Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Monday, September 20, 2021

Flowers of Taketomi Island

Taketomi 竹富島

I don't often take photos of flowers. I quite like flowers, and they are obviously beautiful, but I am not obsessed with them.

All these shots were taken on Taketomi Island in Okinawa, a sub-tropical environment with some large and spectacular flowers.

I visited in an April, so don't know what the floral offerings are at other times of the year.

I also have absolutely no oidea of the names of any of these flowers, in English, Japanese, nor Lation.

This display was in front of the village school, or maybe the former village school. One could easily imagine oneself in England.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

10,000 Dahlias at Yuushien Garden


I recently visited Yuushien Garden on Daikon Island for an evening illumination event as part of a 10,000 Dahlias festival.

I arrived at sunset and so was able to see the dahlias in the last of the natural light.

I believe a city in China has been having a 10,000 Dahlia festival and that this one was in some way connected.

The main pond of the garden was covered in the blooms as well as other areas near the entrance to the garden. I have posted on the garden before here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Flowers of Shikoku part 3


Seeing lots of flowers in recent weeks prompts me to post these pics of flowers encountered along my walk on the Shikoku Pilgrimage.


I didn't walk it in the spring, but the other 3 seasons, so these photos are from late autumn and winter.


Of course not everything encountered in Japan is real..... fake flowers being particularly popular at temples......


Though lots of flowers are grown under glass year round to supply the need....


In late winter when I finished the pilgrimage the camelias were out. The two previous posts of Shikoku flowers are here and here