Wednesday, May 30, 2012

just a day an ordinary day...

No Wednesday in Japan today.
Just a Tuesday around my home.

water the vegetable garden

fill the fountain for the birds

new toys for The Square Ones

new toy review coming

exercise in the pool... hello cabana boy....

and he is gone

cleaning the pool of dog toys

hey, you stopped already ?  I see you in the shade your not done

 reflection off the pool 

some homemade Japanese potato salad for lunch

plants to pot

new doormat to check out

a quick 20 minute dinner, ground turkey sautéed with onion and yellow curry sauce
napa cabbage, rice an a pickled plum, wonderful !

evening comes

and the lights come on....
perfect day !

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Ordinary Day,  Vanessa Cartlon

I hope this stays posted I have had blogger problems for two days now !
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday is Memorial Day

In America today is Memorial Day.
A day to remember our soldiers protecting our country.
To all our veterans past, present and fallen

Thank You

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Square Dog Friday... bath time !

Best day of the week... lets woof it !
Hamish speaks today...

Sometimes nice tall person mum has to clean my bottom and bitty paws
i get to sit in the work sink in mum's studio.
not bad get to see chkikin strips ! chkikinchkikn chkikin strip gud.
hey cookies getting low not gud !
ish that sign by chkikin strip  funny ?
me not thinkin so !

nice tall person sister came to bath us in tub mabe not so gud or nice

not gud all wet wetwetwetwet wet not liken water so much
soapy rince soapy rince wet wet wet wet not gud

i curly and wet

watson gets wet 

really wet

awwww watson gud
watson he got gud black lips witha pink dot
and big sniffy nose
i lurve my watson heis gud olddoggie

watson u wetwetwet wet !

now we get dry i watching gud watson

dry dry dry gud dry

gud hamish i lookin gud
ouhhhh ish that chkikin strip?

watson lookin gud
he curly too

i lurve watson go fast face !

wet. . . parsnip
music. . . Jailhouse Rock, Elvis
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday In Japan... Mother's Day

A package from Japan

A glass from Kirin Beer. It is a support Tohoku special.
It comes with two beers and the above glass.
Son drank the beers but I get the glass !
The Tohoku area was part of the region  affected by the quake and tsunami. You can see all four areas on the box.
The apple is Ammori's symbol. The beer comes fro Kirin's Tohoku brewery.

Go Hanshin Tigers !
Toritani sometime comes into the Irish Bar my son works at part time.
Can't wait to see a game, they are a hoot, so much fun.

A replacement new safe driving charm from Nara.

Mom, With a big voice I want to say. Always and forever

Thank You !
The white paper is covering a note
 but I wanted to show you the inside pop-up. The Japanese have the best pop-up cards.

You can read what my talented granddaughter wrote.
It is written in "Mia"
It says I love my mumzilla (me) and I want her to visit soon.
Hugs, Miss Mia
Or something close to that !

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Run With Me,  Keane
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Monday, May 21, 2012

parley view parsnip... cactus

My Monday post about what is happening around my home.
Blooming cactus.

This lovely cactus is Echinposis Oxygona or Easter Lily Cactus.

I can see where the name comes from but I would like something more fun and less normal.
 Pink Cloud Floating Over Prickly Reality or something like that.

Isn't it lovely ?
Very large blooms, bursting from a very small cylinder shaped clumping cactus.
What beautiful delicate paper thin, soft pink tinted white petals.
They only bloom for a few days and then we have to wait for next May.

I don't remember this beautiful cactus name. 

It also sends up a very tall bloom spike that towers over a very smallish cactus.

It is so red ! 

Such a saturated red that it is very hard to take a photo of the flower.
Outstanding !
I don't know why but the color always washes out when I post with Picasa.
On my computer this is so searing bright red like the real bloom but somehow Picasa dulls the color, not sure why ?
I might have to go back to iPhoto.

The sun and moon have been in the news so much lately, that I though I would post a photo I took of the moon from a week ago.
With my little point and click I can never get a really good photo of the moon but I rather like this one.

and just to start the week off right
The Square Ones say woof and yert !

blooming. . . parsnip
music. . . 10 Mile Stereo,  Bloom
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