FOR TODAY February 29, 2012 The end of February, too quick.
Outside my window...it is dark, quiet and still cold. But during daytime I was feeling a little progress to spring by milder sunlight.
I am thankful...to my friends to help me, talk with, laugh with and experience many things with.
In the kitchen...some oranges and bananas on the table.
I am wearing...a reddish sweater and jeans.
I am arranging...a new tour of Kyoto for a private tour published on the Internet site, Tours by locals.
I am going...to take a bath. To soak in the bathtub is a good way to heal myself.
I am reading ... "Ki ni Manabe" or " Learn from the trees" by Tsunekazu Nishioka. He was a carpenter specializing in traditional wooden Japanese temples. It is amazing that ancient carpenters built a five-story pagoda without using nails 1300 years ago. They were super clever.
I am hoping that the cold lets up soon. But today Tokyo is affected by snow.
I am looking forward the blooming of ume apricot. They've just started blooming.
I am pondering...that almost one year has passed since the March Earthquake happened on March 11. There still remain a countless amount of debris on the affected areas. How much has the restoration progressed?
One of my favorite things...is playing jigsaw puzzle on the Internet.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Thursday, visiting the local event featuring Hina dolls. Friday is tennis, Sunday is joining another one day tour. Exciting!
Here is a picture I am sharing... I found this ume blossom this morning.