July’s book is from a series entitled The Art Of … (insert film, comic, video game, etc.) and features From Up On Poppy Hill, a 2011 Studio Ghibli film I fell in love with. Like other Studio Ghibli films, From Up On Poppy Hill is absolutely, beautifully animated.
In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to share some photos of my dad’s garden in Ashland, Oregon. Three photos are views of the backyard and one is of my dad’s “bistro” (upper right). On sunny days, my parents enjoy breakfast together near the honeysuckle, which is very fragrant.
Mr. K and I visited Oregon in 2011 and enjoyed the backyard with the stone steps and walls my dad built himself! One of my dad’s favorite plants is hosta, a fast growing perennial with beautiful green leaves. You can see some next to the bench (lower left). Recently, I saw some hosta at a local garden shop! I decided to get some for the container gardens at Hair Innovation (lower right). I’m really excited to watch it grow over the summer☆
Darth Vader and Son is the perfect book for June since Father’s Day falls on the 16th. As a Star Wars fan, this book caught my eye right away. The author, Jeffrey Brown, has cleverly incorporated characters, locations and quotations from the Star Wars universe into a delightful book about the joys and trials of fatherhood as experienced by one of the world’s most iconic villains. The fantastic illustrations capture the juxtaposition perfectly, as when Darth Vader like so many fathers, receives a tie for Father’s Day (where and how will he where it??).
Please enjoy looking at it while having your hair colored or permed! もし良かったらパーマやカラーの待ち時間に是非読んでみて下さい。