This is the pictures of white and yellow irises.I got these flowers for a set of flower arrangement. These are a good display for the living room.
Today I'd like to introduce you about Japanese old calendar called "24 Seasonal divisions". It is very "Japanese" way of thinking.(strictly saying, it was from China) Until 1873, Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar, we had been counting time on the old lunar calendar. This calendar is based on the waxing and waning of the moon, so it isn't always in sync with the actual seasons. So farmers relied on the system "24 seasonal divisions", which is the system dividing the year into 24 periods of 15 or 16 days each, corresponding to changes in the sun's position in the sky along its ecliptic. The system was originally started in the southern part of China, so there exist some time gaps between Japan and the southern China. But even so, this is very helpful, and even today we often hear the saying, "According to the seasonal division,...." They say between "大寒coldest” and "立春begining of spring" is the coldest time of the year. Yes, it's really true! Very cold! TV reporter says this year they have a record amount of snow in the Japan Sea side region.
This is part of Yellow Mellow Monday.