On and Over

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Powerful Typhoon Nanmadol or No. 14 in 2022 made amazing 4 landfalls; 1st on 鹿児島=Kagoshima, 2nd 福岡=Fukuoka, 3rd 島根=Shimane and the last 新潟=Niigata this morning. Born nearby 小笠原=Ogasawara in Tokyo, it came from southern Kyushu to the north, did similar from western Honshu to the east. Mei-Shun is forced to stay home all day long; studying, cleaning, practicing 松の緑 and playing Ms. Piano.

Droll Dripping

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We have 白露=hakuro, the 3rd of autumnal 二十四節気 today. 白 means white and 露 drop, while the latter fell down on mom-in-law’s table this morning upset her so much. When she made a phone call to Mei-Shun, it was 5 : 00 that her daughter-in-law jumped up from a futon mat wondering something occurred to Shin. None of his numbers shown! A sigh of relief.

Still Summer

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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.

Sayonara Summer

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We have 処暑=shosho, the 2nd of autumn 二十四節気 today. The 1st 立秋=risshu, not featured here on 7th, Sunday means that cooler season has come. However, almost every year sees it quite hot or the most torrid. On the other hand, 処暑 might depend and Mei-Shun feels 2022 has a real one: sleepless nights have gone, appetite would return to her soon.

Leaving Leaf

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Mademoiselle Vert started to change clothes. Growing a light green bud from the top, she is ready to put off the eldest frill in yellowish brown. It reminds Mei-Shun of her own tyre around the waist removed at least for recent half an year. She wish it not to return; it is a kind of duty for the former to abandon one and achieve another, while never for the latter.

Vital Violet

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Oh, severe sunlight has returned toward Kanto area. Morning humidity augments our difficulty to endure such a heat wave. Mei-Shun feels relieved that her two mothers stay in cooler environment respectively; one is in higher place surrounded by a lot of oxygen emitters, while the other on lower floor of the same house taking care of a garden. Tora-chan seems to share comfortable life with the latter.

Midsummer Msg

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Mei-Shun takes it normal to hear cicada breeds sing one after another. They starts from tenor buzzing in July followed by similar in bass, osin-tuk-tuk and her favorite canna-canna. At the end of this month, ming-ming voices sound like telling children that their vacation would soon over. However, 2022 let her recognize the last first, then high-pitched buzz has come. Who would be the next guests?

Melodious MTG

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Hi, a cicada lady, great to see you again. Listen, Mei-Shun hears many guys of your species sing in woods, while not at all around her place. It might be cause by a lot of rainfalls following merciful Typhoon Aere. Their wings are available solely in dry condition, aren’t they? So Ms. Piano, please join her to help them with moonlight scores composed by Masters Debussy and Beethoven.

Ball Babies

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Mom-in-law is really good at growing plants. Mei-Shun recognized vines of watermelons behind Ms. Scarlet, took it a good challenge. On the other hand, Shin tried similar on the roof floor years before to make a fiasco. Difference between this mother and her son seems to come from how much they care for fruits and vegetables; she looks them after daily, he does only once a week.

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.