Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Flowers and Grand-Open of the Zoo in our City Park;

At the end of last month, there was Grand Opening ceremony in our city park zoo. 
Here is the last year's post about temporarily condition there. This year, I was waiting to visit there until children's spring holiday was over on 7th :-) 

      *Scene with flowers around the solar clock at the park side*

       *Scene in the Zoo with varieties of monkeys*
Happy that now we 'especially kids in our city' can enjoy seeing varieties of monkeys than we used to.   (not all animals I can introduce here)
White Gibbon


Lion-tailed Macaque・ Gray Langur

Patas Monkey・ Squirrel Monkey・ Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Capybara・ Meerket

common crane

Mandarin Duck
We call this bird 'oshidori.オシドリ '
The phrase we have in Japanese 'おしどり夫婦. oshidori-couple' is the metaphor of
Happily Married Couple.   T
hrough the PC-page, it seems not exactly so p:-)

Flowers in the Zoo

         *Back to the Park Side View*

                   ☆Lovely Sheep-Dog I've met on that day

Amygdalus persica cv. Stellata; peach branch "菊桃, kikumomo" 
Amazed to find its Japanese name "菊桃" before.  The two Chinese Characters, means "chrysanthemum.peach".  The name sure fits to its flower's shape and color.
(Although I've posted this flower last year, I wished to show you the close-up version here p:-)
Thank you SO much for stopping by for this long post today.  
Trying to divide 2 post wasn't successful(^^;)  Wishing that your season is treating you better like ours here.  Have a nice rest of the week.

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  1. Miyako, everything is so beautiful, and my hubby and I adore the zoo. The animals are all so fascinating to me. Have a wonderful week and weekend, my friend.

  2. Hi Miyako san. All those photos are beautiful! It's such a lovely time of the year, filled with so many colorful flowers! Kikumomo blossom is gorgeous. I agree, the name totally fits its shape and color. Cute monkeys. Squirrel Monkey does look similar to squirrels :-) And Capybara - I just love their cute faces!
    Thank you for sharing all these delightful pictures. Have a great day, Miyako san!

  3. Beautiful flowers! Isn't spring wonderful? Just loved the photos from your tour of the zoo.

  4. What a lovely place!

  5. The new zoo is so beautiful, dearest Miyako. The monkey exhibits give them lots of room to climb and play. I like all the flowers, too, beautiful red tulips, and the frilly peach blossoms are wonderful. I always enjoy your special artistic decorations, too. I saw a fun video of a Capybara interacting very lovingly with other animals. Hugs from the PNW!

  6. beautiful gardens and lovely place to see the animals. :)

  7. Hello Miyako, I love the gorgeous flowers. The zoo visit looks like a fun time, I like the monkeys. The collie reminds mme of Lassie, beautiful dog. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  8. How great to have a local zoo! You got some good shots of the animals, the monkeys are so entertaining but above all I loved that beautiful dog :)
    Glad to find you enjoying yourself, Miyako.
    Spring is here too, with beautiful blossoms, but today we have April showers with thunder!
    Many blessings to you!

  9. What a glorious post with beautiful flowers and lovely shots of dogs, ducks and other critters.

  10. Wow this post was fabulous. Such gorgeous flowers in the park and the landscaping is awesome. How fun to see all the monkeys and other animals and birds there. I also like the carved animals as well. Truly a magical place to visit.

  11. wonderful photos miyako!! love the zoo animals, flowers and that dog!!

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    Wow, after having completed now over half of my photo albums, it is a treat to visit you!
    Especially since our spring is rather miserable and cool with rain and dark days. Perfect for scanning photos...
    You visited at a perfect time and it looks like a little paradise with such a burst of colors from all the spring bulbs, like tulips and daffodils.
    Monkeys and my favorite mammal the Meerkat for sure were a joy to watch!
    Sending you hugs and I'm a bit hurried still, have to complete my task and in-between I want to visit some blogs.

  13. Dear Miyako
    Oh what a beautiful oping day for your Zoo.
    The floral displays are outstanding - I'm sure you have the best Cherry Blossoms in the world!
    The Meerkats are my favourites - they are comical to watch - especially the ones on sentry duty. They are so organised and run their families in true army style.

    I'm sorry to hear about the terrible earthquake in Japan and I hope you are not in the region of Kumamoto.
    Please let me know you are OK>=.

  14. Hello Miyako, I hope you are Ok and were not near the earthquake area in Japan. I love all the zoo critters and the beautiful collie. The blossoms are gorgeous. Lovely post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  15. A wonderful area and great flowwers.

  16. How cute are your Oshidori love birds? Fabulous photos of the spring blooms, looks like you had a great time at the zoo. The meerkats are one of my favourite animals, I love their cheeky zestful approach to life.
    I too was sorry to hear about the earthquakes in Southern Japan I hope none of your family and friends were involved.
    Take care
    Wren x

  17. Wow wonderful colors and flowers. I love the pinks and also all the animals and the doggie you met. Lovely visit.

  18. Beautiful arrangement of flowers and critters, Miyako.

  19. A beautiful flowers in park also morkey's are very good.
    looking those bonnet one's. Happy married couple oshidori- couple lovely sheep-Dog. Chinese characters-Chrysanthemum peach!
    Have a great day Please take care your eyes Miyako San!

  20. Such a perfect post today. beautiful and perfect.

    From gorgeous flower blossoms to a new opening of the zoo with the monkeys...AND THE COMMON CRANE. We don't have these beautiful here often [a rarity now and then], I am in total awe of this post today.

    Hope you have a terrific week ahead, and thanks so much for participating and sharing your birds for us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  21. Wonderful photos, dear Miyako. I love all the flowers and the critters. Take care!

  22. Oh, my, I could spend days there taking photos! Your shots are just beautiful!

  23. Oh Miyako, what a lovely place! I loved the "sundial" flower bed, and all the beautiful flowers, especially that bright pink flowering tree! The monkey and other animals are so cute. Enjoyed your post, as always! Hope you have an awesome week.

  24. I love all the bright flowers and the peach tree is so pretty!

  25. fantastic pictures of the zoo, I love the monkeys. And a lot of pretty flowers.
    best regards
    susa from germany

  26. Dear Miyako, these photos are incredible! So many wonderful sights at the zoo. The animals, gardens and beautiful flowers are lovely. Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers, and I wish you a very happy day :)

  27. Oh that chrysanthemum peach flower is so beautiful -- I hope you share it every Spring!

    The Zoo is a wonderful one and your pictures are too -- stunning really. Every picture is just perfect and you arrange them better than anyone else in the world.

    (To make you smile ...While I was writing this comment I realized I did not know how to spell chrysanthemum -- I had to scroll back up to see how you did it! So now you know you write in English better than I can and it has been my native language for over 75 years ;>)!!!

  28. Hello Miyako. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to Nature Notes... What a beautiful beautiful garden. It must take a lot of work to keep it so lovely...Michelle

  29. Wonderful post, Miyako-San! I particularly like the Chrysanthemum Peach.
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I look forward to your contribution this week.

  30. Looking forward for more exciting blogs grand opening flowers singapore
    …… Thanks for Sharing!!!!!!