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This page begins and ends with August 18th and a bicycle ride to Jindai Botanical Gardens to check out the late summer flowers there. August was not a very active month. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin August 18th
  On Sunday, August 18th Kazuya and I rode our bicycles to Jindai Botanical Garden to see what was happening with the state of late summer flowers. We found the Lagerstroemia indica (Crape/Crepe Myrtle) (Sarusuberi in Japanese) to be the highlight of our visit and in this row you can see 3 shots of that small to mid-size tree.
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  In this row are 2 shots of an interesting insect - can you find it at first glance in the first photo? When I first looked at the photo after downloading it I asked myself "What is this a photo of?" and then I noticed the insect. When I was taking the photo I thought I was looking at a Praying Mantis, but upon closer examination it does not look like one. Do you know what it is? If so, please let me know. The 3rd shot is another photo of Lagerstroemia indica (Crape/Crepe Myrtle) (Sarusuberi in Japanese).
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  Here are 3 more photos of Lagerstroemia indica (Crape/Crepe Myrtle) (Sarusuberi in Japanese). The first photo is a handful of flowers which Kazuya picked up from the ground. The 2nd shot is Kazuya standing in front of one of the trees and the 3rd shot is an overview shot.
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  After we finished up at the Lagerstroemia indica (Crape/Crepe Myrtle) (Sarusuberi in Japanese) area we wandered over towards the greenhouse and found the water lilies to be in bloom in the outdoor pond area.
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  And, then we went into the greenhouse and the only interesting flowers we found were in the Orchid Room. The first image is cropped from the original and it is an Oncidium sp. Orchid. The 2nd one is also cropped for the flower and it's Paphiopedilum barbatum. The 3rd image, also cropped for the flower is another Oncidium sp. Orchid. And that's what we shot today!
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End August 18th, End Page 2, End August 2013's Photos
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