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Family 家族

This world and another world [Life-circle]

you are welcome to this world.

A form Wellcome Baby bericht

Sam sounds a cute girl name, probably derived from Samantha (origin: listener). Just a imagination : You come up maybe from endless life circle don't you! Yes, you have been transported from the world by the bird stork. [note 1]

A form in peace 05-1

Good journey to another world, Your soul flys freely in timeless world. And you would likely become such fossil by eternal time. You would revive in time out of it, I guess.

** Preface-tweet to the death of our uncle **
He has gone this morning on 28 July and admirably fullfilled his 86-year-old life with great black humor. We miss him, saying ''peace in rest''.

1. In general the bird indicates European white stork. Ooievaars in Dutch, Ko-no-tori コウノトリ in Japanese.

** An usual information board for the under construction which shows ordering party, architect, contractor, etc.


Nature 雑草 フローラ/ファウナ

JulyWatch on Blue [青の七月観察]

The form of copulation
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Mating wheel / Paringswiel / 交配の輪(形)
Blue-tailed damselfly / Lantaarntje (Ischnura elegans) [糸トンボ類の一つ]

The female sets her genital-opening under secondary copulative organ of the male (above: ♂). This copulation takes hours, also at slow peaceful flying in air.
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Here you see their living circumstance in "Common Rush" (Juncus effusus) / Pitrus in Dutch / イグサ
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In same pond there are ''still green Rush'' with tiny blue flower plants.
Myosotis palustris 07-5
its water depth is about 30 cm. I'm afraid of having no clear pictures, because right boot with hole got water inside.

Yellow flower is La petite douve (Ranunculus flammula) [Dutch︰Egel Boterbloem. イトキンポウゲ ]
Myosotis palustris met egelboterbloem (Ranunculus flammula)05-1

Diameter of all these blue flowers in this water is smaller than 3mm. while in other waters it is often bigger than 5mm. German Wikpedia says ; Die himmelblaue Krone ist bei einem Durchmesser von 4 bis 12 Millimetern tellerförmig..It is rather different measurements between 'mines' and 'German'. There could be different species, I do believe, however, it is ''Myosotis palustris'' (synonim, M. scorpioides), in another word ''Water Forget-Me-Not'' which is derived from German original ''Sumpf-Vergissmeinnicht ''.
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Common skullcap (Dutch : Blauw glidkruid シソ科タツナミソウ属の一つ (Scutellaria galericulata)),
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Dutch name indicates the very blue colour. It's ''Back schön'' blue.
Blauw glidkruid (Scutellaria galericulata) 05-2
The flowers appear by one of two on one side。Top half of flower looks like head of waterfowl.
Scutellaria galericulata Blauw glidkruid corrage 04 jpeg

Why mushroom? Dutch name : Blauwplaatstropharia. Its underside of the umbrella has often bluish tint, therefore the mushroom is named Blue Stropharia. This groep is not so bluish., In UK's name is the Cap stropharia or "garden giant", 10-20 cm capsize is seen often in gardens with wood chip. In Japan one of ordinary mushroom too (Stropharia rugosoannulata) {ハラタケ目モエギタケ科のモエギタケ属サケツバタケ: 柄につく輪/ツバがよく裂ける茸(タケ)}
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In Europe this is popular as an edible mushroom for mushrooms collectors in nature, while in Japan I think it is less popular to eat the storopharia. Besides I never see it in Japanese supermarket.

Two human life-size plants
Echium vulgare シベナガムラサキ05-2
Yellowers plant is Mullein (Dutch; Toorts) , sometimes to reach 2m height. Blue one is Echium vulgare, known as viper's bugloss and blueweed.
Echium vulgare シベナガムラサキ05-1
Such tall cases are rare for me. They seem to be nearly 2 m height although normaly around 60cm tall. Well its Dutch name is Slangenkruid that may be associated with snake. 'Slang' means long hose or snake. Its 5 redish anthers are remarkably long, therefor in fact 'slang'. The plant is useful for many inseks.
Echium vulgare 001-4 紫科シベナガムラサキ

Three plants in Bellflower family (Campanulaceae) from now ↓

Actually bellflowers are loved and favour by everybody. Why? because their colour is blue, I suppose. There are lylics and melodie as folk songs about Bellflowers such as The Bluebells of Scotland. [Japanese : スコットランドの釣鐘草]. It is said Bellflower Family covers more than 8000 speceis in the world. Hah I know just a few of them, but I do know they all have always 5 filaments and a style with several stigmas.

