Solar May ends within today, expecting lunar one in the middle of next month. After rainy morning, Mei-Shun met a young postman at the porch, who handed mails and asked her if above image is a rose. Of course it is, yet such a question sounds quite weird. “My parents’ garden accommodates climbing roses only, I saw a bush for the first time”, he explained. So experience depends.
We have 八十八夜 today, meaning 88 days have passed since 立春=risshun, the 1st of 二十四節気. It is also the best timing to harvest 1st green tea leaves. Mei-Shun therefore means to drop in a shop before picking Shin up at the nearest station. The wife craves 雁金=karigane (green tea including leaf veins) and 玄米茶=genmai-cha (the same with puffed rice) using a discount ticket delivered to loyal customers.
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We have 清明=sei-mei, the 5th of spring 二十四節気 today. Mei-Shun still coughs, yet managed to go out on Mr. Diamante toward her horsey riding club. Cherry trees covered with petals only are almost over, replaced by wilder breed. She prefers it to more artificial ones, enjoying young leaves and flowers at the same time. This place also accommodates white blossom to light pink.
We have 春分=shunbun, vernal equinox and the 4th of spring 二十四節気 today. Momo-chan, garden princess at Mei-Shun’s home, started to bloom last week. Thanks to warmer-than-usual temperature, she has already put on 80% of her kimono in bright pink. Please do not dance too fast, Your Highness. The later 100% follows, the more it would be appreciated.
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Almost 2 months have passed since Princess Cymby opened her first flower. One night Mei-Shun approached her nose to these ladies, noticed them give gentle aroma like dandelion. She has wondered so far why they have tiny, lovely drops of syrup under petals and stalk crotches — normal for plants to call bees and butterflies aiming pollination. Great to know that you are able to make seeds.
Ms. Piano, thanks a lot for your always joining Mei-Shun to sing rainy scores when it is clear, moonlight ones with rainfalls. However, which is better looking both the sun and black clouds in the sky, one after another like today? Or neither to feature love, children and cinema? All right, she would start by “Nausicaä of Windy Valley” composed by Master J. Hisaishi.
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Mei-Shun enjoyed a trot lesson with Mr. Danone Caesar and Princess Maria today. Normal place for the latter lady is a wood nearby, yet the rider took wet carpet of fallen leaves perilous after sleet and snow last week. On the contrary, dry and dusty field surface changed into soft sand — the most suitable for their legs. Now finished trimming your white coat, she would go home to get on a scale.
We saw above on Friday instead of a rainfall from early this morning. It forced Mei-Shun to cancel horsey-riding lessons, stay indoors all day long. Such a cold, strong wind never lets her feel happy to drive Ms. Scarlet even toward the nearest station. What only makes it is a lovely bird. Are you kind 486 followers able to find her/him in a camellia tree?
Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after at least a whole month. It seems better for her to do such light exercise even on a day following horsey riding. When she climbed up stairs leading to the rear gate, a cherry tree caught her eyes — looking pink with no flowers or buds on branches yet. Your preparation to bloom is already on the way, isn’t it? Now a box of omikuji lots is there, to be drawn by herself.
Hi, tiny friend, great to see you again — yet all right? Mei-Shun has taken it normal that your species would sleep in winter until it gets warmer. Or you might stay indoors from the time of birth, had no chance to learn how to hibernate. She hopes that you will grow enough here to lead a comfortable life even outdoors. By the way, did you see that beautiful 二十六夜 crescent early this morning?