I was angry this dog carer left some dogs in the car
leaving them in distress. Few days later, it happened again. I took this
photo, and waited discretely. She came with a big dog struggling. I
rang the number, then I hang up. I didn't have the heart to get her into
trouble. The car does have grills on the window, the dogs were still in distress.
car attracted my attention. It has grills fixed to the window of this
car. In it was a dog. It was not in distress. A great idea when the driver has to go out for a
short time and leave the dog inside the car.
February, I was visiting my friend at Sandringham when I spotted this
tree laden with red fruits.. I was amazed that nobody plucked the
fruits. I asked my friend, he said, it is inedible, not even the birds
come for them. These are the beautiful fruits of the Camellia tree.
in Auckland, we have lots and lots of Camellias of different colours.
This soft pink Camellia is the first of the season right now in my
garden. You can press the seed to get a few drops of tea flavored oil for cooking or to soften your skin. Camellia, the camellias, is a genus of flowering plants in the familyTheaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel from Brno, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia. This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, "flowering tea",
The most famous member – though often not recognized as a camellia – is certainly the tea plant (C. sinensis). Among the ornamental species, the Japanese Camellia (C. japonica) (which despite its name is also found in Korea and Eastern China) and C. sasanqua are perhaps the most widely known, though most camellias grown for their flowers are cultivars or hybrids.
from the University of Windsor (Canada), Auckland University and Auckland
University of Technology.
ESOL to children and adults.
charity is the Deaf children in Kenya. She helped raise funds to separate the
pair of Nepalese Siamese twins in Singapore.
Ann is mum to
3 surviving children and angel Andrew, (29.9 to 22.11.1989). Ann is married to
Dr. Chen Chen Onn PhD.
book was written as a therapy for herself and to help other bereaved parents. Ann
appeared in a National NZ TV Documentary, “It’s OK to cry.” A Write-up in the
Aucklander and her book “Diary of a bereaved mother,” was exhibited at the
Peacock Art Gallery, Upton Country, Dorset Park, England.
Her books are
circulated in New Zealand, Australian and Malaysian libraries.
For my Northern Hemisphere friends, especially for Ellen, a symbol of new life.
(Snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower") is a small genus of
about 20 species of bulbous herbaceous plants in the Amaryllis family.
Most flower in winter, before the vernal equinox (21 March in the
Northern Hemisphere), but certain species flower in early spring and
I did some research, my flower looks like Lily of the valley except my plant has thin blades of grass. http://www.donnaheber.com/2012/05/lily-of-valley.html fellow
blogger posted hers. Some say in New Zealand people call this snowdrops
when it is in fact Snowflakes, leucojums which bloom in Spring.
Whatever it is, it is beautiful and I have claimed it to be mine.
My clump of Snowdrops bloom this week. It is a very resilient plant as my mower mows
over it every time he mows the lawn. Sometimes if I am home when he
comes, I tell him ,"Please No." He flashes his white teeth, and the next
time, he mows over it again.
When I moved house, I
tried to dig up the bulbs, they were buried deep in the ground. I didn't
have a spade. I managed to get a few, and put it in pots and forgot
about it. I will have to wait until spring to see if they grew.
like Snowdrops. My Chinese name is Pure Snow. My sis E is Pure Ice. An
Uncle told me that my Dad had a problem in his head for naming us as
such. We will be like ice and snow in our personality. Stone cold and we
won't have any friends. Luckily, he was wrong. I have lots of friends
everywhere I go. In fact, when I was leaving Singapore, I was asked if I
would miss it. I said," No, but I would miss my friends."
Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪
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