Thursday, September 4, 2014

For Two Links, "Fence and Flower";

*Fence for "Good Fences"*
I've posted our prefecture's famous 常栄寺(Jyoei-ji)・雪舟庭(Sesshu-tei) last Oct. 
These are the pictures with different angles I didn't use then, featuring fence today:-)  Especially, I wish the long corridor of the temple might be a little impressive.

Please let me add the pictures here from last year for the reference.
Front view of the entrance. This gate is called "The bell tower gate, 鐘楼門.  
The bell was used to tell time when clocks weren't invented.
This temple (about 500 years old) is famous for its garden designed by Sesshu.  He was an ink and wash painter and Zen Buddhist Priest. There is a famous anecdote which shows how well-known he was. When young he was punished interested in painting rather than learning Zen and tied to a pillar in the hall of the temple. To a priest surprise, he found mouse next to Sesshu which he painted with his tears.  

*White Egret Flower (Pecteilis radiata); 'Sagi-so; 鷺草' for "Floral Friday"*
   Theme for this month is to share a flower quote with the flower you picked.

I picked White Egret Flower, 'Sagi-so'.  Sagi means Egret in Japanese; do you think this flower looks like the way they spread their wings beautifullyThat is how the name of this flower came from. They are the bird I can commonly see around my area and appear in my blog often p-:)   Luckily, I found this flower potted in our city park and surprised to see that the flowers are really tiny.  (diameter→about 3㎝)

I hope the first picture below will help you the explanation of the name.
I couldn't take photos with their wing spread yet :-), the picture above is from this page.
And the picture below is mine I've already posted before.

Linking this post to "Good Fences" and "Floral Friday"

         Thank you very much for stopping by this long post ;
                         Took long time to write this post :-)  I'll visit you soon.


TexWisGirl said...

first, i really like the temple and love the wall with the tiled top! so pretty! but the white egret flower is stunning and stole the post! :) gorgeous!

Linda Kay said...

I have never seen an egret flower, but it is really beautiful. The first pictures look really lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Jocee said...

Those white egret flowers are amazing and the bird very elegant. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Lovely photos of the temple and also of the tiny Habenaria radiate orchids or Egret flowers. Did see a photo with a fingertip next to these tiny blossoms. Incredible!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:)Your post is sooo interesting.Loved seeing the Temple, and learning about the architect and artista Sesshu. Your photo of the Egret is beautiful, and so are the tiny flowers that are astonishingly like this bird. Nature never ceases to amaze me with it's endless surprises.
Have a good day Miyako. Sending hugs your way.:)

Karen S. said...

Oh my the white Egret, and flowers are stunningly beautiful. As are the rest of your photos, and the flower quote is precious! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the series of egret flowers. Really, they took my breath away and I was very happy to see one right after the other. And then of course, a real egret. Very lovely presentation, Miyako.

Tamago said...

The temple and the garden is really beautiful. I love the long corridor. Story of Sesshu is impressive, that he painted a mouse with his tears. He really loved painting!
Sagi-so is so pretty! The blossom looks really like Egret. What a lovely flower and that's the perfect name!

Have a great day, Miyako san!

Karen Schurr said...

Oh, the temples and gardens are so beautiful, but they pale in comparison to the tiny Egret Flower. Stunning is truly the perfect word for it. Thank you for sharing, Miyako.

bj said...

Those flowers are sooo beautiful. I love your whole post...and your blog is so pretty.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Wow! The egret flower is beautiful! And different, never seen nothing like that. Love to come to you blog and see great pictures from Japan.

Amy Burzese said...

I am impressed by the corridor. Nice shots. And that White Egret Flower is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing both of these with us!

Debbie said...

what a wonderful many beautiful things to look at.

i love the egrets, they are one of my favorite birds to photograph!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

My goodness, I have never seen flowers like that before! I wonder if the bells in the tower were rung when the shadow from the sun reached certain points. Beautiful ingaes!

Anonymous said...

Miyako, the temple with its bell tower and zen garden is really lovely and serene. The White Egret flower is amazingly beautiful.

Felicia said...

the temple is lovely Miyako and that egret flower is amazing. its so beautiful and really looks like the egret. Thanks for sharing.

Ela said...

Such a wonderful and amazing place!
Miyako, Your photos are so beautiful
Thank you very much for sharing !

Ida said...

Great post. The Temple is very interesting to read about and beautiful as well. I liked the long angle shot you took.
Also that Egret flower is amazing and yes it does look like the way the bird looks with it's wings spread out. Loved both your fence shots and the flower shots.

Jane said...

i love the story of sesshu and your floral friday pick is so pretty! such an interesting flower and your quote is quite lovely as well!

Chandra said...

Such a beautiful temple.
Never heard of a Egret flower until now.
Very beautiful photos and subjects.

Peace :)

Azura Chan said...

Lovely picture. We have that kind of flower in my country. I think it's the same species. We do have purple and white, and pink and white. Often I heard my mother tokd me the name of the flower is "Bunga Kerak Nasi" (Rice Crust Flower). 😀

Marie said...

Such a gorgeous temple, Orchid...and lovely grounds and fence! And that egret flower! Wow! Truly amazing. I've never seen one before.

burntfeather said...

Love the quote and I love how the flowers look like the birds (perfect name choose) how special :)

trishie said...

The petals really look like the wings of a bird! I love the quote you chose as I think it's so true. Wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous temple. And those tiny flowers are amazing!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Dear Miyako, the temple is beautiful and I love the legend, too. How pretty the white egret flower is! It is perfectly named! xo Karen

Michiko Johnson said...

I was very happy with your tell us beautiful temple of 500 years old the garden designed I love Japanese Yamguchi prefecture expedities to China. and sadi-so pretty!
Have a nice day with Otosan-to!
We having a nice day with out no rains...but my golfing was not very happy with me now.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What an interesting and beautiful post. The temple is very impressive, but the flowers took my breath away. So simple, yet so magnificent! Thank you for sharing them both.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Was great to see the photo of the beautiful temple and to hear the story behind it.
Also how pretty the Egret flower is, really does look like the bird. Have never seen this flower before so thanks for sharing.
Happy weekend dear friend

Rigel Barry said...

Wow you can really seen why that flower has it's name! it really does look like an Egret. Beautiful quote too.

Rigel Barry said...

Wow you can really seen why that flower has it's name! it really does look like an Egret. Beautiful quote too.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Miyako

I haven't heard of the White Egret flower before - it is beautiful and so well named.

Mother Earth provides us with so much - I love this quote too!

Enjoy your weekend
Shane x

Susan said...

Thank you for showing us your photos of the beautiful temple Miyako. I loved reading the anecdote about Sesshu too.
Yes, I can certainly see why that pretty flower is so named - isn't nature incredible!!
See you again soon, cheerio for now :D)