Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ear of Rice and Japanese Proverb etc;

 (posted; Etymology page) 
Rice grow ripe in Autumn*     
         The boughs that bear most hang lowest.
       実るほど頭を垂れる稲穂かな  minoruhodo koubeo tareru inahokana
                This proverb derived from Japanese rice eating culture. 
The interpretation I found from pc.  "As berries ripen drooping ears, humans also deepens learning and virtue, humility."   I think it is a reference to modesty and humility being virtues, and the virtue may apply to those who are the most unassuming, the least pretentious.    I still have a lot to learn ;-)   
         Starts with K : Rice is the "King of staple food" for Friday's Hunt.
♣ pictures taken last week 
 pictures from former posts to show you rice-paddy before ripen 


♣ Extra new butterfly picture for Eileen's Critter link 
This one was drinking water after the rain near my house last month. 
For Flowers and Fence link
Gifted picture from my husband's ex-lady colleague taken at the exhibition
This GORGEOUS work was arranged by her master of "Ohara Scchool".




  Cute road side guard 
Recently, we found these cute rabbits instead of normal traffic cone :-)


Coincidentally, found the pink flower at the road side. Name unidentified.
So sorry for my long absence; start visiting you soon☆☆☆

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "WATW", "Flower Wednesday",  













38 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm not certain i've ever seen rice growing! how very cool to see it! thank you! loved that flower arrangement. my goodness...a whole garden view in one arrangement. the bunny traffic fence is very cute.

riitta k said...

What a lovely post Miyako! I have of course never seen growing rice - so it was very interesting to see. And your proverb is so right! Btw I love the Japanese writing - it is so beautiful - 実るほど頭を垂れる稲穂かな - like art! The flower arrangement is of course gorgeous! Have a great day!

Light and Voices said...

Miyako, I so enjoy viewing your post weekly on Outdoor Wednesday. This week your rice photos are excellent, as well as, the other images posted. Thank you for explaining the pictures. Have a really nice week-end.

bj said...

Hi, Orchid...I've missed you, dear friend.
I love your photos of the rice ...and the beautiful flowers...and the cute pink rabbit fence.
I so hope all is good with you and those you love.
xoxo

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing to see rice grow. I think in some areas here in Texas they have rice paddies, but I've never SEEN it up close like you shared. And for that I thank you.

Love the pink bunnies.

Breathtaking said...

Dear Miyako, There are always beautiful things to see on your posts, and also educational subjects, ha ha, thinking of Pylon now!!! The rice fields are beautiful. It's great to see fields full of corn, wheat, or rice. We eat a lot of rice in Portugal, it is the main accompaniment, and meal in itself. The flower arrangement is breathtaking, and I love the pink rabbits and flowers. Have a good day my friend!:)

Tamago said...

Such lovely photos of the field of rice. もう収穫の時期なんですね~^^
I love the flower arrangement. It's so bold and beautiful! Those bunny rabbits are very pretty. I've never seen such alternative! Kids must love them!
Have a wonderful day, Miyako san. Happy autumn!

Denise inVA said...

Dearest Miyako, I am so grateful to you for sharing the close ups of the rice. I never knew that they could be so pretty. I enjoyed the birds and flowers, and those cute pink rabbits. A lovely post!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great to see the rice growing so well. I love the ducks and the egrets. The rabbit cones in the road are cute. Pretty flowers and butterfly. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Linda Kay said...

I love the rabbits, but they might be a little distracting, my friend. I liked your rice pictures, have never seen this growing in person. Have a wonderful day. Hugs from Texas.

Tanya Breese said...

the rabbits are so cute!

barbara said...

Fields full of rice is the first image I have had of Asia... That green is unforgettable!!

Ida said...

I always love stopping by your blog because you show stuff that I would never see where I live. The rice paddy is so interesting.
Gorgeous floral arrangment.
The pink bunnies made me smile - how cute and fun.

Jedidja said...

Cute pictures, dearest Mikayo of the pink bunnies. So nice you share them on your blog! And you know, I never seen rice fields. So this is surprising! I know rice only in packaging from the store. What kind of rice you use for food? I often use basmati rice. Beautiful picture of the flower arrangement! So colorful. (And know that I return to your blog, though it sometimes takes a while)

Villrose said...

So this is what it looks like! I newer saw a rice field...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a gorgeous butterfly!
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Margaret Adamson said...

i have never sseen rice growing and your Egret adn butterfly are gorgeous. I hope you will pop in and see mine collections of shot this week so have a lovely week ahead

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako! Beautiful captures of the egrets and pretty ducks. I love the beautiful butterfly. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Veralynne Malone said...

Love your rice patties with the birds and ducks. I don't think I have ever seen on in that stage of growth. And the flower arrangement...stunning! Great post. Thanks.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

It is very interesting to see rice growing like that - I have not seen it before. The pink rabbit traffic cones are just adorable! Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures!

Michiko Johnson said...

From Japan Photos from the filed of rice always with beautiful flower Nature seasons rabbits wa kawaee desu.
Miyako san Happy Autum.

Anni said...

I'm here to say thanks for coming by to add your post link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your contribution is always very much appreciated!!!

Your posts are continually a treasure of beauty, culture, and composition.!!

Jennifer Gerhart said...

I have never seen rice maturing, those are beautiful picture! The floral arrangement is stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Handmade in Israel said...

That flower arrangement is incredible. The photos of the paddy fields too. How interesting!

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, the flower arrangement is an art work! Now the traffic cones are so cute, do people pay more attention to them?
Have seen rice fields from afar, but this is the first time I see a a rice plant close up! Thank you so much for this interesting post and thank you for sharing it with SEASONS:)
Have a happy and relaxing week!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The rice almost looks like delicate ears of wheat. Such beautiful macros and a delightful series of other appealing images. A beautifully presented post as always.

bettyl-NZ said...

Nice photos. I like your interpretation of the proverb. It rings so true. Those fun road cones are so cute!

Maggie said...

Hi Miyako
Lovely to have your company this week once more for Mosaic Monday, I always enjoy these small glimpses into your daily life.
Maggie

likeschocolate said...

lOVELY! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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Snap said...

Rice is grown in my area, but I've never seen the rice fields! Wow! Love the pink rabbits and the white egrets. Fun post! Happy Monday!

Lady Fi said...

What a cheerful post. I like those pink rabbits guarding the road.

Photo Cache said...

So nice to see ripe rice and rice paddies. I grew up with these scenes.

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edenhills said...

Lovely proverb, and the images to accompany it are stunning. Love the cute bunny guard rails! Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

Fun60 said...

Lots of interest in your post but those pink rabbit cones are the most unusual traffic items I have ever seen.

Lorrie said...

I enjoyed seeing the photos of the rice growing. It's very beautiful. What a lovely butterfly, and also the egrets - graceful creatures. I hope your week is going well.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful rice fields! Thank you for showing those; I'm sure the egret loves those fields and the water. Again, the flower arrangement is beautiful and the pink traffic bunnies made me smile ... and it is pretty how you arranged them with the pink flowers.

Nick V. said...

Beautiful photos, Miyako San.
Best wishes for a fruitful and mellow Autumn.
Than you for your participation in the Floral Friday Foto meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

Rambling Woods said...

Good evening from a very rainy New York Miyako! I am enjoying learning about the rice. I open a box of rice and don't think of how it grows. Beautiful butterf ... Michelle