"Somewhere in the woodland, somewhere in streams - little life shuffles into the day, folded wings into flattening veins and fluttering eyes. Somewhere my lifeline still hums and sings..." - Vienna Teng
♥Let everyone who is godly pray to You while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32: 6-7. CH. e
Oshogatsu (New Years) decoration. The Kadomatsu are decorations made with assembled pine branches enhanced by stems of bamboo and sprays of plum trees. A pair of them, one for each side, is normally placed in front of the house gate. In Japan pine, bamboo, and plum trees are considered good luck, pine in particular has held the meaning of longevity and valued since ancient times.