Flowers

お花は大好きなのですが、シンガポールでは気候が気候なので簡単に手に入って長持ちする蘭ばかりを飾っています。シンガポールでも足を伸ばしてお花の卸しのお店まで行けばそれなりに色々なお花が手に入りますが、安いとは言えませんし交通の便も悪く、頑張って行って買っても2、3日で腐ってしまうことも多いのでだんだん行かなくなりました。

Although I love flowers, I tend to buy mostly orchids in Singapore because of the climate.  I can get better selections if I go all the way to special flower shops but they are quite far away and a pain to get to.  Besides, after all the trouble, many kinds of flowers last only a few days.

そのような事情もあり、母もお花が好きでしたので日本に帰ってくるとお花を習ったり買うのも楽しみでしたが、母に喘息が出てからは喘息を引き起こす可能性があるので実家に飾れなくなりました。

My Mum also loved flowers so I used to take flower arrangement lessons or buy some lovely flowers so both my Mum and I can enjoy them.  However, my Mum had very severe asthma attacks about a year ago so we had to give up having flowers at home.

今回、母の四十九日の法要は先週の土曜日に行われましたが、実際に四十九日にあたる日はわたしが日本に到着した先週の水曜日でしたので、四十九日の法要の日に飾るお花とは別に水曜日にちょこっとお花を買って飾りました。デパートの中のお花屋さんに売られていた小さな花束。たまたま好みの花束が1つだけありました。アナベル、オオ二ソガラム、グリーンの撫子、白いトルコキキョウ、アイビー。

The special service that is held on the 49th day after my Mum’s death was held on the last Saturday but the actual 49th day was Wednesday last week, which was the day I arrived in Japan.  We had a large bouquet for the service but I also bought a very small bouquet for the actual 49th day.  I don’t need to go somewhere special to find a type of bouquet I love in Japan, this one was one of the many small bouquets already made and were sold at a small flower shop in a department store but just the sort of bouquets I love.

 

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シンガポールよりも気温が高い日本ですが1週間は綺麗に咲いていましたし、10日ほど経った今もアナベルとグリーンの撫子とアイビーは健在です。

Even though the temperature is actually higher here than in Singapore, this bouquet was beautiful for a whole week.  It’s been about 10 days now and a couple of flowers are gone but there is still a hydrangea and a couple of flowers in good shape.

 

 

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