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Flowers at home

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moth orchid 蝴蝶蘭 (hú dié lán) Phalaenopsis
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coffee flower
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coconut pie orchid 腋唇蘭 (yè chún lán) Maxillaria tenuifolia
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aloe flower
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bougainvillea 九重葛 (jiǔ chóng gé) flower
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moth orchid 蝴蝶蘭 (hú dié lán) Phalaenopsis
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Chile production at the Yonghe riverside farm

Jackfruit 菠蘿蜜

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young jackfruit 菠蘿蜜 (bō luó mì) Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit tree is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 55 kg in weight, 90 cm in length, and 50 cm in diameter.A mature jackfruit tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits in a year. The jackfruit is a multiple fruit, composed of hundreds to thousands of individual flowers, and the fleshy petals are eaten. The blooming time ranges from December until February or March. The fruit matures during the rainy season from July to August.

Rat released

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rat escape (video)

Yonghe riverside farm 永和社大教學實驗農場

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Rainwater harvesting upgrade at the Yonghe riverside farm

Birds from home at dusk

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black bulbul
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coffee flowers
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Formosan whistling thrush
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Japanese white-eye
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black bulbul
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scimitar babbler looking for offspring

Work to repair leak at home, 5/22

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Clelea formosana 蓬萊藍紋斑蛾 (péng lái lán wén bān é) endemic
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upstairs bedroom before work starts
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upstairs bedroom before work starts
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outside before work starts
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downstairs before work starts
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breakfast before work starts
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upstairs bedroom west wall
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upstairs bedroom east wall
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upstairs bedroom
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scaffolding up
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upstairs bedroom
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downstairs east wall

Leak repair day 2, 5/23

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upstairs bedroom
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upstairs bedroom west wall
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upstairs bedroom east wall
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downstairs east wall
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downstairs west wall
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the mess of work
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a leaking pipe uncovered
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close-up of wet pipe
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Murray castle
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scaffolding from outside gate
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scaffolding from lower street

Sikanshui 四坎水 foraging tour

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five-leaf ginseng 絞股藍 (jiǎo gǔ lán" - twisting blue plant") Gynostemma pentaphyllum with aerial roots
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unidentified Nymphalidae
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Hardy wild ginger 山月桃 (shān yuè táo) Alpinia intermedia flowering
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Dancing Crane Cobra Lily 羽葉天南星 (yǔ yè tiān nán xīng) Arisaema heterophyllum Blume
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nightshade, but is it edible or toxic
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Common melastoma 野牡丹 (yě mǔ dān) Melastoma malabathricum
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nightshade, but is it edible or toxic
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nightshade, but is it edible or toxic
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Emma, the videographer, Alexandre and I
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Claire soaking her feet in a stream
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Some of our crew for a walk to Sikanshui
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Garden City

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fungi growing on grafted cherry trees - Polyporus?
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fungi growing on grafted cherry trees
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fungi growing on grafted cherry trees
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double lobed leaf vine
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ficus root clump
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Polyporus? fungus, growing not from a cherry tree
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Seasonal vegetables - Malabar and Okinawa spinach, carrots, winged bean, green onion greens, and sweet green chilies
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terrestrial pulmonate gastropod

the leak is found

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the leak is found (video)
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upstairs bedroom
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sliding door rails placed
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electrical wiring in PVC pipes in the walls
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site of the leak
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wall removed to third floor balcony
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a broken pipe fixed finally
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neoghbors' yard from above
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cavity where a forgotten cement form rotted away
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where the decorative alcove pool was removed
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front rain gutter parts

Around the house

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Plum rains storm home flood (video)
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moth at night
Keywords: animal, bird, butterfly, flower, food, fruit, home, insect, moth, mushroom, plant, video, water
People: Tammy
Locations: Garden City, 花園新城
Dates: 2019:05:06 - 2019:06:01