Friday, June 28, 2013

A WILDFLOWER GARDEN IN TOKYO.

Walking around this garden is one of my hobbies. Staying here, I can forget all of unplesant things.

今回も、白金台の自然教育園に行きました。

It was a very fine day.

快晴でした。


I could find a swallowtail butterfly on Inunumatoranoo flowers.


あげは蝶がイヌヌマトラノオにとまっていました。


Inunumatoranoo belongs to the primrose family.

 この花はサクラソウ科です。


This bigger one is called Okatoranoo. Toranoo means tiger tail.

 オカトラノオです。


A scarlet skimmer.

ショウジョウトンボです。

A grey duck in a pond displaying purple speculum.

カルガモが翼鏡を見せていました。 

There are many wildflowers in this garden.


Hangeshō.

 半夏生(ハンゲショウ)です。
Hangeshō would make up their leaves white. hangeshō means 11th day after
the summer solstice.

半夏生とは夏至から11日目を指します。

Pearl twist or Ladies'tresses.

ネジバナです。 

Astilbe.

チダケサシです。

Kusafuji. The pea family.

クサフジです。

Shiode.

 シオデです。


Karatachibana.

カラタチバナ、百両です。

Hagurosō.

 ハグロソウです。


The caliculus of Hosta(Plantain lily).

オオバギボウシの蕾です。

The progenitor of hydrangea.

ガクアジサイです。アジサイの原種と言われてます。

Nokanzō. The lily family.

 ノカンゾウです。
 
 
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58 comments:

  1. Wonderful fotos; I like the colours of nature!

    Happy Weekend, Jadie

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  2. What a beautiful post... Your skywatch is very pretty, and all what you shared about insect in your country is so interesting ! Nice !

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      Thank you very much for your comment. Usng Google Chrome, I could write a comment in your blog. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Wonderful wild flowers! I love the whole field of the beautiful flowers!

    Jorunn Norway

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  4. tiger tail really looks like a tail of a tiger... :)

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  5. What a lovely place to forget one's troubles and just be. Gorgeous photos too!

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    1. Dear Lady Fi.
      Thank you very much for your comment. It's nice for me such a wonderful place in Tokyo.

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  6. It looked like a very fine day indeed, and a very lovely day and way to spend it! Thanks for inviting us along with you. :-) That butterfly is EXQUISITE!! Look at those colors! I love the scarlet skimmer too, and all those beautiful flowers. Some of them look so delicate! And I can definitely see the resemblance to a tiger's tail in the Okatoranoo! It even looks like it's twitching! :-)

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    1. Dear Laloofar.
      Thank you very much for your comment. This garden is located among big buildings. I am very lucky that I can come here a several time a year.

      I feel very happy you like a butterfly ,a dragonfly and some flower photos.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Wonderful flowers and wonderful pics! Hugs Cristina

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  8. Beautiful flowers. minoru. I like the black butterfly and the caliculus of Host :))
    I wish you good weekend.
    A hug.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my photos.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Wow, gorgeous flowers and I love the butterfly and dragonfly! Awesome photos! Have a great weekend!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my photos.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Hello Minoru,
    It's a beautiful garden with many lovely flowers. The butterfly and the dragonfly are gorgeous. I wish you a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs, Gunilla

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  11. A very colorful garden and it looks like one in the tropics.

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  12. Dear Minoru, thank you for sharing these lovely sights with us at Today's Flowers. Each photo is very beautiful!
    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  13. Some really beautiful flowers!!! I love the dragonfly!!!

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  14. gorgeous wildflowers...i feel like walking among these beauties.

    Showy Medinilla

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  15. こんにちは、ショウジョウトンボの綺麗な赤と、カルガモの翼鏡の青が鮮やかです。カルガモに翼鏡があることは初めて知りました。花では オカトラノオと、オオバギボウシの蕾がユニークですね。白金教育園もしっかりと見て廻れば数多くの発見があることが本日のブログで分かりました。私も、もっと通わないといけませんね。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。最近、この園の話題の植物のコピーが置いてあるのですが、それがカラーになり、とても便利になりました。
       何度も通うと、土地勘が出来て来て、今まで見過ごしていた植物に気が付く事も多くなりました。
       翼鏡は普段隠れていますが、何故か知りませんが時々、見せて呉れます。オオバギボウシは花の形からは、想像出来ない様な蕾をつけます。見つけた時は嬉しかったです。

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  17. I feel calm just looking at your photos. :)

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  18. からたちばなが、百両なんですね。千両や万両は冬の庭を赤い実で楽しませてくれますが。百両も赤い実がなるのでしょうか。You are lucky to have the place where you can forget unpleasant things.
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Dear sarah.
      こんばんは。万両は重いので葉の下に実が付く、千両は少し軽いので葉の上に実が付く、百両は葉の形が長細いと覚えました。それぞれ赤い実が付きます。
       この庭園は奥が深いと言うか、ゆっくり見ると様々なものが見えて来ます。
       Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  19. so many exquisite wildflowers Minoru wow!

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  20. A lovely series of shots. Yes, being out in nature can help one forget the nasty things in life!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you think so too.
      Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  21. Those are lovely. The tiger tail is my favorite of all. Hope you'd find time to visit my Pink Gumamela.

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  22. Your flowers are lovely ....and the butterfly too!!

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  24. so beautiful flowers! thanx for sharing with us minoru! :)

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  25. All are so gorgeous...I especially love the white flowers (the tail)

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  26. Beautiful photos. I love the shot of the red skimmer.

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  27. beautiful! my sister lived in Tokyo. She has mentioned all of the beautiful gardens there. You captured them perfectly xo

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    1. Dear Katherine.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The garden is named Institute of Nature Study, located at the central Tokyo. I hope your sister would visit the garden.

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  28. LOVE YOUR GARDEN!! How cool is this to be observing you from all the way across the world like this! Thank you for sharing your garden!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like this post.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  29. 東京と言っても、郊外なのでしょうか? きれいなところですよね。ゆっくり散歩しながら、まわってみたい場所です。 いつも写真の美しさに感心してます。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama
      こんばんは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。 ここは自然教育園という名称です。地下鉄、南北線白金台駅から、徒歩5分、JR山手線、目黒駅から、徒歩15分の所にあります。
       次回のブログもここの花をupload する予定です。

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