星期六, 12月 29, 1990


 The likelihood of finding a partridge [ˋpɑ tridʒ] in a pear tree is slim. The word comes to us from the Greek perdix, which meant “to break wind,” likely referring to the sound of a bird’s wings. Link

According to Greek legend, the first partridge appeared when Daedalus threw his nephew, Perdix (Brisson, 1760), off the sacred hill of Athena in a fit of jealous rage. Supposedly mindful of his fall, the bird does not build its nest in the trees, nor take lofty flights and avoids high places.


星期五, 12月 28, 1990

-A -D a r k -N o ë l

  pyrrhos, red, tawny, from pyr, fire

Pyrrho (/ˈpɪroʊ/; Greek: Πύρρων Pyrrōn, c. 360 BC – c. 270 BC), a Greek philosopher of Classical Antiquity, is credited as being the first skeptic philosopher and the inspiration for the school known as Pyrrhonism, founded by Aenesidemus in the 1st century BC.

星期六, 12月 22, 1990

怨 懟 太 陽 _ S W A N S God Damn the Sun M C M L X X X I X

  Zanzibar Gem:   Zamioculcas zamiifolia, the single species of the genus. The botanical name derives from on the one hand the similarity of its foliage to the cycad genus Zamia and on the other hand its kinship to the genus Colocasia under the alternative form 'culcas'. It was first described as Caladium zamiifolium by Loddiges in 1829.

翻 滾 吧 ! 日 輪

星期五, 12月 21, 1990

玫 瑰 叢 的 輪 : REMA-REMA's Wheel in the Roses 12" & Big Black's Rema-Rema, This Mortal Coil's Fond Affection‎ _ 1980, '84 & '85

Rema-Rema‎ Wheel In The Roses 12", 1 9 8 0
Feedback Song \ Rema-Rema
Instrumental \ Fond Affections

Rema-Rema consisted of Gary Asquith ( guitar/vocals), Marco Pirroni ( guitar), Mick Allen ( bass/vocals), Mark Cox ( keyboards) and Dorothy Max Prior ( drums).

Gary, Mick and Mark were later as
Mass on 4AD,
before Gary went on
Renegade Soundwave
Mick and Mark were
The Wolfgang Press.

Plantago Plantain / White Man's Foot 車 前 草 的 花語 :
白 人 的 友 誼       

F l o r a Like Honey : M e l i a n t h a c e a e

Nessus Sphinx-:
Amphion floridensis B.P. Clark 1920 syn. Sphinx nessus Cramer 1777

Argus (son of Arestor): builder of the ship Argo in the tale of the Argonauts.

星期四, 12月 20, 1990

_j o n i_m i t c h e l l ' 7 l_ B l u e /s/

[ B l u e s ] subfamily _ Polyommatɪnae. tribe _ Polyommatɪnɪ

FAMILY L y c a e n i d æ (Gossamer-winged Butterfly)

P l e b e j u s means plebeian /plɪˈbi ən/, common, vulgar /ˈvʌl gər/, belonging or pertaining to the common people.

Glaucopsyche xerces, Xerces Blue, extinct. (1941) A Los Angeles cousin of the Xerces, Palos Verdes Blue (G. lygdamus palosverdesensis, threatened) and the Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus, lc).

Polyommatus bellargus: Adonis blue

°ⵓⵔⴰ°° C y n i c ʂ

C r a t e s (oʄ Thebes) a n d H i p p a r c h i a (oʄ Maroneia)

The name Cynic derives from Ancient Greek κυνικός (kynikos), meaning "dog-like", and κύων (kyôn), meaning "dog" (genitive: kynos). One explanation offered in ancient times for why the Cynics were called dogs was because the first Cynic, Antisthenes, taught in the Cynosarges gymnasium at Athens. The word Cynosarges means the place of the white dog. It seems certain, however, that the word dog was also thrown at the first Cynics as an insult for their shameless rejection of conventional manners.

Antisthenes was followed by Diogenes of Sinope. Diogenes was followed by Crates of Thebes who gave away a large fortune so he could live a life of Cynic poverty on the streets of Athens. He married Hipparchia of Maroneia who lived in the same manner that he did. Respected by the people of Athens, he is remembered for being the teacher of Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism.

