Thursday, January 31, 2008

Alto Recorder 2 (アルトリコーダー 2)

I bought it when I had been in US about twenty years ago for participating an academic conference held at University of Washington in St. Louis.

At that time, I had a presentation regarding my invention as poster session. Now the invention is well known as very unique material in our business field. So this Alto Recorder is very memorable article for me.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alto Recorder (アルトリコーダー)

Our children played this Alto Recorder in elementary school.
They used it on the music class.
So it was attached name tag on the flank.
My son's name was put on his sister's name.

Now no one play it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sopranino Recorder (ソプラニーノリコーダ-)

I don't know why two Sopranino Recorders are in our house.

We usually call a soprano recorder, 縦笛(TATE BUE) in Japanese.
But we have to call a Sopranino Recorder ソプラニーノリコーダー in Japanese to sort out it from Soprano Recorder.
We never it 縦笛(TATE BUE).

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Soprano Recorder (縦笛)

To my surprise, there are many kind of instruments in my house.
I would like to show you a Soprano Recorder (SP) first of all.
Unfortunately, the mouthpiece of the showed SP disappeared, so this photo should be like this.

This is a musical score for Guitar and SP.

When I was single, I had enjoyed to play the SR with a Guitar which my friend played.

The following score is for a clavier and SR.

After marriage, I had enjoyed to play it with my wife playing a piano for a couple of months.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Celestial Visitant (目映いばかりの月灯り)

It was snowing yesterday, the snow cleaned up pollution in the atmosphere.
So I could watch the resplendent moon on my garden early morning 5:30 am.

I could see every things in my garden under the moon light.

The moon back grape-pergola

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Our art gallery 021 (画廊としての本棚)

Arts in the bookshelf (自分像)
There are three arts which my son made in the bookshelf.
One is the chair made of copper sheet.

Others are the following statues.

One is his face in his junior high school.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Icicle (氷柱)

Last night must be most coldest in this winter.
My wife found out the faucet with an icicle at our garden in the morning.

It's out of common. To lap over some chances will make such an Icicle.

We never see it again. I think.

Our art gallery 020 (玄関の風景)

Stuffs on the footwear cupboard, laid out by my wife.
The table clock is an award of second place in our company's golf competition more twenty years ago. Now I did quit it. I don't play golf for more than ten years.

The photograph was taken three years ago by me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cordial gratitude and Goodbye !!! (感謝感激)

This my watch which my family presented didn't work since yesterday.
I have taken on it for fifteen years, I love it.
But my watch used to stop in every winter. since a couple years ago.
Even so, when I wear it. The hand of watch will go ticktock feeling the warmth of my arm skin.
Every morning in winter, I have to adjust time of it using the crown before going to my office every morning.
But I cloud not turn around the crown of the watch yesterday morning.

This is new one which my children presented to me last year for my retirement.

They did present another one for my wife also.
These are fully automatic watch, so we never do anything for maintenance.
Just wearing them as pair watch.

Thanks my lovely children and goodbye old my watch, and hello new our watches!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A mole's attack again (再び、もぐらの田お越し)

The mole still ransack our garden in this year.
How animal spirits!!

There are lot of baits under the garden.

I want to see the figure.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Swamp chrysanthemum

It's named North Pole in Japanese. But the English name is Swamp chrysanthemum. ????

These are under the peach tree.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Strawberry's flower (早咲きの苺) 

I found out a miscreant strawberry which has the flower in our garden yesterday. Last year, I found out the strange phenomenon in the place. I have been growing the strawberries for five years. I had never seen such a phenomenon.

Is it influence of the warm temperature trend?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Daffodils by Southern Fence Side (塀際の水仙)

These daffodils were brought by my wife's friend four years ago.

Now there are a lot of daffodils around in our field.

These are first blossomed flowers in our home in this year.