Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) and Heron;

t       The other day, my driver husband had time to take me our city park; 
I DID have a big luck finding a wild heron there   I couldn't wait to show you pictures I took; These Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) and Iris reminds us Japanese that the rainy season is around the corner. And they were my late mother's favorite flower:)





I was so happy that this sweet Heron appeared for me♡♡♡
I wished to take the shots that he flew away, but just ready to take off one;


Pond spread in front of the old Gazebo;











Linking his post to;
 Nature note, Wild Bird WednesdaySaturday's critters", "id-rather-b-birdin’ " ;

PS> Thank SO much for your kind comments for my former post. I was glad to read your comments for the post from my personal point of view.  
  I got sudden guests today. I'll visit you as soon as possible, friends;



36 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful shots of the iris Miyako! How wonderful to see and photograph a heron, excellent!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots of both the irises and the heron! Have a great day!

Carole M. said...

such a beautiful location/gardens and the irises are lovely to see in flower. A bonus for you to see the heron there too

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a pretty spot. The wild irises are gorgeous, I love the pretty color. And awesome shots of the Heron. Great nature post. Have a happy day!

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
The Japanese Irises flower a beautiful and heon was enjoy with shots time..
I like Bright inside house with back view for distansc clean wingdow and compact near garden.
You have a lovely day with Otosan!
Michiko

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You really were lucky for catching this Heron and some lovely Iris blooming!
A wonderful park to stroll and enjoy.
Wishing you a lovely week ahead in June.
We obvious have had a very wet rainy May so looking forward to some sunny and constant weather.
Hugs,
Mariette

✿ chica said...

Beleza sempre!Lindas! beijos,chica

trishie said...

What a beautiful flower and must bring back some fond memores of your late mother. Great shots of the heron!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. That heron is very cute! Such lovely pictures of the heron with sweet flag flowers. I love their gentle colors :-)
Have a lovely day, Miyako san xoxo

Susan said...

Hello Miyako, they are such delicate colours of Iris and Flags - how lovely for you to see so many, especially when they hold dear memories for you.
I've never photographed a Heron and so it is always exciting when I see them in other blogs and yours is no exception. A chance meeting and he stayed long enough for you :D)

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the heron in amongst the gorgeous iris!

TexWisGirl said...

i just love the herons! so glad you got photos of him! the irises are wonderful! such beautiful color combinations in the first type and papery, delicate in the second type.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! I love nature and your photos are just wonderful.

Karen S. said...

Such peaceful beauty throughout.

Gail Dixon said...

Ah, you got the Great Blue Heron! He's a beauty, as are the gorgeous flowers. Enjoy your company!! Have a great day. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The Great Blue Heron pictures are lovely; especially the one where he's about to take off. Beautiful flowers too. (Iris are my daughter's favorite flowers.)

Frank said...

Beautiful flowers Miyako and great you managed to capture the Heron.

Christian Weiß said...

These are wonderful photos and a very beautiful place. Like the flowers.

thewovenspoke said...

Such beautiful photography and the heron is a wonderful capture.

doodles n daydreams said...

I too love the Iris, it is a lovely flower. And that shot of the blue heron is great. When I was young blue herons nested in one of the trees in the park where we went to play, we would look for them arriving every season.
Thanks for sharing.

love from New Zealand,
Diana

Cosette Paneque said...

Nice photos. I love Herons. They're so graceful and they often linger long enough for me to snap a nice photo of them.

Roan said...

The flowers are beautiful! Lucky you with the Heron shot. I chase one around that likes my brother' pond, but it always escapes.

Cynthia said...

I love irises and your photos are beautiful. I have purple and yellow ones blooming now in my front garden. Great blue herons are such interesting birds to watch. Every part of them is odd, but altogether they are beautiful!

Cynthia said...

I love irises and your photos are beautiful. I have purple and yellow ones blooming now in my front garden. Great blue herons are such interesting birds to watch. Every part of them is odd, but altogether they are beautiful!

Alexa T said...

so lovely iris flowers and so cute heron!! lucky you to have such photo instant... and very beautiful garden! All the best, again! Alexa T

Arija said...

Such beautiful irises and photos, just like you Miyako.
Hugs . . . Arija

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful flowers!.... I am always excited to see the herons here on the pond, but they are shy and hard to photograph .... Michelle

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures. I love the shot of the heron with the irises in the background - gorgeous!

Margaret Adamson said...

What a beautiful place to walk around and see the marvelous flowers and Heron. Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako, thank you for linking up your beautiful herons to my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Adam Jones said...

Such beautiful colours, and a lovely looking Heron.

Felicia said...

beautiful flowers Miyako and that heron is wonderful.

Anni said...

I haven't heard these flowers called flags in ages. My mom and mother in law called them flags. And your images are stunning!!! A big plus is to have a heron strolling through to add to the beauty of it all.

Thanks so much for linking up this weekend.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Lovely photos. That heron set the flowers off so nicely.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, I love the heron! And the flowers are just gorgeous! I've joined the bird watching over at Anni's and am so happy to be here!

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing them!

My post for Nature Notes:
http://einwenighiervonunddavon.blogspot.de/2014/06/etwas-gekauftes-etwas-gepflucktes.html

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