Saturday, September 16, 2017

Butterflies and Autumn Taste etc;

Wandering Gilder (ウスバキトンボ)
Early this month , we found many Wandering Glider in the rice paddy.  As they were hovering wildly, I couldn't take good pictures. My husband taught me that they are carnivore having strong jaws to bite off small winged insect. So they are Useful Insect in the paddy :-)

Sorry that the short video is a bit noisy with the sound of the machine.
Picture below is not my taste, but my husband insisted on posting saying very rare;-)
Male Lesser Emperor being eaten by a Spider

Herons and Sweet Autumn Clematis
       They were in abandoned rice paddy.


      On our way to the rice paddy, I was lucky to find this new Clematis for me.



Gifted Autumn Tastes
Annual gift of chestnut from my next neighbor♪
Enjoyed the first one this year.  Both boiled and with rice.  Pears and grapes from friends.
I'm posting a little early as I'll be away from home tomorrow. 
Hoping everyone is safe in your place.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Update about the unknown flower and Butterflies;

     (sorry for the next post's header for link pages, posted earlier)
Ki-karasu-uri or Karasu-uri
The unidentified flower I posted in the previous post is one of the gourd family.  "Trichosanthes japonica"  in Japanese, "ki-karasu-uri". Made me smile with its Japanese name  as literal translation is "yellow-crow-gourd" (*^.^*)

The picture of gourd above and these pictures below from pc-site taught me a lot.
When I was checking, I got confused with this another look alike gourd's flower. It's called " Japanese snake gourd (Trichosanthes pilosa) in Japanese, "karasu-uri". 
Left; Ki-karasu-uri                              Right;   Karasu-uri

I haven't seen this gourd but seems like eaten with pickles p:-)


Male Ceriagrion nipponicum  and  Sympetrum eroticum
We found 2 kinds of small red butterflies in an old small reservoir.  These pictures were taken by my husband (too small for my bad eyes :-)  
The first one is one of Damselfly (糸トンボ) called Ceriagrion nipponicum (ベニ糸トンボ) .   Surprised to know this  is one of Endangered Species from pc-site. Sorry for not clear pictures, bit far away.   Damselflies perch with their wings folded, my husband told me proudly. He looked so happy to see his first rare one. Funny Face p:-)
The second one is called  Sympetrum eroticum(マユタテアカネ)perching on the Iron Scrap in the reservoir.
This shrike is called "百舌鳥モズ・hundred tongue bird" in Japanese derived from their varieties of singing sounds.  Pictures I haven't posted.
Wishing you will have a wonderful new week. 
Starting to visit you from this afternoon♡♡♡

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Sparrows in the rice paddy etc;

Sparrows were enjoying Lunch
In the middle of this month, I found lots of sparrows having lunch in the rice paddy.  The scene almost made me feel worried about the crops :-)

Thanks to blogging, I had refreshing feeling even under the hot weather.


Hearing  our car, the ones inside the paddy suddenly flew away♪



On a different rainy day, they were having shower p:-)



Unidentified Flower 
Last week, this white flower (my first flower) was blooming sticking out from the fence.  I thought the shape of the flower looked a little like Spider Lily which we call "higan-bana,  Equinox flower". They bloom around equinoctial week.  But I couldn't identify the name.  

Still having trouble with a background issue, 'especially in preview'.  Too wide to see the width, using my old test page.  So sorry that I haven't  visited you.  Beside the Soba-guests, I tidied my many old clothes I haven't thrown (could't throw) away for many decades (*^.^*) Have a wonderful new week and Thank you very much for your sweet comments.

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