Sunday, January 20, 2013

Oubai 黄梅 ”Jasminum nudiflorum”

Hi! again if you come back here p;)  
My Dear friend "Mriette; MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS" commented me and corrected my big mistake about the flower blooming in my friend's garden.
It is "Roubai" not "Oubai"!  My poor hearing ability and less knowledge about botany made me caused this mistake. Oh my!!! flowers in the picture page I pasted before sure looks different, although it has the name of "plum 梅"....

I'm pasting correct pages(^^;)   
        *It is the  Chimonanthus(wintersweet)  *Here is the picture page
And actually, she posted the flower in the same family this 16th.   Link to her page is here and they're beautiful flowers with similar shape of the plum flower. 

Thank you so much for your kindness Dear friend Mariette♡♡♡ I really am happy to be able to correct this. And to tell the truth, my friend laughed on the phone, hehe.

Yesterday, my dear friend (whom you might have seen in my posts before) invited me to enjoy her Oubai 黄梅 "Jasminum nudiflorum".  Its flower is known as "welcoming spring flower".  Despite the blue sky really impressed me a lot, it still was really cold, haha. Silly me have thought it is a plum tree because its name is literally means 'yellow plum' in Japanese; never knew it is a kind of Jasmine. Don't you think it really looks like plum tree♬♬♬  Here is the link of the Wikipedia and picture page.

PS> I'll change my header to coming "setubun" in Japan, which literally means "the day between two seasons.".  I wish you all are doing well, as we are having hard weather world-wide whether it is winter or summer. 


  1. it is really gorgeous - especially against that blue sky! hard to imagine it is blooming so well if it is cold! thank you for sharing it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, my dear friend Miyako! The colors are stunning! You are so talented. I think they would be beautiful as framed artwork. I hope you are feeling better- take care of yourself!

  3. so beautiful!!!
    wonderful photos !!!
    hope you are continuing to feel better..take care of yourself!!!!

  4. Dearest Miyako,
    Lovely yellow flowers and they are very fragrant too! The same family as the one I just posted about:
    They are not the jasmines you linked to but it is this:
    Wish we had such a pretty yellow one; love it very much.
    Hugs to you and enjoy those early and extremely fragrant flowers.

  5. Beautiful colours in the flowers and the sky. So pretty!

  6. What a lovely idea, to enjoy the appereance of blossom!

  7. Pięknie wyglądają żółte kwiaty na tle niebieskiego nieba. Chce się już wiosny. Pozdrawiam.
    Look beautiful yellow flowers on a background of blue sky. Want to have spring. Yours.

  8. Hello Miyako! Lovely blooms, such a bright and beautiful color. And your sky is gorgeous. beautiful photos. Have a happy day!

  9. Beautiful blossoms my friend :) We have a lovely season ahead of us...once the winter is over...I cannot wait for spring. Enjoy your Sunday evening!


  10. Hello sweet friend, I love the scent of jasmine. That tree is beautiful, a gorgeous color yellow! I like your header about the bean festival. I want to do that here!! Love to you, xo

  11. Dearest Miyako,

    Wow..beautiful flowers and photos. with the skies background make the flowers more beautiful.
    wishing you a beautiful weekend my dear friend
    hugs from Rome

  12. Such a gorgeous tree, sweet Miyako. I think it looks like a combination of a pear tree a a flowering bush we have in Tennessee called a Forsithia. That sky is so peaceful. We have had such dark gray skies that seem to weep for the sun. I want to thank you for all of your visits and your constant friendship, sweetie. You always bring sunshine my way. Mina

  13. Roubai and Oubai....sounds very easy to confuse, haha :-) The pictures are beautiful. Clear blue sky and yellow flower, so pretty!
    I love your setsubun header!

  14. The season of Roubai has come? I like that sweet smell. I was living in this hard winter,thinking visiting of spring.
    Have a nice day!

  15. A very pretty yellow flower and ok you got the name wrong many of us wouldn't know the