Monday, June 27, 2016

Egret, Duck and Dragonfly in the rice paddy;

All of a sudden this afternoon, dragonfly-lover husband started to ask if I posted the pictures of the dragonflies he took for me early this month.  This is the quick post of birds and dragonflies in the paddy field among the rice plants.

My husband was so facilitated finding Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope), picture page Unfortunately, the sky was overcast on that day. He was really discouraged seeing the beautiful colors of them didn't come out.  

(posted; Etymology page) 
The word "RICE,  米. kome"
This post made me rethink that Japan is agricultural country. For Japanese, English word "rice" mostly implies before cooked, "polished rice".  
   These are some of rice related words;
*稲 'ine'  ・・・・  rice plant  
*お米 'okome'  ・・・・  white rice (mainly used for the one before cooked; polished one)   Fruit of the rice plant.  (hope  fruit is the right word)
*ご飯 'gohan'  ・・・・ This word can be used both 'after cooked ready to eat 'white rice' and  also simply means 'meal'.

       Linking this post to, "id-rather-b birdin","CameraCritters",
               MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes",

  Thank you very much for stopping by. 
Hope your weekend 'was' 'is' a wonderful one♪


  1. I'm happy you shared this. Thanks for adding your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. It's always appreciated.

    Even tho the colors didn't show in the photos, I'm sure they were beautiful in real life!!! And the images are STILL spectacular.

  2. the rice paddies are beautiful!

  3. Dearest Miyako,
    Those rice paddies do remind me of our time in Indonesia where we saw them everywhere!
    Lovely photos of your Egrets, Duck and Dragon fly.
    Sending you hugs and love,

  4. Beautiful photos! I love sceneries of rice paddy field. Especially around this time of the year, so green and critters enjoying water :-) I remember trying to find tadpole in the field when I was a kid. Sorry the photos didn't do justice to colors of dragonfly. But he is really beautiful! Love the reflection on water.
    Have a happy new week, Miyako san!

  5. Hello Miyako. beautiful egrets, are they two different kinds, One has a yellow beak and the other egret has a dark beak? The ducks are cute in the rice plants. Great captures of the dragonflies. Lovely photos and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  6. Beautiful egrets and dragon-flies. I enjoyed your etymology of the word "rice". It's a staple food for so many parts of the world.

  7. I'm glad you posted the dragonfly photos, they are an insect I never tire of capturing with my camera. The black frame collage you created with the dragonflies is stunning.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  8. Beautiful, delicate photos in such a special spot the rice paddy....especially the dragonflies!

    and Living FromHappiness

  9. Very good images of the dragonflies.

  10. beautiful photos! I especially enjoyed the rice paddy ones.

  11. Lovely photos! I really liked the dragonflies.

  12. i like the dragonflies very much; I've only been able to get a picture of one once, even though I see them fairly often. They move too fast for me!

  13. Many beautiful things to photograph in a rice paddy. I love paddies.

  14. Wonderful shots of birds and dragonflies, my friend.

  15. Such beautiful photos, I'm glad you shared them with us :) The rice paddies remind me of my grandpa, who was from Indonesia. Sweet memories.

  16. Hoi Miyako,
    I like your Japanese words! That's so great. Haha, 'Ine' is the name of my daughter. An rice is in our country: rijst.
    Never seen such a white bird. I thought it was a stork, but I'm wrong. The photography is good. But we see in real life so much more shine and color. Sometimes we're disappointed a picture does not shows the beauty we have seen. But I think all the photos are awesome!!!

  17. Good afternoon Miyako from sunny New York. Oh my, that photos of the mating pair of dragonflies is amazing and you can see the female laying her eggs too. Wonderful nature photos and information..Michelle