Monday, January 23, 2017

Bird from New Year and Jazz etc;

* Oriental Green Finch *  
After we've done New Year's visit to a shrine, we passed by the cherrytreelined path on our way back home. Luckily we found Oriental Green Finch, many of them were flying back and forth between the Cherry Trees and the rice paddy behind them ♪ 
(you can see the fence for "Good fence" and close-up for "Fridays hunt").



Our favorite Saxophone Player
On 15th this month, we enjoyed Jazz Music from the same players I posted here last year and before.  It has been about 10 years since we started to enjoy their play.  His great talent and beautiful sound of saxophone gave my husband motive to start playing the instrument.

This Keyboard player also has amazing talent. And the drummer who I could only take the reflection on the mirror.



Great Arrangement from my friend  and the Flower from the road
This work was done by my old friend who teaches flower arrangement.  
I thought the way she put the waves for daffodil leaves are so excellent♪  

                     Sorry I couldn't identify the name of this flower :-)

It's really cold now even in my area. Hope you are not having extreme weather!
I'm starting to visit you; See You Soon.



34 comments:

Maggie said...

Good morning Orchid, love your bird mosaics - such great photographs. Stay warm!

riitta k said...

Your birds are so so cute💕 The flower arrangement is beautiful and artistic... The unknown plant might be some Lamium species! Happy MM!

Amy at love made my home said...

What beautiful photos of the birds! Just stopping by from Mosaic Monday!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Miyako, so lovely to catch up with you again.
The sweet little Green Oriental Finches look so cute sitting on the tree.
Your jazz night looked like a lot of fun and how nice that it inspired your husband to start playing once more :D)
I love the ballet, and your friend's floral arrangement caused me to immediately think of a twirling ballerina - so graceful.
Such a beautiful flower. It's leaves remind me of those of a type of geranium or pelargonium but I'm not sure at all. In any case, it is unusual and lovely to look at.
Cheerio for now, have a really enjoyable week ahead. Hugs :D)xx

Snap said...

Beautiful post. Love seeing the finch. I love jazz -- the saxophone has such a full sound. Lovely flower arrangement -- talented friend! Stay warm. Have a lovely week!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The birds are so sweet. Looks similar to one I saw here a few weeks ago. Love jazz music. My youngest boy played the sax in high school. Gorgeous flower arrangement by your friend. Warm wishes, Tammy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We enjoy Jazz too, but seldom get to hear a live performance . The little green finches are sweet ....so cheerful, especially the way you arranged the pictures. . It is raining here in our part of Florida, but still warm. Much better weather than most of the country.

carol l mckenna said...

Love good jazz and your bird photos are beautiful ~ Such a pretty bird and the musicians photos are wonderful too ~ Good music is always fun ~ Wonderful post and photos, thank you ~ Miyako

Wishing you a gentle and creative week ~ ^_^

Tamago said...

Awww such cute birdies! They decorate bare branches like green leaves :-) How nice you enjoyed jazz night. I'd love to see them play live, too. I can imagine how great talent and beautiful sound can be inspiration for your husband. Genuine beauty of music can be quite moving. I love the flower arrangement by your friend! I agree, the waves for daffodil leaves are amazing!
I don't know the name but I know that flower from the road! That is the flower I found often when I was in elementary school. 懐かしい! I hope someone can identify it!
Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san xoxo

Liz Needle said...

Such a sweet little bird and you have captured him so well. I love the flower arrangement. very artistic and such beautiful lines. Thank you for sharing.

Lorrie said...

Hello Miyako,
The little Green Oriental Finches are such pretty birds. Wonderful photos that show their delicate features.
The flower arrangement from your friend is a work of art. And how fun to hear music played live.
I wish you a wonderful week.

Lorrie

baili said...

well come to new year capturing friend!
you capture this lovely little bird so beautifully !

the arrangement of this flower pot is OUTSTANDING ! i loved it so much very elegant !

Savita Shetty said...

he birds are so cute and the flower arrangement - fabulous!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You have such a variety of quite exotic looking birds!
Thank you for your visit. I'm still catching up after finishing the large curtain in over 100 hours. My left hand thumb and index finger still need to recover... feeling kind of numb.
I'm so depressed because my FeedBurner is not updating my latest post already since January 11... Tried everything and can't get it working correct.
Almost discouraging for posting anything as nobody will detect it.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Jim said...

