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A moment of contentment


Hi, Everyone.

Finally, I planted all the seedlings.

The cantaloupes and honeydew seeds germinated this year.

So, I'm looking forward to eating them if they survive.

I don't really like doing gardening.

(Yes, "Japanese are good at gardening" is a stereotype.)

but I love sitting under the cherry tree in my yard,

listening to the birds singing, and feeling the breeze on

my cheek, and writing my blog in my bare feet.

I think this is such a luxurious time for me.

It is a moment of contentment.

I love the energy of trees rather than water.

So, I'm really grateful that I can live here.

Living in the mountains, lots of different birds visit me.

I saw this bird the other day.

I thought I saw this bird when I was in Japan, but I saw this bird for the very first time here.

It's called "Rock Pigeon". It is 33 cm tall, and a wingspan of 71cm.

This Pigeon has red eyes and white eyelids, and she tilted her head a little and looked at me through the window. When she blinked, she looked sexy and pretty at the same time.

There was another pigeon that I saw a few years ago.