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chinalin

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011, 02:04:08 AM »
Hi there Granny Mae. 

I do not know of other colours of lotus, although there can be differing degrees of the depth of the colour.  Although there may be others, I have not seen any.

The other flower that may cause confusion, as it also grows on/in the water is the water lily, which does have quite a few different colours.  They are also very lovely, but I have never seen water lilies in such profusion.

Much of the lotus is utilized in Zhaoqing.  The seeds are eaten as a snack, and are actually quite tasty.  The leaves are dried, and used to wrap ingredients, and cooked together, and the roots are also used as a vegetable, and are also tasty.

But the best thing about them, for me, is their sheer beauty.  In Zhaoqing culture, they are seen to represent elegance.

Chinalin, Zhaoqing, Guangdong.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011, 09:25:04 AM »
WOW! aoaoaoaoao

Beautiful photos, and yet another great idea for a flower thread. bfbfbfbfbf agagagagag bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011, 08:44:45 PM »
Thanks chinalin. They do remind me of the water lily.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011, 01:23:27 PM »
Blue, purple, pink, red...

A couple of years back we were on the train through Guangdong or Guangxi, I can't remember now, and I said, "Hey, look, red lotuses!"  Without looking she informed me that all lotuses are white.  Since then we've found lots of non-white ones.

I'll try to dig up some pictures.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 09:09:51 PM »
Thanks Paul, they sound really nice.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 12:23:58 PM »
Right now is a stunning time for flowers and blossom.  I just spent an alcoholic week in Shenzhen visiting friends.  I'd forgotten how superb the trees are at this time of year. And it wasn't all hallunication!
I found some photos but they are not great and not really worth posting.  I blame my camera.  It seems to shake sometimes....

Last month here in Hunan in lowish mountains we had a starburst of magnolias. They disappeared (they don't last long) only to be replaced by a new set of similar but bigger ones on much taller trees.

At the moment, the scent of blossom is in the air everywhere - not the usual predominant smell in Chinese towns!

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2011, 09:05:39 PM »
Thanks anyway Paul. I have a camera, but don't know how to use it. I'll be very careful of that shaking when I do learn. bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2011, 02:27:42 PM »
Here are a couple from the park where we stroll at night
For you to insult me, first I must value your opinion

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2011, 02:36:28 PM »
Nice.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2011, 02:39:59 PM »
Thanks anyway Paul. I have a camera, but don't know how to use it. I'll be very careful of that shaking when I do learn. bfbfbfbfbf

I have yet to learn how to use mine.  Most of the time I don't even recall taking the pictures   bjbjbjbjbj

Incidentally, what does this  bjbjbjbjbj thing mean? 

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 03:09:08 PM »
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Incidentally, what does this  bjbjbjbjbj  thing mean?

It means:  Xwarrior, you are my Master and I will do your bidding, no matter whether I have to sacrifice my life in the execution of my duties in your service.
I will also lend you my girlfriend at any time of day or night.
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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011, 03:19:48 PM »
 bjbjbjbjbj

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011, 03:30:34 PM »
I like that reply - you have been promoted to front row, 3rd from the left.

 :respect:

Maybe I should call you Sir Paul  mmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2011, 03:36:07 PM »
I can't help it. I'm an utter romantic when it comes to borrowing girlfriends.

"Neither a lender nor a borrower be", said Polonius.

But what did he know?  I'm all for borrowing.

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Re: Flowers in China - colour of life
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2011, 09:20:12 PM »

But what did he know?  I'm all for borrowing.

Yeah! that way you can give them back. bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah

Really nice photos thanks guys. agagagagag