美利初夏 early summer at murray

2015.5.1. murray building | 美利大廈 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 […]

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上環花街 sheung wan’s festive flower street

2015.2.15 | 蘇杭街 jervois street 每年農曆新年前,都不禁多去上環街頭走走,實在很喜歡滿街花盆簇擁的喜氣。 但年月變更,氣氛越見凋零。散佈的範圍縮小了,今年只見蘇杭街;從前滿街大棵大棵的桃花,粗粗樹幹都插在盛滿水的小膠紅桶或鐵罐。近年桃花少了,多的是桔、牡丹、芍藥、菊花。 every year days if not week before chinese new year, some inner streets in sheung wan will turn into ad hoc flower stalls. flower farmers/merchants will display festive flowers alongside pedestrian paths, the hood become a mini festive fair.  it is amazing to walk along these flower streets, […]

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road of cotton trees 紅棉路

2014.3.26 | cotton tree drive 紅棉路 惜春賞花,在香港,無須跑到郊野。 紅棉道上觀紅棉,我說是香港人春天該做的樂事。 cotton trees lift the spirit of this city with a splash of scarlet. call it cliché, it is always on my things to do in spring list; catching the flowering season of cotton tree along cotton tree drive.

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春意圖 spring hug

2014.2.28 | 堅巷 caine lane 不知為何,這一年在市區見少了爆杖花。舊日過年前後在橫街住家、學校或公園都比較多爆杖花襯年開放。 昨日路經堅巷喜遇故知。 flame vine is more commonly known as firecracker vine here. its flowering season coincidentally happens around spring. i used to see them more in the city in the past climbing along back alleys, schools and parks. not sure if it is too invasive that people plant lesser of […]

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