♧Ki-karasu-uri or Karasu-uri♧
The unidentified flower I posted in the previous post is one of the gourd family. "Trichosanthes japonica" in Japanese, "ki-karasu-uri". Made me smile with its Japanese name as literal translation is "yellow-crow-gourd" (*^.^*)
The picture of gourd above and these pictures below from pc-site taught me a lot.
When I was checking, I got confused with this another look alike gourd's flower. It's called " Japanese snake gourd (Trichosanthes pilosa) " in Japanese, "karasu-uri".
|Left; Ki-karasu-uri Right; Karasu-uri|
I haven't seen this gourd but seems like eaten with pickles p:-)
♧Male Ceriagrion nipponicum and Sympetrum eroticum♧
We found 2 kinds of small red butterflies in an old small reservoir. These pictures were taken by my husband (too small for my bad eyes :-)
The first one is one of Damselfly (糸トンボ) called Ceriagrion nipponicum (ベニ糸トンボ) . Surprised to know this is one of Endangered Species from pc-site. Sorry for not clear pictures, bit far away. Damselflies perch with their wings folded, my husband told me proudly. He looked so happy to see his first rare one. Funny Face p:-)
The second one is called Sympetrum eroticum（マユタテアカネ）perching on the Iron Scrap in the reservoir.
This shrike is called "百舌鳥モズ・hundred tongue bird" in Japanese derived from their varieties of singing sounds. Pictures I haven't posted.
Wishing you will have a wonderful new week.
Starting to visit you from this afternoon♡♡♡
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