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Sakaeさん: Sakae's diary
ハンドル名Sakae さん
ブログタイトルSakae's diary
ブログURLhttp://hitotsubu522.blog.fc2.com/
サイト紹介文高齢出産、転勤族妻の英語日記です。生け花、写真、英語の勉強、手作りの物などを楽しんでいます。
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Sakae さんのブログ記事

  • Ikebana 10/18/2017 and an exhibition
  • The leaves have been turning to autumn colors recently.↑Shippo (七宝)I had composed this arrangement of Asplenium Antiquum (
    タニワタリ) and Carnation (カーネーション).I arranged eight leaves of Asplenium Antiquum. Our school has strict rule
    s of them. When we arrange them, we must use the special holder called 'Shippo (七宝)' instead of Kenzan.I went to see
    an Ikebana exhibition.I enjoyed variou [続きを読む]
  • a phone call from a swindler again
  • A frog on the gravestone.When I called my mother one morning as usual, my mother sounded a little strange on that day. It seemed t
    hat my father was sitting next to her and told her something.She told me about what happened on my brother. According to her, he c
    alled in the evening before the day, and he told her that he had had a cold. He then called the next morning, and he told her that
    he had lo [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 10/4/2017
  • I saw the 'Harvest Moon' (中秋の名月) today.I had composed this arrangement of Japanese Pampas Grass (ススキ), Gentian (リンドウ), Ground Cherry (ホオズキ), and Spray Chrysanthemum (スプレーギク).This is a jar of hand cream. I was surprised that my Ikebana teacher taught me how to put the hand cream on the leaf of Japanese Pampas Grass. I have some hand cream at home, but she told me that only t [続きを読む]
  • go on a trip to Yakumo
  • A friend of mine drove me to her hometown, Yakumo Cho. It takes from about one and a half hours from Hakodate by car.It was very b
    eautiful day fortunately.First, we went to her birth place. Her mother's house is vacant. She is hospitalized in Hakodate now
    . My friend sometimes goes back there to take care of her house. Inside the house, she offered an incense stick and prayed in fron
    t of her family [続きを読む]
  • I'm enjoying autumn 2017.
  • I was going to fly to see my parents this weekend, but I cancelled because a typhoon is coming. It was sunny yesterday, but it was
    cloudy and windy today.I like apples, but to peel and cut them sometimes bother me. Yes, I'm lazy. I've been hesitating
    for a while, but I decided to buy an apple cutter at a 100 yen shop. It's useful.I made a short, and moss green colored skir
    t for autumn today. The r [続きを読む]
  • My son waits for the last minute.
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop and took a monthly arranging test last Sunday.These works were arranged by a professor, who came from Tokyo.↑I took this photo from directly above.↑This is the traditional way of arrangement using only chrysanthemums as I mentioned before.↑You have to use them to fix the chrysanthemums.It is very difficult for me to use them.↑A Queen Of The Night (月下美人)T [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 9/6/2017
  • I had arranged Chrysanthemum (菊).Chrysanthemum is one of the flowers which represent fall.Our school has a traditional way of arrangement using only chrysanthemums. This arrangement on the photo wasn't the one, but I had to follow some of the rules.My teacher taught me that leaves around the flower head should not be removed to make the flower look more beautiful. I used some bamboo skewers attac [続きを読む]
  • remote care
  • A graveyard, a school, and the sea.My father's leg still hurts a little, but it's getting better little by little. Now h
    e can walk normally although he can't walk for a long distance as before. As you may know, I call my parents everyday.After I
    finish talking, I then text my brother with this information. Yesterday, when I was talking with my mother, I knew that my paren
    ts had contracted one thi [続きを読む]
  • Aster Savatieri 都忘れ
  • Aster Savatieri ミヤコワスレI planted Aster Savatieri which I had used for Ikebana a few months ago, in my small planter bec
    ause its new leaves have growed in the vase. Now, they are blooming. They are small, but pretty.Its Japanese name is Miyakowasure
    (都忘れ). 'Miyako' means the capital, while 'wasure' means forget. I wondered why it was named originally,
    and I checked it on the Internet.It is [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 8/23/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Rose (バラ), Dendrobium Phalaenopsis (デンファレ), and Great Burnet (吾亦紅、ワレ
    モコウ).It's hot again these days. Today, I turned on an electric fan after a while.I had a general checkup last month and
    I received the result recently.As you may know, I hate taking barium for an upper GI X‐ray. Since I was very nervous about it, m
    y pulse rate had been high just [続きを読む]
  • Boys, be ambitious !
