Sirtea 茶翁

This is my journal: It records my thoughts, my cares, my struggles, my achievement and failure, my observation of life and nature, internet circulation、treasures、or recycled junks I found, ... . If you stumbled upon this blog by accident or on purpose, I welcome you. Thank you for your visit and comments. Hurry back!
這裡紀錄著我的生活點滴:我在想些什麼, 做那些事, 關心何事, 我的得與失, 我對人與自然觀察所得, 網路資訊、撿到寳貝、或是古物回收,... 。如果您是專程特地來訪或是無意中路過, 我誠心歡迎您。多謝您來訪及留言指教。請再來噢!

Monday, November 30, 2009

After Rain Sky Cloudy 雨過天未晴


I took these pictures around 3:15 PM this afternoon.
The Sun peeked out through thick cloud sky. We will have more rain tonight.

這些照片是今天下午三點十五分左右拍攝的。
剛下過雨, 太陽掙出雲層。今晚會繼續再下雨。
After rain, seven ducks held a meeting in our pond.
雨過天未晴, 七隻水鴨聚集在池塘開講。

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Poster 一張海報


Freeze! Do not change positions. That's perfect discipline!
嚴格訓練, 軍令如山; 終極要求, 完全凍結!

Insects 昆蟲


A grasshopper, a cricket, a golden fly, two flies, and a honeybee.
一隻草蜢, 一隻蟋蟀, 一隻金蠅, 二隻蒼蠅, 和一隻蜜蜂。

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lake and Pond 湖與池塘


A bass fishing boat, a meal-waiting crane, and 7 sunbathing turtles.
一艘釣魚船, 一隻等吃魚的鶴, 和七隻曬太陽的烏龜。

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday 黑色星期五

Christmas shopping spree starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day. I decided to look for some softwares and personal items this morning. I left home at near 7:00AM, 45F outdoor, a little bit chill but very comfortable weather with a jacket on. I went to 4 stores.
To my surprise, this store's parking lot was not full. I parked on the third row spot near the store front. Two police cars parked near entrance to the store. Once I came into the store, I saw law officers standing near exit door and about same numbers of customers and store workers. Checkout counters had no long line to wait, possibly due to internet selling/buying.
A lot of people were unemployed and cut back on spending this year. I pray that the world economy will recover soon and peace for all mankind. 聖誕拍𧷗購物潮開始於黑色星期五也就是感恩節後一天。我想去找一些軟體和私人用品。七點左右出發, 外面約華氏45度, 涼了些但穿著夾克覺得蠻舒服的。我去了四間商場。
當我來到這家購物場時,發現她的停車場空位很多。我車停在門前笫三位。兩部警車停在大門進口處。走進裡面, 看到警察站在出口附近, 顧客跟服務人員人數看似一樣多。付帳處無長龍等不久就可輪到結帳, 可能受到網路售購的影響。
不景氣加上裁員失業多, 今年很多人包括我都要節省開支。祈願世界經濟景氣早日復甦, 人人和平相處。

PS. I covered part of the store sign.
註: 我稍微蓋住招牌。

Computer & Cameras 電腦與相機

I carried my camera with me while I did morning exercise. With camera at hands, I walked, meditated, and took pictures. I was amazed at God's beautiful creation. I picked up a lot of scenes that was attracted to me at that moment and shared them on Sirtea Garden. (Ooop! They might be nothing special to you.)

Several years ago, my son, Tom introduced me to digital camera and computer. He gave me two (in separate year) digital cameras (see picture below) and a computer with accessories-softwares and an all-in-one printer. He even paid for in home setup and startup. The technician/Specialist walked me through basic technique, and eased my ignorant of computer. Tom, Again I thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 我說過, 我每天晨運時手拿着照相機一邊散步沈思自省祈禱一路拍照片。驚奇地欣賞上帝所創造出各形各色的自然㬌物。我拍攝了我當時認爲有趣的㬌物在茶翁家園與格友們分享。(噢! 你可能認爲那有什麼值得一看, 抱歉了!)。

幾年前我的兒子-湯帶領我進入電腦及數位相機的生活境界。他給我兩個(不同年)數位照相機(上圖)和一整套的電腦含必需的軟體和多功能的印表機。他還付錢請電腦行家到家裏來裝組,連接上網開帳戶等等。這位專業人士很耐心地教我電腦的基本知識, 讓這個不識電腦的人稍除恐懼無奈。湯, 再一次多謝你體貼的爲人與慷慨贈品。

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank You All 感謝您們

Happy Thanksgiving To You!
祝您 感恩節快樂!
↑↑ Recycle 回收再用↓↓
Song: Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart.
歌: 誠心感謝 。
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Thought for Today: Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God has done; count your blessings, name them one be one; count your many blessings, see what God has done. (From Hymnal-Count Your Blessings)
今日自省: 主的恩賜你當算當數, 主的恩賜你豈算會了; 主的恩賜各項想來記, 穩當滿心感謝上帝大慈悲。(選自臺灣基督長老教會聖詩)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Songs 感恩之歌

Song: I am Thankful. 歌: 我感恩。

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Song: O Give Thanks. 歌: 同來感恩。

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Triangle Love 偷情


Photo stories.
Do you agree with President and KMT Party Chairman Ma's under table policy to unify Taiwan with China?

