Hanami~ (Apr 9, Pt 2)
Hmm... yap, today is flowers again. No mum-mum. For those of you who wants to have a good look at some irresistable delicacies from KL, please go to Angel's place for a special long post on food food food. Thanks gal, for this special posting. ;) Warning : Don't say I didn't tell you earlier you stomach will be grumbling later on ar~
Also, wanna see more nice flowers in Spring? Please go to Ai Ling's blog. Another Malaysian student that study in Kyoto. I have only met her once, last year. Her photographing skill is surely worth a visit.
Spring in Kyoto Prefecture Botanical Garden can give flower lovers great pleasure in appreciating the flora that surrounding you.
As in my Hanami~ Pt 1, this garden offers various species of sakura. On top of that, here are a few of the flower examples that you can enjoy in this park, apart from sakura.
A nice and sexy pinku pinku momo no hana (peach flower). My first time encountered it. Momo is my favorite fruit, explaining one of the reason why I'm looking forward to enjoying summer in Japan. During August, juicy and sweet huge momo will be something I always search for on the market displaying racks. ^_^
These little cobalt-blue flowers are called Muscari (Muscari armeniacum). They are also commonly known as Grape Hyacinths, due to their clusters of small, bell-shaped flowers look like clusters of upside-down grapes. For other species of Muscari, read here.
The plants are usually 6 inches tall. Heee... I tried to make them look much taller. Like a deep-blue plant forest. ;)
Spring is also a season for Tsubaki. I've posted about it slightly more detail before, for those who want further reading, please go here.
Another favorite flower of fish fish during spring. It has a very lovely name, called Yukiyanagi (雪柳, literally means snow willow). In common English name, it is known as Thunberg spirea. Scientifically, this plant is called Spiraea thunbergii.
It is a native plant in China and Japan.
Another clearer view on a fine, willowy texture of this plant. The Japanese name aptly describes it, don't you think so? Yukiyanagi flowers in spring, before their leaves grow out. This little white flowers bushy plant have a fragrance which strongly remind you... "Ar~ spring is here".
Another favorite flower of mine, Narcissus. I've posted a white and smaller flower version last month. Geee... the yellow flowers laid out nicely on their green green field.
Effect of the sunshine give the petals a very clear view. As soft and transparent as skin of a maiden. :P
This is a very common flower in Japan during spring. Nanohana (菜の花). One of the common English name is Rapeseed. Scientific name Brassica napus.
In Japan, before the plant flowers, it is one of the Spring vege that can be found either as tempura or boiled vege. I like nanohana tempura, yum yum~ Furthermore, the rapeseeds are processed to get vegetable oil, but not as mass production as in China.
Another bell-shape white flower. Well, the name of this plant is unknown by me. Just think it is cute. So, took a snapshot on it. Anyone of you would kindly provide me more info bout this flower? Thanks. :)
After an hour leisure hunting for flower in the Garden, my legs started to get painful. I was wearing high heel boots. :P
I past through this shady path...
Get my final glance on the tulip and sakura view.
Walked out from the Garden...
Dragged my painful legs thru this long long lane...
Finally jumped on the bus to get home.
But then... I didn't rest at home. I changed into a more sporty outfit... Kekeke, went for my 2nd round hanami near Uji river.
That, will be another story. ;)