June 16, 2008

Fukiage Iris Garden, Ome (June 15th)

Fukiage Iris Garden.

We went to the Fukiage Iris Garden again today. More kinds of irises were blooming today. The variety of colors and patterns was amazing.


This kind is named "Hawk's claw".

June 9, 2008

Mt. Takao (June 8th)

Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku)

We went to Mt. Takao to see Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku) flowers. There were lots of people today. We could also find the nice Pseudopyxis depressa (Inamori-sou) flowers. This flower is somehow kind of difficult to find the open flowers, but this time we found several of them. And we found that they have a few varieties actually.


All those white things are Dendrobium moniliforme (Sekkoku) flowers.

Lines of people on the No. 6 trail.

Helwingia japonica (Hana Ikada)

Pseudopyxis depressa f. angustiloba (Hoshizaki Inamori-sou)

Pseudopyxis depressa f. variegata (Fuiri Inamori-sou)

Pseudopyxis depressa (Inamori-sou)

June 1, 2008

Fukiage Iris Garden, Ome (June 1st)

Fukiage Iris Garden.

We went to Fukiage Iris Garden, Ome today. It was really beautiful day...blue sky and nice breeze... It was a little too early for the irises, but we could see some of the early ones and the green field with the iris leaves looked just pretty beautiful. After the iris garden, we went to Sawai and tasted some Sake at the Ozawa brewery and enjoyed walking beside the Tama river.



Tama River near Sawai.