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White peach blossom


16:35 CST Tue 29 March 2005
Manhattan, KS


My dad planted a new tao3 shu4 (white peach tree) this winter, and both it and the magnolia in the front yard are in full bloom. Sometimes my folks keep an actual Japanese-style garden, and sometimes it just looks that way because of tao3 hua1 (peach blossoms) like the above. I'm told these will get redder as they develop.

Edit, 17:25 CST Tue 05 Apr 2005: Well, that was embarrassing! I originally reported the above as a blossom of a "red plum tree". My Chinese sure is rusty. taozi are peaches, and meizi are plums. Oy. So I had the species wrong. Hey, all you Chinese speakers are s'posed to correct me! Were you all asleep at the wheel? :-P



16:33 CST Tue 29 March 2005
Manhattan, KS



I'll put the whole album (of 28 images, about half of which are passable and 1/4 of which are nonredundant) up soon. I've got 3 technical papers due in 3 days, so things are a bit hectic here.

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Banazir

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lemonly
Apr. 1st, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
beautiful flowers :)
have you read the book in praise of shadows? it's actually an essay by junichiro tanizaki sort of about traditional japanese architecture and it's utility vs. aesthetics juxtaposed to and within the confines of a westernized world... it's good :) your post just made me think of it :)
banazir
Apr. 1st, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
In Praise of Shadows
No, I haven't heard of the book. Thanks for the recommendation; I'll be sure to look it up later!

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Banazir
yahvah
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful. They make me want to get a plant or two to put in my home, and maybe some to put on my balcony.

Godspeed to you (WRT the technical papers)!
banazir
Apr. 1st, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Balconies
Those are beautiful. They make me want to get a plant or two to put in my home, and maybe some to put on my balcony.
Thanks. Are you in a house or an apartment?

Godspeed to you (WRT the technical papers)!
Thanks again. Two are out; the last is in the works and I need to get a move on (for once I want to finish with 3-4 hours to spare on that midnight deadline).

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Banazir
yahvah
Apr. 1st, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Balconies
Are you in a house or an apartment?

I'm in an apartment, but it's more of a townhome. They call them apartment homes. 1,000 sq ft. with a garage attached (on the second floor). The garage has stairs that lead up into my apartment.

for once I want to finish with 3-4 hours to spare on that midnight deadline

Sweet. I've been getting myself into that mode as well at work. In the past, I would procrastinate on things to make the work "last longer", but now I'm all about "let's get things done so we can move on to bigger and better things for our customers".
banazir
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
The procrastinator's guide to getting it done... tomorrow
I'm in an apartment, but it's more of a townhome. They call them apartment homes. 1,000 sq ft. with a garage attached (on the second floor). The garage has stairs that lead up into my apartment.
Oh, yes - I thought about renting one of those when I first came here.
Then I found a nice 2300 sq ft ranch house with an unfinished basement of about 900 sq ft, inclusive. It's now about 2100 finished sq ft.

for once I want to finish with 3-4 hours to spare on that midnight deadline
Sweet. I've been getting myself into that mode as well at work. In the past, I would procrastinate on things to make the work "last longer", but now I'm all about "let's get things done so we can move on to bigger and better things for our customers".
It finally went in at 11:30, but I sent the final copy to the student co-author at 10:30.
Oh, well. Getting marginally better. :-P

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Banazir
cretaceousrick
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Beautiful in the way flowers are - the way that defies description.

The first flowers of the season, all two of them, are poking out of our neighbors' ground. It makes me happy.
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Loaves and hyacinths
Beautiful in the way flowers are - the way that defies description.
Thanks! There are more in the next post.

The first flowers of the season, all two of them, are poking out of our neighbors' ground. It makes me happy.

tamf once had a .sig that read:
If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul.
    - The Qur'an

I once thought this was from Khalil Gibran, but apparently not. I have not found the chapter and verse yet.

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh pretty!! *saves the prettiness*
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
Puppy!
Heh, isn't it the perfect complement to that flower-sniffing puppy?

Ooh pretty!! *saves the prettiness*
Plenty more where that came from!

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Banazir
twinbee
Apr. 2nd, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
eww. Kansas.
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
The gods hate us, remember?
And how would the rest of the back-of-the-book blurb read?
And for defying them, they'll send twinbee there!

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Banazir
(of curse)
illusio
Apr. 3rd, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
heh! sorry, i have to second that. ;p
miyeko
Apr. 2nd, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Ume! How pretty! (^_^)

Our yard doesn't have any flowers blooming yet, but then we are slightly farther north than you.
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Are the flowers not blooming
Ume! How pretty! (^_^)

Arigato!

Our yard doesn't have any flowers blooming yet, but then we are slightly farther north than you.

Sliiiightly. I think of Indy as on a straight line east through chambana.

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Banazir
illusio
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
what are those second flowers? they're quite lovely. :)
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Trumpet lilies?
I think they are called "trumpet lilies". I'm not 100% sure of that.
I've had that one for nearly 5 years.

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Banazir
illusio
Apr. 3rd, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: Trumpet lilies?
ah, five years? it's said that the ability to maintain plants is the sign of a caring and attentive nature ;) is that on your CV?
banazir
Apr. 4th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
Green thumbs
ah, five years? it's said that the ability to maintain plants is the sign of a caring and attentive nature ;) is that on your CV?
Heh, it would be, only the above flower is all to my dad's credit.
I did keep devil's ivy in exceptional health on several occasions over the course of 7 years that I lived near Annapolis, MD, but devil's ivy is difficult to even mistreat.

My biggest successes were re-grafting a cut down tree that had leaves like holly (though it was later dug up and thrown away despite my sucesss at reviving it) and growing hydroponic leeks three times as large as the soil-based variety in the same amount of time.

I have also tried my hand with other thirsty horticultural crops before: zucchini, tomato, etc.

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Banazir
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