Rambler-Rose "Albéric Barbier"

Recently, l only talked about of the rose topics, but I writing a story of roses today too.
The rose I will present today is "Albéric Barbier" This rose is a Rambler-Rose that a branch extends long.
Cream white flowers like paper crafts. Unfortunately, there is little scent.
The rose season is over soon.


Wild Single Flower Roses

Good morning !
I went to the botanical garden in Tokyo the other day.
Because it's a medicinal botanical garden, not only plants which beautiful flowers bloom, but there were many rare plants in the park.
The above picture is "Ross Rugosa" which is called "Hamanasu" of the original rose which grows naturally in Japan.
Like this picture, a large single flower of bright colors blooms.
Unlike luxurious modern roses, the rose of the wild species has a neat and clean charm.


Japanese wild rose

This is Rosa-multiflora, a wild rose in Japan. When it is in full bloom, the scent of honey drifts around. But no one stops and looks at it.

Oh, that is "MOTTAINAI".

This rose is a Japanese wild rose that became the foundation of the modern rose.
But why doesn't everyone notice this rose?


Is this rose "Iceberg"?

It stopped raining, white climing-roses are blooming in the garden near my house.
Is this rose "Iceberg"? But I feel like a different rose.
This rose, though the edge of the petal is pink, I think that the petal of "Iceberg" is pure white.

But, if it's not an "Iceberg", what is the name of that rose?


How to enjoy on a rainy day

It is heavy rain this morning.
But for the plants it will be rain of grace.
It was hot like the early summer this week, so plants and me are tired too.

By the way, how do you enjoy on rainy days?
I am busy on weekdays and I do not have time, so on such a rainy day I watched movie videos and read books it was bought the other day. Yesterday, I saw the "Knight of cups" of the Blu-ray-movie I bought the other day. On rainy days, I feel like I can calm down and enjoy such things.


Poem "Love letter"

I wonder the sky which spreads everywhere

If I ask you why, someday

You laughed saying that "because it is we wrapped in the sky".

I am wrapped in the sky

I am wrapped in your smile

If I confess my love to you in this blue sky

The blue sky may convey my words to you smiling.


Blue Purple "Clematis"

It was raining yesterday morning, but it's sunny and comfortable this morning.
The weather forecast says that the temperature will be 30 degrees Celsius in Tokyo today.

Many beautiful flowers bloom in spring.
The plants in the picture are my favorite Clematis.
The language of Clematis is "mental beauty". Oh, It's cool !

Unfortunately it's not mine, but like the climing-roses of yesterday it's blooming in the garden near my house.

It's a rare double-bloom purple blue Clematis.
Clematis' blue series color is nice with a sense of transparency.
A single frower is a well-organized group aesthetic, but the fluffy luxury of double flowers is also beautiful.


White rose wet in the rain

It's raining this morning after along time.
It's warm rain.

The climing rosea that started to bloom also get wet in the rain and look beautiful moist.
This vanilla colored rose which is blooming in the garden near my house is probably "Ice-berg".
The name "berg" is German "berg" is mountain.

It has just started to bloom.
A white rose that the outer petals turn white and change into a soft cream color on the inside.
Unlike the four seasons roses, the climing-rosea is only blooming in the present time of spring.
The Language of White Rose is "I am worthy of you."

But, is it just me or the climing-roses that are gorgeous all at once are similar to Japanese cherry blossoms?


My Novel "Your blue and My blue"

The flowers of "Ceanothus" I saw for the first time were pure blue.
A certain anxiety will grow in my heart, looking at the blue.
When I saw that blue I got anxiety in my heart.
I wonder if the blue color that she is seeing is the same as my blue…

☆It is a short story about "Ceanothus" and "blue" in which blue flowers bloom in May.

There was a small flower shop beside the station, there was a blue tree in a space that was too narrow to be called the garden, sandwiched between the road and shop wall.

It seems that the height is 2 meters and the width is over 3 meters, it was a plant tree that I have never seen before.

The word "blue tree" appeared in my mind because the blue flowers were blooming over the spread narrow branches.

The blue color seems to be more recessed than in the real world, so it seems that the tree is far behind the surrounding scenery from a distance, I got a strange feeling.

The blue of the flower seemed to absorb the light rather than shining even if it was illuminated by the bright sun of May, conversely increasing the density of blue.

Pure blue with no redness mixed.

"It's "Ceanothus".

 Saki who stood beside me staring at the blue flower with me stretched out his hand. And she quietly said that while small flowers gathered and touched the flower that looked like a ball.

"The plant is called "California Lilac". As its name suggests, it's a native American plant, but I can't see it as a lilac anyway, so I think the scientific name Seanosus is better. Because "Ceanothus" is somehow poetic. "

As Saki says, Lilac is a bigger tree and its flower is purple rather than blue.

I told her. "There is no fragrance"

"Yes, Lilac has a nice smell, but this Ceanothus doesn't smell anything."

It was strange that they didn't smell even though they were blooming so gorgeously.

Although it's blue like a mass of presence, it doesn't smell. It seems as if there is only "Blue".

"Do you know Blue-incense?"

"No, I have never heard of it," so I tell her.

"Blue-incense is the scent of blue roses such as "Blue moon" and "Blue perfume". If a fresh and fruity youthful scent for the rich sweet smell of the rose's typical damasks is called Blue-incense. "

Saki's word "Blue-incense" was mysterious.

