February 14, 2009

Winter Peony in Ueno Park

winter peony
Winter peony is called "huyu-botan" or "kan-botan" in Japanese.
Flower of winter peony is smaller than that of peony which bloom in spring.
But those winter peony which bloom bearing with cold of winter is lovely.

winter peony
I took these photos in the peony garden of ueno toshogu shrine that is located in ueno park.

winter peonyThose winter peony are protected with the snow fence which is made of straw.

winter peony
winter peony
winter peony
(Note)
These photos were taken on February 10, 2009.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Such beautiful colors in the middle of winter!

Malyss said...

Woaw! My two favorite flowers are mimosas and peonies!How to tell you how I enjoy your pictures! the colors are sooooo marvellous!the flowers soo wonderful! and I like those little houses of straw to protect them. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

valeria said...

They are so beautiful, Nobu. I love peonies, they seem to have a face with a lovely expression...

Fio said...

Pretty!
In Poland is still winter, eh...

PinkPanthress said...

The view on the last picture is lovely, I like the diversity in colour it features! :)

max said...

Hey!! i'm a new blogger and i would like to wish you a very good lovers day like in my coutry , France! i love your country!!

Marc said...

These beautiful flowers give you a feeling of spring in winter. Great!

JM said...

These are gorgeous and the way they protect the plants is really cool.

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