Friday, April 29, 2016

Azalea under the rain and Egret with reflection;


*Azalea as the road side tree*
This is the scene in front of the book store when I went there to buy the books for my students a few days ago.  Although it was raining, I rushed out of the car to take pictures with umbrella :-)
Some people looked at me curiously seeing tiny senior lady taking pictures under the rainy weather.  I thought Azalea flowers are fencing as the road side tree.



*Egret with reflection*
This Egret was fairly close to me in the river from where I was on the different day.
Surprised how skinny the egret in the right picture looked.
Believe me, haven't done anything to make it thinner 
for the picture :-)




In Japan, we are having so-called "Golden Week" link, which is the longest holiday season in the year.  Really long consecutive off days.  It's also the family gathering opportunities♪ Wish my immediate family (parents  bro) were alive with me :-)
Hope you all will have a wonderful coming weekend☆☆☆  

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The Golden Week sounds like a lovely holiday time for the family. I love all the gorgeous colorful azaleas. Pretty captures of your egret. Lovely post and images. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

i know you miss your family. :(

beautiful egret shots! so delicate looking! and those azaleas surely create a beautiful hedgerow!

Tamago said...

Love those colorful photos of azalea flowers! They make a very lovely natural fence :-) And such cute egret. It's such a peaceful scenery, with egret walking around in water.
Have a wonderful Golden Week, Miyako san!!

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from the Floral Friday Fotos meme, those Azaleas are stunning!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love your beautiful egrets and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

marshaleith said...

I too would have been in the rain photographing the azaleas!! Beautiful reflection with the egret too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Holidays are always times I think of my parents and brother (even as old as I am). I know how you miss them. Love the egret and the azaleas and I am glad you were brave enough to go out in the rain -- they are just beautiful.

I am going to follow the link to read more about this celebration that you are having. Thank you for teaching us so much!!

namaki said...

Those birds are so delicate !

Jim said...

Great reflections

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello dear Miyako, I love the egret and I love the azaleas. Totally worth going out in the rain for. Have a great day!

Anni said...

Stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add your link to the tool there gave us a thrill; thank you!! The flowers are stunning. And your egret images...LOVE the reflections.

Melissa said...

Very nice. That bottom photo is my favorite because the egrets leg and reflection make such an interesting angle.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Sorry for not having your family complete anymore... Such days are very hard; I know!
That was one of the things that became so obvious while I was scanning those 36 photo albums (yes, they're done, only a few remnants left) all those loved ones that only look at us from a photo - no longer with us in person.
Life is not easy but there are so many things we have to be grateful for and the memories we still hold dear to us.
My youngest sister gifted me with lots of photos she scanned from our childhood and rom aunts and uncles and grandparents. Those become such treasures. She had to video Skype me several times and ask who was in the picture and what it was about and such. She is the youngest and knows only very little. But I managed, even in-between my own scanning which of course took more time because of it but I appreciated her effort. She got encouraged by me I guess and she herself is very pleased with it now!
Your azalea photos look like a dream. That is Japan at its very, very best and I would love to visit certain places during that time.
Here we also enjoy azaleas and if I had not scanned photos we for sure would have gone to Savannah where there are many old squares and lots of azaleas. I scanned photos form 1996 when I took Mom & Dad there with us.
That elegant egret might have been thinking the very same about the photographer!
Sending you hugs and love,
Mariette

Louvregirl said...

Lovely egret photos! :-) Karen

James said...

Great reflections of a beautiful bird!

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Michiko Johnson said...

Miyako San!
Lovely photos of Azalea flowers are fence as road A skinny the egret walking Kawaee desune! I can more golfing theses days. but it going to me cold weather again. Anatamo Ogenkine Okurashi Kudasai mase Otosama to Miyako San!
Michiko

Nora said...

Thanks for sharing your flowers and egret. Have a great week!

Nick V. said...

Delightful shots, Miyako San! I hope the holiday week was enjoyable for you and your family.
Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos and I look forward to your next contribution.

Denise inVA said...

Greetings Dear Miyako. It is always such a great pleasure to visit your blog. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers. Your participation is very much appreciated:)