Green to Gold

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The last solar month of 2022 starts. Mei-Shun meant to visit the nearest shrine on foot, yet canceled it with so cold a wind from the north and sporadic rainfall. How is that big gingko tree, whose golden yellow coat she admires? In his place did she pick up fan-shaped leaves fell on verandah floor. Yes, the same breed in our backyard finally decided to change clothes.

Tender Teddy

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Mei-Shun was very happy to notice 4 buds at the bottom of Princess Cymby last month, has taken joyful care of them. The 1st one was found earlier as leaves, followed by the 2nd and two flowers. Please kindly accept her deepest appreciation, Your Highness. No petals in yellowish green were seen indoors last winter, while 蝋梅 flourished outdoors giving sweet scent.

Oh-Oh

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One of colorful thorns on the head of a crystal dragon came off again. Shin gave him to Mei-Shun as a Christmas gift decades before. And oh-no, a tiny stone of Tanzanite fell out of a packet, rolling over and over on the floor to stop somewhere she cannot see. Well, her carelessness made it occur: she held above piece of glass in right hand when tried to open the lid of jewelry box in the left.

Sakura by Shin

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Amazing 3 months have passed since Mei-Shun visited a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station at the end of last year. She makes it a rule to have a cut and treatment there, while dyeing at another 5-minute walk from home. However, the latter sometimes works as her bangs maker. Oh, this word is related to horsey tails? She was a girl often with a ponytail decades before.

Christmas Comes

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Twice, since we have December 25th today on lunar calendar. Shin’s gift flowers to Mei-Shun on solar one are still fresh, leaving 2 buds of gorgeous white lilies. After taking care of them, pink ones and Mikan-chan of course, the wife went out toward the same hospital she should have visited on Tuesday. Prescription was indispensable to keep her digestive system well.

Saturday Soon

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So Mei-Shun made the final visit to a hair salon, just a minute walk from home today. There the owner beautician had a lot of phone calls, mainly for reservation within 2021. She said December is the busiest, her schedule is already full. And we have Christmas/New Year’s Eves on Fridays, what a timing! However, it is tomorrow that is the most important for Shin and his wife.

Enjoyable Excursion

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Mei-Shun went to a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station today. Rainfall from midnight stopped when she got on Ms. Scarlet. 牛久 Pond, Cup-noodle chimney and Skytree looked all fine. Her favorite beautician gave nice technique as usual, kindly guided her to purchase a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment. And oh, this building accommodating his shop displays a brilliant tree every year.

Flowers Flourish

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Here is Mademoiselle Vert, growing a stalk day by day. Mei-Shun also found 蝋梅 in our garden hides some buds opening a little among still green leaves. She would like to display an image of the latter soon, while could not take any photo today — closed at home by stormy weather. Although we had 大雪=tai-setsu, the 3rd of winter 二十四節気 yesterday, it seems to be warmer than such snowing.

Warm Washing

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Yes, rainfall did on Ms. Scarlet, our garden and Mei-Shun’s throat. It is nice to have a cold month begin by such mild weather, isn’t it? Well, well, that was her idea around midnight. This morning saw a roaring storm instead, made it dark like dusk. It gave a harsh shower on Shin and his wife when they got on the red car, with the latter eagerly curled her hair last night.

Fresh Form?

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Mei-Shun is a fruits lover. She normally prefers them in 旬=shun, meaning season best; strawberry in spring, cherry in early summer followed by peach and melon, grape and pear in autumn, table orange and apple in winter. However, Christmas calls for the first one in our country. It is a bit too hard and sour to enjoy in the raw, often served dried, preserved and mixed in cream.