  • My family visited Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (羊ヶ丘展望台) in Sapporo.There is the famous statue of Clark who was the president of the Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University) in 1876.Almost all people made the same pose as the statue to be taken for a picture by turns. We didn't take a picture of us though.There were some sheep. They were always busy eating grass. You can see t [続きを読む]
  • online English lesson 8/11/2017
  • The other day, I bought some fresh coriander (パクチー) , and made some green salad including them. My son hates the fresh coriander, so I made the leftover into some soup. Even though, he didn't like it.The fresh coriander had their little roots, so, I planted them in my small planter. As you may know, I have taken an online lesson every day for a few years. Today, I've just achieved 20,000 minut [続きを読む]
  • Kanimeshi
  • (I had posted this article on August 5th originally.)A few days later when I had posted last article on my blog, the friend who ha
    d traveled Kamakura with me called me after a long time. She hadn't known about my blog, so, I was surprised at the coinciden
    ce. I was very happy to talk with her. She talked fast as used to be. We have exchanged New Year's cards yearly, but we haven
    't talked for ages. [続きを読む]
  • Kanimeshi
  • A few days later when I had posted last article on my blog, the friend who had traveled Kamakura with me called me after a long ti
    me. She hadn't known about my blog, so, I was surprised at the coincidence. I was very happy to talk with her. She talked fas
    t as used to be. We have exchanged New Year's cards yearly, but we haven't talked for ages. She said that she told her d
    aughter about me and she [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 7/26/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Oldham Blueberry (ナツハゼ), Gentian (リンドウ), and Physalis Angulata (センナリホオズキ).A flower shop clerk said that the Physalis Angulata was rare, so, my teacher and I took some photos of them.Hydrangeas are in full bloom here now. I want to see ones in Kamakura again someday. It is called Ajisai Dera (hydrangea temple). I been there with a friend of mine w [続きを読む]
  • Fireworks
  • A professor arranged these works at the last Ikebana Sunday Workshop.I went to see some fireworks last night. I saw them from a li
    ttle far away. I was standing at the seashore to see them. I couldn't hear the sound of wireworks. Instead of that, only what
    I heard was sploosh, the sound of the sea whose water beat the beach. In the air was full of sea aroma. It reminded me of my home
    town. I felt no [続きを読む]
  • at an English class
  • Adele / Rolling In The DeepWhen I attended an English conversational class recently, I was surprised to hear one thing.An American
    teacher said that "There is no bathrooms".I had thought that "There are no bathrooms". I asked him about it.H
    e taught me that the both are correct.When the subject is the situation of no bathrooms, you could say that there is no bathrooms.
    When the subject is bathrooms, [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 7/5/2017 / 勘違い
  • I had composed this arrangement of Agapanthus (アガパンサス), Ochroleuca (オクロレウカ), Spray Roses (スプレーバラ), and Leatherleaf Fern (レザーファン).Now, the temperature in my room is 28℃. Many of the spray roses in this arrangement have been dying. I'm going to take out an electric fan from the storage this weekend.MisunderstandYesterday, my father called me and said "Mom (my mother) went t [続きを読む]
  • cheese
  • To be honest, I'm not a fan of cheese very much. When I was shopping at a supermarket, I found that some kinds of luxury (for
    me) cheese were sold at half price because of short expiration dates. My family members love cheese, so I bought two kinds of che
    ese. One was Gorgonzola Dolce, and the other was Caprice des Dieux. I usually buy inexpensive cheese though.When it was a long tim
    e ago, I tried [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 6/21/2017
  • I arranged these flowers which had been picked up from my teacher's garden. When I got to her house, she had already prepared
    various flowers and leaves from her garden. I chose among them to arrange.I'm not sure about some names of the flowers. ( L
    anceleaf Tickseed オオキンケイギク?、Yellow Loosestrife, or Lysimachia Punktata リシマキア・プンクタータ、
    Aster Savatieri ミヤコワスレ、Campanulaホ [続きを読む]
  • online English lesson 6/17/2017
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday. These works were arranged by a professor. He came from Utsunomiya. He said that w
    hen he got to Hakodate, he felt cold.↑Dogwoods (ハナミズキ) are now in full bloom here.I took some English tests recently.
    I realized that my listening ability is still not good. I told about it to my online English teacher. I have learned the online En
    glish lessons ev [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 6/8/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Iris (ハナショウブ) and Peony (シャクヤク).Arranging Iris is one of the most difficult arranging in our school. There are so many rules for its leaves, the length, the directions, flower heads, and so on. However, as for this arrangement, it was easier than its strict traditional way. The other day, I made some pickled scallions. I washed fresh scallions to remov [続きを読む]
  • exercise and mixed juice
  • The other day, I made plum (Ume) sour and syrup (recipe).I have exercised for thirty minutes, four times a week, and I have drunk
    mixed vegetable juice everyday, for two weeks. I went to a doctor to check my cholesterol level yesterday.The result was still bey
    ond the normal level, but it got down very much.I was relieved. I will continue doing them.P.S.You can see the corrections of this
    article o [続きを読む]
  • study English 5/27/2017
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday. These works were arranged by a professor.↓Lilac (ライラック) ↓Myosotis (ワスレナグサ)I have hardly studied English except online lessons since last fall. I usually learn daily news with online lessons.The other day, I bought a workbook for TOEIC test. It looks good because it is different from other workbooks. I tried a practice TOEIC test in this [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 5/17/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Sunflower (ヒマワリ), Carnation (スプレーカーネーション), Solidago (ソリダコ), and Leatherleaf Fern (レザーファン).This style is called The One-Row Form (multisided). You can also enjoy seeing it from the opposite side.By the way, I recently found a cook-ahead recipe of bread.You don't need a bread machine, but it's easier to make. I made dough by hand at first, [続きを読む]