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Este es el un género de plantas florales muy bello y particular que yo vi en vivo por primera vez en Franckfurt, en un espectacular puesto de venta de flores.

El nombre del género Protea fue creado en 1735 por Carlos Linneo ,el taxónomo , la denominó asi ,en honor al dios griego Proteo. Ya que éste según dicen podía cambiar de forma a voluntad, igual que estas flores que tienen formas muy diferentes.

Cuando los botánicos que visitaron Sudáfrica , en el 1600, las descubrieron , rápidamente las introdujeron a Europa .

Se supone que tienen 300 millones de años y son originarias de la Región Floral del Cabo , que es un angosto cordón de montañas costeras que va desde Clanwilliam a Grahamstown.

 

Feiiz domingo!!

  

This is a Collective Freedom Protest nationwide. It was in conjunction with World Freedom Rallies held worldwide.

 

As a result of the proposed draconian bill and the recent heavy handed action by the police during Sarah Everard’s vigil, the authorities have angered the public. Hence, the protest where various groups and institutions have come together to show their dissatisfaction.

 

Angered is still unabated even after a week has passed and looks like it is just the beginning.

 

Again, the mainstream media has under reported. There were thousands of protesters but it was reported of just a few hundreds.

 

Brighton 🇬🇧

20th March 2021

Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. In local tradition, the Protea flower represents change and hope.

 

Le nom « Protea » fut donné en 1771 par Carl von Linné (Protée en français). Quelques plantes du Cap lui avaient été envoyées : il a recouru au nom du dieu grec, Protée, qui pouvait changer de forme à volonté, car à partir de la même fleur de base, ce genre montre une étonnante variation de formes et de couleurs suivant l’espèce.

  

This pic is the first pic of a new group "A Non-Violent Protest Using Pictures: Love Trumps Hate"

katebergdorf.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/a-non-violent-prote...

 

Here an interesting article

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-inevitability-of-impeach...?

  

Heron rokery, Tsawwassen, BC

Took these back in June and thought I should post them together. Don't feel compelled to comment.

I don't normally do birding, so I have a steep learning curve ahead. But I could not resist this incredible scene with an estimated 400 nests in this one colony.

 

www.vancouversun.com/technology/When+predator+turns+prote...

Protea - levana -

Valle de Aran (Pirineo catalán)

En territorio de alta montaña fuimos seducidos por sus constantes aleteos y mereció la pena bailar al son de sus vuelos pues el reverso de esta mariposa también es muy bonito. La única planta nutricia de esta especie es la ortiga (Urtica dioica) y su actividad se desarrolla en proximidad a dichas plantas.

 

Map butterfly

Aran Valley (Catalan Pyrenees)

In high mountain territory we were seduced by its constant flutters and it was worth dancing to the sound of its flights because the reverse of this butterfly is also very beautiful. The only nutritious plant of this species is the nettle (Urtica dioica) and its activity develops in proximity to these plants.

 

Carte géographique

Vallée d'Aran (Pyrénées catalanes)

En territoire de haute montagne nous avons été séduits par ses flottements constants et cela valait le coup de danser au son de ses envolées car le revers de ce papillon est aussi très beau. La seule plante nutritive de cette espèce est l'ortie (Urtica dioica) et son activité se développe à proximité de ces plantes.

Felicidades querido amigo por tu cumpleaños, te dedico esta Protea por ser como eres y como se que te gustan las ediciones la he envuelto en esta especialmente para ti, espero que te guste. Bsotssss ....:)

 

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In spite of a declared state of emergency, rain, no leaders, the public transport system shut down, and new laws (selfies taken at protest sites can get you two years in jail), large peaceful protests continued all over Bangkok and Thailand for the 5th straight day.

www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/world/asia/thai-students-prote...

www.reuters.com/article/thailand-protests-leaders/we-are-...

www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/thai-protesters...

(Photo of a Reuters photo from the Internet)

One more tableau de la troupe from the diplomatic incident between the Netherlands and Turkey that became known in Dutch as the Turkijerel. It is about the last one. I left the scene at 23.40, wanting to catch the train to Amsterdam. Therefore I missed the subsequent rioting.

 

Out now: Big Mango, a 40-page book of colour and black and white photos, taken on random walks through Bangkok during the protests against the government of Yinluck Shinawatra in December 2013.

 

Still available: : Queen of the South: 57-pages of B&W-photographs of natural beauty, gritty cities and interesting people in the Visayas (Philippines).

 

Both are available through www.blurb.com.

Leucospermum

Pincushion Protea --- Nadelkissen-Protea --- Acerico protea

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From everything I have read, the Burmese people continue to be enraged that their military stole their democracy and continue to turn out in great numbers to protest. There hasn't been a lot of humor in their protests that I have seen but I thought these plastic shields similar to what the police carry were quite clever.

www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/world/asia/myanmar-coup-protes...

 

(Photographed from the Internet.)

Out now: Big Mango, a 40-page book of colour and black and white photos, taken on random walks through Bangkok during the protests against the government of Yinluck Shinawatra in December 2013.

 

Still available: : Queen of the South: 57-pages of B&W-photographs of natural beauty, gritty cities and interesting people in the Visayas (Philippines).

 

Both are available through www.blurb.com.

Out now: Big Mango, a 40-page book of colour and black and white photos, taken on random walks through Bangkok during the protests against the government of Yinluck Shinawatra in December 2013.

 

Still available: : Queen of the South: 57-pages of B&W-photographs of natural beauty, gritty cities and interesting people in the Visayas (Philippines).

 

Both are available through www.blurb.com.

Jardí Botànic Mar i Murtra, Blanes

Heron rokery, Tsawwassen, BC

Took these back in June and thought I should post them together. Don't feel compelled to comment.

