希美利與叉尾太陽鳥 scarlet bush/hummingbird bush & fork-tailed sunbird

常見一些鳥攝人士以象牙花為指標,瞄準以花蜜為食的鳥種。也許因為象牙花的嬌紅,讓畫面奪目吧。 我愛好觀鳥,擁抱的是大自然分派給我的時地緣。 certain plants attract certain creature, that’s how nature law is. some lung-yau (photography enthusiasts) always go after ivory coral tree flowering season for sunbird. i enjoy bird-watching but i embrace random luck. this morning i have the luck catching a pair of fork-tailed sunbird tweeting and feeding on a hummingbird bush.  今日在市區一幽靜山坡,木林中希美利花開,遠處已經聽到吱吱鳥唱。於是放輕腳步停守樹下,聽到鳥鳴趨近,更不敢肆意動作。循聲索雀,先捕捉到鳥身的剪影,於是拿起攝影機,對準方向,然後將鏡頭拉遠。 雄性這鳥正在整頓毛妝,竟然停留在樹枝上好一陣子,讓我拍下他鬆毛鬆翼多樣姿態。... Continue Reading →

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土沉香開花結果 agarwood flowers then fruit

土沉香本是很本土的尋常樹種,卻因牠的樹脂惹來殺身之禍。所以每次遇到,特別憐惜。 一個常去的地方,有數株尚算年青的,近一兩個月,看著開花結出青澀的牙香果,於是來個紀錄。 decades ago, incense tree or agarwood was just very common native tree, seen abundant in villages and the wild. but for the last decade or so, many if not every granny-grade incense tree in the rural areas or feng shui fall (back hill of villages) became the target of “incense thieves”. they are... Continue Reading →

德國的闊葉椴和香港的破布葉 large-leaved lime in germany & microcos in hong kong

五月底與家人出發德國旅行十天,上天眷顧,全程幾乎好天氣,藍天艷陽,巧遇大地進入初夏,清淨大氣下,周圍綠耀花香,美不勝收。 一路旅遊,名勝古蹟間的公路行人道、園林或景點的花園,放眼美麗高大有閱歷的樹木,很多是香港少見的寒帶樹種,樂意開眼界將不同國度經度緯度的綠林放入認知;另外,有一種抓住我的眼球和心房:有著美麗魁梧的樹形,茂密喜綠的樹葉中間著盈盈奶油黃色的花朵和粉綠的苞片。由於到處可見,旅遊到回程返港,一直懸念追尋樹名樹種資料。 嘗試詢問當地導遊叔叔,他以德文說樹名『鈴』(音:電話鈴單車鈴的象聲發音)『度』,並用德腔英文說花可用茶。  i went with my parents to germany for a 10-day tour starting end of may. we were blessed with almost non-stop blue sky and sunshine. summer just arrived meanwhile. many of the places we visited trees and grass were so green and flowers were blossoming. what a beautiful journey. on top of... Continue Reading →

新美利的節果決明 the pink & white shower at the new murray

活化計劃下的豪華酒店今年初開幕了,今年賞美利的節果決明,背境光鮮奢麗了。 期待孤零的名木從此得到悉心的看顧。活化發展前,樹生於美利大廈的停車場,停車場四周有其他十多棵樹木,發展令下,只剩名上冊的樹「有得留低」。 the murray building has gone. it is now “the murray”. this luxurious hotel established under a heritage revitalized project opened early this year. the only white & pink shower on our old & valuable tree register, bless you, has started its first blooming season in the ‘new’ environment. things so far looks good.... Continue Reading →

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