白楸新葉花季 new leaves and flower of turn-in-the-wind

炎炎夏日,看樹周圍都是深綠一片,突然遇到一片毛黃色,不自覺走近。 白楸真的是種繽紛的喬木。這個時候開始花季,色彩就來了。本身常綠,葉是青綠色,準備開花,葉叢中心拔起新嫩的葉,還有花蕾,皆嫩毛棕黃的色調,不顯眼奪目,但那種帶質的顏色一樣誘人。然後風一吹過,葉底那新白,像海浪的白花,色彩配合動感,自是目不暇給。 turn-in-the-wind flowering season spans from summer to autumn. it is the early stage. we can spot trees in the city started showing signs. in the middle of the green mature leaves, are some small and young leaves in grey-yellow with tomentum; floret as well. the evergreen tree does not produce sharp colours but... Continue Reading →

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斜斑彩灰蝶(雄)快影 purple sapphire male (heliophorus phoenicoparyphus) quick snap

香港常見灰蝶。影於鹿頸。 this is a common lycaenidae in hong kong. the photo was taken at luk keng. 斜斑彩灰蝶 purple sapphire (heliophorus phoenicoparyphus) - kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: arthropoda 節肢動物門 | class: insecta 昆蟲綱 | order: lepidoptera 鱗翅目 | family: lycaenidae 灰蝶科 | subfamily: lycaeninae 灰蝶亞科 | genus: heliophorus 灰蝶屬 | species: h. phoenicoparyphus  (source: wiki) reference: afcd ; butterflies... Continue Reading →

彩葉季節 leaves-watching season

往大棠賞紅葉這兩三年變成冬季的常態郊遊節目,表示香港人開始懂得本地寶,但也顯示香港人一貫的一窩蜂行徑。 the last two to three years, locals love rushing to tai tong, yuen long every winter to chase after the winter reds. this is a good sign, in one sense. hongkongers are increasingly aware of the local nature treasures. yet winter colours are around us. why the crowd and rush. 本時節,城內舉頭,盡是色彩,葉換色,樹結果,還有植物是冬季開花的。此文先集中說葉。不少本部落之前寫過,但這次以冬季集結他們。 winter is never... Continue Reading →

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