Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Azalea Festival at next city's park etc;

*Last Sunday, there was Azalea festival at next city's park*
And my husband performed with his band group.

  I strolled the park for a while before his stage to enjoy the flower♪  

*Japanese Bonsai "potted tree" were exhibited in the exhibition room there*

*On  the stage, there were several performances by the young people*
And then bit seniors turn to perform p:-)
Weather forecast said going to be rain, but surprised that it got sunny without cloud. 
It was unfortunate that STRONG Spring Wind disturbed their performances (^^;)

At the lake-side, I only found people feeding carps and some ducks.  
No winter birds, unfortunately. 

Mochi 'rice cake' throwing for the last to celebrate the festival;

*Scenery on our way back home* 
I got SO nostalgic seeing the wide ares of Chinese milk vetch 'renge レンゲ' planted
in the rice paddy♪   
Funny and happy coincidence that I could take picture of the flower
with Shinkansen 

    And 5 egrets were enjoying free time together close to the rice paddy.

Thank SO much for reading this long picture post again.  
Taking a chance to link several pages, too.  
And hope to be able visit you before the next post...
Have a great rest of the week with the best season weather, everyone;


  1. Hi, Orchid...I always so enjoy your pretty photos of such beautiful country.
    How fun to have a hubby that plays.....

  2. It looks like you had a nice time at the Festival. Enjoyed seeing your photos and descriptions of what was happening. See you next week.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

  3. Glad it turned out to be such a beautiful day! Though, I imagine it's really hard to perform in a strong wind. I hope the music notes didn't get blown away :-) Love the azalea blossoms and bonsai exhibits. They are so pretty! And the rice paddy looks soooo pretty filled with Renge flowers. How lucky that you captured them with Shinkansen!
    Have a wonderful day, Miyako san xoxo

  4. A charming post as always my dear Miyako! There could not be a better reason for a festival than welcoming Spring! (I'm glad it didn't rain, but sorry for the wind.) I love the bonsai. We once knew a man who had studied the art with someone from Japan -- for a while we owned a beautiful creation of his. We gave it to one of our grown children when we sold our home to travel.

  5. Hello Miyako, lovely blossoms and bonsai plants. The young performers are cute. I also love the cute ducks and the beautiful egrets. The festival looks like a fun event. Wonderful collection of photos. Enjoy and have a happy weekend!

  6. The flowers are gorgeous and I would love to have heard the musicans

  7. such beautiful blooms. i like the cascade of purple blooms - looks like wisteria, maybe. the egrets are lovely, too. sorry for the strong wind that day!

  8. Your photos, particularly of the flowers and birds, are very beautiful.
    I also enjoyed the photos of the Saxophone band (especially with a female player) and the Mochi throwing!
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  9. What a lovely area they had to play in. The flowers were so pretty. Some nice fences and it looks like a good time was had by all.
    Nice shots of the the egrets too.

  10. Dearest Miyako,
    Oh my you had quite an exciting time there all together!
    Love the stage with young and adult artists performing, including your dear husband.
    But what really amazed me most was that Bonsai Wisteria!!! What a gem that is and what an art.
    I've always admired that art of pruning it such that it only looks like a dream.
    Thanks for sharing your photos.
    I'm in a hurry as I'm still scanning, got now ⅔ done so I hope soon to be FREE again.

  11. Miyako San!
    Your husband Bonsai potted tree in the exbibiton room young people.
    The people
    The lake-side some one ducks . after the chinese milk vetck linge renge no rice paddy..Sometime you take picture of the flower with shinkansen enjoying free time close to the rice Shinkansen enjoying free time close to the rice paddy it was very nice just..Watachi mo nihongo takusan onegai ytashimasu!
    Tamago San to anatano Japanese ga takusan preciate tanoshiku thank you so much
    Okaradani kiotukete kudasai mase!

  12. Lovely photos and it looks like a wonderful and fun day!

  13. Hello, Miyako! I wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your post, I love the pretty flowers and the birds. Wonderful series of photos! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  14. Hello, dear Miyako, Gorgeous flowers. I love the azaleas. Take care!

  15. What a wonderful Azalea festival. There's one in Norfolk Va at the Botanical Gardens every year as well, and we always enjoyed it. Love your photos. The young people look so cute, entertaining the crowds. Have a great weekend!

  16. This is the first time I have seen your blog and it is beautiful. Great to connect with another scenic blogger.

  17. To have all this beauty in color with the flowers [if that is a wisteria in the potted's my favorite today]!!! And of course, love the egrets.

    Thanks for stopping by to add your post link to today's I'd Rather B Birdin' linking tool. Much appreciated as always.

  18. A lovely post Miyako. I enjoyed all the beautiful photos and thank you so much for including Today's Flowers. Happy day to you :)

  19. A lovely festival, dearest Miyako, too bad about the wind but it looks like they manage to play anyway. The Azaleas are just starting to bloom here too. But no festival.:-( I like the flowers and bonsais, especially the one with the "windswept" trees and flowers on the rugged rocks. I don't know the top right purple flowers above the primulas in the group of 4. The fields of milk vetch are so colorful, we just get small patches of vetch here in spring. Hugs from the PNW!

  20. We have missed you....

    Fr Coco n Wawa

  21. Delightful photos of this wonderful event, Miyako!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.