Thursday, March 26, 2015

From Camellia Festival (part 3)

      *Bridges and Birds at the back of the park on the Festival day*
Behind the building of the park, there is a wide greenery and lake in Ejio-park next city. After all the event was over around 4 pm, I strolled around the lake and sought for things I could take pictures for links :-)    (my 2 previous posts are about the festival.)

People were feeding for the carps, ducks were not close to them;
Name of this bridge,  'Bridge of the Adventure'

Some pictures of birdies I took in a hurry;  I kept my husband wait to go home  p:-)
Found a Meadow Bunting, Oh My! for the first time. Unfortunately so far away and not good picture. We call them 'Hoo-jiro, 頬白' which means 'cheek-white'

      Linking this post to  
                        and  "Nature Notes"

So sorry for my absence to my dear friends.  I'll be able to visit you after I attend springtime Buddhist sermon tomorrow.  I had a slight cold (runny nose), hope you all are doing well at the turn of the season.  See you in your blog till next week♪

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

From Camellia Festival (part 2)

*Conch Shell and Local Folk Tale*
In old days "conch shell" ‘which has a loud sound’ was used to make communication between far places or to avoid the beast in mountains etc,; for example used by Buddhist monk. Conch Shell is called ‘法螺貝; Hora-gai, hora-shell’ in Japanese. We call a person who ‘talk tall’ or exaggerate thing “hora-fuki; hora-blower”

      There was a "Picture-Story Show" at Camellia Festival.
I found many children enjoying hearing this story about a man who had a big mouth.  It seems this story is connected with call for water’
A man who was a good swimmer saw a BIG snake in the water but people thought it was a 'tall story'.  After persistent drought, the river dried up. Then the long bone and a human's were found in the river. When people knew it was the braggart 'hora-fuki', they called out his name. Suddenly the blessed rain started to fall.

I was happy to see children were enjoying this picture story in this day and age. I couldn't find the English version of this story from pc. So my writing is really simple and short(^^;)  I wish you could understand what I wrote and had fun with the pictures.

Thank you so much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;

Sunday, March 22, 2015

From Camellia Festival (part 1) ;

My husband's band group attended "Camellia Festival" held in the next city, this year again. There were some activities & events both inside and outside the park. We enjoyed varieties of dances from Many Dancing Groups.  

      *Some art works at the entrance of the room 
                     which varieties of camellias were  displayed*

      *My husband's band group and some dance performances*
Footage(hope the right word)is so bad again :-)
Very short video from the last part of the Japanese popular song.

There were many free market stand as well.

I LOVED to see this sweet girl and the dog♪

                           Linking this post to  "MosaicMonday" "Our World Tuesday" 

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
We are having weather so called  '三寒四温; alternation of three cold and four warm days'. Bit hard season to control body temperature;   Take Care of Yourselves♪

Friday, March 20, 2015

Egrets and Ducks;

On our way back from usual grocery shopping the other day, I spotted these egrets and ducks looking friendly together♬♬♬

Bit blurry, but I loved their feathery head :-)

"Oh, you look like a swan, aren't you♪"
I was lucky to be able to take this acrobatic shot (^_^)
Linking this post to  "Saturday's critters"  
                 "id-rather-b-birdin" and "Nature Notes"

I was out all day today, and tomorrow I'll be with my husband's band. Another festival they attend and play for the event.  Might be late for linking Eileen's meme. 
I'll try to catch up to your blog soon; Thank you SO much for your kind visits.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Japanese Garden;

On a same day when I visited English Garden link last month, we also stopped by "Chofu-garden 長府庭園" in Shimonoseki-city. 
I didn't want to miss posting Tex's meme.  I'm happy if my pictures from this garden can brings you a bit of Japanese atmosphere.  Haha, visiting two places and could have enjoyed both western and eastern garden in one day;-)

I've chased this Brown-eared Bulbul, happy he perched the plum tree there.

Linking this post to "Good Fences"

Thank SO MUCH for your kind visits, I'm tied up till this week end.
But I WILL try hard to catch up with you!