Next one↓is Rampion, (or Rover bellflower), Rapunzelklokje in Dutch. and Latin name 'Campanula rapunculus. キキョウ科 ホタルブクロ属 (Japanese speceis-name unknown). This species is native in European continent and was introduced to UK and Denmark etct. But an item in Red list in Netherlands. Height almost 60cm, slender stem has square cross-section. . . .
Campanula rapunculus キキョウ科ホタルブクロ属Rapunzelklokje 01-5

You recognize 5 filaments inside tube, Star shape with 5 petals
Campanula rapunculus キキョウ科 Rrampion bellflowerホタルブクロ属Rapunzelklokje 01-1

Men says a stigma has usually 3 parts, but I don't find them. Why?
Campanula rapunculus キキョウ科ホタルブクロ属Rapunzelklokje 01-9

A term ''Bluebell'' is a little complicated matter. at least for Britain including English and Scotish folks. The folk song The Bluebell of Scotland has been sung with various lylics through centuries. One of them says ''the Heathbell the Hairbell'' which is no doubt ''Campanula rotundifolia'' with hairlike narrow long leaves that you recognize by an image hereunder.
Grasklokje (Campanula rotundifolia) 05-12
Hairbell is called Grasklokje in Dutch, so that it grows in Grass field↓ ..
Grasklokje (Campanula rotundifolia) 05-9

[Calling a hairbell a bluebell is generally regarded by the English as a Scottish trait, yet this is by no means universal and has not been the case] (quoted from FLOLA CELTICA 144p).
Grasklokje (Campanula rotundifolia) 05-7

It may be simple ''from mouth to mouth'' tradition in both nations.since 16 century. In the Highlands, more or less on Scotland's western shores, you can witness to watch whole carpet of Bluebell. It is not Hairbell at all. But very favourable Wild Hyacinth (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) that was reportedly brought by the immigreted sailors and soldiers of Spanish Armada.
curved brown 5 filaments and 2-lobbed stigma.
Grasklokje (Campanula rotundifolia) 05-7-2

Sheep's bit scabious, (Jasione montana), Zandblauwtjes in Dutch which means Pretty Blue on Sand. The ''bit scabious''. explains another plants resembling to this blue flower and could be eten by sheeps. Wikipedia says as follow [a low-growing plant in the Campanulaceae family found in rocky places and upland regions of Europe and western Asia].Thus a plenty of places in my village too, in particular along discarded railway.
Zandblauwtje (Jasione montana) Campanulaceae 05-3
This plant has a kind of Flower head (synonym : Pseudanthium and Capitulum = 頭状花序) which is likely consists of Disk flowers. Yes it is similar with the daisy family (Compositae). But Blue colour instead of yellow!

Zandblauwtje (Jasione montana) Campanulaceae 05-2
''Starfish-shaped white things'' are standing out, that are 5 filaments, while two-lobbed stigma can be seen on top of style in head flower (bottom). Moreover you see there many ''disk flowers.'' Each flower has 5 blue long petals around white filaments (a little below in the center).

Zandblauwtje (Jasione montana) Campanulaceae 05-5

A butterfly sucking nectar↓is believed to a common copper (Lycaena phlaeas). ''Kleine vuurvlinder'' by Dutch.
Zandblauwtje (Jasione montana) Campanulaceae 05-8

At last blue sky and white cloud with Japanese Larix in July 2016


Miscellaneous Human History 雑史/外伝

Top of the memory 1st July 1916

At 07:30 AM on 1st July 1916 it began with first explosion along river Somme. In approaching the twilight, its wasting the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) counted about 60,000 soldiers. The Worst of trench warfare in history. [note 1]

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The battle of Somme coverd a period of July - November 1916. It is reportedly : the original Allied estimate of casualties on the Somme, was British and French 485,000 and German 630,000.
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Battle of the Somme. Map of first day, 1 July – 18 November 1916.

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The Thiepval Memorial cemetery in Nothern France. Yellow flower carpet of maybe Crepis (Hawksbeardフタマタタンポポ) or Hieracium (Hawkweedヤナギタンポポ), so might it be a century ago.

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Yesterday 100 year's ceremonies or misa took place in Westminster church in London and its cemetery of the historic battlefield. Since a century ago July 1 has been marked as Memorial Day, not only in anywhere in UK but also many places in old 'British empire'. For example in Newfoundland and Labrador in North America.
Right above at the corner ↓ mr/ms Cameron who is leaving as prime minister, but this is their patriotic obligation.
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Queen and prince, an old couple of Winsor perticipaited naturally, despite of their age as middle of neinties.

1. This 'British soldiers' means soldiers from colonies and territories that belonged to the British Empire at the time. One of them was dispatched from Newfoundland, today part of Canada. Its 1st Regiment was wiped out by German at Beaumont Hamel on the first day. If one regiment was three thousand people, then its 90% (27,000) was killed within a day. Hierwith you understand the matter of fact that a units which represents in order to protect your home country might disappear at the moment of twinkling eyes. Can you imagine it?
*Reference → ブリテン何十万の兵たちが西部戦線から二度と帰ってこなかった。塹壕戦の半時間で数連隊が消えるような恐怖の戦いがまずイーペルから始った。http://zasshizassozatsujin.blog.fc2.com/?tag=%E3%82%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9A%E3%83%AB


Politics and economics 政治/経済

24th July 2016 memoriam [from the Future]

Today 24th July 2016 should be a huge memorial day when looking back from the Future. United Kingdam has stayed 43 years in EU, Today it came to the end by the Brexit vote. British people decided it although its leaving procedure will take about two years. What is going on from now? Nobody knows UK's next exact destination.

