Saturday, September 6, 2014

Flowers and Critters from City Park ;

Today I'll just post some flowers from city park and link this post to some memes.
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*Salvia*   Official city flower of my city, chosen publicly


*Some flowers from Tropical Botanical Garden in the city park*
        Trichopsis Hort (桃唇竜)        Ixora Chinensis Lam (サンタンカ)

  Left: Melocactus(メロカクタス) finished balls have hat like flower seat. (not sure the words)
  Right: Mammillaria bicolor (白神丸)

*Some critters*

I took these pictures when I visit there looking for the White Egret Flower.

Thank you very much for visiting, I'll see you next Tuesday ;

New PC 8.1 will be delivered an hour later, 
but  I'll try hard to catch up with you this weekend.


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34 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely flowers (and I so admire your knowledge about their names (and biological names as well). I love the birds ( ou already know that about me~).

And you are getting a new computer! Always fun, always a bit frustrating too -- every time it is a little bit different!

Still traveling -- will catch up on what I've missed someday!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako. The flowers are pretty. I have some Salvia here in the summer, the hummmingbirds love it..Great shots of the birds, the cormorants are one of my favorites. Enjoy your new computer. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

Lina Gustina said...

Nice to see birds in the park.
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Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) Thank you for your recent visit, please don't worry about commenting late, it happens, when we are busy.Lovely photos of flowers and critters today. I like Salvia, and also see it's bright red blooms in our parks and gardens. I guess you will be even busier now that you have a new computer.Enjoy,and stay well, and take care.
Warm Hugs.;)

✿ chica said...

Que beleza de flores e tudo lá desse parque! bjs, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Linda Kay said...

Hi, Miyako...we have both of the cactus in my husbands cactus garden, as they grow well in Texas heat. Your birds on the pond are very pretty, and I always enjoy water shots. Have a special weekend! Hugs from Texas

TexWisGirl said...

lovely blooms. the cacti hat was funny! i love the birds, especially the cormorants!

Karen S. said...

Cactus are so delightful! All your photos are beautiful. What an amazing place, thank you for sharing them and for filling in their names too! A delightful post.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the flowers and the birds. I love the cacti. Enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous floral and bird photos ~ Happy Weekend to you and your family ! xoxox

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Marie said...

The birds are all so wonderful! And the salvia is beautiful! You have cactus in Japan! I am surprised it grows so well.

EG CameraGirl said...

The salvia is so pretty. Your cormorants are interesting with white circling their faces.

Tamago said...

Wow they are such lovely flowers and plants! I'm very impressed with the melocactus. It really looks like wearing a hat! And mammillaria bicolor...it looks spectacular!
Love the photos of cute birds :-) they have such nice place to live.

Have a wonderful weekend, Miyako san xoxo

Adam Jones said...

Cute little Sparrows and Wagtail.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures of the flowers and birds. I like that cactus with a top hat!

Hannah said...

I love the photos of the comorants with white faces. The salvia is so pretty and bright, I guess it stays that way a long time. The pigeons look the same over here too!

Michiko Johnson said...

Your birds on the pond are very pvetty and your photos afcute bired.
The pigeond are look the same over here too.
Today in Us Open New yok City.
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I was very happy with him.
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Have a nice day with Otosan
has a lovely Otosan's day!
Michiko

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos, the Melocactus is fascinating.

Anni said...

Your cormorants have much more white on their faces than ours here in America.

Beautiful botanical area.

thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'! Much appreciated.

Janice Adcock said...

Such nice flowers and birds.

Jen said...

Love your cormorant shots. They look a little different than ours.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
My Dad used to grow a lot of Salvias in the summer; always looking bright and happy.
Lovely flowers and birds you captured. Good luck with your new PC. I used my laptop during our vacation of 7 days in Arizona and it is always hard to get used to newer system.
Hugs,
Mariette

Jane said...

i have fond memories of sucking the sweet juices from salvia flowers as a child! :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful flowers and plants and birds!! Such wonderful captures of your world, Miyako!! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!

Photo Cache said...

thank you for this post. i learned that the flower that was aplenty while growing up is called Ixora. i only knew its name in the vernacular. thanks again.

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Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! I didn't know there was a red salvia as the one I grow is purple, but it is very pretty also.

Your birds look like our doves, house sparrows and cormorants. I like to look at birds from different places on the planet for the similarities and differences...

Exciting on the new computer. I think I need a new laptop as this one is getting old and slow.. well like I am too. LOL.. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

Jim said...

Very pretty.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of the flowers and birds.

Fun60 said...

Your city must be a riot of colour with these flowers everywhere.

Felicia said...

beautiful flowers Miyako and the cactus are neat too.

I like the black bird...sorry don't know the name.

DeniseinVA said...

These are all wonderful photographs, and I thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers.

Wandering Wren said...

Thank you for taking us with you for a trip to City Park, it looks a lovely place to visit! I have two Japanese ladies moved in this week - they are great fun, so was thinking of you my Japanese Blogging friend!
Wren x

lovehappynotes.com said...

What a day. Wonderful pictures.

lovehappynotes.com said...

What a day. Wonderful pictures.