Too Late?

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Or it might be on time, Mei-Shun means. She is so much excited to see diligent Mademoiselle Vert grow promptly. One little bud has already become a long branch, divided into three parts. It is difficult to imagine how following two shorter, thinner “stalks” would work, yet there seems flower buds on the top. Anyway, she would be taken good care with enough water and food.

She Loves

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Here Mei-Shun’s one of favorite months has come. May was full of young green in her childhood, yet such time seems to have got advanced for a few weeks these days. Well, everything changes, why doesn’t she enjoy it? And another reason follows, 柏餅=kashiwa-mochi and 粽=chimaki to celebrate coming Children’s Day on 5th. Thanks a lot, generous たねや for bonus leaf pies added to free delivery.

 

Buds after Buds

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Our backyard gingko is getting greener and greener day by day with lovely little shells. Mom-in-law’s cactus garden also have a lot of babies on edge. They make Mei-Shun’s mind calmed down, let her see brighter side of everything. Now is the time to cook for dinner. Vegetable soup and grilled sausage would be a good match … hey, what is going on in this cabbage?

Cherry Collection

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2020 sees cherry blossom quite earlier than usual in Kanto Area. Mei-Shun feels happy to meet her friends living in various places, from a park to a horsey riding club. Oh, spring storm, please do not roar so much. They have just reached 80% blossom, still keep lovely pink buds. If you let them open on weekend, they might be able to greet the last white snow.

Japanese Culture@weekday

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We have 立冬=ritto, the first of winter 二十四節気 today. It really might be in the morning and evening. This year saw many devastating typhoons, delayed into October. September has been such a season so far, while climate change seems to affect our country as well. So it would be regular turn of season to feel summer at the beginning of November, before winter in just a few days.

Only Gods know.

Joy in Miyagi: 4

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Shin and Mei-Shun expected to stroll around 竹泉荘 in early morning before heading for Mikan-chan at home. Although a bear prevented them from it last year, they would have a chance this time. However, not only calicobacks but that fluffy animal welcomed the couple again. A small garden is available at Room 301, while it looks safer to keep following tiny door closed.

Golden Memory

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Typhoon Hagibis has gone. Mei-Shun wishes it to be the last beast to bite our country this year. If there is something good it brought, it might be fragrant olives: she recognized that sweet scent yesterday. Normally, they start to give it in the middle of September. She remembers a big tree in the garden of her high school, in full blossom when students prepared for autumnal festival.