"But blue roses are not blue. Roses where beautiful blue flowers bloom no one like a blue flower of the "Ceanothus" exist in the rose-garden. "

"In the rose-garden...Oh, that's right Saki !, I heard that a major companies have created blue roses by genetic manipulation. "

"Well, but that way is far from traditional methods of rose breeders such as "Meilland" and "McGredy."

"The rose of "La France", which became the first of the rose-representing hybrid tea rose, has a legend that it was raised from four grain seeds collected over the stormy night ago more than 100 years ago ." Saki said.

I imagined those who desperately picked up rose seeds while wandering through the heavy rain and the wind.

"It's very romantic," I said.

"Don't you. In a rose made in a test tube while being observed with an electron microscope to people wearing white garments in a clean room, such romantic legend will not be born ! "

Suddenly I became worried whether the blue of Seanosus I saw and the blue that Sayaka looked at were the same color.

"Saki, Is "Blue" that you are seeing and the color that I feel the same color?"

"What ... what do you mean?"

"In other words, the deep blue of the "Ceanthus" I feel and seeing is the same as what you are seeing, both color and vividness? I can not say it well."

"Tomo, I understand what you're saying, but there is no way to check it."


My anxiety increases.
Even though it is such a beautiful blue ...
If the color that I am looking at and the color that Saki sees is different ...

"You think of strange things, do not you? Do you want to understand the color that others are looking at? That is a difficult problem that philosophers think." She said so, gently laughing while gently touching my cheeks.

"But I wish my blue and Satoshi's blue would be the same. Because it is lonesome if not so. If my blue is a color that only me can see, I am too lonesome…"

When I heard the words she said, my anxiety goes away.

"But, the "Ceanothus" which grew so much in this area is rare."


"Because it is vulnerable to cold. In places where frost falls and freezes in winter, usually it will not grow so far. "

Saki is familiar with plants.
Not only the beautiful flowers like this the "Ceanothus" bloomed but also familiar to the name of a small plant growing on the roadside.

Someday I asked her, "Why are you familiar with why you did not receive specialized education? 
Then she responded with her usual mysterious smile on her lips, "I just like plants".

"But..."Saki said.

"In fact, what do you do if I say that I am a witch?"

"Are you Witch? No matter what you say, I will not do anything because you are you, even if you are a witch your essence will not change."

"What is essence? Please don't cheat me with logic and could you make it easy enough for me to understand?."

It might sound like we are fighting when others heard it, but this conversation between me and Saki was as usual. What she wants for me was that I should say such a word.

"I love you, whatever witches are, but you're yourself, Saki."

"Le bleu est la couleur du ciel.
Le bleu est la couleur de la mer.
Le bleu est la couleur de mon esprit.
Et votre bleu est mon bleu."

She said a sentence that sounds like a spell.
Perhaps, I do not know for anything other than the word Bleu meaning blue and La Mer of the sea, whether she is a French selected by her second foreign language.

"What did you say now?"

"It's nothing. It's like a spell. Well, will not we go soon?Seanosus can come see me again. " 

She smiled with mischief in one's eyes and arm and arm with me.


☆ Translated text of the spell she said.

Blue is the sky color
Blue is the color of the sea
Blue is the color of my heart
And your blue is my blue

→ Novel website "taskey"


Do you know the artist Muttoni?

The other day, I went to the artist 's Muttoni exhibition.
He is Japanese.

Muttoni is an artist who makes "Automata".
Do you know "Automata"?
"Automata" is an automatic doll.
His work is driven by a motor and a gear.

"kaleidoscope" from Ray Bradbury's novel "kaleidoscope"

"Sleep" from Haruki Murakami's novel "Sleep"

His works are inspired by music and novels and not use computers.
It is a classical and nostalgic art work like a child's toy.
Oh, it was a very very fantastic exhibition !

This exhibition is being held at Setagaya literature pavilion in Tokyo, Japan.
When you come to Japan, please have a look.


Horror novel "bump into...?"

I wrote a horror novel.
Please enjoy yourself.

"bump into...?"

My colleague Reiko says she frequentry bump into someone.
For example, when you get on an elevator, you will step back one step to make room if a person gets on the middle floor, you take the first step to make a space.
And you step back too far and bump into someone standing behind.
And you without thinking you will apologize, saying sorry.

It's the same even if you are on the train.
In the crowded train, you will go too far step back bump into someone sanding behind, step on someone toes.

Reiko says "I'm strange."
I say "You are carelessness rather than strange, Reiko."
When I tell Reiko to check back properly, she says that's not what she meant.
"There is nobody when I look back from saying I'm sorry, because I bump into someone."
"That's ... you talking with laughing but what is it?"
"So, although there is a feeling that certainly bump into someone, but no one is there."
I say "... isn't it creepy?"

Reiko says "Because I'm used to it, I do not have any problems, so everywhere will happen. When I ride the elevator, train, station, eating and drinking stations, my shoulder bump into someone but there is no one."

"I also experienced this office, in the conference room behind the manager's office ..."
"Stop! I don't want to hear it ! Because I'm afraid that I will not be able to enter the meeting room !"
"I'm sorry, but you will not have this experience. no problem."
"Why are you flirting like this when you experience this?"
"Because it only bump into something, there is nothing else."
Reiko burst into laughter after she said so.
"Oh, by the way, when I returned to my apartment house at home, I without thinking that bump into something, I apologized for it, but I don't need to apologize at my house anything."
Reiko is single and lives alone at her apartment's house.
Even though I was invited to Reiko, even if she prepared me a feast, I promised myself not to go to Reiko's room.


Rambler-Rose "Albéric Barbier"

Recently, l only talked about of the rose topics, but I writing a story of roses today too. The rose I will present today is "Albér...