This is the seasonal phrase for about five days starting today. It means the weather may be thunderous. In other words, this is the time of year when spring is well under way and thunders, that bring blessed rain may be heard.
This “sparrows start building nests” is the seasonal phrase for around five days until tomorrow. I have never observed sparrows’ biology directly, but I have been well aware of the chirping of Japanese bush warblers since early this morning.
This is the seasonal wording for about five days with today the middle day, which means a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. I do think it gives out a beautiful, springlike image, however, I don’t think a butterfly comes out from a caterpillar. It is from a chrysalis, I think.
The day before yesterday, I wrote about my visit to a plum tree bonsai exhibition. And it happened to be this phrase, “peach blossoms begin to smile or bloom” is the seasonal wordage for five days from today. The usage of the letter 笑, smile or laugh can mean flowers’ opening or blooming is definitely my favorite way of using this letter.
Today falls on the first day of the period of Yushui, the second solar term, when it is the time of year what falls from the sky changes from snow to rain. And the piles of snow on the ground begin to melt.
Another old saying goes “if you begin displaying the dolls for Hinamatsri doll festival on this day, you will be blessed with good relations”.
Thus, I display my own calligraphy of a contemporary haiku about the doll festival, wishing for many good occasions to come to Chio’s calligraphy.
This is the seasonal wording for around five days starting today. Apparently, it means “Frozen water underground begins to melt and move. Although the air is still cold, things are beginning to verge on the spring season little by little.”