晴耕雨読 meaning to farm on sunny day, to read on rainy day used to be our custom in good old days. And it still continues in how Mei-Shun does; to enjoy horsey-back riding when it is from clear to cloudy, to dance when it rains or snows. She owes all of it to Shin who works hard no matter what color the sky puts on, saying that her smiling, healthy face deserves every bacon he brings home.
It is a gift from Mei-Shun’s mother. After she welcomed her younger daughter at home, they often drop in a tea shop on the way to the nearest station. Interestingly, green tea of the lowest price tastes the best. According to the shop owner, it is because we tend to use more leaves than expensive ones. Well then, how this master’s handmade works? Here is seasonal delicacy, the best fit for a cup of green tea.
Shin rents nearby parking space for two cars; one for his own, the other for guests. Since mom-in-law gave up her driver’s license a few years before, he should have canceled one of above. However, he continues to pay for both. That seems to be the reason why Mr. F, the owner visits Mei-Shun to hand お中元=o-chugen, summer gift and お歳暮= o-seibo, winter one every year.
25th and 26th sisters almost bloomed at the same time, including another in upside-down position, needed aid a little. And 28th has just arrived. It is amazing that all buds opened safely, making Mei-Shun feel so happy. By the way, some of you kind followers might wonder why she does not call the 27th. It is kept for the unfortunate one who was hurt to fall by this careless owner.
Meow, the era I was born is going. Mom would see it change twice in her life; from Showa to Heisei as the first, to Reiwa this time. She might experience even the third, yet future is not ours to see. Her interest is rather on 銀杏餅=gingko cake, one of the best sweets from Toyama Prefecture, which is due by today. Another 玉天=baked meringue would keep on tasting good over Golden Week, she says. Purr …
Copyright © 2019 Mikan-chan All Rights Reserved.
Thank you so much, Shin. It’s really an extreme surprise and pleasure of your wife to receive such a pretty gift on a normal day. She loves flower shades including orange, salmon pink, yellow, white and pale green. Her butterfly-shaped orchid named in the last color has had 20 sisters, with poor one fallen by careless Mei-Shun who pressed a pillow toward the pot feeling sleepy.
Shin and Mei-Shun made their annual trip to 明日香村, Nara prefecture. They had enjoyed it in May after Golden Week serial holidays, yet decided to go there earlier this year to get rid of a kind of upset following change of era. Just a one-night stay for Mikan-chan, at a gorgeous hotel in a nearby city. Now, shall we go out to watch energetic tourists gathering around 道頓堀 area?