Thursday, July 28, 2016

Trip to Hokkaido Part 2;

As lavender is the high light of this trip, let me put the different photos
I'd appreciated it if you enlarge this panoramic picture.

                                Shinsen-Numa Marsh
My dragonfly lover husband looked a bit happy seeing new one in the first collage I took but couldn't identify.    
ps> The one we couldn't identify is White-faced Darter.  And one gentleman in our tour group kindly sent me 
his pictures in the second collage.   Its Japanese name is "Ezo ito Tonbo",  direct translation to English might 
be  "Hokkaido string dragonfly" :-)

    Kyogoku Fukidashi Koen 
       We enjoyed the stroll with fresh air and also Spring Water.

Noboribetu Jikokudani  
My friend and I were beside the sign. So I put the flowers I found there :-)

Shakotan-hanto; Shin i-Misaki
We went about 70 % of the way; It was a long walk.  But enjoyed the blue sea♪ 

         Some views from the bus.   First time to see Quarrying in the sea.
                             The mountain is Showashinzan.

          I could see mountain heads among the clouds from the plane on our way back.

   Thank you very much for stopping by.  I always appreciate your sweet visits;
   I'm away from PC until evening today (or tomorrow) so early posting. 
Took me long to write, it is 2am. Night Night for tonight :-)
See you next week♡♡♡ 

Linking this post to, "GoodFences", "Floral Friday Fotos""Skywatch Friday", 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Trip to Hokkaido Part 1;

*High Light of the trip*
It is the best time enjoying lavender and other flowers in Hokkaido. 
Pictures are from 2 flower farms 'Shikisai no Oka and Farm Tomita'.  I've never seen these Gorgeous flowers Blooming in such Huge area☆☆☆ 
Hope my pictures can send the feeling of spectacular view even a little♪
This tractor took us to the tour for the magnificent view.

I wish I could show you more pictures p:-)

*Views from Sapporo*
We arrived to Sapporo in the evening and had free time in the city. Enjoyed the Night View, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building etc;
I could see the lighted radio tower I saw during the stroll;
View of the Japanese White Birch with evening mist from hotel room window♪

Thank you SO much for you sweet comments despite my absence. I have no idea  when I can write part 2 with Soba Guests and so on. But see you soon ♡♡♡

   Linking this post to "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes",  
                   "Outdoor Wednesday", Wow Us Wednesday", "Through My Lens"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Birthday Flower and Greeting;

Birthday Flowers* 
This week, we had one of my cousin's birthday party with delicious lunch and refreshing chitchat♪  I asked the arranged flower for her at the Flower-Shop where we used to go for special occasion. To my surprise,  I found the GORGEOUS big flower similar to Cotton Rosemallow at her own house-side.  
The old lady-owner told me its Japanese name and added; as it was gifted by her daughter, really preciousfor her.   In English, "Swamp Rose Mallow" 
She called the flower "america-fuyouアメリカ芙蓉;  American Cotton Rosemallow
Through PC,  I learned the flower is Native to North America. Always fascinates me finding these interesting naming differences between the 2 languages♪

These are the arranged flower and Anthurium my husband wished to buy.
Oh, I should have taken picture without the bag...

      *I need to take posting break until early last week of this month*
One of my old classmate friend invited me to a short domestic travel from 21st.  
And plus other miscellaneous tasks before the trip :-)  I WILL do my best to catch 
up with as many friends as I can till then♡♡♡  
So sorry not having visited you (especially link host);  starting from tomorrow morning.  
Night Night for today. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Partial Power Failure inside the house etc;

(header’s changed for the newer post;)

*Strange Power Failure*
The other day, lights of some rooms went out;  No, the breaker hadn't tripped...?
My husband looked really confused with this strange power failure :-)  Before that, we were wondering about the flickering of the lights. We contacted the Electric Cop. and 2 young staffs checked electricity distribution lines of 2 poles in front of our house. 
As the lights came back till then, it was hard for them to find the cause.
The cause was the bad condition of the part of "three-phase three-wire systemlink 
Later, Senior Staff was called and checked.
Instantly, the staff found the little heat of the electric switchboard. The senior staff called out to get down for the young one on the other pole with loud voice.
The senior staff looked quite kind and trying to teach the young staff.
And my husband was hearing their explanation. 
three-phase three-wire system and our breaker at that time;
I've had a lecture :-) from my husband about the distribution system and how the breaker is working.  Now, I learned why flickering and power failure happened at the different places. He took me to the transformer station in our city. 
I could see how the electricity is distributed; "power plant high-tension power transmission line →transformer station power pole".    Thanks for blogging (^_^)
                                                                                           (Hope you can see fences in this part)
ps; for this part (posted; Etymology page)
Untill late 20's, I never knew the right word "breaker".  It has been called 'テンパール・ tenpa-ru' in our district because of the the name of the big company in Hiroshima. I checked with PC as my husband used both words. Haha, he never knew "tenpa-ru" is named after the company.

Orthetrum triangulare melania;  taken on the same day while outside with the staffs.
Coincidentally, male has bluish color with the topic above:-)

Cormorant and Dancing Egret;
Spiranthes sinensis or Twisted Flower in Japanese;
The two pictures in the left side was gifted by my husband's friend and right end is mine. When we went to see transformer station, my husband spotted this rare flowe for me. He said I might be able to make collage with hers :-)   Sure is twisted or spiraled♪
I got confused with these both words in English "twisted and spiraled" (^^;)
Swallowtail Butterfly from neighbor's garden. Sorry, I couldn't identify
Thank you SO much for reading this long post.  
It stared pouring outside now :-)  See You Soon♪

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", Wow Us Wednesday", "GoodFences",