Saturday, April 4, 2015

Birds and Cherry Blossoms with Building;

After we finished the public procedures at the city office last week, I wished to check the cherry tree alongside the 'Majime-river' close to the office. Luckily, I found some birds there ♪



You look so skinny from the front :-)
Wished it was a better shot  :-)
Seeing the birds resting and sleeping only with one leg sometimes, I've been wondering the reason.  I checked with pc and found that it's something to do with 'capillary vessel' and 'body temperature regulation'. The one they are standing on must get really tired, I thought :-)
    

*Cherry Blossoms with Building*


           The Empire State Building in our city,

Our city's  one of the many sculptures in a little park along the river :-)


Happy Easter to you all♪






















       
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21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your heron is spectacular! just enough color differences to ours (yours is lighter) to make it really stand out. the cherry trees are lovely!

Linda W. said...

Great shots of the heron! And the cherry blossoms are gorgeous.

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. I love the beautiful photos of cute birds! Thank you for the explanation of birds resting on one leg. I wondered why, too :-)
Cherry blossoms are really gorgeous. Love that Empire State Building. It looks very lovely with cherry blossoms!
Happy Easter, Miyako san. Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

Stewart M said...

Great shots of the birds - the standing on one leg thing confused me as a kid!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots and reflectionsof the Heron. HAVE A HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND.

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful bird. I think he looks equally funny from all sides.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos, dear Miyako! The heron is a gorgeous bird.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, lovely captures of the Great Blue Heron..It does seem strange when they stand on one leg.. I love the beautiful cherry blossoms.. Wonderful post. Thank you for linking up. Have a happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, lovely captures of the Great Blue Heron..It does seem strange when they stand on one leg.. I love the beautiful cherry blossoms.. Wonderful post. Thank you for linking up. Have a happy weekend!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Great bird photos! The herons are so beautiful! I'm glad you looked up why they stand on one leg. I've often wondered. Oh, those cherry blossoms! Happy spring and Easter to you as well!

Karen S. said...

That has to be the prettiest heron I've ever seen! Your photos are so exceptional, how beautiful they are, and your blossoms too! A most happy of Happiest Easters for you too!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Well, most birds have a mechanism to 'lock' their leg straight. You can read here a lot more: http://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastword/2008/10/balanced-lifestyle.html
Lovely photos, also from the cherry blossoms and your miniature Empire State Building!
Our cherry blossoms were at their best while we were in Arizona but we did get to see before and after.
Hugs and love,
Mariette

Anni said...

Simply beautiful Miyako!! The birds, and the gorgeous blossoms. A perfect setting for Springtime on your blog.

...thanks for sharing this by linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

VioletSky said...

Love the herons, but it's the sight of cherry blossoms that really make me happy at this time of year!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Such beautiful cherry blossoms and birds and thanks for sharing with us.
It must be a lovely time of the year there where you are.
Happy Easter
Sending hugs
Carolyn

bj said...

I so love coming to your pretty blog and seeing your beautiful country...
Thank you for coming by and sending prayers for me.
xoxo

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great birdie pics, and I love the flowers, too.
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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty cherry blossoms and interesting birds you found by the water. I couldn't stand on one leg for long.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Miyako.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! I love your beautiful blossoms as we had some snow here on Sunday. I also love the herons photos and the flying one is very good as they are hard to photograph. Yes they are very light too. We had to capture one on the pond that got caught in fishing line and I was very surprised at how light it was. It was sent to rehab and released which we were happy about.. Michelle

Donna said...

One of the most beautiful times of the year is when the cherry blossoms are in bloom...especially in Japan!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You saw some beautiful birds! And your pictures are charming.

Very interesting about the reason the birds stand on one leg. I go to Yoga class and one of the poses is a balance on one leg ... I am not so good at it but I try to imagine I am a heron or crane. It certainly does not come naturally to me!