Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lantern Festival and Japanese Pheasant;

(Sorry, header’s changed for the newer post;)
Lantern Festival
My husband's friend told me about the festival at her city.  Her city has a sister city relationship with a city in Taiwan. We expected rain on that day. It was drizzling when we reached the event site, but it started raining hard (^^;)
Cluster Amaryllis; Japanese name is Equinox Flower '彼岸花'.Season for this flower♪
           You can see the blurrlanterns in the back. I just found a couple of flowers .
Sculptures decorated at the event site;

Lanterns before and after Lighting;

Lighting ceremony;

Dancing of the dragons;

*Male Japanese Pheasant*
My neighbor 'who knows about my picture taking hobby for blog' kindly came to tell me this Japanese National bird looked just enjoying relaxing time alone. 

I loved this back shot of his ;-)

So sorry that I didn't know that video is only taken horizontally.
I tried to fix it by using downloaded free soft, not succeeded(^^;)
But I was happy to see the video was taken clearly.

This was not my first luck, I thought there must be a nest near by♪
He was up on the fence near my house. 

I hope you are having a wonderful new week.
Hope to visit you soon!

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "WATW", "Flower Wednesday"


  1. Cluster Amaryllis is a beautiful flower. It was quite new to me, had to google :)

    Somehow your lantern festival photos don't open. Maybe it's a temporary issue, but I thought to mention it. Have a great day Miyako!

  2. Hello Miyako, I love the beautiful amaryllis. Lovely flower. The festival looks like a fun time, the lanterns and dragons are beautiful. So festive looking. Cool sighting of the pheasant. Great collection of photos and video. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  3. i love the spider lilies. or i've heard them called blood lilies, i think, also. i have a couple here but they've not bloomed yet - too dry and hot.

    the pheasant is beautiful. and the festival has a lot of neat art and lanterns and dragons. i was able to view all the photos.

  4. Good morning Miyako, those lanterns are just stunning, even the first ones off in the distance. All the decorations are just stunning, and so joyful of a place to visit! Enjoy your day.

  5. Hi Miyako san. I love the photo of Higanbana! That's a great shot with lanterns in the very similar color in the back! Sorry it rained but looks like it was a fun festival. I love sculpture of dragon leaping from water. Very dynamic!
    That's an adorable pheasant :-) I have no problem viewing your photos on my PC but I think many blog sites have similar issues.

    Have a wonderful day xoxo

  6. I love the photos of the laterns and the sculptures, Mikayo. Very nice! (No problems with your photos). Now I am following your links. Greetings from Holland.

  7. Such exciting and beautiful photographs! The pheasant is delightful, too.

  8. I love your culture - it is so colorful and fun. Amazing flower - never seen one like it but I live in the desert.

  9. Beautiful vibrant photos! Love all of the color.

  10. Hello Miyako!:) This is a varied and lovely post full of beautiful sights, and I was able to see all of them. The red flower is amazing, and looks exotic. I love the butterflies and dragons in the Lantern Festival, and the lit lanterns look very pretty. You managed to get some great shots of the colourful pheasant too. Take care my friend, and have a very happy weekend!:)

  11. A shame it rained on everyone's parade, Miyako.

    Your Japanese Pheasant is very pretty!

  12. I'm no familiar with cluster amaryllis but it's beautiful. Love the birds..

  13. Dearest Miyako,
    Lovely spider lilies and we were surprised when coming home from Europe that we had many in our garden as well. Love their happy color!
    All of your photos do show up; no problem.
    Love the pheasants, the males are so beautiful.
    Sending you hugs,

  14. What a fun festival this must have been (too bad about the rain). Everything looks so colorful. Beautiful Pheasant too.

  15. What a wonderful courful festival and gorgeous phesant. Have a lovely weekend.

  16. Those lanterns are so lovely both unlit and lit. And love all those enchanting sculptures. A beautiful post.

  17. Hello Miyako, I wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your pretty pheasant. Wonderful photos. . Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  18. I love the red color!
    And the proud Pheasant!

  19. What lovely shots of the festival!

  20. Oh my goodness....that pheasant is absolutely stunning in color!!!

    And I enjoyed the festival images...what a fun time.

    Thanks for adding this blog for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!! Much appreciated.

  21. The Lantern Festival looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Fun fest pics. Cool dragon smoke and night light butterfly and bike pics.

  23. So many beautiful things to see here. The cluster Amaryllis I have never seen, only the single one:) What a happy occasion for the pheasant to visit your garden too! The sculptures are amazing!

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing these experiences with SEASONS! You sure don't lead a boring life:) Have a happy week!

  24. Good Morning, Miyako and thank you for sharing this wonderful event with us at Mosaic Monday. The sculptures are stunning, I would love to see a display of dancing dragons. Such a pity it rained!
    By the way I had no problem seeing your images today.
    Wishing you a great week from Normandy.

  25. Now I saw it! The dragons look splendid. What a great festival.Thank you for sharing Miyako - enjoy your week!

  26. The cluster amaryllis is gorgeous. The festival looks like it was a lot of fun ... everything so colorful. I liked the man on horseback, the dragon and the beautiful lanterns. The feathers of the pheasant -- so lovely. Have a wonderful week!

  27. Absolutely beautiful series of images! Love that first flower shot, but the dragons are my favorites.

  28. The Equinox Flower is so intricate and beautiful with its long curling petals. What fun the Lantern Festival seems to be - lots of colour and activity.

  29. Beautiful post my friend, so full of wonderful things to see and marvel at! A beautiful new flower (new to me), a wonderful festival ...I liked seeing the lighted paper lanterns and the dragons were amazing. And the pheasant is wonderful. I didn't know that it was Japan's national bird! A very beautiful one..,such lovely colors. And the video was fine!

  30. Dearest Miyako, a very enjoyable series of photos. A lot of visuals to enjoy here, I love them all. Thank you very much for linking with Today's Flowers, I really appreciate it and wish you a very happy day. Hugs, Denise :)

  31. Delightful series of shots, Myako San! The lillies are spectacular.
    Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

  32. Good evening Miyako from a rainy New York. I love the pheasant and the video is very clear too. I also enjoyed the flowers... Michelle