Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Camellia Festival (part 3) & Mimosa Tree

*Picture-Story Show* 

           I had a kind of happy coincidence at the Camellia Festival.
Chestnut Tiger Butterfly "アサギマダラ, asagimadara", which I posted about (here) last October was introduced as a picture-story show at one corner of the festival

"two pictures from last Oct.'s post"
This butterfly comes to the next city's hillside of the mountain,
where the flower they love is cultivated.  


"pictures from the story-show"



He is the guy telling the story how this particular butterfly travel through Japanese archipelago and also about the flower "Hemp Agrimony; hiyodoribana,ヒヨドリバナ" they love.  
So lovely to hear his storytelling about which I actually went to take pictures. Really was nostalgic remembering I was looking forward to the Picture-Story Show bus from city library almost half a century ago p;)

It is wonderful to have direct human to human contact this way, 
even in this advanced day and age.  


* Mimosa Tree (Wattle, Mimosa acacia)*
In the little park near my house, there is a fairly big Mimosa tree along with some smaller ones. Really happy that we can feel spring here at last.


Close-up and mimosa tree in the garden of the house close to my house.

Thank you very much for stopping by♪




15 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wonderful spring shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a beautiful butterfly! The butterfly has gorgeous colors and markings. And your Mimosa tree is lovely. I would love to see what it looks like in person.. We used to have a pink mimosa tree, the butterflies loved it. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

thisisme said...

Hi dear Miyako. The Mimosa Tree is absolutely beautiful. I believe they have a lovely scent as well. I so agree with you about having that human contact. It makes everything just so much more interesting. I hope you are keeping well. Love and hugs from your friend thisisme x

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san, I love the pictures of the butterfly. It's got such beautiful color!
I'm so very happy to see Kamishibai. Like you said, human to human contact this way in this advanced age is so wonderful to have. As a child, though, I don't remember seeing Kamishibai much. Maybe it was already becoming less common.
The mimosa tree is very beautiful! What a lovely spring color!

Have a wonderful day, Miyako san xoxo

✿ chica said...

Tudo muito lindo aqui! beijos,linda semana!chica

TexWisGirl said...

i like that - an 'old-fashioned' story teller using a story board. very neat. and your butterfly photos are so BEAUTIFUL! as are your mimosa trees!

Claudia Moser said...

Such delicate patterns

doodles n daydreams said...

I enjoyed your post today, Miyako. Lovely signs that spring is here. Have the cherry blossoms come out in your area yet?

blessings,
Diana

trishie said...

Beautiful photos! The butterfly is so pretty and love that you've captured it in pictures so well.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Your post is lovely; love the story telling that way and he is a great artist!
Those wattle trees we loved so much in Australia and we have planted one here but it died... Too harsh the climate in summer time and sometimes sudden frost without letting the plants harden off for cold over a longer time. Enjoy yours around you as they are so lovely!
Hugs to you!
Mariette

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Your post is lovely; love the story telling that way and he is a great artist!
Those wattle trees we loved so much in Australia and we have planted one here but it died... Too harsh the climate in summer time and sometimes sudden frost without letting the plants harden off for cold over a longer time. Enjoy yours around you as they are so lovely!
Hugs to you!
Mariette

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful coincidence to find that the festival was featuring a story telling something that you have already posted about! The butterfly is indeed beautiful and it is so good to know that a park is cultivating the plants they love.

Mimosa trees are so delicate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Spring!

Rachel Uchizono said...

I love flowering trees. The mimosa tree is very beautiful!
Rachel

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello Miyako - I am visiting for the first time - so much loveliness here! Your butterflies are very pretty and how nice that your festival featured the artist with the same butterfly. Your beautiful Mimosa tree reminds me of our 'Golden Chain' tree. Isn't nature so amazing? I am a new follower. xo Karen

June Caedmon said...

You have a beautiful blog, Miyako!