May 24, 2015

Mt. Takao (May 23rd)




Paeonia japonica (Benibana Yama Shakuyaku).
Quite a few people found this spot already...

    We went to Mt. Takao to see what kind of flowers were blooming.
We found more Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku) flowers than I had expected.
It seems they started to bloom earlier this year.

高尾山に出かけてきました。
セッコクがかなり咲いていました。やっぱり今年はこちらも花期が早めなのかなぁ…
気になってたもうひとつの花は、蕾からピンクが見え始めていました。あと何日かかるかなぁ…

Paeonia japonica (Benibana Yama Shakuyaku).


 Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

  
Caesalpinia decapetala var. japonica (Jaketsu Ibara).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).
This kind of orchid grows on the branches of old trees.
This big colony was on some old cedar trees.

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Helwingia japonica (Hana Ikada).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku).

Pseudopyxis depressa f. angustiloba (Hoshizaki Inamori-sou).

Pseudopyxis depressa f. angustiloba (Hoshizaki Inamori-sou).

Pseudopyxis depressa (Inamori-sou).

Mt. Fuji from the summit of Mt. Takao.

A sleeping cat at the top of Mt. Takao.

Scutellaria brachyspica (Oka Tatsunami-sou).

Benthamidia japonica (syn. Cornus kousa, Yamaboushi).

Calanthe discolor (Ji Ebine).
This kind of orchid was finishing.

  
Cremastra appendiculata (Saihai Ran).

May 16, 2015

The Scenery with Water and Soft Greens (May 10th)


I enjoyed following the trail by the creek the last weekend.
There were some Rhododendron degronianum (Azuma Shakunage) flowers blooming, but it seems that it is not good year for this kind of blossom this year.
I was amazed by the color of the creek.  It was so beautiful.


I love larch forest!

 Isn't it amazing?


Rhododendron degronianum (Azuma Shakunage).

Primura reinii var. kitadakensis (Kumoi Ko-zakura).
There were quite a few of them on the rock.

Primura reinii var. kitadakensis (Kumoi Ko-zakura).

Primura reinii var. kitadakensis (Kumoi Ko-zakura).

Viola shikokiana (Shikoku Sumire).
This kind of violet was finishing.

Viola shikokiana (Shikoku Sumire).

Oxalis acetosella (Ko Miyama Katabami).

  
Oxalis acetosella (Ko Miyama Katabami).


 Rhododendron degronianum (Azuma Shakunage). 

 

May 12, 2015

Some Interesting Violet

 Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire).

 
Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire).

Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire).

The hybrid between Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire)
and Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).
It was after blooming.

The hybrid between Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire)
and Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

The hybrid between Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire)
and Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).

The hybrid between Viola selkirkii (Miyama Sumire)
and Viola eizanensis (Eizan Sumire).