Saturday, February 18, 2017

Old Men's Band and nature;

We went to hear the concert played by mainly senior men. "親父バンド / oyaji-band". We affectionately call one's father or senior man "oyaji".  We enjoyed varieties of music. Again, my husband said it would be far better with brass instrument (like saxophone :-)   There used to be an age that the electric guitar dominated Japanese music world among youngsters. 


 * Blue Rock Thrush and  Brown-eared Bulbul  *  
I found this Blue Rock Thrush on the roof of storage shed of  farm machinery.  
So excited finding the rare birdie for me p:-)
These Brown-eared Bulbuls were enjoying (unidentified) tree nuts in the middle of last month. It was the same fine day.


  
 * Narcissus or Daffodil   from the nearby small park  *  

PS;  About my late parents' empty house.
Thank you so much for the kind comments about the house. We finally made a contract with a family. As they are not going to reform much, my husband's effort painting, repairing the rails of the weather doors etc were worthwhile.  The tiny daffodil in the frame is from the garden of the house.  Although it is a load of our shoulders, having 'Kind of Mixed Feelings' :-)  Have a wonderful weekend.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day (Starling, winter scene, flower); 

So sorry for unmatched header, I've posted new one. 
Wished to change Valentines Day post.

*Happy Valentine's Day 
Late last month, I found this sweet couple of  "Gray Starling" in the rice paddy on our way back from shopping. They sure looked happy couple.  
I thought their lovely scene is right for the "Valentine's Day" ♡♡♡ 


Checking with PC, I learned that the one with brownish plumage is female and all blackish one is male.  I'll add Starlings' pictures I took from the tree in front of my house last year.   Several kinds of birds gathered to eat the Nut Fruit Berry of the (unidentified) tree.
                                           ♪ Female 
Oh, you funny face♪

  Male 
My week's favorite for "Fridays Hunt"

Today(11th), we had first snow fall this season (maybe the only one). Not piled much but I wished to post the picture p:-)  You might be able to see where the tree is.

 Flowers from the road side
Hope you can see the tiny two ants on the Camellia flower.


Although I posted new one, so sorry I haven't been able to visit you all.  This week we had a couple of inquiries for my late parents empty house again,  might be possibility of making contract with one of them right now.
Hope your new week will be a wonderful one ♪    I'll start Visiting You Soon ☆☆☆

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Redstart, Sparrow and New Mailbox of our house;


* Female  and   Male  Redstart 
On 26th last month, we drove around Ono-lake about less than an hour from our house.  I found these adorable redstart♪  Luckily both  female and male .
I didn't rotate left and right. This lovely one (she) was going back and forth to the ground and tree. She had been looking at me carefully :-)   On another tree, this one was casting grumpy look and checking our car. She stayed on the tree till we started our car.

I found this male on the fence on our way back home.
How LUCKY I was on that day♡♡♡

In the middle of Dec. last year,  my husband (not by me with bad eyes) found little sparrows in the narrow void space under the Sanyo-express highway.  On a different day near this highway, I found many sparrows on the roof of the warehouse.





*New Mailbox  of our house
We have old ready-made one close to the door inside the fence. Several years ago, my husband made a mailbox a little smaller one than this new one.  He intended saving the trouble for mailman  to open the fence and come inside.  I wonder how long this new one stay decent. Yes, we have 2 mailboxes (very first ready-made one still where it used to be).  My sweetheart has kind heart p:-)
*Our tiny entrance*

*Flowers in front of the door*




Although I posted new one, so sorry I haven't been able to visit you all.  This week we had a couple of inquiries for my late parents empty house again,  might be possibility of contract with one of them right now.
Hope your new week will be a wonderful one ♪    I'll start Visiting You Soon ☆☆☆

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