Monday, April 13, 2015

Winter Jasmine: 黄梅(ou-bai: yellow apricot) ;

  Posted "Etymology page" 
Yesterday, we went to the city office to deal with anther office procedure. I remembered hearing about the Winter Jasmine blooming at the temple I posted here. We call the tree "黄梅, ou-bai", which literally means "yellow apricot".   
            Surprised me and another fact blogging helped me to learn(^_^)v 
       I had NO idea it is  in  Jasmine family (or a type of, maybe) and not apricot.  
I think the tree isn't pruned well, but the flowers were beautiful there♪














*Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker*
My first lucky encounter with this 'コゲラ; Kogera' on the tree at the temple ♪ Unfortunately, I just could take one picture. I checked its name with pc right after I came home. I found it interesting to know that we call woodpeckers ".....-gera".

You must be spotting me :-)


 Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"

I was SO happy for these two findings, so sorry for changing the some links from previous post to this one.  I will post about Sourinji-Temple (宗隣寺)again sometime.
       And I won't say any excuses...  Visiting you from tomorrow, friends!

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, changing constantly


36 comments:

Snap said...

The jasmine is beautiful ... yellow is such a happy color! Love your new feathered friend, too. I wake up every morning to the sound of a woodpecker ... busy little guy!

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carolann said...

Oh how beautiful!

ladyfi said...

Such lovely flowers!

Linda Kay said...

Two very unusual items. I love the yellow of the Jasmine. We had one similar but it didn't survive in the dry weather. Your little pigmy pecker is so cute.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful flowering tree! lovely little woodpecker - a bit similar to our downy woodpeckers here. :)

Linda W. said...

Those yellow blossoms are gorgeous! And nice shot of the woodpecker.

Mari said...

These are very beautiful Miyako my dear. I also appreciate the notes about them. I have learned as much as you did from your discovery :) Thank you!

Fun60 said...

Lots of Spring flowers seem to be yellow. Such a joyful colour.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love the pretty yellow blossoms. And the woodpecker is great, I love the woodies..Beautiful images. Have a happy new week ahead!

Donna said...

What a beautiful flower and a sweet woodpecker. It reminds me of our little downy woodpecker!

Photo Cache said...

I haven't seen that variety of Jasmine around here. Thanks for sharing.

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Tamago said...

It's interesting ou-bai is in Jasmine family. I'd imagine it would be apricot based on the name! The blooms are so pretty. I love yellow flowers :-)
That's a great shot of Kogera. His wings look similar to the wings of woodpeckers I see around here.

I'll get busy for a while. I'm sorry if I can't visit you as often as usual. Have a wonderful week, Miyako san!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Two new things for me this week too Miyako - pretty yellow jasmine and the little woodpecker.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Sussi said...

beautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello Miyako, The yellow blossoms are very pretty and I love the woodpecker. Take care!

Brocante hobbykamer said...

Nice,yellow flowers let me always thinking about the spring ...

Adam Jones said...

A very nice looking Woodpecker.

Meta said...

Ni har så många vackra träd som blommar på våren
Ha en fin vår
Meta

Andrea Priebe said...

I plant a small purple flowered Japanese Jasmine in my garden every year. Unfortunately they are unable to survive our winters, but I replant them each year because they are so beautiful. I would never have thought that an apricot tree was related to Jasmaine either. These are beautiful,Orchid, and I love the yellow flowers.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Felicia said...

the bush is pretty and so is the woodpecker.

Giga said...

Beautiful flowers and definitely smell. The bird is beautiful. Regards.

Jim said...

Beautiful

bj said...

I so enjoy your posts, dear Orchid..
(I know that's not your name but it always comes to my mind when I write you..lol )
You are teaching us so much about your beautiful country...the flowers are so pretty...and the little woodpecker.
Have a great week, dear heart.
xoxo bj

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! Beautiful flowers in a favorite color. Yellow sunshine. Adorable little woodpecker. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You keep surprising us, every time we arrive here! Your winter jasmine photos are so lovely and it looks like a double blooming variety.
Love the woodpecker as well; you caught him just in time!
Thanks for your efforts and wishing you a happy mid-week.
Hugs,
Mariette

Liz Needle said...

Beautiful happy flowers to herald Spring. Thanks for sharing the pleasure of them

Marie C said...

Gorgeous yellow blooms on that "apricot" tree! Really beautiful! And I love the woodpecker also. Great post.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

lovely photos and what a pretty blog you have :)

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE all that yellow!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the yellow tree blossoms Miyako. And you got a picture of the woodpecker -- wonderful. WE are hearing a few around here, but I can't get a picture.

Light and Voices said...

Found pleasure looking at your blog and reading it in English and Japanese. Excellent job on photographs. Love the yellow blooms and the woodpecker image is delightful.
JM, IL-U.S.A.

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Valerie said...

Very bright cheerful blooms Miyako and a cute woodpecker too!

Lorrie said...

The yellow jasmine flowers are lovely and bright. How fortunate to see (and photograph) the woodpecker. Have a wonderful day.

Minha vida de campo said...

Linda árvore e as flores belíssimas a cor do sol. Queria árvores floridas assim aqui em nossa casa. Amei a felicidade que as plantas inspiraram.
Tenha um ótimo dia.