Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter Peony at city park and Bull-Headed Shrike;

*Illuminated Winter-Flowering Peony
On 11th night this month, I went to see illuminated Winter Peony at the City Park. 
I've posted day time version here in 2018.  I think I will try both "day and night" version in the future by visiting on different days . 

*Bull-Headed Shrike*
This Shrike had unique black spots on its head and back.
I was lucky it appeared for me on a fine day early this month or this year perching the tree in front of my house; I almost felt as if its appearance was New Year Present for me (^.^I wish I could have more luck this year.

Thank you very much for stopping by ;
   I always appreciate your sweet comments;


  1. Dearest Miyako,
    How lovely are those winter peonies! Are they being sheltered indoors during the night?
    It shows them in pots so that indicates they're not actually in the 'cold' soil during winter...
    Cute birdie pictures too.

  2. Miyako - that is a spectacular display in the park. How unique to use the umbrellas and the reeds to light the peonies. The shrike is a lovely symbol of the New Year. I am always amazed how you are visited by such a variety of birds - what a blessing for you and everyone at Mosaic Monday. Thanks for linking up!

  3. And here's another bird flying past to admire your peonies, Miyako.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!
    Wren x

  4. That sounds like a great place to visit any time and your photos are so stunning! the little shrike is too cute :)

    I'm glad you joined us at 'My Corner of the World'!

    My Corner of the World

  5. The shrike is wonderful...he posed for you beautifully. And what a unique and beautiful way to display those fabulous peonies.

  6. I do love peonies! They make my spring garden so beautiful! Thank you and have a wonderful week!

  7. Lovely peonies and interesting that they have the straw? protection but good idea. Sweet little bird photos too.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  8. Such lovely photos of illuminated peonies! Lights look gentle and beautiful. I remember those shelters for flowers from your past post :-) Bull-headed shrike is very cute. Maybe it was indeed a present from the birdie :-)
    It is going to be a very cold week here. I hope you stay warm, Miyako san. Have a wonderful week!

  9. The peonies by night sre so beautiful, Myako! Thank you so much for capturing them for all Seasons. The little bird with the black spot, is certainly unique, as you say. when you are lucky in the beginning of the year, I have great hopes for your the next months the same will happen:) Have a lovely week!

  10. The Shrike is such a pretty little bird and I've enjoyed seeing the flowers! Happy week!

  11. I enjoy reading your blog about living in Japan. I was there in November and it was unforgettable. I can come back with your blog :)

    (visit from Our World Tuesday)

  12. What a neat event! Loved the pictures!

  13. Those peonies are so beautiful! I appreciate seeing them as our days are dark and rainy for this winter season. Thank you for linking up today.

  14. Very lovely pics!
    That little bird is very nice but the peonies are amazing!

  15. Hello Miyako, what a lovely display of the illuminated peonies. They are beautiful! I love the cool Bull-headed Shrike. Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  16. Hello. Wonderful photos. The Bull headed Shrike is so beautiful bird.

  17. Those small shelters or huts for pwonies are so pretty :)

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