Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gifted flower Pictures (part 2) and Moon etc;

Header of this post;
*Hoya Carnosa*
Lady keyboard player, who is in the same band group with my husband, kindly sent me pictures of this unknown flower (for me p;-) through 'line'.  Even my elementary school students have this SNS's mail system nowadays. Here is the link of (part1).
This Hoya is also known as 'サクララン' which literally means 'cherry orchid' in Japanese. Really surprised to see this plant has grown this big and looks like orchid ♪     Wikipedia page, Picture page ;   (for flower links)


I loved her way of putting musical notes in the background.

She is so sweet that showed me the blooming process as well.






Last March after I visited Japanese Garden (link page),  we stopped by this restaurant for lunch. I haven't posted this place and thought pinkish color gateway might fit with this post, and for Tex's meme  as well :-)



I remember enjoyed having the set lunch menu; mine and husband's.





My First Crescent Moon shots and Cute Doggies;
On 16th when I was hearing weather forecast, learned that the Moon and the Saturn got close. Rushed outside and took some pictures and found 2 tiny spots of lights.  Haha, no idea what they are. And the pictures of  2 moons were taken on 18th and 19th.  My first Crescent Moon♪   (for SkyWatch and Saturday Critters)


On 19th, my friend and I went to the city park to see the sculpture exhibition; I'll post the topic later.  These 2 cute dogies were with their masters and seemed having fun seeing sculptures.






We are expecting calligraphy guests (serving soba) this weekend, but I'll try  visit you.
 See You Soon;

36 comments:

Giga said...

I know Hoje, I have a lovely flowers and smells. A lovely garden and a nice walk after him. The exhibition was certainly interesting, as even the dogs up of interested. Regards.

Brocante hobbykamer said...

Love the big flower and look a lovely place!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello dear Miyako, I love the hoya and the cute dogs. The Japanese Garden looks like a gorgeous place to visit. Take care!

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the flowers are lovely. I like the entranceand garden of the restaurant, very pretty place. And the puppy dogs are adorable. Lovely post and images. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Sussi said...

very lovely photos!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. The Hoya blossoms are beautiful. I love the display with musical notes in the background, too! The restaurant looks wonderful. The beautiful garden and gorgeous set lunch...what a lovely lunch time you had :-)
The woofies are very cute! I look forward to seeing the photos from sculpture exhibition. Have a great day, Miyako san!

Light and Voices said...

I especially liked the music notes as background for the Orchid plants. Your blog left me feeling very peaceful and blessed. Wonderful images.
JM, IL-U.S.A.

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, I've missed you for a while. So appreciate your wonderful pictures and Japanese lessons as well. Hugs from Texas.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) I was so surprised when I saw this plant,and recognized the flower imediately, as I have one, but had been unable to discover it's name. Mine has grown very tall, with many leaves but produces few flowers, however I think the waxy pink flowers are extreemly beautiful as your photos show. The Japanese gardens with their bridges ponds with COi and waterfalls are very lovely.
Warm Regards.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful photos, love the sweet dogs!

bj said...

Love this pretty post, dear Orchid...flowers are lovely and what a nice lady to send you the pics and info on them.
Pretty place to have lunch.
xo

Uppal said...

An array of lovely pictures!

Kathy said...

It's a beautiful and unusual flower. New to me also.

Ida said...

That flower is so pretty, I love the color and shape of it very much.
Oh that entryway is also quite lovely and it looks like a beautiful place to visit. Nice shots of the moon as well.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the water garden and beautiful gate, too! sweet blooms shared by your friend!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Absolutely beautiful moon shots! Well done!! I like the Hoya flower shots, too. Have a nice weekend.

Jim said...

Great shots
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pretty post ... I love the pink- tinged gate and the restaurant, especially the delicious lunches! And the Hoya photos are very good ... your friend is talented ( just like you). It does not seem like two years since your father's death. Time goes by so quickly. My thoughts are with you on the anniversary.

Photo Cache said...

Great photos full of beautiful shots.

DeniseinVA said...

So lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with Today's Flowers and other wonderful photos, and I hope your weekend is a very happy one.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of the plant and the moon!

Cath said...

What a beautiful floral specimen....thank you for sharing.

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

classical and homely photos.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
What a lovely Hoya Carnosa your friend photographed and indeed she was very talented for using the backdrop of music notes! Two of her loves; playing music and raising perfect house plants.
Wow, that lunch looks so pleasing to the eye and for sure did also taste very yummy as well.
The presentation is incredible!
Also your moon shots and the happy, lucky doggies is great.
Sending you hugs and love,
Mariette

Breathtaking said...

Hello again!:) On my last visit I forgot to mention the sweet dog poses.So cute, especially the small one! Have a great weekend! Warm Regards.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, great post and images. I love the puppy dogs. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

WoW! The Hoya is gorgeous!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a lovely orchid, Miyako! I like those cute doggies, too.
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Joyful said...

I would really like to dine in the restaurant you show. It is in a beautiful setting. Have a lovely weekend, Miyako!

bettyl-NZ said...

Lovely series of shots. The flower is just beautiful!

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness Orchid. What a beautiful variety you have shared today. Thank you.

Kim ,USA said...

Hello Miyako, I like the orchids with the musical notes in the background, love it!

Kim,USA

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How wonderful to see the hoya in flower, conditions must be right for this to happen.

Indrani said...

Hi Miyako, this pink is so sweet! Lovely compositions!

Nick V. said...

Beautiful hoyas, Miyako!
Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme