Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cosmos Fair;

On 9th, we went to the "Cosmos Fair" with my friend held at the park in the town about 1.5 hour away from home. Today I wish you to just enjoy some of the pictures I took. It was my first visit there and I was surprised with the huge space :-)

*Cosmos Area*






*Mexican fireweed* This plant is called "houki-gusa; broom weed" in Japanese.
As you can guess, one theory of the name's origin is used to be used as broom. 


*Butterfly Area*
Along the walk way to the cosmos area, there was a small section where we could see butterflies. Not may of them we could enjoy (may be a bit late). But these three girls (let me say so, haha) made my day as well.
Painted Lady picture page
Chinese windmill  (maybe)

 Argynnis sagana female  (maybe)
Linking this post to,  "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes" 

I'm holding my father's one year memorial service on 7th. I'll visit you as soon as possible after that, friends♪

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a beautiful sight to see.. The fields of Cosmos are just gorgeous.. I would like to walk around these pretty flowers.. The fireweed is pretty too, lovely colors. Wonderful post and beautiful photos! Have a happy week!

Linda Kay said...

Hi, Miyako, such lovely pictures you have shared with us today. Hope the memorial service for your father goes well; such a lovely way to remember him. Hugs from Texas, and wishes for a lovely Sunday.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those cosmos fields are gorgeous!!! wow! and congratulations on the butterflies, too!

Terri said...

The flowers are just beautiful! I imagine that it is peaceful just to walk around in the garden.

Ela said...

A great place and a lot of flowers and colors! That is a real floral paradise!
Greetings

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Miyako!!!

Carola Bartz said...

I would love to see such a field of cosmos!! They are such pretty flowers - and so easy. I have them in my garden, they came up from seeds that "volunteered" here two years ago, and since then they are a reliable presence here. They don't need any care, nor water and readily re-seed.

Tamago said...

Wow what a beautiful place! It's like dreamland...,It must have been so wonderful to walk through these cosmos. Your photos are amazing! Butterflies are very beautiful, too. The Chinese Windmill is really gorgeous!
Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Dear Miyako, these are some beautiful photos.
Hope that you are doing fine over there.
Hugs,
Eva

Marie said...

The cosmos are glorious! Talk about surrounding yourself in beauty! Wow! Also love your header and your butterfly shots. May your memorial service be an honor to your father. All our best from the US! Marie

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Miyako, I have never seen cosmos that tall before, maybe it is good fertiliser in the ground.
The butterflies are lovely, I'm looking forward to summer and the flowers and butterflies. It is very squally here today but not too cold, a short blast from departing winter.

love,
Diana

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
Honki gusa origin was broom Kawaii desune! When you was little girl about a bit like you ha ha
And your father's as onaji desune..
Have a nice time with otosan!
We having a another raining todays
Michiko

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Miyako these photos are exquisite! I wondered when I saw the title of your post if these would be the cosmos we know -- and they are -- but I have never seen so many at once. How absolutely beautiful.

But the butterfly on flower pictures are the ones that have me in utter awe. Absolutely incredible pictures and you know their names. Just wonderful; I can't say enough good things about these pictures.

I know the Memorial Service for your dear Father will be hard, but I know it will be perfect because you are doing it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Oh, what a dream to step into such a huge field of Cosmos flowers.
Lovely photos and also those with the butterflies.
Sending you hugs and love from Georgia/USA,
Mariette

Sussi said...

Wow, that place is full of flowers

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the fields of cosmos and the butterflies are gorgeous. Take care!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness - the cosmos field is absolutely beautiful! I wish I can see it in person!

Fun60 said...

Oh what a beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful tour you've taken us on through your marvelous captures, Miyako!! The cosmos fields are gorgeous indeed!! Thanks for sharing!!The memorial service is indeed a lovely way to remember your Father!

colleen said...

Talk about eye candy. The cosmos makes me happy just to look.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cosmos are such pretty flowers and they come such a variety of colours.

Monika MW said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Gretings for you from Poland

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ what a joyful trip and such colorful and creative photography! Thanks!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Photo Cache said...

oh you just showed me how delightful cosmos can be. fields upon fields how beautiful.

trishie said...

Oh my! The field of cosmos of just stunning. I wish I was there to take in the sights with you

Wandering Wren said...

Wow beautiful fields of flowers and lovely to visit with you. Blessings for your Father's Memorial.
Hugs
Wren x

ladyfi said...

What dreamy and magical shots!

Hope your father's memorial is a beautiful one - so sorry for your loss.

Stewart M said...

What a great display of flowers and butterflies!

Hope your special days brings good memories to counter the saddening ones.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness...I know for a fact, I would not want to leave...such beauty!!

Karen said...

Beautiful fields of flowers! What a lovely place.

Gail Dixon said...

Those flowers are spectacular! It's like a fairy tale. How did you ever leave there? The butterflies are amazing, too. Very beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Such a gorgeous field of pretty cosmos and they grow so tall. Must have been an enjoyable day out.
Also love the butterflies.
Hope you are enjoying the week dear friend
Sending love and hugs
Carolyn

Felicia said...

wow that's alot of cosmo's to view. gorgeous images of the butterflies Miyako.

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful. I would love to have been in that field on the day you were there.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! Oh my. All those cosmos are amazing. I will have to plant some of the orange ones. And beautiful butterflies. Perfect day!

I am sorry for the loss of your Father. My Mother will be gone 2 years next week..... Michelle

Amy Burzese said...

Simply gorgeous. That Mexican fireweed is really unique to me.