Today, I experienced solar eclipse in Seattle.
It started around 10:00 a.am and the sky became dark suddenly.
I was cooking when sun covered in the sky, so I was surprised a little.
I checked the sun on the veranda and the sun was on the wane a little in the sky.
The condition of solar eclipse kept for a while and our room kept dark for a while.
But it was not long time, and then usual sun appeared and it became nice weather.
Solar eclipse was very unique experience for me, so it was fun for me.^^
In last a few days, hot temperature kept with sunshine & blue sky.
They were the hottest days in this summer, I felt.
But today, it became moderate weather with clouds in the sky.
So I feel much comfortable with today's weather than before.
I am not good at hot weather so I like today's moderate weather.
In Seattle, summer is not so hot that I can spend summer comfortably with nice weather.
Japanese summer is hot with humidity so it was uncomfortable for me.
But in Seattle, summer is hot with dry so I like summer in Seattle much more than Japan.^^
Yesterday and today, it is cold with clouds in the sky.
It doesn't look like May at all.
Yesterday, it rained for a while and it was like winter season in Seattle.
Usually, in May, nice sunshine can shine us with warm temperature but this year is completely different weather in May.
Last night, it was so cold that David brought his warm nightwear from closet again to put on after he came back to home.
He said that it is too cold to put on summer nightwear.
In this year, the weather is something wrong in last April and May.
So I hope that warm weather will be back again to enjoy this season...><
Today, David and I visited "Skagit Valley Tulip fields" to watch lovely tulip fields.
But this spring is not warmer enough than usual year so most fields were not blossom yet.
Some of tulip fields are so beautiful of tulips and daffodils that we could enjoy watching them to feel spring arrival.
To drive Skagit Valley Tulip Fields is about 1 hour drive from our home.
So David drove all way long and I could take a nap in his car for a while.
David felt so sorry that not so many fields of tulips are not blossom yet but it was not his fault at all.
But he wanted me to watch more tulip fields which I have never seen before but I could enjoy some of lovely tulip fields.
In this month, this tulip fields will show more beautiful than today so David looked to visit here again.
But I felt enough to watch some of beautiful tulip fields today and I am so thankful his love to take me there today in his holiday.
In spring, we can enjoy beautiful flowers in Seattle and I want to enjoy them more.
Today it is Full Moon day, so I hope that we can watch gorgeous full moon tonight without clouds...^^
Have a wonderful Full Moon day with love & smile today!
Today is Vernal Equinox day and from today it will be spring on the calendar.
But today's real temperature is not spring at all and it let us feel still winter.
2 third of March has passed already and lost of happenings occurred to me in this month.
And my mind was the very in the middle of timing how to think & feel of myself every day in this month.
But today it will change by influence of this universe and I can believe my toughness & pureness of myself deeply.
The universe is just going forward and I am living for upward & forward way of my life, I can tell.
Also my mind is very calm and stable with peace after today's YOGA & meditation time.
And I could feel so much noble silence of my heart deeply today.
How did this peaceful condition of mind come to my mind??
I am so thankful for everything around me today and in my past even some of happenings was hurt my heart terribly.
Because everything happened to me to make myself grow up by learning myself.
And all happenings are essential part of my life and they gave me so much lesson how to live & love day by day.
How is your Venal equinox day today??
Can you feel your SPRING with warm love & happy mode??
I wish that everyone can feel nice & new season with peace & love inside of self as much as possible!!
Because after cold season, spring will our heart make warm to our heart with hope & passion, I believe...^^
Today is Sunday with rain again.
Most people in Seattle goes to a meeting in every Sunday morning to pray.
But David & I have no plan to pray at a typical type of religious church together at all.
We started to meditate in this morning as usual but the time of meditation let us feel very shorter than before.
But we meditated longer time than usual so our status of meditation became better & deeper than before.
To meditate is very easy tool to focus on each breath without too much thinking to start a NEW DAY.
