Sunday, March 15, 2015

NATURE VIEWING AT ISHIGAKI ISLAND.

                There are many flowers in this sub tropical island even in early spring.


A bloom of a kind of orchid tree. オオバナソシンカです。


A kind of orchid tree.


Flame of the forest. 火炎木です。


Orange blossoms.


Yellow blossoms.


Azalea. ツツジです。


A azalea blossom.


Blossoms of Night Jasmine. 夜香木です。


A golden trumpet bush blossom.アルマンダです。


Throughwort flowers. フジバカマです。


Kidachi benkei by Japanese. キダチベンケイです。


Seiron Benkei by Japanese. セイロンベンケイです。


Sango aburagiri by Japanese.(looks like a coral.)
サンゴアブラギリです。


Hana choji by Japanese. ハナチョウジです。


A blossom of black mangrove. オヒルギの鼻です。


We could find two critters by the mangrove forest.


A fiddler crab. ベニシオマネキです。


A southern Japanese mudskipper. トビハゼです。


A mushroom in a cave.


A mushroom in a cave too.



A fignut palm. トックリヤシです。


An indian laurel. ガジュマルです。


An old house in this island.

Ishigaki means " Stone Fence". Strong winds would blow in this island.

Many houses would make stone fence,so this island is called 
Ishigaki-Jima Island.


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76 comments:

  1. こんばんは。石の垣があるから石垣島なんですね。なるほど~。
    南国の雰囲気たっぷりのポストですね。家も花々もガジュマルの木もトックリやしも素敵です。カニやトビハゼはなんだかひょうきんな感じ。生き物の写真を撮るのはなかなか難しいと思うのですがお見事です。
    石垣島、私も行きたいなあ。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      こんにちは。ありがとうございます。石垣島へは直行便が出てますから、思いたったら、すぐ行けます。5月の中旬から、マリンレジャーも楽しめます。

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  2. I like the second mushroom that has not been seen at Cerok Tokun.

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  3. 風が強く吹くから、石の建物や,石垣が造られるのですね。島の人々はどの様に暮らしておられるのかしらと、ふっと興味をもちました。南国の植物、特にトックリヤシ、カジュマル素晴らしいですね。キノコも可愛い。お花もクローズアップできれいに撮れてますね。介護生活が終わったら、ゆっくり旅したいです。4月には東京の実家の母に会いにいきます。Thank you for visiting Green Tomato.

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      こんにちは。ありがとうございます。私も父と母を、妻とともに介護してきました。 お時間がとれるようになったら、ゆっくり羽を伸ばして下さい。

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    2. 有難うございます!

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  4. Dá pra sentir a textura e perfume desta espécies maravilhosas e tão coloridas
    Um post perfumado!
    Um domingo abençoado
    Beijos

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  5. あぁ~ やっぱり南国はいいですねぇ~
    余計な事は考えないで、美しい花々や、珍しい生き物を愛でながら
    トックリヤシのように ぽっこりお腹と伸び放題の髪の毛で空を眺めていたいです。
    スタイルは準備OK。 あとは気持ちの余裕ですね(笑)

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    1. Dear Anzu sama.
      こんにちは。 ホテルの庭園にハンモックがありました。天気が良くなかったので、それで昼寝は出来ませんでした。
       そよ風に吹かれて昼寝を楽しめたら、と思いました。

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  6. I admired the beautiful flowers, thank you. :)

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  7. The orchid trees are beautiful. That's quite a unique stone fence around that house.

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

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  8. ه°·هჱ⊱
    Amei as flores, algumas também são frequentes aqui.

    Ótimo domingo com tudo de bom!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ჱه° ·.

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  9. What an interesting tree that fignut is, and I just love the flowers you find, Minoru.

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  12. So many beautiful trees and bushes on this island! And Creepy Crawlies too :)

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  13. Hi Minoru,
    I like the idea of an orchid tree,especially as I've never before heard of one.
    Great series of photos.......wonderful old tree!
    Thank you for sharing this.

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  14. Love the flowers you've photographed, Minoru. It's an interesting place with an interesting name. I like the old house with the stone wall.

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  15. Imagens magníficas...elogios a todas suas postagens lindas e bem elaboradas!
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

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  16. Hello Minoru, Wonderful photos of all the flowers. I love the azaleas. The mudskipper is interesting.

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  17. How beautiful, every blossom, tiny and large, flora and fungi! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  18. 美しい花々が心を癒してくれるようです。島は花の香りにあふれていることでしょう。私はジャズミンの香り大好きです。サンゴのような花が最高! 斎藤さんは本当に幸運な方ですね。Happy traveling!

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      おはようございます。世界一幸せな方から、お褒めをいただき光栄です。 夜香木は香水として石垣島で売られています。
       いらした時にお求めになられたらいかがですか。

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  19. All your flowers are very sharp and beautiful. I think we only have the Golden Trumpet growing wildly in Malaysia. I love that Indian Laurel tree which is unique and nice!

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I know that Hibiscus is your national flower.

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  20. Hello Minoru, what a beautiful post! Gorgeous blooms! Thank you so much for linking up , so sorry I am late commenting!

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  21. What gorgeous blossoms and lovely shots.

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  22. Beautiful shots of the plants and flowers here. Its clear that nature formed a great deal of the Japanese culture in every aspect of live. Thanks for showing us.

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  23. The Indian Laurel tree is so interesting looking.

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  24. Beautiful pictures of all those flowers!
    The one that got stuck in my mind is
    the one that looks like a corral :)
    But I came here to look at your fence :)
    And I must say I like it, looks like it
    took many men to build it. :))
    Have a beautiful weekend
    【ツ】Knipsa

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

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    2. Thank you for your comment on my blog :)
      I knew I was getting in trouble some day
      using a Japanese sign in my blog name ;)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  25. oh, i loved all the gorgeous blooms, but that stone work is wonderful! thank you for linking to good fences!

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  26. Lush and lovely. I hope the stone walls provide enough protection when those strong winds blow! Lovely place for a vacation and perfect photographs.

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  27. Wonderful captures of a wide variety of specimens♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/success/

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  28. Ótimo fim de semana!
    Tudo de bom!
    Beijinhos.هჱ⊱
    ⋰˚هჱܓ

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  29. 前ポストも拝見しました。目を瞠るような海の青さ、広い広い空、花の絶えない四季、サンゴ礁・・・この楽園がずっと続いてほしいです。石垣島の名前の由来、そうだったんですか。ここを襲う台風はすさまじいパワーでしょうね。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。そうですね。今回は天気があまり良くなかったので、写真はよくとれなかったのですが、それなりに楽しめました。
       南西諸島の方は次のように言われます。「好きでサトウキビを作っているのではありません。風が強いので、ほかの作物が育たないからです。」
      いつか、5月以降に行って、マリンスポーツを楽しみたいです。

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  30. Very beautiful pictures ! For me a real spring greeting !

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  31. what a wonderful flowers...Spring is here definitely...Amazing photos...

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  32. And wonderful blooms (fave: azaleea and night jasmine) and some plants I've never seen before... It looks like Spring!! Have a sunny week of Spring!

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  33. Spring is here and here has also brought us snow. Lovely photos.
    Good week.
    A hug.

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  34. ه° ✿ミ

    Ótimo domingo!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ✿╮
    ╰✿✿ه° ✿

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  35. Beautiful skies and flowers.

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  36. A nice place to enjoy mother nature.

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