Sunday, 30 September 2012

Flowers on the wall



Not sure what the name of this plant, but they grows out of the cracks of the wall, and from far away the plant looks like a piece of artwork hanging on the wall...


 






Saturday, 29 September 2012

Power blueberries and beetroot smoothie

I'm not a very big fan of beetroot, mainly because of the earthy taste (like eating soil-like substances), but when I mixed it with blueberries and some green vegetables, it tasted surprisingly good!!








Ingredients:
1 medium size Beetroot
1/2 cup Frozen  Blueberries  
1 bunch Organic lettuce 
1 teaspoons Granular Lecithin
1 teaspoons ground flax seed 
  8 Spirulina Tablets 
splash of water




Weekend breakfast


Weekend breakfast with spinach scrambled eggs with cheese, fried tempeh, tomatoes and kiwi slices =)

Friday, 28 September 2012

Elegant White Orchids- Dendrobium crumenatum (鸽石斛)

This wild orchid is called Dendrobium crumenatum  (Genus: Dendrobium), which is most commonly found in Southeast Asia. It produces 4 cm wide white flowers with a yellow tinted throat. The blossom cycle is triggered by sudden drops in temperature (at least 5 degree Celsius) and usually as a result of rain. The flowers produce a very sweet fragrant smell, but sadly they only last for two days.. (Reference: Orchid wiki)





这个胡姬花的学名是 Dendrobium crumenatum, 中文叫鸽石斛, 是一种热带胡姬花.

   

鸽石斛开出大概4cm的百花朵,唇盘为淡黄色。花开需要突然的降温引起, 至少降温5℃才能使其开花。 



白胡姬花非常芬芳,但是其花寿命却很短, 只有俩天。

 

  有看过胡姬花的果实吗?原来鸽石斛也会开花结果。。


我想起有位朋友帮我把照片配上优美的诗句:

孤兰生幽园,众草共芜没。
虽照阳春晖,覆悲高秋月。
飞霜早淅沥,绿艳恐休歇。

若无清风吹,香气为谁发

------ 唐· 李白《孤兰》

含义是一株孤獨的兰花生长在幽静的园内,被众草埋没。虽然它沐浴在阳春的光辉,我卻因爲擔心著秋天的到來而:要是霜提早降下,孤兰便會凋萎。要是沒有清风的吹拂,這蘭花的香气是为谁而生呢?

-- Thank you Ching Man! =)




Thursday, 27 September 2012

Praying Mantis


I spotted this brown praying mantis near my workplace and she seem lost. So I brought her near to an opened window and let her find his way return to the nature....  




After knocked off work, I went to the same place again. but this time she wasn't there. I hope she landed safe, and good luck to her!





Generally, Mantises are good insects. They are part of a solution to a pest problem. If you want to read more about Mantises, click this link


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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Banana & tomato smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies for breakfast, the ingredients are pretty similar to the Super Breakfast Smoothie  but I added sweet cherry tomatoes instead of sour fruits such as Frozen Raspberries and Physalis.   




Ingredients: 


 1 banana
5 cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen  blueberries  
4 peppermint leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1 teaspoons granular lecithin
1 teaspoons ground flax seed 
   1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  8 spirulina tablets 
splash of water





Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Green Chafer Beetle

这是一只青色的 Chafer Beetles,体型大概有2cm, 它们的食物主要是花朵和花粉。我想应该是刚开花的酸酐树把它招来的吧!



小甲虫爬得慢吞吞的,但是一有风吹草动,就便立刻装死。。。 


Friday, 21 September 2012

Super breakfast smoothie | 超级早餐冰沙

This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothie:

Ingredients: 
 1 banana
3 physalis
  8 spirulina tablets 
1/2 cup frozen  blueberries 
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 1/2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1 teaspoons granular lecithin
   1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
splash of water








以上就是我最喜欢的营养冰沙, 它不止清凉可口,而且还很营养丰富。


材料是:

1/2 杯冷冻蓝莓
1/2 杯冷冻树莓 (Raspberries)
1条 香蕉
3 酸浆(Physalis)
1 1/2 茶匙 葵花子
1 茶匙 颗粒卵磷脂
11/2 茶匙黑芝麻
8 颗 绿藻片

做法: 把以上的材料放入混合器 (Blender) 搅碎后就可以喝了。



Thursday, 20 September 2012

Dying beautifully


虽然全部叶子几乎被咬成了只有叶脉, 但是它依然活得很漂亮!