Without using so much tools & techniques, we can concentrate with self inside to observe each breath.
At each condition of mind & heart, many different effect & influence can bring us after each meditation time.
We don't need to judge self as our mind & heart feel during meditation.
Just we need to let everything go as our mind & heart wants to flow.
Our minds & hearts are so busy at every moment that many thoughts & feelings pop out & go out every single day.
But sometimes, we need to care for relaxation of mind & heart without thinking & feeling too much with both eyes closed to meditate.
To breath naturally is like a part of this universe...for me.
At every moment, this universe is expanding and contracting....and it is like our breathing.
To meditate became our part of our life to start a day and David really liked this meditation habit these days.
Today is raining all day long but we don't any complain about weather anymore.
Sometimes we miss sunshine & blue sky without rain & cloud in winter season.
But all animals & nature have no complains about weather and they look to seize THIS DAY as it is.
So today is rainy Sunday and I tried to make an organic pumpkin doughnuts for DAVID.
And the taste was not too much sweet for normal sweetness to stimulate our brain.
David really enjoyed today's Sunday sweets in this afternoon with smile.
I love to cooking for DAVID to let him feel happiness by my meals.
And I just want to express my LOVE for him by my every cooking as much as possible!
Cooking is not my duty at all.....it is my pleasure to keep our body & mind in peace & happy.
Also our meditation time can bring us stable & clam in peace...and we love to meditate together every day!
I wish you have time to meditate in a day....only a few minutes are O.K. for the beginning to meditate.
This is my recommendation of learning to meditate at first! "Vipassana Meditation"
Today it was raining in the morning until around noon but suddenly the blue sky came out from the clouds in the afternoon,
I gave up talking a walk in this morning, but I wanted to take a walk without rain in this afternoon spontaneously.
I walked about 45 minutes and strong wind was so nice to feel through my skin.
And during my walking, I could feel so wonderful energy inside of my body & mind naturally.
Last 2 days, it was raining mostly and I couldn't take a walk outside when I wanted to go.
But finally I could take a walk again with sunshine & comfortable wind and it made me so happy.
To feel the wind & the warmth of sun is very important for me.
At Seattle, many days kept with heavy clouds or raining in the winter season.
I can enjoy all the weather but sometimes I need to feel the nature with sunshine.
To keep walking with natural breath is essential part of my life.
And whenever I take a walk outside with nature, I could bring wonderful energy so much.
Just to focus walking can bring me so great influence & effect always that walking time is my favorite time.
With & without David, I can enjoy walking at anytime.
So I'd like to keep my habit of walking from now on...and walking time can let me clear of my mind & heart naturally...It is AWESOME POSSUME!
Today, it is very nice wether with sunshine & blue sky.
Still it is in January but the temparture seems like a spring.
The temparture is 14℃ at noon already and it will be 17℃ later by forecast.
David is very happy to feel the warm weather and he puts on a short pants & T-shrits only.
This warm weather in winter is very rare and not normal, David says.
And he looks so happy to feel this warmth anway...
Of course, I cannot only put on T-shirts yet but David doesn't need any outfit of winter's clothes today.
I was looking for nice cookwear recently.
And our old cookwears became worse these days so I wonder when I buy them by internet.
Today I told about my thought about my shopping of cookwears to David for the first time.
Suddenly he told me that he can buy them for me!!!
These cookwears are a little expnsive for me but they are nice quality I know.
Because Mom uses them for long years and I used them before.
David seemed to misunderstanding the cost of payment for the first time much cheaper than actual payment.
But after his thinking a little he said to me, "O.K! Buy them by my DEBIT card!!"
I was so surprised at his offer but I accpeted it to order.
Soon they will deliver to us soon and I am so happy to use them soon.
Today's warm weather and happy lucky made me so happy...I really appreciate with David's LOVE for me...
Today it was raining from early morning.
