Ikebana in English 英語でイケバナ

Pumpkin カボチャ

I was thinking about a party that I was going to give my students a few days later on the weekend. Then, this pumpkin caught my eye at Farmer's Market. Everything including the shape and the color was beautiful!! I loved it and I bought it without much thinking. To my surprise later, I found that my oven was not big enough to cook the pumpkin in the whole. I don't want to cut this beautiful shape to small pieces...

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The black thing on the right is a mouse for my computer, just to show the size of the pumpkin.


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Rabbit-ear Iris Autumn flowers


We expect some foreign guests coming this evening. I frantically worked cleaning the house. I made an arrangement with Rabbit-ear Iris which is in the pot in my yard. It blooms autumn flowers one after another this year, as written in the text book in my young days, for the first time for my Rabbit -ear Iris. I appreciate the beauty of the autumn flower. They turned a nice arrangement with a branch of my maple tree.
今夜、外国人のお客さまが我が家に見えます。髪ふり乱してお掃除をしています。リビングに飾るお花に、我が家の鉢の杜若を使ってみました。我が家の杜若は、今年初めて、秋の花を咲かせてくれています。若い頃、教科書で学んだ通りで、花が高くなる前に秋の寒さが来てしまい低いところで開花するのです。庭の楓を一枝切ってきました。思いのほかに、艶やかに出来ましたので写真撮影しました。掃除の最中ですし、料理をしなきゃ。。 わかっているのですが、ハイ。。

  1. 2017/11/26(日) 09:42:41|
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Persimmon! 柿

She found one branch with persimmon fruits at the corner of our flower shop. She learned that it was the only and the last branch there. She arranged that leftover branch at the shop beautifully featured in her ikebana arrangement. She apparently has a green thumb. Her warm eyes for plants helped her find the lonely persimmon branch at the shop and turned it into a feature in her arrangement. Some years ago, she told me one story. She planted a skin of a pineapple she ate. It grew up and bore a fruit! It took her three years. This story also tells that she really has warm eyes for plants.

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She poses like a frame of her arrangement. She is such a charming lady!


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I like everybody's cheerful disposition!

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Thus, the class day finished with a happy feeling as usual. Tank you, everybody! I hope you would enjoy the photos.

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This plant is called 'Magic orchid'. How come??  魔法蘭と呼ばれるのですが、何でかしら??

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I don't know why, but this dark color leaf is called 'Magic orchid'. I wonder why... There is a plant which is in the same-shape but yellow and green in color, which is called New Zealand flax. I remember often seeing the dark ones growing together in the fields in New Zealand.
この黒っぽい葉は、花屋さんで魔法蘭と呼ばれます。なぜでしょう? 同形で黄色と緑の、ニューサイランと呼ばれる植物があります。この黒っぽい葉の株を、ニュージランドの荒野のあちこちで見かけたのを覚えています。


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エッセイ「花の旅」㊴ 隠岐 ダルマギク

La Busport 11月号 Vol.110 より転載

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2018 class calendar

The class calendar for 2018 finished beautifully as usual though the printing company has changed. I am very happy about it!
Thanks to all who exerted themselves to make it successful. To those who ordered and left for their countries, they will reach you soon!



Wishing the year 2018 filled with happiness and prosperity!
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Happy!! ハッピィ~~!!

Another happy class day started.

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Someone brought fruits of Quince from her back yard. So pretty to eyes. I will make quince juice:) Thank you!


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