Oh, beautiful full moon. Mei-Shun found it so bright in the sky when she drove back from her horsey riding club. She knew it is the last one for 2019, while missed the lady of the same name today (see you on Wednesday, honey). It is so difficult to take good photos that she immediately gave it up to pick up some by experts. She prefers to see such an incredible phenomenon by her eyes as much as possible.
It seems a good fortune for Mei-Shun to find a crescent in the evening sky. The slimmer it is, the happier she feels. When she finds green buds fried within lotus seeds, came from Vietnam. When she heard that a purse was found dropped on the floor of a shinkansen bullet train from Kyoto, and returned to the owner in a minute. When she saw a gingko tree shining gold in sunlight at the nearest shrine.
Mei-Shun hopes to lose her last one bag of sugar, while lunar month of the same starts from today. Well, may she count the latter? No, no way. Although she has gained less than a half bag after the point of no return, brilliant solar December is only three days ahead. She already reserved leading products of たねや=taneya, one of her favorite sweets shops, to arrive on Christmas Day.
Here she comes up. Her shining, perfect round shape means that we are in the middle of lunar October, doesn’t it? Mei-Shun went up to the roof floor after months to see her above backyard gingko tree. He has grown so tall and wide that all eastern view is covered by leaves. Oops, fallen ones almost clogged drainage. It is time to clean them up to stop making a dangerous pool here.
Lunar October starts from today. Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine on weekend, found smaller 鳥居=torii gate missing God — seriously, a kind of name tug attached to it lost “神” letter. It seems some of Gods living there were in a hurry, departed for 出雲 a few days earlier. Others might leave later through larger front gate, next to a stone monument explaining history of the shrine.
Meow, it is getting colder day by day. I sometimes feel too much freezed to stay alone on the sofa. Mom, come here and hold me on your legs, or I have to go into the restroom again. Only five minutes would be all right, since you always leave this blanket warm after sitting down on it. Oh, thanks a lot for spreading a piece of African cloth on me. So comfortable is my new bed. Purr … purrr …
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Lunar September started from Sunday. Clear sky would therefore mean beautiful moonlight tonight, which Mei-Shun loves the most not because of its slim shape. She walked to the nearest shrine to greet Gods in the morning, drew omikuji lots for herself and Shin. The former was 末吉, a little lucky while the latter 吉, lucky. She knows the reason: they say she should have come earlier.