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Monday, April 27, 2015

April.7th Drive. part 2 (Sea of Rock)

*oo-iwa-go (大岩郷)*
I've posted this place last Sep. here.  As it was on our way back on April 7th, my husband sweetly made a detour for me:-)  "大岩郷" literally mean,"large-rock-countryside".  There are 2 theories how this "Sea of Rock" created. One of them is diastrophism. Nature is always a wonder for us to know♪ Let me show you the different season of this place from my former post.

          I found dandelions there, and pictures below are for Judith's "MosaicMonday"

This last pic. is from last Sep. which I haven't posted.  With a bit more greenery in the back..
In 1945, this place was  recognized as a national natural treasure.

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
I feel bad posting before visiting friends, but today I have time 
and (hopefully) my busy days over:-)   

Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"


(posted; 10:10 AM  Japan time) 






Thursday, April 23, 2015

Renewed Zoo and some Flowers at our City Park;

 (Header made by my pictures of the ornaments placed around the entrance and the shop)
Continued from the previous post, this is newly remodel zoo part at our city park. And I have to say that mainly monkeys we can see there.  Birds and some other animals are moved to the temporary place until Grand Open next year.

*Monkeys looked happy and relaxed in the better enviroment*
  Entrance and the wide walkway to view the animals.


 *White Gibbon*
Natural  Environment rather than in the cages before.

*Lion-tailed Macaque*

*Asian small-clawed otter*
Gray langur*

This little one year old baby looked a bit scared.


      Inside of this stone walkway, found a turtle;


*Flowers in the park I haven't posted in the previous post*
Moss Phlox;  we call '芝桜・shiba-zakura'  literary mean "lawn grass-cherry" :-)
Picture below is the top of cornflower above.
Iris japonica I don't know why I got such black back for the two pictures below :-)

Linking this post to "Outdoor Wednesday" ,"Good Fences"


Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
So sorry I've been a bit busy and blogger didn't let me change the size of the pictures, took me whole day to arrange them p:-)   See You Soon♪
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tree Flowers from City park;

My friend and I went to our city park to see newly opened Zoo there on 17th. I wish to save the pictures for Eileen's meme later :-)  So, let me post a couple of tree flowers and tulips today.

*Peony, Rhododendron and Double Cherry*



Again, I found the name differences between Japanese and English so interesting. We call this type "八重桜" which means "eight・layered・cherry".  Eight just implies 'many'; I remember thinking this type has petal with 8 layers when young :-)  And checking the English name, I thought there are more than 'double' petal, haha.


*Entrance and the Turips*




 Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"


Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;  
I have time to visit you today. See you soon♪ 
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Panda and Crows;

*Panda  nursery school *
                 Found this cute nursery school in my city lately.
       Entrance (fencing) Panda has another little one in its mouth :-)
The message on the wall says, "We are friends with the Sun and the Wind"
I loved to think the Sun on the wall is smiling to the children when they arrived♪ 

*Crows chasing a Tractor*
They must know where, when and how to find their food :-)
Taken on March 27th;
  Linking this post to   "Wednesday Around the World" 

I'm not home from early morning tomorrow, but I'll try visiting you after come home later tomorrow evening.  Wishing to have some time tonight as well.   8:30 PM

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Winter Jasmine: 黄梅(ou-bai: yellow apricot) ;

  Posted "Etymology page" 
Yesterday, we went to the city office to deal with anther office procedure. I remembered hearing about the Winter Jasmine blooming at the temple I posted here. We call the tree "黄梅, ou-bai", which literally means "yellow apricot".   
            Surprised me and another fact blogging helped me to learn(^_^)v 
       I had NO idea it is  in  Jasmine family (or a type of, maybe) and not apricot.  
I think the tree isn't pruned well, but the flowers were beautiful there♪














*Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker*
My first lucky encounter with this 'コゲラ; Kogera' on the tree at the temple ♪ Unfortunately, I just could take one picture. I checked its name with pc right after I came home. I found it interesting to know that we call woodpeckers ".....-gera".

You must be spotting me :-)


 Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"

I was SO happy for these two findings, so sorry for changing the some links from previous post to this one.  I will post about Sourinji-Temple (宗隣寺)again sometime.
       And I won't say any excuses...  Visiting you from tomorrow, friends!

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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