It is quiet now.
A very sunny day today!
Cracker made some sound now.
I bottled up the dry grapefruit skin soaked in honey. I smelled the fragrant grapefruit in the room and made myself a glass of warm honey tea just made from the finished work.
Sophorae is a general name for blossom honey. In light amber color, it is the most popular export honey from China while the flower’s name is specifically acacia originally from North America. The Chinese sophorae is from the pagoda tree, a national species.
We normally have two kinds of blossom honey on the market; one is from the jujube flower, good for nutritional supplement. Another is this acacia blossom honey which is good for better sleeping and vascular health.
The grapefruit is of a specialty from a place called Yuhuan. It is called Wendan with a different shape to other grapefruits.
Today I also picked up lots of a smaller version of grapefruit.
It dropped freely in the camellia field. The skin of it has a profound fragrance which I use for good smell in fridge. The pulp of it is editable with good sour and sweetness.
The backyard garden has some quietness at this time of the year.
The lawn has a carpet of brown fir leaves. The river bank has brownish reed.
The white camellia are pure beauty.
The plants are grouped together nicely.
A good chair to rest for morning and afternoon.
For old Chinese ritual, today is the second day of Chinese New Year, with a ritual of son-in-law accompanying his wife to her parents place.
It is a day of gift giving and a day for praying to wealth god.
Here it is a funny picture!
Actually the rich story comes from the first day of new year which lots of people caught at earliest to pray in the temple by spending costly on burning the first run of joss sticks. On the fifth of new year days, it is a day for wealth again!
That is not actually part of Buddhism after all. Anyway the temple people gets very rich in China. While lots of Chinese still want to be rich, a good business can only be kept in an honest way. I think that is the best faith we shall encourage in this society.
Intuition is good for sense and to feel; perception could be cultivated by good sensitivity. Trust shall be built between people.
The new year festival’s best thing is to communicate, to serve, to listen to each other…
It is special time for me as well, more quietness and peace!