悼 遮打花園垂葉榕 an obituary – chater garden’s weeping fig

遮打花園靠金鐘道有一道旋轉的行人天橋,多年來成為那街角的標記。走上那道橋,最醉人的風光,就是由高角度欣賞,那狀美高聳屹立遮打花園草坪的垂葉榕。一直覺得這榕蠻幸福的,因為她的根有寬大的草地任由伸延。可惜,一場十號風球(看前文「樹災」)竟然將她奪走。現在那一片草地的上空一片寂寞。可憐原本在這樹棲息的鳥兒寄居的蟲兒松樹家園毀亡。 按《香港古樹名木》2006年版資料再推斷,這樹年齡約50。 viewing from the top of the swirl footbridge outside chater garden to me the most stunning scenery was the majestic weeping fig towering the lawn at one corner of the garden. it was a beautiful tree, and i meant beautiful. that was because it was given ample space to live. its crown and its... Continue Reading →

樹頭菜的果 fruit of spider tree [快影 snap]

樹頭菜的果是漿果。外形可愛,有白斑,如哈密瓜。但只有櫻桃大小。其果皮有說雲南人會用作染料。 spider tree (crateva unilocularis ) grows cute fruit. they look like honeydew, but in the size of cherry. 前文 previous posts – 樹頭菜開花了 spider trees’ flower season begins ; 九龍公園樹頭菜 spider tree guarding kowloon park 

麵包樹 bread-fruit tree

麵包樹,名字踏實但形態獨樹一幟。看到其分明剛烈的葉,即能辨認其樹。大剌剌的葉片(看!比我的腳還大),羽狀深裂,紋理深刻。看到它們濃密堆掛樹上,有點抽象畫的意象。嫩葉拔起,感覺奇趣,像一把白菜栽養其中。 bread fruit tree is distinctive in its look, to be precise, its leaves are unique. they are large and thick (look! it is bigger than my foot), deeply cut into pinnate lobes. the vines are deeply craved on and under the blades. i chuckle at the sight of their new leaves, don’t they look... Continue Reading →

繡球樹的豔麗葉簇 gorgeous leaves of rose of venezula

五月我們看到了濃豔的繡球樹花朵,當時提及她的葉。最近她們登場了。讓時裝大師精心設計的布料花紋不遑多讓。她的果子漸見成熟,也呈现令人入迷的圖像。back in may, we saw the dazzling flowers of rose of venezuela. these days they are growing new leaves. the charismatic pattern on the leaves steal my heart. spotted also a pod maturing, another interesting pattern.  

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