° ° °
D i o g e n e s (oʄ Sinope) & (H i p p a r c h u s (oʄ Nicaea))

Hermit Crab: superfamily Paguroidæ, family Diogenidæ, left-handed hermit crab. genus Diogenes Dana 1851.

Zebra Swallowtail: Protographium marcellus syn. Eurytides marcellus syn. Papilio ajax Linnaeus

S e m e l e /ˈsɛ mə li/ meaning " e a r t h "

Semele Andrews syn. Amphion Salisb.
S e m e l e are the mortal mother of Dionysus by Zeus, and perished, consumed in lightning-ignited flame.  A m p h i o n (/æmˈfaɪ ən/), son of Zeus and Antiope, and twin brother of Zethus. Together they are famous for building Thebes, Amphion charmed the stones into place with his lyre. He married Niobe, and killed himself after the loss of his wife and children (the Niobids.)

 Semele androgyna, Platycerium, Aeschynanthus, Dieffenbachia  ‘Camilla’, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Symplocarpus foetidus, Pteris  cretica var. albolineata, Phlebodium aureum 'B l u e S t a r',  Philodendron hederaceum

星期三, 12月 19, 1990

x Z y g o [ ʂ ]

x Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight' =
Zygosepalum labiosum x Zygopetalum Artur Elle

Zygopetalum Redvale 'Dabney'

Cattleya x Batemanniana 'Bette' =
Cattleya intermedia x Cattleya coccinea X
Batemannia x Laelia

Zygosepalum labiosum

x Galeopetalum Belle Glade 'Everglades Splash' =
Galeottia x Zygopetalum

x Zygonisia Roquebrune 'J E M' =
Zygopetalum Artur Elle x Aganisia cyanea

Batemannia colleyi

Promenaea Meadow Gold x Promenaea xanthina

x Propetalum =
Zygopetalum Artur Elle 'Randy' x Promenaea xanthina

x Zygocolax Judith Phillips =
Zygopetalum mackayi x Pabstia jugosa (syn. Colax jugosus)

x Zygoneria Adelaide Oval 'Windflower' =
Zygopetalum x Neogardneria murrayana

Zygopetalum Redvale 'Fire Kiss'

Pabstia jugosa

x Pabanisia Evas Blue Amazon =
Aganisia cyaneae (syn. Acallis cyaneae) x Pabstia jugosa  (syn. Colax jugosus)

Otostylis lepida

Pabstia Garay a n d Bifrenaria Lindl. syn. Colax Lindl. ex Spreng. 

星期二, 12月 18, 1990

j a m e s b l a k e

(x M o r m o d i a: Clowesia x Mormodes)

Aganisia (Greek: agnos, gratitude) Lindl. syn. Acallis Lindl. A c a c a l l i s (Ἀκακαλλίς) in Greek myth is the daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphae. The Bibliotheca calls her A c a l l e.

星期日, 11月 11, 1990

piæies ● 紅 豆 杉 Taxus 紅豆杉科, 樅 Abies 松科, 荷 包 牡 丹 ( 淌 血 的 心 ) 煙 堇 科 Lamprocapnos spectabilis (L.) T.Fukuhara 1997

  D o u g l a s F i r 道 格 拉 斯 松 , Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco 1950: The common name honors David Douglas  (25 Jun 1799– 12 Jul 1834), an intrepid Scottish botanist and collector who first reported the extraordinary nature and potential of the species. The common name is misleading since it is not a true fir, i.e., not a member of the genus Abies. For this reason the name is often written as Douglas-fir. Colloquially, the species is also known simply as Doug-fir or as Douglas pine (although the latter common name may also refer to Pinus douglasiana).

The specific epithet, menziesii, is after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish physician and rival naturalist to David Douglas. Menzies first documented the tree on Vancouver Island in 1791.