But in the afternoon, suddenly rain stopped and sunshine showed blightly.
And the temparture became up and it became very warm.
I felt silence in my mind in the raining but after rain I can feel so much energy from the sun.
I like the silence of rain but sunshine gave me so much power to feel nice.
Today I cleaned my room again and DAD & I brought big furnitures outside to break old house the day after tomorrow.
The empty house seems a little lonely but the new remodeling house will be built next May soon.
I will leave my parents' home tomorrow to visit my friends' home before my daparture for Seattle.
So I thought many things about my memories in my parents' house today.
I have so many memories here but it will dissapear to remodel house soon.
I grew up here in this house and I cannot come back to this old one again, never...
But new parents' house will be so wonderful that I am looking forward to coming back to here at new house again with DAVID.
In Seattle, the temparture became minus already...it will be snow on my arrival day, David told me.
I am not used to the snow at all because my hometown at Shizuoka city seldom snow in winter at all.
Snow make me so cold that I am not good at the cold weather.
But I need to be patient to get used to the cold in Seattle.
David is waiting for me to get together again soon.
Evern the weather will be so cold that our love can melt it easily...I guess.
David's love can let my heart keep warm and our love will grow up more and more...
I realized my home is where David is...
My favorite message is this..."Home is where your heart is." it means that my heart is beside of DAVID alwyas.
Here is my parents house and this is their home not mind anymore.
Of course, my parents' home is my birth place and I like here.
But DAVID & I got married and we became a new family 2 years ago evern now we are apart.
So I am really really looking forward to seeing lovely DAVID soon.
My living place is beside of him and I cannot live without his love anymore.
To love him & to be loved by him are essential part of my life.
I wish that my arrival day in Seattle will not be so cold...
David will wait for my arrival at SEATAC airport to see me, I really want to see him A LOT!
I wish you can enjoy your weekend in the end of Novemver...
And I hope you can have a wonderful time with someone special to love your life!
A huge volcano occured an eruption suddenly last week at Ontake mountain in JAPAN.
It was no foretellinn an eruption of the mountain before at all and sudden volcanic activity happend unfortunately.
Many people died on the mountain by this volcanic rocks' hit, just I feel so sorry for all of sufferers.
I love climing mountains so much, and I know they wanted to be the mountain by their choice without thinking about eruption of the volcano at all,
It was just terrible unfortune disaster for climbers but the volcano activated natually as it is.
Montains exists GOD, and it has huge energy I feel when I climbed any mountains before.
And we need to worship the great montains and respect for the great energy of all mountains.
Sometimes mountains show us the huge power to human beings by its activity, like a volcanic activity.
For human beings, it was terrible injuries & damages but it was the natural activity for mountains.
This big lost of climbers , I am so sorry for all of them and I want to pray for their repose of them souls in peace.
It was miracle unexpected happenings for them so just we need to pray for them to sleep in peace forever....
Nature shows something without explantions and words for us to let us learn how to live with preciuos nature.
To live together in peace on this planet is important for all beings, I bellieve.
Many lives are killed by human beings every day and sometimes human beings passed away by natural disaster.
It seems to be blanced for wide perception of living world in this limitless universe.
Just everything happens no reason & purpose but it has some meanings, I feel.
To observe it without judgement and to let myself learn how to live from now on are precious for everyone.
Because happenins did happen already and the realiy will not change at all.
So to make this happenings use of our lives is essential for everyone's life, I can tell.
Soon a huge typhoon will come to Japan so we need to be careful for it.
But it will be natual happenings again, so we don't need to be afraid & worry about it too much at all.
Just let it go as nature happens natually and spontaneously without judgement too much.
And to do our each best every day is more important than to worry about it too much, I think.
To adjust our life each other with wisdom & benevolence in nature world is preciuos part of llfe.
How are you today??
How are you going to live today by your love?
I wish everyone can start a new day with gratitude for great nature of Blessing...
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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