bud.