September 27, 2011

Contentment and Tenderness

My husband and I have been searching for a new house or apartment to live with my mother. Recently my mother feels uneasy without us often and we have put the priority to take care of her and to find a new place.  To spend more time with her is happy for us and to search for the new places is exciting for us, but  I have had less time to take photos or post blogs.  I have no way except posting a new one occasionally or simpler one for a while.  Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving heartwarming comments.

I do not know when summer had gone and autumn came.  Not yet autumn leaves, but wind  and sunset tell me transparent autumn is here.

 When wind blows,  silver grasses bow.  

They are shining in the early sunset.

Young sunset over Great Buddha Hall.

Over the five storied pagoda.

 Nara is a blaze in the sunset.

I love gold waves of paddy fields.  Contentment and tenderness of autumn.
  
 I don't know the names of grasses but they are beutiflly shinning.


Who Has Seen the Wind?
by Christina Rosetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.





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32 comments:

  1. I wish you luck in finding just the right place to call home. Your mother is lucky to have you. Good luck.

    Beautiful pictures as always and I love the poem.

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  2. yes, me too, I wish you luck in finding a new home. Your pictures are so lovely, sheer artistry with a camera. And the poem is just right to capture the emotion.

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  3. these are beautiful! and i do hope you can find a wonderful place for all 3 of you to live!

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  4. Wow, Snowwhite, these photos are spectacular. I love all the grasses blowing in the wind, the sunset and the pagoda silhouetted by the light. I love too that you are looking for a new home so your mother can join you. I too have been through the worry of leaving a sickly parent at home alone. May you be blessed :-)

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  5. Best wishes for you and your mother. I love those photographs. My father lives over 1,600 miles (2,600 km) from me and it can be challenging to see him more than once a year.

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  6. Your photos are all so beautiful and soothing! The first one is really good. I love the poem you quote. Please take good care of your mother and yourself as well.

    いい新居が見つかりますように!

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  7. Hi snowwhite
    It must be a big decision to find a new home to live with your mother. You are fortunate enough to have an understanding and affectionate husband to share your love to your mother. I wish you good luck!
    Your pictures are awesome as always! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. You might be a lovely little bird. You can fly over everywhere so freely. And the bird is pursuing its lofty aim in life. I admire you sincerely. こんなにも素晴らしい秋の奈良を見せて頂きありがとう。夕日に染まった街を見渡すことができて本当に嬉しいです。

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  9. Lovely pictures, good luck with your house hunting.

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  10. Such a beautiful post/photos and beautiful words! You do indeed live in a wonderful world. Hope you are able to find the perfect place for the three of you and that you get settled in quickly! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  11. Beautiful sunset and these shining grasses. I love the transperance of autumnal air as well, and am content with seeing your soothing photos. I wish you would find a new house to restart your life.

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  12. Tenderness and contentment with your breathtaking photography!

    The poem by Christina Rossetti was used in a Japanese song, “Kaze” translated by Saijyo Yaso. Do you remember we sang it at elementary school? “誰が風を見たでしょう?僕もあなたもみやしない。けれど木立を震わせて風は通り過ぎてゆく・・・” I had thought the lyrics was original Japanese till I found it a British poem.

    Your mother is so fortunate to have a daughter like you and a son like your husband. Wish you a nice new residence.

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  13. Mothers are precious! Take your time.
    Great series of shots.

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  14. Beautiful captures. Best of luck in finding just the right place.

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  15. Each of your sunset photos conveys a different special mood - all are so lovely. The grasses of autumn are my favorite. I love your gold and green photo of "bowing" grass tassels. Good luck finding new housing to ease your mother's worries.

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  16. Your photos are so full of beauty and joy!

    I hope you soon find a good place to live with your husband and mother.

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  17. Really beautiful photos. I too hope you'll find just the right house and place for your family to live

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  18. Your photos are just wonderful and inspiring.
    I am sorry you have this worry over your mother. There comes a time when we have to take care of our parents just as they took care of us when we were little. My time is taken up with looking after my husband who can no longer look after himself.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely phots with Our World.

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  19. Wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. Best wishes on your search for a new home for your dear mother. Your photos are so beautiful and peaceful.

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  21. Hello, snowwhite.

    The silhouette seems to symbolize this autumn.
    The setting sun is the same as the ancient times now.

    Only the Nature is truth.
    The absolute existence.

    The Nara city may drift in the flow.

    ruma

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  22. Marvelous blog and pictures !
    I love Hokusai work too...
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com

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  23. I memorized that poem when I was younger. that is one of my favorites. your pictures are so peaceful. Good luck on hunting for a house and taking care of your mother. It's nice to be needed.

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  24. Your mother is happy to have tender children like you and your husband. I wish you can find a right house and take care of your mother.
    I like the header and the first photos. A powerful dark pagoda and shining flexible pampas grass is great.

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  25. Thanks for your very kind comment on my blog.

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  26. Your photos are always so beautiful, it really does calm my heart and I'm always looking forward to you next post. The view of the city is so pretty! And yes, it does seem very much like fall now in Japan...I think it's here much earlier than last year.

    I hope you and your family are able to find the perfect home for all of you! Take care and will look forward to your next post. No rush :-)

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  27. I came over from Jill's blog. You have a lovely blog with beautiful photos. I am a follower now. Mickie :)

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  28. Another beautiful, tender post - you always raise my spirits and make me feel centered and serene. I'm so happy to see that you think of Fall as Transparent. I have always felt that in October, the air is transparent and we can see our ancestors in shimmering layers if we are still and look quietly. There they are, walking right there beside us in the Silver Grasses.

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  29. Once more, nice pictures and words. I am glad you have the opportunity to live nearer to your mother. Is she in the same city as you? I appreciate the time I have with my mother, too.

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  30. Who knew that the grass could be so beautiful!

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  31. Linda,
    I love your image of autumn. You say “ancestors in shimmering layers” How spiritual and wonderful!

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