Thursday, February 26, 2015

A METROPOLITAN GARDEN IN TOKYO.

We went to a garden which named Hamarikyu. This garden was made about 300 years ago by former feudal garden.


Hamarikyu garden.



 Black and white.



A stone garden. 石亭です。


A pine tree with many branches.

三百年の松です。

This pine tree is about 300 year old.


Henbit. ホトケノザです。


A kind of Gred Field-speedwell.

オオイヌノフグリです。


Rapeseed blossom. 菜の花です。


By macro lens.


There are very rare Japanese apricot trees.

梅、「思いのまま」、です。

Pink and white flowers would bloom from on tree.


Half and half.



Pink Japanese apricot tree. 紅梅です。


There was a Brown eared Bulbul. ヒヨドリです。


White Cheeked Steering. ムクドリです。


Closing up.


Dusky Thrush. ツグミです。


A pair of Ducks.




A pair of Northen Pintail. オナガカモです。


Urasian Wigeon. ヒドリガモです。


Little Egret. コサギです。(指が黄色です。)


Grey Heron. アオサギです。


Just flying.


On a pine tree.

Verse(Haiku)

Progress is endless

Desire is limitless

Good memories are prieless.


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91 comments:

  1. The garden is so big and nice to relax. The exotic birds really added life and beauty to the tranquil landscapes. I remember taking a long nap at the gardens outside the Kyoto's Imperial Palace, while waiting for them to open the doors for visiting hours. The smell of fresh pines lulled me to sleep like a baby!

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  2. Such a lovely garden! I love the blossoms on the apricot tree.

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  3. Hi, Minoru! What a fun post! I love all the beautiful birds, of course, and am intrigued by the rare apricot trees - but I am completely smitten by and just cannot take my eyes off that amazing 300-year old pine (and the wonderful fence around it) or the amazing "half and half" flower!! I have never seen anything like either of them before - incredible!

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    1. And I just noticed the caption "a pine tree with many branches" - that's ONE tree?! Man, that is some magical garden you visited!!

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    3. Dear Laloofah.
      Yes,it's only one pine tree. Another side of the tree faces on the river,there are many many branches to the garden side only.

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  4. I love the pretty pine trees and the lovely apricot tree. And the birds are all beautiful. Lovely post and beautiful images.. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. O jardim é fabuloso!
    Ver a perfeita integração dos ecossistemas nestas fotos esplêndidas faz o coração pulsar acelerado diante desta suntuosidade natural
    Um lindo dia
    Beijos

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  6. lovely collection. I think the little pink flower may be called henbit, with a -n- rather than -r-.
    what fabulous half 'n half trees.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I will correct the name. Thanks again.

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  7. So many birds! I love the ancient pine which must be supported in its old-age.

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  8. What a treat. Thank You. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. The garden is really fantastic as well as your photos... Thanks for sharing...

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  10. What a beautiful garden in the city. I love seeing the variety of birds and wildflowers you show here. The stone garden is lovely in its serenity and that pine tree is amazing!

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  11. This garden is both beautiful and fascinating. Thanks for bringing it to us.

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. Love the 300 year old pine tree! And the gorgeous apricot tree - just breath taking!

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  13. I love seeing items from other cultures. It helps us to keep in mind there is so much diversity we must learn to understand.

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  15. beautiful views Minoru… such a delight to see all those spring blossoms! I do hope you will link up with I Heart Macro… those of us in the north covered in snow sure do appreciate seeing spring.

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  16. Lindas fotos! gostei muito dos jardins, das Garças e da flor com duas cores, é linda demais!

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  17. Beautiful garden, lovely haiku and stellar photographs.

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  18. Beautiful pictures and a thought provoking haiku! Thank you!

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  19. I love all your bird photos. And the stone garden is awesome. Less is always more. It looks so peaceful. Is that really you on the sideboard bungee jumping? OMB You are soooooo brave :)

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  20. Thank you for a wonderful visit to the garden!

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  21. Wonderful haiku and beautiful gardens and nature photography!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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  22. Hello Minoru, The park is beautiful. I love the apricot blossoms and all the birds. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Hoe amazing that the garden is so very old. It's very lovely!

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  24. A 300 year old tree looks so beautiful.

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  25. Wow - so beautiful! And I've never seen a flower that is half one colour and half another. How wondrous!

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  27. This is an amazing garden with so much to see. The 300 old tree is fantastic. Love all the critters and flowers and the bridges. Great reflections. Have a great weekend.

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  29. Fantastic old pine tree, and a beautiful park!

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  30. Excellent silhouettes and reflections in your second photo!

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  31. Wonderful series of photos! Especially I like the second one. Wonderful B&W photo!

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  32. Beautiful b&w photo!
    My post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  33. Hi Minoru! Thank you for this beautiful and interesting post. I love the pine trees,and how they are cared for and "bandaged",like wounded athletes. Great bird shots too!

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  34. This was so lovely, being able to see this incredible gem through the lens of your camera and haiku! Thank you!

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  35. What a great place to have in the middle of the city! Such lovely birds and trees. The old pine is amazing!

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  36. What an interesting apricot tree. Does it bear fruit? Love your photos, especially the lovely birds.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I think these apricot trees would not bear fruits.

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  37. oh my... beauty abounds here! I also admire your haiku; I like that so many memories can be preserved with our photos.

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  38. Half n' half is right! I don't think I've ever seen a blossom divided by color like that before... Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #167!

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  39. The Tokyo skyline is lovely and this is a beautiful garden, such pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing your photos with Today's Flowers, which is very much appreciated. I wish you a very happy week :)

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  40. Old and beautiful. All those sights are very heartwarming. Sometimes it just takes a shot to appreciate the wonders of our surrounfings. I specifically love the cute half and half blossom.

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  41. thank you for allowing us to be bathed in such ageless beauty. i love your capture of the heron in flight! and the flowering, the blossoming out! may we all be as willing as flowers to bloom to true and fully!
    thank you for the gift of seeing through your eyes. thank you for joining haiku my heart!

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  42. 鳥の名前詳しいですね。ピンクと白の半分半分の色の出た花が大変興味深いです。サイドバイサイドに木があるので、そうなってしまったというわけですか? いくひらにもかさなった花びらの形が豪華ですよね。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
       こんばんは。偶然、鳥が沢山いました。梅の園芸種で「思いのまま」という名前が付いています。とても少ないです。

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  43. These are very beautiful photos! Many thanks for joining Floral Friday Fotos, Minoru. I hope to see more of your work in weeks to come!

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