Last Saturday was 八朔=hassaku, 1st of lunar August. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine to greet Gods and make a wish drawing omikuji lots. Her favorite cicadas 蜩=higurashi and Tuk-tuk 法師=hoshi were singing lively there, while almost none of the former around her place. And it may be too cool today for them to play their instruments on the back. Oh, slight rain started to fall.
It rained heavily this morning, made Mei-Shun quite worried about horsey-riding lessons she reserved in the evening. Sunlight seems to have chosen milder way, sometimes pats us on the back in the afternoon. Now could you dance, Mr. Hallelujah Sunday and Ms. Nuts, with her who puts on a vest works as an airbag instead of kimono?
We were expecting to see that gentle lady again tonight. However, Typhoon Meari seems to plan a landfall on our archipelago tomorrow, might carry too many clouds to enjoy above beautiful sight. And oh, it started to rain around 21 : 00 when Mei-Shun was playing Ms. Piano to serve Shin his favorite score composed by Master Bach. Well, they are happy for Princess Cymby who can have a natural shower after weeks.
Mei-Shun cleaned up rooms in earlier morning, avoiding harsh sunlight which leads to a lot of beads on her face. She reserved a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station in the evening, leaving home around 15 : 00. Just before opening the door, Shin gave her a message that it rains hard there. However, the wife found no teardrop on train windows nor streets outdoors. It might be a sudden downpour.
Great to see you again, dear Bambi. Shin and Mei-Shun went out for dinner last night, served above bottle, a glass of wine and superb dishes at one of their favorite restaurants. White asparagus was featured on the menu top, nicely grilled covered with whipped sauce. Quite caloric followed by meat plates, yet all would be consumed by dancing in a wood with Princess Maria for the wife today.
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.
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.
Perhaps thanks to yesterday’s harsh rainfall, it is cloudy yet dry enough for Mei-Shun to hang futon mats and do laundry this morning. However, while she drove toward her horsey riding club in the afternoon, windshield of Ms. Scarlet started to catch fine drops. Well, they seem too slight to stay on the ground. Since Ms. Sagittarius has missed her from January, it is better to go ahead.
… and this is the last day of solar May, yet rather rainy from early morning. On sunny weekend, Shin and Mei-Shun visited 乙戸沼 Park to walk together around the pond after months. 八重桜 or layer-petal cherry trees hold little, lovely fruits among green leaves. Hi, fountains, great to see you three open toward blue sky. Now they are heading to an iris garden perhaps in blossom.
Rainfalls from June to July in our country have magical power, says Mei-Shun’s instruction book for orchids care. Since recent weeks have been like such rainy season, she put Mademoiselle Vert outdoors — not on the ground while verandah floor, to let these ladies have a shower. Oh, what a difference! Natural watering seems far better than one every two days by a woman.