Apr 29, 2016


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



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.

2016 Challenge