美利初夏 early summer at murray

2015.5.1. murray building | 美利大廈

murray bldg 1may15

每年四五月間,春夏交接之時,我都會去美利大廈賞花。

今年只能遠觀,因正進行「活化」工程。

周圍的圍板和機器很殺風景,但這名節果決明綻放的嬌媚白粉黃花朵實在太美,不能不賞。

這棵老樹在古樹名目冊上。我每天都祈禱,工程不要傷害這美樹。

every early summer i visit murray building at least few times if not more. i made my first ‘pilgrimage’ this year beginning of this month.

i could not get close to the ‘crime scene’ this year due to the ‘revitalization’ work (the former governmental office building is now in transforming to a hotel/commercial project). but the gigantic ugly machinery and partitions cannot hide away the glory of the  blossoming cassia javanica. the species has a self-explained common name ‘ pink and white shower’.

this tree is one of the registered ‘old and valuable trees’ of this city. the irony is that many of these trees are disappearing one by one in recent years. ever since the revitalizing project at this site was announced, i pray everyday that the construction work is not killing the tree.

pray with me.

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2 Comments

  1. A nice blog. I have been reading a few of your comments. I have almost no friends in Hong Kong as I am a Gweilo from Australia. I have been in HK for almost 2 years now. I like nature very much and do a lot of Botany in the Hills of Hong Kong. I post my pictures on Facebook. Anyway I add my prayers to yours that they keep this tree. It actually looks stunning where it is located.

    1. hi. thank you very much for your kind words. please don’t sound so lonely, hong kong can’t be such a cold place where you don’t find any friends. if you enjoy plant lives, i am sure you can be really busy in this city anyway. i actually have another blog about nature and ‘wild’-lives here. hope you enjoy it – hknaturetreasures.wordpress.com. and i will check out your facebook. wish well.

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