給般含道的情書與輓歌 悼鄧志昂樓門坊旁榕樹 an ode to the good old green bonham road. granny chinese banyan ouside tang chi ngong building, sorry & rest in peace

上次寫樹的悼文是去年9月十號颱風後。回溯,最疼的訃聞,是接連2015年般含道 7月大雨塌樹及8月的閃殺百年大樹。 悲慘的是,傷痛竟然可以一次比一次劇烈。自己愛樹,悲劇卻二不離三地發生於生活的社區,般含道光景台更是自己幼稚園和小學的所在。所以,請原諒,這篇文章要等待事發後數天才能執筆開始,心實在如刀割。 this blog sadly from time to time will post tree obituary, to mourn the death of some beautiful, and mostly old and valuable trees in this city. the last one dated back to post typhoon hato time, in sept 2017. the most hurtful piece, not only to me but many residents in... Continue Reading →

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市區樹木春花快影 spring flowers of city trees, apr 2018

進入四月,春天已晚,但城內花之盛卻如潮湧。 今年的春季跟隨近年氣候的不確定習性,有過一兩天典型雨霧,但據天文臺資料,三月日照時間特長;而進入四月竟然天氣回涼而且乾燥,清明時節沒有雨紛紛。 但人總是愛眼前嬌,滿城春花處處,實在有應接不暇之感。同時覺得總要紀錄下來。 this is an unusual spring. but under the global climate change, unusual is the current normal. we have a long bright & clear, and a little cooler spring. our old normal spring used to brief, moist and warm. yet i can’t help feeling excited seeing and smelling the colourful and fragrant spring... Continue Reading →

春紅 2018 spring red

這陣子走進公園、投入郊外,那春天的生命爆發實在無可抗拒。 spring is exploding. and there are all shades of red sprung out from parks and in the wild.  賞自然不止於賞花,新葉的嫩鮮,如沐春風。 筆管榕葉芽像粉紅花蕾,掙開新葉胭紅如李。 it is not only about flowers, baby leaves are as magical. the leaf sprouts of japanese superb fig / red fruit figs (ficus superba var. japonica) are as adorable as flower buds. the young... Continue Reading →

迷人 pink lady – 絲木棉 silk floss tree (ceiba speciosa)

經常走過的路上,有著這棵絲木棉,開花數星期了,每天都對自己說一定要寫寫她,拖延了兩星期,幸好昨日花仍盛,依然色彩艷麗。 吸引我的地方,除了那艷麗而壽命長的花,就是這樹與木棉同科。兩者型態類近,樹幹同樣直立耿實,樹幹有刺; 而「男」「女」又有不同:絲木綿另一名字美人樹,「最毒婦人心」,樹幹上的刺對比木棉尖銳而刺存活期較長 (木棉樹老大,刺有時就不存在)。兩樹的花都色彩奪目,木棉花由橙紅到深沉的紅,花的外形到質感較厚重硬朗;至於絲木棉,花瓣色彩和型態玲瓏彩亮;兩花就是「英雄」和「美人」的大自然完美傳譯。 植物原籍南美巴西、阿根廷。絲木棉花的色彩,大概是典型南美的調子。花季在我們的秋冬。   walk pass this silk floss tree every working day. been thinking of writing about it, but didn’t put into action. two almost three weeks on, luckily the tree is still blossoming. silk floss obviously enjoy a long boom time, which is lucky for me to catch the season. the... Continue Reading →

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