Apr 29, 2016

Azaleas









I took these pictures in the park next to the city library. Azaleas are in bloom this year a few weeks earlier than usual.


 



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Apr 23, 2016

#10 Thankful: April 23

 
 
 
 
 
the homemade cookies Kaneko gave me last Sunday
 

 
 
 
crocheted flowers I've made this week
 






 
 
 




 
a kind of morning glory that Mr. H* has given us
 




beautiful days
 




 lovely flowers I found in our neighborhood while I was taking a walk
 
 
 
 
flowers they are growing in a small garden at the back of the church
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Apr 16, 2016

#10 Thankful: April 16





 
 

 the Thunberg's meadowsweet I saw while taking a walk last Sunday
 
 

the homemade hanger that my aunt gave me
 
 
 
 
the book I borrowed from the city library,
which has the lyrics to chorales arranged by J. S. Bach
and their Japanese translation
 
 
 
 
 
the whole grain bread I baked on Monday
 
 
 
the spring stars in our garden
 
 
a corsage I've crocheted
 
 
another corsage I've crocheted
 
 
another crocheted corsage
 
(I'm being hooked on a new hobby.)
 
 
 
 
lovely snowdrops in our neighborhood
 
 
 
the weeping cherry tree in front of the city library is in full blossom
 
 

Apr 9, 2016

#10 Thankful : April 9

 
 
 
 
Cherry trees are in full blossom this week. (# 1)
 
 
 
photo by Y. T.
 
There was a potluck lunch at our church last Sunday. (# 2) It was the farewell party for the Rev. O*,
and at the same time, the welcome party for the Rev. W*. I'm thankful for the Rev. O* and his family, who have taught us so many valuable things. (# 3) I'm also thankful for the Rev. W*. (# 4) Though he is new to the church where I go to now, he used to be my pastor for more than fifteen years when I lived in another town. I hadn't expected to meet him again in this way.
 
Last Sunday, I played at least fifteen songs on the organ in the church. I served as the Sunday school organist for the first time in my life. (# 5) I also played three hymns for the farewell / welcome party.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was sunny on Tuesday, and I took a walk along the river lined with cherry trees. (#6)
 
 
 
On my way home, I got some manju cake topped with a cherry blossom at a popular shop to celebrate the beautiful season. (# 7)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was sunny on Wednesday, too. I went to the botanical center by bicycle. I saw some volunteers planting seedlings. (#8)
 
 
 
On the riverbank near my house, I saw some narcissi in bloom. (# 9)


I've finished my translation assignment, and sent it to the Japanese branch of Our Daily Bread Ministries. (#10)
 
 


Apr 2, 2016

#10 Thankful: April 2

 


 
 
 
 
 
the worship service on Easter



the Easter egg that a Sunday School pupil gave me
 
 

the flowers in our backyard



the cakes that my friends gave me last Sunday
 


the whole grain bread I bakes last Monday



the gyoza dumplings that my father made for me last Tuesday




Sunny, warm days and more flowers in our small garden
 
 










that I'm taking part in in my other blog.

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