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This page begins and ends with September 21st and a trip to Nogawa Park on our bicycles. We went into the natural plants area and found several species of fall flowers in bloom and had a good time on this nice sunny day. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  The first shot in this row shows a large insect on the flower of an Impatiens textorii. The second shot is a Begonia grandis and the 3rd shot shows clouds and scenery with the Nogawa (No River) flowing towards us near the center of the photo. By the way - in this case no does not equal none, the Japanese kanji character translates as field, so this is the Field River. No Gawa = Field River = 野川
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  In first and third positions in this row are shots of Begonia grandis and in center position is a shot of an Impatiens textorii - the Impatient Plant.
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  The first photo in this row shows a Begonia grandis. The 2nd image is a portion of the first photo which has been cropped out to show more detail. The third shot shows another Impatiens textorii flower with its cute little curly tail.
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  The first shot in this row shows the interior of an Impatiens textorii flower, the second shot shows a view of the Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - field, from a distance and the 3rd shot shows the beautiful purple fruits of the Callicarpa japonica bush.
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  Now we are at the field where the Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis grows. This area increases in size every year. You may recall that we often go to a place called Kinchakuda for their Cluster Amaryllis Festival. This year we did not go there - that place is so popular that the huge crowds of people kind of drive us crazy and ruin the experience. Although the Cluster Amaryllis field there is huge and amazing, it was just not worth the aggravation this year. If you want to see photos taken there then please use the search box just below.

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  Here are 3 more shots of the field of Cluster Amaryllis (Lycoris radiata).
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  And here are another 3 shots of the field of Cluster Amaryllis (Lycoris radiata).
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  Here are the final 3 shots of the field of Cluster Amaryllis (Lycoris radiata). The center photo was actually taken for the Liriope muscari, but the Cluster Amaryllis are in the background.
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  Here are 3 photos of yellow Impatiens flowers. This is Impatiens noli-tangere.
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  Here is one more shot of Impatiens noli-tangere. That is followed by a shot of a Caryopteris divaricata - a very complex and interesting flower, and it has such depth that it's difficult to get the entire thing in focus. The 3rd shot shows a small patch of Sanguisorba officinalis (Waremokou in Japanese). It is not perfectly focused, otherwise I would have included a cropped out portion of the seed head.
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  The first and second photos show a plant that is a parasite on certain kinds of grasses. It is Aeginetia indica and it is a non-photosynthetic plant. The 3rd shot is a Caryopteris divaricata, as mentioned above - such a complex flower!
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  Here are 2 more shots of the non-photosynthetic plant that is a parasite on certain kinds of grasses - Aeginetia indica. The 3rd shot shows the flowers of Keiskea japonica. This is the plant which produces the amazing frost flowers during the winter. You remember frost flowers, right? If you don't, then we'll show you some. Probably the best frost flowers we've ever seen can be found HERE (new window or tab).
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  Now we've come down to the other end of the natural plants area and here is a small field of the yellow flowered Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - here are 2 shots. The 3rd shot is a small patch of Geranium thunbergii with both purplish red flowers and also white flowers.
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  Here are 2 final shots of the yellow-flowered Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis.
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  This is the most amazing shot of Geranium thunbergii, such an incredible color! The 2nd, and final shot, is another of the extremely complex flower of the Caryopteris divaricata.
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End September 21st, End September 2014's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
  On Sunday, September 28, we went to Jindai Botanical Garden on our bicycles and snapped a few photos of various things, but there was nothing amazingly fantastic from that trip which we wanted to be sure that you saw this month, so we're saving those few nice photos for next month. Starting Monday the 29th life got much busier and there was just not sufficient time to process those photos for these October pages. We hope that you can understand.
     By the way, we were not able to finish up the next volume in the "Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Mountains" series of books. It is being worked on and will be titled Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 13: Mt. Yatsugatake (Mt. Akadake). At this point it stands at 109 pages and contains about 100 photos. There are still about 230 photos to consider for inclusion. We hope to have it completed and available for purchase by the end of October.

  Here are links to separate web pages - all of them will open in a new window (or new tab). The first link shows some photos of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our Sharp Aquos TV. The 2nd link shows our entire DVD collection in DVD Profiler (if you're asking yourself what might be good to rent for the weekend). The DVD's will be sorted by date purchased. You can click on the "Title" Column to sort that way if you desire. The 3rd link shows our entire DVD collection in php DVD Profiler, which is much more sophisticated than the plain vanilla DVD Profiler just above it. The 4th link takes you to a set of pages which show you the FRONT cover-art of our entire DVD collection.

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