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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Star Festival "Tanabata 七夕" and the flower of Bamboo;

 (posted; Japanese culture page)

July 7th is Star Festival  (link to the detail about the romantic story) in Japan;
"Separated by the milky way, two star crossed lovers are only able to meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month based on the lunisolar calendar;

☆Reminisce my late mother who loved nursery rhyme sang this song for me when little





Traditionally, our wishes written on strip of paper;   It's called "短冊tanzaku" and tie them to the bamboo branches. And wish for improved technical skills and abilities in homage to the legend of Hikoboshi and Orihime.  Like the last year, I wish the healthy year for my blog friends and us.   Do you have anything special to wish for the star?


*Flower of Bamboo only blooms once in 60~120 years*
The other day, I knew this fact for the first time through TV program (especially for this Festival)   I Googled pictures of the flower through PC pages, Let me introduce them for this occasion♪ 
I borrowed these pictures from these 3 pages;   1.  2.  3.
I DO hope it's ok as it is impossible for me to take pictures; 
Bamboo of first 2 pictures is called "雪笹 (snowbamboo)・yuki-zasa"
So surprised and happy for my new finding

Linking this post to"Our World Tuesday", "WATW", NF Trees n Bushes,

See you here around Thursday, hop over to your blog soon;
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Blue Heron ♪

On 24th last month, I found this Blue Heron in the rice paddy.  It seemed the same type of blue one I could post several times before. I was so excited to be able to see him really close when he landed on the pedestrian bridge near me. Missed to take the pictures at the lucky moment as he flew away instantly:-)


I loved this lovely back-shot with long hair p:-)


After being on the watch for me for a while, he flew to the little mountain side behind the rice paddy.  And perched on the tree; still casting eyes for me.



His feather looked a bit fluffy busy grooming; made me happy being able to take his different appearance and zooming succeeded♪  
It sure was a Lucky Encounter for me♡♡♡




Happy 4th of July to my friends in America☆☆☆ 

Linking this post to; "Saturday's critters", Camera-Critters

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rainy Season Varieties etc;

On my way back from the dermatologist for my face trouble on 19th, I found light yellowish Hydrangea blooming along with pink one and Agapanthus. Hydrangea again; but this color made me feel refreshing and has summer atmosphere :-)



 I stopped by my favorite cake shop to treat me some (eased my stress p:-)  
Loved the yellow umbrella with frogs♪




        *Fence picture for Tex's meme;*  
I could take this fence 'out side of '  the front door  while stopping for red light.  
I like the stylish fence made of wood and bamboo♪


         *And the moon I could  take on 28th*
  On that day, we had Sunny Spells during the period of rainy season "梅雨・tuyu".  
        Two Chinese charterers literally mean "Japanese apricot. rain". 
                  As we have fruits of them during the period.

Linking this post to  "WATW", "Outdoor Wednesday", "Good Fences", "SkywatchFriday" 

I'm SO relieved that my rash on my face gradually got better after changing facial cleanser and  basic skin-care products.  Guess our physical constitution change as we age p:-)
Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

'Fun Bazaar' at the Gallery;

   *Fun Bazaar at the Gallery in our city near my friend's house*  
On 10th this month, my friend and I went to see the "Bazaar" at Ogawa-Gallery located near my friend's house. I hope you can enjoy the varieties of items (pottery, glass and wood works, accessories etcwe could buy there.


These owl faced item is a mosquito (repellent) coil container♪  


I wish the time brings us happy old couple's life for us, in near future p:-)  


Lovely Wind bells♪
The note said "Different wind will blow tomorrow’ like 'Tomorrow is another day'

Dolls made of Japanese paper;
I missed to take pictures of these, kindly my friend sent them through pc :-)



I loved to see these gorgeous hats and caps;

In the picture below left-side "broach and scarf ring"




Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday"


Bit early posting for memes as I'll be a bit busy tomorrow.  I hope you're or will have a wonderful Sunday and coming new week.  I'll catch up with you as best I can♪

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Iris in the city park (Day and Night);

        *Irises under the Day Light*
As my neighbor had told me that the irises were almost in full bloom, I went there to enjoy the beauty :-)   On 10th this month;      

Went Down the stairs with Hydrangea;

Varieties of Irises (skipping the names of them :-)

Found some critters there on that day;
I thought he is a puppy but Mom of this boy said he is more than 10 years old:-)

Fence with light bulbs for the illumination and Bride;



      *Irises under the Illuminations with different colors*
On 9th night;  visited the day before, funny that I happened to see the night scene first.

I wished to close this post with the ones with day light p:-)

Linking this post to "Good Fences", "Floral Friday Fotos",  "TODAY'S FLOWERS", 

Thank you SO much for your kind words for my condition of face.
I still have reddish face and not being able to figure out which cosmetic is the cause...
My friend shared me a little of her natural type of them but testing failed.
I tried several different ones, maybe need some rest putting any(^^;)
I'll have time to visit you today (Sunday), friends♪
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