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Katsumoto's Revelation

KATSUMOTO: To know life in every breath, every cup of tea, every life we take, is the way of the warrior.
ALGREN: Life in every breath.
KATSUMOTO: That is Bushido.

    - The Last Samurai (2003)

Sometimes, when you've just ridden through a hail of machine gun fire, it's good to remember that.

Outdoors:

17:05 CDT Tue 05 Apr 2005
Manhattan, KS


Indoors:

19:20 CDT Thu 07 Apr 2005
Manhattan, KS


The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.
    -Katsumoto, The Last Samurai

BTW, gchii miigwetch to darana for helping me look for CompactFlash recovery utilities, after I acidentally deleted the latest batch of photos from the 32Mb CF card I usually use in my Canon PowerShot S50 digital camera. I finally used SmartRecovery v4.5 to get them back.

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Banazir

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carida_46
Apr. 8th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
I just watched 'The Last Samurai' a few days ago. Really enjoyed it, even though Tom Cruise is not my favourite person.
Those blossoms are gorgeous. We don't get them *here* the same way areas with a definite season change do.
banazir
Apr. 8th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
A saying about Kansas weather
"If you don't like the weather, wait a few hours. It'll change."

Those blossoms are gorgeous. We don't get them *here* the same way areas with a definite season change do.
Thanks. The single white blossom from last week is from the same tree. They turned light pink and then reddish-pink very quickly.

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Banazir
carida_46
Apr. 8th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: A saying about Kansas weather
"If you don't like the weather, wait a few hours. It'll change."
they say that about Melbourne and Christchurch too.
Haven't lived in Melbourne but I know it's true of ChCh. We could have a beautiful day, a southerly buster with hail and/or snow, and half an hour later, back to a beautiful day again.
banazir
Apr. 8th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Manhattan, KS is temperate, though
... save for some humid heat in August that istari_ala can tell you about. In excess of 40C, sometimes as high as 43C, for a couple of weeks. Usually that's in early August, but sometimes it's like that in late August, too.

they say that about Melbourne and Christchurch too.
Haven't lived in Melbourne but I know it's true of ChCh. We could have a beautiful day, a southerly buster with hail and/or snow, and half an hour later, back to a beautiful day again.

Yep. Some part of western Kansas will get snow between sunny days.

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Banazir
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carida_46
Apr. 9th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
datelines and such....
Whoa! Ghosts of Christmas past. Are you cleaning out your inbox or something. ;-)
cretaceousrick
Apr. 9th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
I'm trying to understand why your trees are blooming in the middle of the continent while the very first and hardiest flowers are only now struggling our of the ground here on the coast. I shouldn't get jealous - I should just savor the glimpses I get.

I noticed today that there are a lot of employees at the hospital, anonymous functionaries and menial laborers all, who wear red uniform shirts. Should I expect some serious trouble next time I see them in large numbers?
angharad
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
For the record, in Vancouver, we've had sakura for the last month, give or take.
banazir
Apr. 23rd, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
Sakura Cherry Trees
Like "chai tea" and "PIN number", they are.

Sounds awesome.
Got any pictures?

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Banazir
angharad
Apr. 24th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Sakura Cherry Trees
Unfortunately, I don't. Flickr does, though:
http://flickr.com/photos/search/tags:sakura%2Cvancouver/tagmode:all/.
If you notice the dates on those photos, you'll see some of 'em from mid/early March.
banazir
Apr. 23rd, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
Savoring the glimpses, and KS weather
I'm trying to understand why your trees are blooming in the middle of the continent while the very first and hardiest flowers are only now struggling our of the ground here on the coast.
KS weather is notoriously fickle, but it turns out that the mixture of rainfall patterns and temperatures running the gamut of a temperate clime is rather good for plants.

Also, I live on a plot of land that used to be a golf course, so the soil is pretty fertile. In China, the idiom is zhong4 ding1zi3 zhang3 dao2 (plant nails and get swords).

I shouldn't get jealous - I should just savor the glimpses I get.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
If you have flowers any time soon, I'd appreciate some photos!

I noticed today that there are a lot of employees at the hospital, anonymous functionaries and menial laborers all, who wear red uniform shirts. Should I expect some serious trouble next time I see them in large numbers?

I dunno. Do they look like cardinals? ;-)

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Banazir
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