Beautiful bird shots.

Jutta.K said...

Der Grünfink ist auch bei uns in der Heimat stark vertreten
Ich mag ihn sehr und deine Fotos sind zauberhaft !
Das Blumengesteck erinnert mich irgendwie an eine Tänzerin.
Ich komme zu Besuch von FloralBliss
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

Light and Voices said...

Howdy Miyako! It is always a treat to visit your blog. Happy you and your husband enjoy jazz. I do not play an instrument but can appreciate jazz also. See you next week.

jeannettestgermain said...

Dear Myako,
Since you have been at ALL SEASONS every week, I think you may have forgotten to link up this week. Your posts are always greatly appreciated! So, I hope to still see you there this week (the link is open till Wednesday evening 7pm (Pacific USA time) with one of your photos in this post.
Hope you are doing well, and have a great week!Jesh StG

https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/all-seasons-janu…2-roller-coaster/

orchid Miyako said...

This is the translation of the comment from Jutta.K
I couldn't find the way to put 'reply form' (^^;)

The Greenfinch is strongly represented in the home
I like him very much, and your photos are beautiful!
The floral arrangement reminds me somehow of a dancer.
I come to visit FloralBliss
Greetings from Germany

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! This cute finch looks like our goldfinch here. I enjoy jazz and it is wonderful that your husband plays in this band. This post made me smile... Thank you!.... Michelle

Jedidja said...

Hallo Miyako,

How are you? I love the Green Finch in your photo! So nice. Also the purple forest orchidee. Sometimes I like jazz. The photos are so great!

Have a Nice day

Sussi said...

cute birds:)

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely rural fence shot ~ thanks,

Wishing you happiness and peace in your week ~ ^_^

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful little green finch. We have gold finches here and purple finches too. We feed them in our bird feeders and love to watch them eat! Enjoy the rest of the week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

Such a delicate bird and so beautiful. We have goldfinches here and I always enjoy seeing them. Thank you for linking up this Thursday!

Ida said...

The green finch is so cute! - Very nice looking fence. Saxaphone music is fun to listen too. Beautiful flower arrangement and also a very pretty wild flower too. - Enjoyed your post.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the photographs of the birds and they look like a cross between our greenfinch and goldfinch. Have a wonderful weekend

Traudi Gartendrossel said...

Danke für diesen wunderschönen Post.
Die Grünfinken verweilen im Winter nur ganz kurz bei uns in Nord-West-Deutschland, wir füttern sie und sie ziehen weiter...
Das Blumen-Arrangement ist bezaubernd schön ;-))

Ein schönes Wochenende
Traudi

Google translation:
Thanks for this wonderful post.
The greenfinches linger in the north of Germany for a short while, we feed them and they move on ...
The flower arrangement is charmingly beautiful ;-))

Have a good weekend

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love your sweet Green Finch. It is a beautiful bird and your photos are lovely. It is great to be out enjoying the live music and band. The flowers are beautiful, a lovely arrangment.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

Anu said...

I like greenfinches. Beautiful birds. And, I love jazz! Great photos!

Anni said...

I absolutely LOVE the color of the finch's plumage! That's a beautiful bird.

And Jazz!!!!!----love saxophone music. Impressive.

I also want to convey my thanks to you for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'....it's always much appreciated.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Saxophone is a favourite instrument of mine! I am sure it was lovely to listen to this jazz band. I am also a big fan of the cello. I have a lot of albums from Yo Yo Ma and his cello. The finch is beautiful - in shape it is like our goldfinch. The colours are quite stunning. The daffodil arrangement is truly original! Wow! So creative! Have a wonderful week, Miyako! Sending you a hug from Canada!

Nora said...

The finch looks very much like our Goldfinch. You got some great close-up shots of it. Wonderful.

edenhills said...

Beautiful series of images. The first photo of the finch is perfect! It would be nice to enjoy the live music. The flower arrangement is very nice. Your friend is quite talented. Thanks for joining Friday's Hunt. Sorry I'm so late visiting this week.