 Pseudotsuga menziesii syn. Abies menziesii Mirb. 1825

 T s u g a 鐵 杉  (from Japanese: 栂, the name of Tsuga sieboldii) is a genus of conifers in the pine family Pinaceae. The common name hemlock is derived from a perceived similarity in the smell of its crushed foliage to that of the unrelated plant poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).
A - I , J - .

星期二, 11月 06, 1990

星期一, 11月 05, 1990

J A P A N Furusato Prefecture Stamps: Flowers and Scenery of Tōhoku region 东 北 地 方 2 O O 7

東 北 地 方 T ō h o k u region

1. 青森県 奥入瀬渓流
2. 青森県 弘前城之櫻
3. 岩手県 中尊寺(金色堂)之紅葉
4. 岩手県 浄土ヶ浜 剣の山之松** Lilium maculatum 透百合
5. 宮城県 松島湾内 浦戸諸島之油菜花
6. 宮城県 和 山形県 縣境
     蔵王の御釜  蔵王国定公園   Dicentra peregrina 駒草
7. 秋田県 男鹿半島之撫子
    Dianthus superbus subsp. longicalycinus
8. 秋田県 和 山形県 縣境
9. 福島県* 日光国定公園西北部 尾瀬之水芭蕉
10.山形県 月山之紅花*
     Carthamus tinctorius, Safflower 末摘花

* The prefectural flora emblem

** The prefectural tree emblem

自2011年3月11日福島核電廠核災事件後,產品禁止輸台之五縣市 :      福島 (東北地方) 茨城、櫪木、群馬、千葉 (關東地方)      .

星期日, 11月 04, 1990

J A P A N Furusato Prefecture Stamps: Flowers and Scenery of K A N T O I, II, III, IV 2OO4- 2OO7

關 東 地 方 K a n t o region

1. 茨城県 筑波山 Rose*
2. 栃木県 中禅寺湖 
    (ヤシオツツ* ) Rhododendron albrechtii 深山躑躅,
    R. pentaphyllum var. nikoense (pic above) 赤城躑躅 and 
    R. quinquefolium 五葉躑躅
3. 群馬県 赤城山
    Rhododendron molle subsp. japonicum 蓮華躑躅*, 羊躑躅
4. 埼玉県 田島ケ原サクラソウ自生地
    Primula sieboldii, Japanese primrose 日本櫻草*
5. 千葉県 野島埼灯台
    Brassica rapa var. nippo-oleifera 油菜*

* The prefectural flora emblem

6. 館林市 つつじが岡公園
7. 栃木県 日光市 霧降高原
    日光市 floral emblem of Nikkō: Hemerocallis fulva
    忘憂草, 萱草
8. 木更津市 花ほたる
9. 水戸市 楽園  
    水戸市 floral emblem of Mito: Lespedeza bicolor  萩, 胡枝子
10.秩父郡横瀬町 武甲山
     Chimonanthus praecox 蠟梅

11. 茨城県 大子町 袋田瀑布 Fukuroda Falls and
      水戸市 楽園之梅** Prunus mume

12. 栃木県 華厳滝 Kegon Falls and
      女峰草莓, とちおとめ草莓 Fragaria × ananassa
13. 群馬県  尾瀬沼 與 至仏山
14. 埼玉県 長瀞渓谷 Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta 日本和梨'幸水'
15. 千葉県 屏風ヶ浦 Byobugaura Beach
      南房総地方 枇杷 Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat

** The prefectural tree emblem

16. 茨城県 鹿島灘 Rosa rugosa
17. 栃木県 那須連山 Erythronium japonicum 片栗, 狗牙百合
18. 群馬県 尾瀬沼 Lysichiton camtschatcense 水芭蕉, 臭鼬白菜
19. 埼玉県 長瀞岩畳 Prunus
20. 千葉県 房総半島 洲埼灯台 Bōsō Peninsula, Sunosaki
      Lighthouse Papaver nudicaule, Iceland Poppy

Misao Fujimura's farewell poem, on the trunk of Japanese Oak  ( Lithocarpus glaber syn. Quercus crispula, ミズナラ, 水楢, 石櫟, 柯) in Kegon Falls.

