Monday, April 13, 2015

Winter Jasmine: 黄梅(ou-bai: yellow apricot) ;

  Posted "Etymology page" 
Yesterday, we went to the city office to deal with anther office procedure. I remembered hearing about the Winter Jasmine blooming at the temple I posted here. We call the tree "黄梅, ou-bai", which literally means "yellow apricot".   
            Surprised me and another fact blogging helped me to learn(^_^)v 
       I had NO idea it is  in  Jasmine family (or a type of, maybe) and not apricot.  
I think the tree isn't pruned well, but the flowers were beautiful there♪














*Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker*
My first lucky encounter with this 'コゲラ; Kogera' on the tree at the temple ♪ Unfortunately, I just could take one picture. I checked its name with pc right after I came home. I found it interesting to know that we call woodpeckers ".....-gera".

You must be spotting me :-)


 Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"

I was SO happy for these two findings, so sorry for changing the some links from previous post to this one.  I will post about Sourinji-Temple (宗隣寺)again sometime.
       And I won't say any excuses...  Visiting you from tomorrow, friends!

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, changing constantly


36 comments:

  1. The jasmine is beautiful ... yellow is such a happy color! Love your new feathered friend, too. I wake up every morning to the sound of a woodpecker ... busy little guy!

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  3. Such lovely flowers!

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  4. Two very unusual items. I love the yellow of the Jasmine. We had one similar but it didn't survive in the dry weather. Your little pigmy pecker is so cute.

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  5. beautiful flowering tree! lovely little woodpecker - a bit similar to our downy woodpeckers here. :)

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  6. Those yellow blossoms are gorgeous! And nice shot of the woodpecker.

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  7. These are very beautiful Miyako my dear. I also appreciate the notes about them. I have learned as much as you did from your discovery :) Thank you!

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  8. Lots of Spring flowers seem to be yellow. Such a joyful colour.

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  9. Hello Miyako, I love the pretty yellow blossoms. And the woodpecker is great, I love the woodies..Beautiful images. Have a happy new week ahead!

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  10. What a beautiful flower and a sweet woodpecker. It reminds me of our little downy woodpecker!

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  11. I haven't seen that variety of Jasmine around here. Thanks for sharing.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  12. It's interesting ou-bai is in Jasmine family. I'd imagine it would be apricot based on the name! The blooms are so pretty. I love yellow flowers :-)
    That's a great shot of Kogera. His wings look similar to the wings of woodpeckers I see around here.

    I'll get busy for a while. I'm sorry if I can't visit you as often as usual. Have a wonderful week, Miyako san!

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  13. Two new things for me this week too Miyako - pretty yellow jasmine and the little woodpecker.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  14. Hello Miyako, The yellow blossoms are very pretty and I love the woodpecker. Take care!

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  15. Nice,yellow flowers let me always thinking about the spring ...

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  16. Ni har så många vackra träd som blommar på våren
    Ha en fin vår
    Meta

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  17. I plant a small purple flowered Japanese Jasmine in my garden every year. Unfortunately they are unable to survive our winters, but I replant them each year because they are so beautiful. I would never have thought that an apricot tree was related to Jasmaine either. These are beautiful,Orchid, and I love the yellow flowers.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  18. the bush is pretty and so is the woodpecker.

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  19. Beautiful flowers and definitely smell. The bird is beautiful. Regards.

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  20. I so enjoy your posts, dear Orchid..
    (I know that's not your name but it always comes to my mind when I write you..lol )
    You are teaching us so much about your beautiful country...the flowers are so pretty...and the little woodpecker.
    Have a great week, dear heart.
    xoxo bj

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  21. Hello Miyako! Beautiful flowers in a favorite color. Yellow sunshine. Adorable little woodpecker. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

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  22. Dearest Miyako,
    You keep surprising us, every time we arrive here! Your winter jasmine photos are so lovely and it looks like a double blooming variety.
    Love the woodpecker as well; you caught him just in time!
    Thanks for your efforts and wishing you a happy mid-week.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  23. Beautiful happy flowers to herald Spring. Thanks for sharing the pleasure of them

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  24. Gorgeous yellow blooms on that "apricot" tree! Really beautiful! And I love the woodpecker also. Great post.

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  25. lovely photos and what a pretty blog you have :)

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  26. Love the yellow tree blossoms Miyako. And you got a picture of the woodpecker -- wonderful. WE are hearing a few around here, but I can't get a picture.

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  27. Found pleasure looking at your blog and reading it in English and Japanese. Excellent job on photographs. Love the yellow blooms and the woodpecker image is delightful.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  28. Beautiful and informative♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/vibrant-resplendence/

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  29. Very bright cheerful blooms Miyako and a cute woodpecker too!

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  30. The yellow jasmine flowers are lovely and bright. How fortunate to see (and photograph) the woodpecker. Have a wonderful day.

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  31. Linda árvore e as flores belíssimas a cor do sol. Queria árvores floridas assim aqui em nossa casa. Amei a felicidade que as plantas inspiraram.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

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