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my brother visited from korea earlier this month and brought me some illustrated books to add to my collection.  this book is easily the pretties of the lot.

설빔: 여자아이 고운옷

written and illustrated by 배현주, first published in 2006

it’s simple to read, even for me, and the illustrations are beautiful.  it’s all about a little girl getting dressed up for new year’s (설날).  new year, new day, new morning.  the day that we can make a new start on everything.  the first snow of the new year falls from the new clouds.

but among all of the “new” things that come with the new year, the best one is new clothes…

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found some wisteria (i think?) blooming on my walk at lunch.  isn’t it divine? i think i’d like a yard full of wisteria when we have our own place.  photo IMG_5068_zpsygrtmhrp.jpg

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look at this little guy.  photo IMG_5056_zpshshkrd3z.jpg

and a lending library on a quiet street.  i loved the colors of the wood and the greenery in the background. photo IMG_5054_zpsqtjnemym.jpg