J A P A N Furusato Prefecture Stamps: Flowers and Scenery of Kanagawa 神奈川縣 (I, II) 1/ 6/ 2004, 1/ 8/ 2006

神 奈 川 縣 Kanagawa Prefecture:
a. 1/ 6/ 2004
b. 1/ 8/ 2006

a1. 橫濱港未來21夜景 night view of Minato-Mirai 21 area
      橫濱市 floral emblem of Yokohama: Rose
a2. 神奈川県庁, 横浜税関, 横浜市開港記念会館

      Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Yokohama Customs and
      Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Museum
      floral emblem of Kanagawa: Lilium auratum 山百合, 天香百合
a3. 片瀬海岸 看往 江之島

      view of Enoshima Island seen from Shounan Beach
      藤沢市 floral emblem of Fujisawa: Wisteria floribunda 紫藤
a4. 富士箱根伊豆国立公园 蘆之湖 與 富士山

      Lake Ashi (Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park) and Mount Fuji
      箱根町 floral emblem of Hakone: Hydrangea macrophylla and

      Rose 紫陽花, 繡球花; 和 玫瑰

b1. 湘南海岸 烏帽子岩 與 富士山
      Hat-shaped rock of Shōnan Coast with Mount Fuji
      茅崎市 floral emblem of Chigasaki:  Rhododendron 躑躅, 杜鵑
b2. 酒匂川 與 松樹  Pine Trees and Sakawa River
      大井町 floral emblem of Ōimachi Town:

      Narcissu tazetta subsp. chinensis 日本寒水仙, 中國水仙
b3. 丹沢山 Mount Tanzawa  
      秦野市 floral emblem of Hadano: Dianthus superbus subsp.

      longicalycinus  and Hydrangea 撫子, 瞿麦; 和 繡球花
b4. 大山 與 富士山 Mount Ōyama and Mount Fuji
      伊勢原市 floral emblem of Isehara: Platycodon grandiflorus


星期六, 11月 03, 1990

JAPAN Furusato Prefecture Stamps: Flowers and Scenery oƒ Yamanashi 山 梨 県 and Nagano 長 野 県

 中  部  地  方  C h ū b u r e g i o n  
山 梨 縣 Y a m a n a s h i Prefecture:
a. 16/ 5/ 2005
b.  2/ 4/ 2007

a1. 北杜市 明野地域 與 八岳
a2. 夜叉神峠 看往 赤石山脈
      市川大門町 flora emblem of Minami-Alps: Gentiana scabra
a3. 河口湖 與 富士山
a4. 三ツ峠  眺望 富士山

b1. 八岳之櫻 Southern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group
b2. 勝沼町之葡萄
b3. 昇仙峡和杜鵑
b4. 河口湖薰衣草 眺望 富士山之夏
b5. 赤石山脈和桃

長 野 県 N a g a n o Prefecture:
5/ 3/ 2003
l i n k



JAPAN Furusato Prefecture Stamps: Flowers and Scenery oƒ Niigata 新 潟 県, Toyama 富 山 県, Ishikawa 石 川 県 and Fukui 福 井 県

新 瀉 縣 N i i g a t a Prefecture:
a. 1/ 5/ 2002

1. 加茂市 加茂山公園
    Camellia rusticana 雪樁
2. 佐渡島 両津市 大野亀巨岩

    Hemerocallis fulva 忘憂草, 萱草
3. 新発田市 五十公野公園
    Iris ensata 花菖蒲
4. 上越地方 妙高山

    Shortia soldanelloides syn. Schizocodon soldanelloides
    岩鏡, 岩扇

富 山 県 T o y a m a and
石 川 県  I s h i k a w a Prefecture:

a. チューリップ畑, 立山連峰之 最高峰大汝山(3015m) 與 雄山

b. (Afforestation series) 白山連峰
    Thujopsis dolabrata 羅漢柏**, Fritillaria camtschatcensis*

福 井 県  F u k u i Prefecture:
6/ 11/ 2 O O 1

越前海岸 越前加賀海岸国定公園
Narcissu tazetta subsp. chinensis* and Pinus**

* The prefectural flora and ** tree emblem

( 石川縣 金澤市) l i n k