Tag Archives: Flowers

Spring has Sprung @ Sanzhi 三芝!

Yes, the cherry blossom is finally out, the azaleas too, and the swallows are back and starting nest-building.  The local council has planted 17,000 cherry blossom trees around and about, and after a slow start, yes they’re out.  Even more … Continue reading

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Alishan 阿里山 Sakura Cherry Blossom is out!

And looking spectacular!  If you have any free time in the next few weeks, you just must make time to go to Alishan and see the cherry blossom, it’s stunning! I went yesterday.  It’s only a week before the official … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Time @ 萬大發電廠, Nantou!

Yes, it’s that time of the year, and up in the mountains of Taiwan, the cherry blossom is out ~ and looking stunning! Yesterday afternoon, after the St. James’ Church Sunday services and lunch, our good friend, Ruby took us … Continue reading

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Advent Word, Day 22 ‘simplify’

Day 22 #simplify #簡單化 Monday December 19 ‘A simpler lifestyle can be a way to share with those who have less and a way of returning to them what is usurped by unjust social and economic structures. Assuming a stance … Continue reading

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Mini Sunflowers in Sanzhi!

Yes there’s a whole patch of mini sunflowers growing on a corner of the road out in the middle of nowhere here in Sanzhi 三芝 and they look spectacular.  On this dull day, they really brighten up the place! I … Continue reading

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Flame Tree Season in Taiwan!

There’s red everywhere! Flame trees (delonix regia) were first imported to Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era, and have been named Tainan City’s official tree. It’s flame tree flowering season ~ this is the one outside Advent Church, and even … Continue reading

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‘No Mud, No Lotus’

‘No Mud, No Lotus’, so goes the famous title of the famous book by famous Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explained as, ‘The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it.’ It’s Lotus Flowering … Continue reading

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