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Victoria Antoinette Derbyshire on her breakfast show. What a awful makeup (she is getting older and older), anyway 'CAMERON QUIT' at right bottom. The hour's morning show has been occupied only with the result of Brexit vote. Even the impact might be historical phenomenon for not only British nations but also European all alliance as EU.

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Scotland and Northern Ireland would reunite with EU when their referendum take place wether or not becoming independant countries in near future. It is clear in particular for the NSP (a left nationalist party) which is absolute the leading political power in Scotland.

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Boris Johnson must have 'glorious opportunity' of Brexit as David Cameron resigns on October. Both belong to The Conservative Party. At this referendum each member of parliament can stand on own choice. It is not matter whoever and whatever is among Labour, Conservative, Liberal, Ukip and Green.
UK referendum 00-3

The bank of England is core of The City, heart of finacial world. Its Governor Mark Carney has immediately announced after disastrous fall of Pound ; we have already prepared and can take any necessary measures to keep our currency healthy.
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Just a little recovery has found from the lowest point, thanks to Carney's announcement. However its lowest level since 1985 wiped £120bn off the value of Britain’s leading shares, yet £250bn available to the bank of England according to Carney. [note 1]

1. British main banks such as HSBC, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland have lose 20-30 % of their value. They are in consideration to move lawful offices to other EU countries.

** Additional images on saturday 25th July that is the day after MEMORIAM.
Brexit referendum aftermath that will stay at least until coming election shows clearly tremendous chaos. 1. political parties 2. Financial damage 3. deep crack between two side ; 'Leave' 'Remain'. Who predicted these matters?

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Brexit col 05-3 Gay palade 25th


Art 絵画/ 建築

A young lady with Atlantic cod [未婚貴婦人と大西洋の鱈]

The art has, in general, various interpretations. Traditional painting in particular contains astonishing metaphor, because of religious restrictions, taboos and pledges. Mona Lisa painted by Da Vinci is such an representative. There are a plenty of studies and interpretations, therefor many copies and parodies for the most famous portrait in the world in which Lisa was depicted. [note 1]. Her face, however, seems to me raccoon-like, I am very sorry. Such first impression remains in me since I met the real painting in `Musée du Louvre` in 1977. [note 2]

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Kabeljauw in Dutch, Cod in English, Tara鱈 in Japanese. There are two major cods as `Pacific and Atlantic`. Distinguish point is white side line. Pacific cod equips no white line. Dry cod is practical reserved food, for instance named Stokfish/stokvis in English/Dutch, Bo-dara (bo=stok) in Japanese, It is prepared there as salted dry-fish for newyear recipies which mach very well with Sake.

A scene in where you see a part of a human-size painting shows some kinds of fish. Two or three big fishes may be Atlantic cod, I believe. No idea wether whoever mentioned about its name. It might not be important such a fish name for painters, also critics and commentators of later centuries.
I have by chance an oppotunity in regard to images taken recently in Fjord Norway. A fact that Atlantic cod's speceis is ''Gadus morhua'' does not mean any interpretation.

A lady at the fish market in Antwerp
painted by Adriaen van Utrecht & Marten Pepijn
oil on canvas, 254cm x 198cm : Museum, RubensHuis

Saying ''At first sight, seems to play an ordinary scene ↑ in the fish market in Antwerp. But there is more to it'', the owner museum RUBENSHUIS explanes rather ordinary sexual interpretation on several parts of this life-size painting. Pepijn and van Utrecht hide their view about young lady behind normal market scean. When you read such context written by specialist (=the museum), you would associate it with Japanese Shunga春画 in Ukiyoe浮世絵. Shun-ga means literally ''spring painting'', therefore simply pornography.

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1.The lady is wearing a hood. That is a remarkable ensemble, consisting of a black hat crowned with a handle with a wag of silk thread. Attached thereto a precious pleated veil of black silk. This concealing garment symbolizes the chastity of young Antwerp ladies. It has to protect her from the eyes of worshipers as the man with feathered hat at the left. The servants behind the lady seem to keep him at bay.

2.The salsewoman is showing gills of a cod in order to proev freshness, responding to the young lady's request.

3.The salmon fillet refers to the female sex. Certain fish kinds are phallic symbols. An eel slithers towards some open mussel shells.
4.A dog besides the woman symbolizes for marital fidelity.
5.A basket of ripe fruit seems a strange element in a fish market. However, the mature fruit symbolizes the young woman who has reached marriageable age.

It says this painting is approved despite an ambiguous scene. Who and when `approved`? Authorities in the 17 century were the church and the king, I suppose.

1. Her hasband, a Florentine wealthy family Gherardini, commitioned pahaps at end of 15 centuries but the portrait was completed at bginning of 16 centuries (1503 reportedly). Its wood panel (Mona Lisa was not painted on canvas) went from Florence to France with Leonald da Vinci in 1516. The artist lived until his death in Amboise, the place of the king of Frans`s castle. It`s said Leonald refined the portrait in 1516-1517. Finally Francis I, Leonald`s patron required it, since then Mona Lisa has been a possesion of France.

2. reference : former thread *Europa Deadly Floods*.

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