Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A METROPOLITAN GARDEN

There ia a Metropolitan garden named Hamarikyu in Tokyo.


Hamarikyu.
 
浜離宮です。
 
 
Hotel Conrad is located very near.
 
コンラッドホテルのすぐ近くです。
 
There are famous Japanese apricot trees named "As you like".
 
「思いのまま」という梅が咲きます。
 
 
 
"Asyou like"
 
思いのまま
 
 

"As you like"
 
思いのまま
 
 
I focused this pink flower.
 
ピンクの花に焦点を合わせました。
 
 
"As you like"
 
 
 
Half and Half.
 
これも「思いのまま」です。
 
 
 
Red Japanese apricot flowers.
 
紅梅。
 
 
By mcro lens.
 
 
 
White Japanese apricot flowers.
 
白梅。
 
 
 
Pink.
 
ピンク。
 
 
 
 
Japanese cornel.
 
サンシュユです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
Japanese andromeda.
 
アセビ(馬酔木)。
 
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
Sharing with Our World Tuesday.ABC wednesday.
 
 
 
 
 

48 comments:

  1. I've read that this garden has a lovely 梅 garden! See? I'm just using the Japanese word now. It's easier. :)

    Anyway, I've read about the garden, but I've never been there in 梅 season. Your photos have just persuaded me to go there this coming weekend. It will probably be crowded, but it will be worth it.

    I love the half and half blossom! ^^

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    1. Dear Rurousha.
      Thank you. "As you like" flowers are located at the end of Japanese apricot forest,very near water bus boarding area.
      I hope you will enjoy this garden.

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  2. What a beautiful garden and blossoms.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  3. 浜離宮も梅が綺麗に咲きましたね。8分咲きですか、もしくはもう満開ですか?「思いのまま」も実に見事ですね。一輪の梅の花なのに、半分ずつ白とピンクというのは初めて見たような気がします。これ私がびっくりなので、きっと外国人の方もびっくりするでしょうね。あと恥ずかしながらアセビにこんな可愛い白い花が咲くというのも知りませんでした。いつもボーーッと見てたのでしょうね。大変参考になりました。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       おはようございます。 梅は満開、「思いのまま」は八部咲き位でした。
       アセビが参考になったとは嬉しいです。今回は写真教室用の撮影でしたので、ボケを試みました。

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  4. Very pretty!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1.  Dear Lea.
       Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. "As you like" is so beautiful.

    It is so beautiful then when I mention "as you like".

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  6. Visit this garden, you have to be a treat for the eyes ... The flowers are gorgeous!
    a hug.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  7. so lovely pics! have a great week minoru :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  8. Beautiful. I can hardly wait to see our first cherry blossoms!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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      Thank you very much for your comment. And thank you for hosting.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers at Today's Flowers. I enjoyed this post very much and also enjoyed looking at the buildings from across the water. Fantastic post!

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    1. Dear Denisen VA.
      Thank you very much for your comment. And thank you for hosting.

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  10. Minoru, you find the most beautiful flowers to photograph.
    I absolutely LOVE "half and half." I've never seen one like that.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy you like mt half and half photo.
      Wishing you a wonderful week too.

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  11. this is a most lovely place!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Dear Roger Owen Green.
      Thank you very much for your comment. And THank you for hosting.

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  12. What lovely scenes! I love the apricot blooms with all the different tints and colors.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  13. These are really beautiful! Great macro images!

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  14. Fabulous macros of the apricot blossoms, Minoru!! You make me long for Spring and I've actually been ok with winter so far. Thanks for sharing in Walk and Click Wednesday!!

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    1. Dear Lissa.
      Thank you. I wish spring will come soon in your city.

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  15. 梅が咲くとなんだかほっとしますね。もうすぐ春・・・ 一本の枝に白とピンクの梅は知っていましたが、1輪の花で花びらの色が分かれているのは初めてです。黄色い山茱萸は蠟梅とバトンタッチのタイミングで咲き始めてくれますね。ソフトな黄色も大歓迎。黄砂はいやですが。馬酔木は長く咲いてくれますが、たいてい梅、桜の影になり、あまりスポットライトが当たることがなくかわいそうです。

    私は結婚後に奈良に移りましたが、神戸生まれの神戸育ち、「こうべっこ」です。神戸の自慢はたくさんありますが、とにかく食べ物がおいしいです!

    Yoko

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    1. Dear stardust.
      こんばんは。食べ物が美味しいとは、羨ましいの限りです。外国人には松坂牛より神戸牛のほうが有名ですね。

       アセビは石灰質の土壌でも良く育ちます。アセビだけしか育ってない高原を歩いた事も有りました。
       「思いのまま」の中にこの half and half を良く見かけます。反響が多いので私も少し驚きました。

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  16. Gorgeous!

    Haghpat Monastery, Armenia

    Catching up with letter H entries.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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    1. Dear Chubskulit Rose.
      Thank you very much for your comment. And thank you for hosting.

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  17. こんにちは。
    「思いのまま」ってかわいい名前ですね。来年にでもぜひ自分で見に行きたいと思います。
    あせびもよく見ると本当にかわいらしいんですね。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      おはようございます。何事も思いどうりにならぬ世の中に「思いのまま」に咲いている、という意味だと思います。
       アセビも寒いうちに「冬芽」を出していてとても優雅です。

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  19. I did not make it to this one!
    What a beautiful garden, so pretty and colorful flowers. I especially loved that half white half pink flower, that one is so special!
    Have a nice weekend Minoru :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  20. 「思いのまま」と言う命名、素敵ですね。今日はとても暖かい梅見日和だったのですが、飛来物がこわくて出かけるのをためらっていました。もったいないですね^^;
    庭にはピンク色の馬酔木が長持ちしてくれています。白もいいですが、ピンクも可愛いですよ。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      おはようございます。「思いのまま」は数が少なくてなかなか見つかりません。
       私もピンクのアセビもとても好きです。

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  21. Beautiful garden. The blooms are so pretty.

    An Arkies Musings

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    1.  Dear riches.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  22. Those are lovely.

    How is the weather in Tokyo now, Minoru?

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    1. Dear lina.
      Thank you. The temparature in Tokyo yesterday was 25°C. It will be 12°C today.Very strong winds are blowing today.

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  23. Beautiful floral photography!

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    1. Dear Pat.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  24. Ohhh... my personal favorite is the picture called "Pink."
    But all others are also so beautiful!
    Have a nice day, greetings from Vienna/Austria

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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