Sunday, June 11, 2017

Irises and Critters from City Park;

*Went to see Irises to the City Park *
Now, the rainy season has just started in Japan. Irises are the flowers reminds us rain :-)  I am so grateful for the staffs giving us chance to be able to enjoy these many gorgeous varieties of them♪
Kindly, there are names for each iris, let me show you some.
Hope you can enjoy the beautifully written Calligraphy as well. 

*I had a big luck that I could take pictures of butterflies with Iris*
The red colored butterflies are generally called "red butterfly"  In Japanese, we call "akatonbo, 赤とんぼ".    Although the Iris with that name doesn't have red color, happy that I could take pictures of both of them.  I learned that butterflies perch on tip of things from my husband when I started writing blog p:-)

Common skimmer resting tip of the name board of the flower and on the bud.
*And I'll add the night scene with "Light Up" by using a mask*

*Flying Kite and Dark colored Dukes
Picture of the Kite was not well taken.
But happy that I could at least have a Flying Kite picture♪
I found these ducks in March.  I have some stocks of ducks' pictures I haven't posted.  They've already gone to the north.  Looking forward to posting later. 

Wishing all of you a happy new week and I always appropriate for the hosts of the link pages.  

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  1. A reall beautiful post , I love the Iris very much, and wild life is beautifully photographed
    Take care, Gordon.

  2. I too love irises. These ones are beautiful.


  3. I have irises growing in my garden this week too, Orchid, but not as many as this! Beautiful captures of insects and flowers, thank you for sharing them with the Mosaic Monday group today.
    Have a great week.

  4. Beautiful post. I love iris and the ones you shared are stunning! The red dragonfly is amazing. I never get a good shot of a dragonfly -- they move too fast! Happy Monday!

  5. So beautiful. Happy Mosaic Monday to you!

  6. You are so good at flower photography (among other types of photography as well.)

  7. The irises are so beautiful, especially when planted close together. Wonderful colour.

  8. Hope all is well, dear friend. I love your iris photos.

  9. What a fabulous iris park! To see all that beauty is a blessing. Great photos of the dragon fly. Enjoy your week Miyako.

  10. Hello Dear Miyako, all those Irises growing together make a beautiful scene.
    Wow! I love the butterfly and and also the red dragonfly - gorgeous!
    The ducks are sweet with their little topknots :D)
    All the very best and enjoy the rest of your week.

  11. Dearest Miyako,
    Wow, do you have beautiful iris blooms at the local park!
    I've never ever seen such a red dragon fly; how precious and lovely photos taken.
    Cute ducks too.
    Sending you hugs,

  12. I like all the photos on this entire blog.Love the gentle colors of the flowers on this one. Great Shots. Have a wonderful weekend, cheers.

  13. Good evening Miyako! Greeting from Nee York. All the beautiful flowers! But I love the dragonflies. It is so hard to get good photos and yours are perfect. .. Michelle

  14. What beautiful irises! So colorful and elegant. I love the calligraphy, too!
    Great shots of akatonbo. What lovely bright color! I have an image in my head that we can see akatonbo only in autumn...but clearly that's not the case :-) The ducks are very cute. I love the hair style of black & white ducks :-)
    コメント遅くなってしまいました。日本はもう梅雨ですね。アジサイが綺麗な季節!Take care and have a great weekend, Miyako san!

  15. Hello, Miyako, I love the beautiful irises. I love the pretty Calligraphy too. The dragonflies are awesome, great captures. I would love to see the Tufted Ducks, very cute. The Kite in flight is cool. Great post and a pretty park. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  16. What beautiful flowers and I love the insect images, too. My favorite of the pictures is of the ducks. I love the wave of "hair" atop their heads. So pretty.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  17. Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'!! Loving ALL the photos today.

  18. That is a lot of irises! Very beautiful. Great capture of the dragonfly. Thanks for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  19. your posts are so beautifully done Miyako! Each one is a work of art. The iris especially the purple one is my daughter's favorite flower, so I love it too! Thank you for sharing all of the natural beauty that surrounds you.