Saturday, September 16, 2017

Butterflies and Autumn Taste etc;

Wandering Gilder (ウスバキトンボ)
Early this month , we found many Wandering Glider in the rice paddy.  As they were hovering wildly, I couldn't take good pictures. My husband taught me that they are carnivore having strong jaws to bite off small winged insect. So they are Useful Insect in the paddy :-)

Sorry that the short video is a bit noisy with the sound of the machine.
Picture below is not my taste, but my husband insisted on posting saying very rare;-)
Male Lesser Emperor being eaten by a Spider

Herons and Sweet Autumn Clematis
       They were in abandoned rice paddy.

      On our way to the rice paddy, I was lucky to find this new Clematis for me.

Gifted Autumn Tastes
Annual gift of chestnut from my next neighbor♪
Enjoyed the first one this year.  Both boiled and with rice.  Pears and grapes from friends.
I'm posting a little early as I'll be away from home tomorrow. 
Hoping everyone is safe in your place.

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  1. My dear friend, loved your pictures, except for the spider one. Not a big fan of those critters. Good to see you, have missed you! Hugs from Texas!

  2. I think the photo of the spider having dinner was great! -- it is interesting to watch nature in all it's facets ... and every living creature has to eat .. even spiders.
    (i wouldn't put that picture on my calendar of course ;>), but tell your sweet husband that we appreciated seeing it very much.)

    Fun to see the egrets and the beautiful flowers and the food!! I wish I could taste those chestnuts... they look delicious!!

    PS: I showed the picture of the spider eating to Bill ... he wanted me to remind you (and your husband) that I once posted a picture of an alligator eating a turtle. I think a few people probably stopped reading my blog after that ;>)

  3. Those wandering gliders! They fly around really wildly! But sounds like they play a very good role in rice growing :-) Herons are so cute. Are the small ones the baby herons? Heron family looks adorable!
    Lovely photos of autumn goodies. They bring me back memories of autumn in Japan! Here, what comes to my mind for autumn is always pumpkin :-) I'm craving for chestnut now!
    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!

  4. Dearest Miyako,
    Well, those wandering gliders are very a active and noisy, as heard in your video!
    Almost imposible to photograph at that speed...
    Sad female being eaten by the spider!
    The heron photos are incredible, also color wise in the paddy.
    Sending you hugs,

  5. Very nice post. I really like all your beautiful pictures, especially the spider one. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ah, didn't know a spider would eat this(is it a dragonfly?), because the dragonfly is almost than the spider:) And chestnuts, great memories that my dad would roast them in the (coal) stove in winter! Many thanks for your (always) interesting posts for All Seasons, Miyako! Have a beautiful week:)

  7. Lovely photos. Love that clematis!

  8. Miyako - our weather has turned cooler here in the last few days, and the picture of the chestnuts really makes me long for a fire and some roasted chestnuts!! The clematis is so delicate - lovely!

  9. I love rice paddies. I remember when I was young our school backs into a rice paddy and looking at the rice sway to the breeze brought so much peace.

  10. What lovely shots of the lush rice fields.

  11. Miyako San!
    I'm lovely photos of Autumn goodies lots of time in Japan,I like the Chestnuts & Pumpkin too,
    I had in Rain all the years, I love to go back Japan, Would be a nice time!
    Have a nice time,

  12. Lots of interesting things in your post this week. That photo of the spider is incredible. Enjoy your week.

  13. Dearest Mariette; Oh, Thank you so much for your mail to my birthday♪ 40 years has past since our marriage p:-) Can't believe how fast time flies.
    Have a WONDERFUL rest of the week, Dear friend.

  14. Hello dear Miyako. I have never seen do many dragonflies at the same time. Wow! I know that spiders have to eat and it is a great macro photo of nature in action. May we all stay safe please....Michelle

  15. The heron family is so cute <3 The white clematis resembles Summer snow or mandschurica. Wishing you a lovely week Miyako.

  16. What is that Clematis. I have a large collection of them and I love them


  17. Another interesting post. The white clematis is pretty and delicate. Wishing you a good week.

  18. Hello Miyako, I was impressed with your abilities to post the wandering gliders in the rice paddies. You are so artistic! Clematis are so unique and dainty and look like they are fake flowers when they aren't. I haven't ever ate a chestnut. I've seem them for sale downtown Chicago during the holidays but never really ate one. Looked delicious with rice and pears. Be safe. Happy Birthday!

  19. Your post, and sharing, is always appreciated. I thank you for stopping by and adding your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  20. Hello Miyako, I think the spider having dinner is a great capture. I do not mind, all living things must eat. The video and dragonflies are amazing, there are so many. I love the egrets, they are beautiful birds. Lovely clematis flowers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  21. Loved seeing the dragonflies and the herons. Lovely flowers too. Isn't nature a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy...treasures for free!