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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Panda and Crows;

*Panda  nursery school *
                 Found this cute nursery school in my city lately.
       Entrance (fencing) Panda has another little one in its mouth :-)
The message on the wall says, "We are friends with the Sun and the Wind"
I loved to think the Sun on the wall is smiling to the children when they arrived♪ 

*Crows chasing a Tractor*
They must know where, when and how to find their food :-)
Taken on March 27th;
  Linking this post to   "Wednesday Around the World" 

I'm not home from early morning tomorrow, but I'll try visiting you after come home later tomorrow evening.  Wishing to have some time tonight as well.   8:30 PM

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Winter Jasmine: 黄梅(ou-bai: yellow apricot) ;

  Posted "Etymology page" 
Yesterday, we went to the city office to deal with anther office procedure. I remembered hearing about the Winter Jasmine blooming at the temple I posted here. We call the tree "黄梅, ou-bai", which literally means "yellow apricot".   
            Surprised me and another fact blogging helped me to learn(^_^)v 
       I had NO idea it is  in  Jasmine family (or a type of, maybe) and not apricot.  
I think the tree isn't pruned well, but the flowers were beautiful there♪














*Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker*
My first lucky encounter with this 'コゲラ; Kogera' on the tree at the temple ♪ Unfortunately, I just could take one picture. I checked its name with pc right after I came home. I found it interesting to know that we call woodpeckers ".....-gera".

You must be spotting me :-)


 Linking this post to "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday" , "Nature Notes"

I was SO happy for these two findings, so sorry for changing the some links from previous post to this one.  I will post about Sourinji-Temple (宗隣寺)again sometime.
       And I won't say any excuses...  Visiting you from tomorrow, friends!

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mimosa with cherry blossoms and Wagtail:

A couple of days ago, I went up to see how the Mimoza-tree is blooming in our little community park.  Happy that I found it is blooming with cheery blossoms♪





*Wagtails*
On our way home from the temple (my previous post), my husband spotted very tiny yellowish Wagtail in the river where we parked at the side for resting.  I was SO happy with my husband's good eye-sight for far place (he has aged-eyes and using glasses for reading p:-)  He flew away soon... How I wish I could take pictures of him zooming.  Also the white and black one which familiar to me.




                                
Hope to see you soon!!!  And wishing your coming weekend will be the wonderful one.
     Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April.7th Drive (Weeping Cherry)


Without planing, we decided to visit "Nanbara-Temple" (←link to the same temple of my blog post) to enjoy Weeping Cherry today (it's yesterday because it's past 1:00 :-)
Would you bear with me more cherry post.   As I saw many trees of weeping cherry at last fall's visit, looking forward to enjoying the late blooming cherry here. I wish you can feel the different atmosphere from the same place. 

 Main Hall of this Buddhist temple.


A crew from the local Cable TV was taking video
My husband who was admiring the flowers, luckily met the chief priest,
without knowing it I took a picture a bit from above.
Statue of the Goddess of Kannon with thirty three little others. As I knew this Kannon especially have power for avoiding to get senile. I bought charms for us again :-)
Guardian deity of children 

I spotted the alpine rose at the back of the hall.

*White flower cherry tree with Wooden Fence*
Alongside the path to go up the temple.


*'all-you-can-eat' type restaurant and stores*
Found lots of swallows flying around outside of this place. So sad leaving without good photos...


   Linking this post to  "Outdoor Wednesday", "NF Trees n Bushes", "Good Fences",
       "Wednesday Around the World", "Floral Friday Foto", "Scenic Weekends"

I have had several things require my attention lately.
*After I had an incident which made me feel needing digital hearing-aid (my old one was analog and hasn't been using) I bought one checking through PC.   *New community duties   *Had to find out the Children's English language proficiency test's past exam and workbook (for elementary school level and I've been helping for the older students, not for the test little one take)
I'll catch up with you soon as my next post will be weekend :-)  So sorry for the absence...








Sunday, April 5, 2015

Magnolia, 'mokuren・木蓮'

*Quick picture post of  a big Magnolia Tree*
When we went to capital-city last month, this big Magnolia Tree jumped into my eyes alongside of the street.  I hope you all are having Happy Easter weekend♪





Linking this post to  TODAY'S FLOWERS

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