Saturday, May 23, 2015

Flowers, Birds and Lunch at Cousin's house;

I've visited my cousin's house on 14th to celebrate her son's marriage at the end of this month. And then on our way home, checked the flowers in our city park :-) 
(So sorry the long post. Pictures in the frames are mine.) 

*Water Lilly and Rhododendron*
As you can see, Water Lilly were not in full bloom. So I tried most of my pictures with zoom.  Rhododendron's were at their best then♪



*Birds*
I was really happy to be able to take decent pictures of the sparrows for the first time. And White Clover's are adding a bit of accent, I hope p:-)



*Home Made Lunch*
My cousin kindly prepared really gorgeous lunch with both sashimi and stake for us♪ And she also has a wonderful talent arranging her cooking. 


Linking this post to "Saturday's critters", "TODAY'S FLOWERS

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
I feel so bad being behind visiting you...  My husband got a bit out of shape but got better soon, whew;   Start visiting after serving lunch for him p:-)   See You Soon, Friends !!!
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, changed for the newer post

27 comments:

Linda W. said...

Lovely water lilies and nice bird photos too!

Mari said...

Those water lillies and the birds are such beautiful things to make picture of. You can never run out of beauty from nature.

Good to hear about your husband's recovery.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Delightful flowers and birds. Your park looks like a pretty place to wander.

Liz Needle said...

Lovely post full of beautiful things. Love the flowers and the cute little birds. Thaks for sharing your lovely day.

Brocante hobbykamer said...

Beautiful park !

Margaret Adamson said...

I think you mean Sparrows, not Swallows. The flowers and food at your cousin's all look wonderful. Yummy. Have a lovely weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love the gorgeous waterlilies and the rhododendrons. Cute shots of the sparrows, pigeon and the duck. The lunch does look delicious, your cousin is a great cook. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Sussi said...

sweet birds and flowers!

TexWisGirl said...

glad your husband is better again!

love the sparrow in the clover and the pigeon, too. beautiful water lilies! never tire of them, ever! but the item that caught my eye the most was that wonderful rustic stone lantern in the water garden. absolutely beautiful!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The clover does look nice with the sparrow. Lovely flowers, too!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello dear Miyako, I love the waterlilies and all the other flowers as well. The sparrows are so cute. Have a great weekend.

Snap said...

Beautiful flowers. Sparrows are one of my favorite birds ... so little and fun to watch. Sounds like you had a busy day. Happy Critter Day!

Tamago said...

What beautiful flowers! I love water lilies, they look very elegant. Love the photo of a sparrow on the field of white clovers. Such a lovely capture :-) And I'm so impressed how your cousin arranged the dishes! The photos are like from a nice restaurant. Really beautiful!
Happy Saturday, Miyako san. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful captures! Love the sparrow in the clover - very nice!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Hope indeed your husband is feeling better!
This was a lovely post with great photos and that lunch at your cousin's place was quite a treat.
Both of us are also extremely busy, can't get it all done and sometimes I cannot visit any blogs...
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Stewart M said...

What a nice post. I had the good fortune to stay with a family in Japan during a school tour - the food was wonderful. The pictures of the home made lunch made me remember it!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

Beautiful water lilies and garden!!! The blossoms are stunning.

The lunch looks delicious.

And the variety of birds you found this week are fantastic.

Hannah said...

The water lilies are so beautiful, Dearest Miyako, and I like the stones stacked so artistically. The peonies are gorgeous too, mine are starting to bloom. The food looks so tempting, and served so beautifully, like an art form.

Marie C said...

I am enraptured by your beautiful water lilies and other flowers...just so beautiful! Great bird photos as well. And lunch looks amazing!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh Miyako, an exquisite post fully of beauty. Thank you so much my dear friend. From Denise in Northern Virginia, USA :)

Laura said...

An abundance of beauty Miyako… I am especially fond of the waterlilies… but every image is lovely and you lunch looks delicious.

Marion K said...

Beautiful lillies and the birds are so cute !!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Miyako what a beautiful post. The water lilies are lovely (they look perfect to me). And the sparrows in the white flowers are so sweet. I also love how you put the heart around the pretty dove -- really made me smile.

I looked for a long time at your lunch pictures. Your cousin does have a talent for arranging food beautifully. We have noticed how lovely the plates look in Japanese Restaurants (which we love to patronize when we are lucky enough to find one). I have read the saying 'we eat with our eyes' and it is true that if the food looks beautiful, it is such a wonderful experience. (Of course eating it is even better ;>)!)

bettyl-NZ said...

You captured some wonderful scenes. The flowers are so pretty, since it's getting cold in my part of the world! And the birds are so nice to see, too.

bailey-road.com said...

The water lilies are beautiful. I love the shot of the sweet little sparrow in the clover. The lunch prepared by your cousin looks amazing. She is quite a food stylist. Glad your husband is feeling better.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako. I hope your husband is feeling better now if he wasn't. Beautiful flowers to see and I see you have the cute house sparrows too as we have here.. Oh my.. that lunch is beautiful, a real work of art. Eating it must be such a treat after you get to see such pretty arrangements of food. We should do that more here in the US. I guess some people do, but mostly everyone is in such a hurry.. We should take the time and enjoy.. Michelle