鬧市快影:樟樹洞和絲光椋鳥 quick snap downtown: camphor tree hole with a red-billed starling

尖沙咀鬧市幽靜一角,美麗的幾分鐘。 看到一隻絲光椋鳥站在此樟樹的樹洞,於是靜靜走近一點。牠沒有受驚動。我就跟牠一同駐足好幾分鐘。 牠主要抬頭望向上方;我則不停留意牠身體不同部分: 身上白灰卻幽幽有點藍光的羽毛,炯炯美目,奪目的紅唇(其實是喙)。 i had a beautiful few minute-moment with this red-billed starling around a quiet corner in the middle of tsim sha tsui. spotted it standing at the tree hole. so i slowly and quietly walked closer. luckily i didn’t scare it. there i watch it all over for a few minutes, while... Continue Reading →

東平洲自然人文雜錄 tung ping chau may 7 2017

五月初去了一趟東平洲。一個島嶼,滿是寶藏,由最招牌的岩石地貌,到假日遊人如鯽與荒廢民居的對比,還有豐盛的海岸岩岸生境 ...... 簡單的筆記/圖片紀錄: tung ping chau, an island at the very north-east corner of hong kong. it is a treasure island, full of rock wonders and creatures. hope that the increasing number of visitors are not upsetting the nature there. here is a rough record of things i saw in a trip there early may.... Continue Reading →

酸葉膠藤的花 flowers of sour creeper (urceola rosea/ecdysanthera rosea)

幾年前寫過此木質攀藤,因為在濕地公園多番看到它可愛的果實。 猜不到原來自己日常經過的地區都有她的蹤跡。 酸葉膠藤是香港原生也普遍。 這陣子,在些山頭綠坡,看到一雲粉紅花霧,很大機會就是她。 酸葉膠藤開花熱熱鬧鬧,小小的粉紅花冠成圓錐花序。花期就在此時即初夏。 lately i have been drawn by the pink mist of flowers along road sides and slopes of victoria road. it was a pleasant surprise to find out that i actually knew this plant before, but the imagery is so different that i did not connect. i saw this woody climber... Continue Reading →

金杯藤 cup of gold (solandra maxima)

這植物來自中南美,人和自然的性味原來真的緊扣,金杯藤同樣發放美洲人的熱情奔放。 木質藤本,藤莖粗大纏繞盤伸,具蒼勁毛筆字的勁道。葉深綠亮澤,長橢圓形,互生。 最不得了的是那金杯大花。這相片可證明,一天經過堅道,明明人在對面馬路,遙遙就見到堅道花園黃燦燦的金杯! (堅道花園  caine road park) 金杯藤花最初是淡黃色,盛放後變金黃。芬芳。有雄蕊五枚;花冠五淺裂,每裂片中間有紫褐色紋理。 金杯藤近年開始普及種植公園,但植物有毒性。 endemic to central america, this vigorous woody vine is also known as hawaiian lily. cup of gold bores thick stemmed liana, quite big and leathery green leaves and large chalice-shaped yellow flowers. the flowers start out yellow and turn deeper golden as they age. they are fragrant,... Continue Reading →

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