Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Peony festival at the City Park and Birds;


Beautiful varieties of Peonies
On April 21st, my friend and I went to see rare peonies exhibited at the city park. Enjoyed the varieties of colors with matching names with them. Japan used be called 'Jipangu'; yellow colored one may be quite rare.  link from Jan. post.
I  feel Thankful for the staff 's hard work♪
*right;  Kocho no mai (a dance of butterfly)  蝴蝶の舞




Pelicans in the lake of the Park
I was happy to see the baby got a little older than when we visited there this Jan. I'll skip the explanation about "Cutta-kun" of the brown statute pelican from Calcutta.  Link  from my blog.



Pale Thrush and Dusky Thrush
First two collages of the Thrushes were from early March before the tree in front of my house got Green with Leaves. And the other day when we were going home from shopping, we found Dusky Thrushes were chasing the farmer getting ready for rice planting looking for food.



Recently, we were given many bamboo-shoots from our neighbors and friend. I was really shocked that I got red eczema on my face. I had to give up one of my favorite seasonal food (^^;) Take Care of yourselves and hope you will have a happy May♪


27 comments:

Sussi said...

Lovely!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Sorry to hear that bamboo shoots caused eczema flare-up. Hope you're feeling better. Your photos of the peonies and birds are wonderful, thank you for the look see.
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jeannettestgermain said...

The peonies are beautiful - yes, I have never seen the yellow ones. Hope the right cream to heal the eczema will heal your face quickly! Thankful you are sharing each week with All Seasons with all the wonderful things in your area! Hope you will feel s lot better at the end of the week!

Maggie said...

Dear Miyako, the peonies are stunning I love the winter one especially. I hope that the rash has gone now. Are you allergic to bamboo, perhaps?
Wishing you a happy Mosaic Monday and a good week ahead.
Maggie

bj said...

Hi, Orchid...I haven't been here in quite awhile..I got lost for a few months after loosing my sweet husband of 57 years.
Your photos of such beautiful subjects are amazing...so so pretty.

Snap said...

I love peonies and I can't grow them here. They are so pretty. I also love pelicans. They are so much fun to watch. I once lived on an island and loved to watch the pelicans swim and fly. Have a wonderful week!

Tamago said...

Wow, what beautiful peonies! Very nice and creative names for the flowers. How lucky you are to get to see rare yellow peonies :-)
Pelicans are so cute. I love their adorable faces! They seem to be enjoying some sunshine. Pale thrushes and dusky thrushes are so cute, too!
So sorry to hear you got eczema from bamboo-shoots! I got eczema after eating ice cream but it was after I took a long flight. So maybe my body was too tired. I hope you don't have to give up bamboo-shoots forever.
Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san! xo

Pondside said...

What beautiful birds and blossoms! I love peonies and look forward to having big bouquets for about a week each spring. My favourites are the pink and nearly-pink peonies. Some of the peonies you posted were new to me!

gillena cox said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful peonies and birds. Hope you feel better soon

Happy Mosaic Monday

Much🌼love

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh the peonies are just beautiful Miyako! I didn't know they came in so many colors! Just beautiful. It was nice to visit the pelican family again and I always love the thrush.

I wonder if the bamboo shoots had been sprayed with fertilizer or insect killer and that was what you were allergic to? (If you've eaten them before without a problem, I would suspect the ones you got had been treated in some way.)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope your skin has cleared up and is comfortable again. Of course I LOVE those Peonies. They are the biggest bloom...look like a ruffle of silk! And your bird photos are always very nice too! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Lorrie said...

Hello Miyako,
The peonies are beautiful in their frilly skirts. Ours are still very tight buds and I'm eager for them to open in time, for they are one of my favourite flowers. I'm glad the baby pelican is growing well. Have a good week.

Sarah said...

Peonies are some of my favorites but we have to purchase them at the market. It's too hot to grow them here. Hope you are better soon.

Lady Fi said...

Thank you for joining me on Our World Tuesday. Please do come and visit me.... Your peonies are lovely!

Coastal Ripples said...

My paeonies aren’t in bud this spring so it was lovely to see all your beautiful flowers. And pelicans too :j. B x

riitta k said...

That exhibition was surely a peony lover's heaven! So interesting to see these rare varieties. Wishing you a lovely May!

Fun60 said...

The peonies are beautiful.

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh how pretty!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes. I love peonies and I have a bush that is starting to grow this spring and I look forward to them. I love how they smell..I also enjoyed the birds..Michelle

Shantana said...

What a lovely post and enjoyed your images.
Greetings from Sydney and have a lovely weekend.

Tom said...

...what beauty, *right; Kocho no mai (a dance of butterfly) 蝴蝶の舞 is gorgeous. Later this month there is a peony festival here. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

Villrose said...

Fantastic peonies!
I love pelocans too.

Angie said...

I miss the peonies we had at our house in Cleveland ... do they put up the umbrellas to protect the peonies from rain? Ours usually did not last long because they would be beaten down by a rain storm. My favorite of your pictures are the yellow ones!!!

Thank you for your recent visit to my blog - you can tell your husband that the logs of our house are pine trees from Canada, only a short distance north of us.

A Colorful World said...

Peonies are one of my favorites! I want to plant one in my yard as they should grow well in this climate. Your photos are just wonderful! Love the birds so much too.

betty-NZ said...

I love the bright colors on the goldfinch, you captured it so well! And the flowers are just stunning, too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the peonies are so pretty. Lovely photos. I have always loved the pelicans. Great birds and photos. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.