I don't normally do birding, so I have a steep learning curve ahead. But I could not resist this incredible scene with an estimated 400 nests in this one colony.

 

www.vancouversun.com/technology/When+predator+turns+prote...

Nous avons eu la chance de le découvrir dans son milieu naturel dans 2 cavités de Slovénie.

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Appelée aussi "poisson humain" du fait de sa peau nue, cet animal a tout pour fasciner.

Troglobie, il ne vit que sous-terre.

Ayant une espérance de vie maximale de plus d'un siècle, il peut rester plus jusqu'à 10 ans sans manger !

 

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prot%C3%A9e_anguillard

 

Out now: Big Mango, a 40-page book of colour and black and white photos, taken on random walks through Bangkok during the protests against the government of Yinluck Shinawatra in December 2013.

 

Still available: : Queen of the South: 57-pages of B&W-photographs of natural beauty, gritty cities and interesting people in the Visayas (Philippines).

 

Both are available through www.blurb.com.

Heron rokery, Tsawwassen, BC

Took these back in June and thought I should post them together. Don't feel compelled to comment.

I don't normally do birding, so I have a steep learning curve ahead. But I could not resist this incredible scene with an estimated 400 nests in this one colony.

 

www.vancouversun.com/technology/When+predator+turns+prote...

National Rhododendron Garden at its peak.

C’est sous la direction de Le Nôtre que fut construit, entre 1679 et 1681, le bassin de Neptune, nommé alors pièce d’eau sous le Dragon, ou pièce des Sapins. Ange-Jacques Gabriel en modifia légèrement le tracé en 1736 et, en 1740, on mit en place le décor sculpté. Trois groupes : Neptune et Amphitrite, Protée ainsi que Le Dieu Océan réalisé par Jean-Baptise Lemoyne. Le nouveau bassin, inauguré par Louis XV, suscita l’admiration par le nombre, l’ampleur et la variété des jets d’eau jouant sur les sculptures de plomb. Il compte quatre-vingt-dix-neuf jets d’eau qui constituent un extraordinaire ensemble hydraulique.

Sobre la limpia arena, en el tartesio llano

por donde acaba España y sigue el mar,

hay dos hombres que apoyan la cabeza en la mano;

uno duerme, y el otro parece meditar.

El uno, en la mañana de tibia primavera,

junto a la mar tranquila,

ha puesto entre sus ojos y el mar que reverbera,

los párpados, que borran el mar en la pupila.

Y se ha dormido, y sueña con el pastor Proteo,

que sabe los rebaños del marino guardar;

y sueña que le llaman las hijas de Nereo,

y ha oído a los caballos de Poseidón hablar.

El otro mira al agua. Su pensamiento flota:

hijo del mar, navega ?o se pone a volar?

Su pensamiento tiene un vuelo de gaviota,

que ha visto un pez de plata en el agua saltar.

Y piensa: "Es esta vida una ilusión marina

de un pescador que un día ya no puede pescar."

 

(Antonio Machado / Parábolas)

Proteo oppure Glauco; è un immenso mascherone antropomorfo con la bocca spalancata, che sembra emergere direttamente dalle viscere della Terra, sormontato da un grande globo di pietra, sulla cui cima è posta una piccola torre: questa iconografia rimanda al mondo, dominato dal simbolo degli Orsini. it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parco_dei_Mostri

Sobre la limpia arena, en el tartesio llano

por donde acaba España y sigue el mar,

hay dos hombres que apoyan la cabeza en la mano,

uno duerme y el otro parece meditar.

El uno, en la mañana de tibia primavera,

junto a la mar tranquila,

ha puesto entre sus ojos y el mar que reverbera,

los párpados, que borran el mar en la pupila.

Y se ha dormido, y sueña con el pastor Proteo,

que sabe los rebaños del marino guardar;

y sueña que le llaman las hijas de Nereo,

y ha oído a los caballos de Poesidón hablar.

El otro mira el agua. Su pensamiento flota;

hijo del mar, navega -o se pone a volar-.

Su pensamiento tiene un vuelo de gaviota,

que ha visto un pez de plata en el agua saltar.

Y piensa: Es esta vida una ilusión marina

de un pescador que un día ya no puede pescar.

El soñador ha visto que el mar se le ilumina,

y sueña que es la muerte una ilusión del mar.

(Antonio Machado)

 

Joshua Bell-Donizetti:Una furtiva lagrima

 

Dedicada a Germán.

Histoire d'une rencontre...

 

En quittant Le Cap pour atteindre le cap de Bonne Espérance vous traversez obligatoirement une zone côtière d'aspect austère recouverte d'une végétation diversifiée appelée fynbos une sorte de garrigue locale qui rassemble plus de 1000 plantes endémiques.

Parmi ce jardin botanique naturel et sauvage une grande fleur ne peut passer inaperçue :la protéa (ou protée).

Il en existe plus d'une centaine de variétés différentes et l'une d’entre-elles est devenue l'emblème de l'Afrique du Sud : la protéa royale !

Lors du printemps austral c'est un vrai émerveillement de découvrir des buissons entiers égayés par cette fleur unique.

Heron rokery, Tsawwassen, BC

Took these back in June and thought I should post them together. Don't feel compelled to comment.

I don't normally do birding, so I have a steep learning curve ahead. But I could not resist this incredible scene with an estimated 400 nests in this one colony..

 

www.vancouversun.com/technology/When+predator+turns+prote...

Happy New Year to you All! I wish you and your loved ones health, prosperity, and lots of good photos.

 

Seventh photo of a protest march of Antifa ("anti-fascist") supporters in Amsterdam after the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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