Archive | 十二月 2013

Winter Bird Watching 冬景賞鳥

Winter Bird Watching 冬景賞鳥

Black-capped Chickadee黑頂山雀 Black-capped Chickadee黑頂山雀

House Finch 家朱雀

House Finch 家朱雀

Top: Gold Finch美州金絲雀 Bottom: Song Sparrow歌帶鵐

Top: Gold Finch美州金絲雀
Bottom: Song Sparrow歌帶鵐


Downy Woodpecker 絨啄木鳥

Downy Woodpecker 絨啄木鳥

Northern Cardinal 北美紅雀

Northern Cardinal 北美紅雀


Dark-eyed Junco 暗眼燈草鵐

Dark-eyed Junco 暗眼燈草鵐


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Mallard 綠頭鴨 (有綠頭的為公,全褐為母)

Mallard 綠頭鴨 (有綠頭的為公,全褐為母)

Beautiful birds! The best spots for photo are either indoor by window or outdoor near bird feeder!

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Pretty Beautyberry in snow (Callicarpa americana)冬雪中的北美紫珠

Pretty Beautyberry in snow (Callicarpa americana)冬雪中的北美紫珠
It is pretty! 🙂
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This is Callicarpa Americana, common name as beautyberry, which is a low height shrub with dense small berries through out winter. Berries are not for human consumption. Its purple berries have very nice winter interest.

Beautiful Winter Views in TBG 多倫多市立植物園的美麗冬景

Beautiful Winter Views美麗冬景

a black squirrel is feeding on flowering crabapple fruit

a black squirrel is feeding on flowering crabapple fruit


Flowering crabapple tree

Flowering crabapple tree


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Planting lotus seed indoor (Nelumbo nucifera)室內孵蓮子

Planting lotus seed indoor (Nelumbo nucifera)室內孵蓮子

first leaf of lotus from lotus seed

first leaf of lotus from lotus seed

This time I use temperature controlled aquarium heater to keep the water temperature at 24 C. There is a light right above the container for 8 hours a day. Normally from seed to first bloom will take 1-3 months if growing condition is good. This is a single, deep pink lotus. Its flower of mother plant looks like this…單瓣紅荷

蓮/荷(學名:Nelumbo nucifera)蓮科蓮屬多年生草本挺水植物,荷花原產於中國. 它是印度和越南的國花. 種類有很多種,從大型的需種到寬廣池塘的到小型的碗蓮. 又分開花的花蓮和不開花食用為主的菜蓮品種,耐寒與否和品種也有很大的差異. 一般蓮荷種植偏愛黏性土壤,全日照,重肥和喜高溫.

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Lotus roots in fall (plant wilt during dormancy) which I grown it from this medium to small type of lotus from seed in late spring.  (Nelumbo nucifera) 春末孵的中小型蓮子,秋冷休眠翻盆看看藕根的狀況.

Beauty and Damage after storm風暴後的美麗的代價

Beauty and Damage after storm風暴後的美麗的代價
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It is very beautiful to look at really…but unfortunately the weight of ice coatings were too heavy to bare for many trees, the tree in the picture was completely down…many households lost their power and some slowly got back their power. I hope everyone can have their power back for warm holidays in their own home!

More freezing rain last night…更多冰雨冬景

More freezing rain last night…更多冰雨冬景

European Mountain Ash

European Mountain Ash

Coral bark Japanese maple (front) and Euonymus (back)

Coral bark Japanese maple (front) and Euonymus (back)


Rhododendren

Rhododendren


Potentilla

Potentilla

Japanese maple 'Bloodgood'

Japanese maple ‘Bloodgood’

Privet

Privet

Cedar

Cedar

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Rose bush

Rose bush

More winter views–freezing rain冰雨冬景

More winter views–freezing rain

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

Boxwood 'Green Velvet'

Boxwood ‘Green Velvet’


Coral bark Japanese maple

Coral bark Japanese maple

Pacific White Pine

Pacific White Pine


Rhododendron

Rhododendron