(↓Liberty Times 自由時報↓)


圖片故事。
你贊同馬英久總統暨國民黨主席私下偷偷摸摸進行的各項聯中終極統一政策嗎?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Two Seasons 換季

This picture shows contrast of a fig tree between prosperity in June (top picture was taken on 090609) and lifelessness in November (bottom on 091116).
There is a fig tree story in the Bible: In the morning, as he (Jesus) was returning to Jerusalem, he was hungry, and noticed a fig tree beside the road. He went over to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves. Then he said to it, "Never bear fruit again!" And soon the fig tree withered up. (Matthew 21:18-19)
Are you amazed at the picture scene and/or the story?


這張照片看到一棵無花果樹的對比, 六月時欣欣向榮(上圖2009/06/09拍攝) 而11月初了無生氣(下圖2009/11/16拍攝)。
聖經中有一個關於無花果樹的故事: 笫二天一早, 在回城裏去的路上, 耶穌餓了。他看見路旁有一棵無花果樹, 就走上前去, 卻找不到甚麼, 只有葉子。因此他指着樹說: 「你永遠不會再結果子!」那棵無花果樹立刻枯乾了。(馬太21:18-19)
看了這張圖片及故事你可感到驚奇或者悟出什麼嗎?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gangs 聚眾

Fourteen sparrows rest on power line.
十四隻麻雀在電線上暫時停下來排排坐休息。
Ducks gang together.
這些鴨子聚合在一起同遊樂同覓食。

"Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat-- they don't need to sow or reap or store up food-- for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than they are." (Matthew 6:26) These pictures and Bible verse remind me that I am in His hands. God will provide what I need in His time.

「你們看天空的飛鳥: 牠們不種、不收、也不存糧在倉裏, 你們的天父尚且飼養牠們! 你們的價值豈不是遠超過鳥兒嗎?」(馬太6:26) 這些相片和經文再次提醒了我活在祂的掌握中。 神會及時給予我所需要的一切。

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pictures Of The Day 今日照片


I got these fringe benefits from this morning's walk. 今晨運動的額外收獲。

Two grasshoppers. 兩隻草螟(蚱蜢)。
One caterpillar. 一隻毛毛蟲。

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

91 Years Young 九十一歲

We love you , Mom.
願 媽媽 康壽999...
At 91, my Mom reads Bible, sings hymns, writes, walks,... and prays for all her families and friends. Do not think she is well. She has blood disorder; her faith to God sustains her in her misery. May God bless Mom!
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足齡91歲的媽媽讀聖經, 唱聖詩, 寫字記事, 走路運動, ... 爲親族家人和認識的老朋友們代禱。可別以爲她好好的, 其實她患有血免疫不正常。每天依靠着對上帝和主耶穌的信心過日子。祈禱上帝賜予她堅定的信心和力量往前行。

Read more 相關貼文身
Birthday Party 生日聚會
93rd Birthday 九十三歲生日
Walk And Kick 邊走邊踢
92 Years Old 九十二歲
Happy Birthday 91st 生日快樂

Happy Birthday 生日快樂

Happy Birthday, Mom!
恭祝 媽媽 生日快樂!
Longevity bun-peaches, pork noodle, and cake for long life.
壽桃, 壽麵, 和壽糕賀壽。
Birthday Card from 91 years young Sylvia said, "Hoping you have many more happy healthy years, maybe 10 more."
同齡91歲略長數天的施唯雅寄來賀卡說: 「祝你健康, 長壽再加十多年。」

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Birthday Party 生日聚會
93rd Birthday 九十三歲生日
Walk And Kick 邊走邊踢
92 Years Old 九十二歲
91 Years Young 九十一歲

Monday, November 16, 2009

Google Translate 谷歌翻譯

Kent and Grace commented in English about my Grandsons and my Mother's 91st birthday.
I tried using Google Translate tool to translate them into Chinese. I was amused at the Chinese translation. The translation was way too far off. We can not trust computer translation especially Google's, just treat it as a joke.
康德和葛瑞思用英文留言對我的孫子及母親91歲生日回應。我試用谷歌翻譯工具從英文翻譯成中文。譯出來的中文真是離譜得太遠了。將「壽比南山福如東海」譯成那麼樣, 叫人哭笑不得。電腦翻譯還是難採用, 尤其是谷歌的翻譯工具, 就當笑話好了!

Foggy Morning 晨霧

Sirtea was enjoying the morning fog. The fog finally lifted.
And the flood water receded yesterday.

茶翁在欣賞着矇矓的晨霧。 不久濃霧就消散了。
倒灌入的湖水昨天也已經退去了。

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Colors 秋葉爭艷

Beautiful autumn view. See leaves changed from green to so many colors. Pictures were taken between November 1 and November 15, 2009.

我們家多彩多色的秋㬌。看看從2009/11/1 到2009/11/15 間樹葉顏色變化的進展。

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Sunbathing Turtles 曝日龜


Today is a sunshiny day. There are two turtles sunbathing, one at side is submerging in water.

晴天出大太陽, 烏龜都出來。圖中二隻烏龜正在日光浴, 另一隻在旁就要潛入水中。

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lake Level 湖水漲

After continual rain, the ground soaked wet. Our county's drought restrictions were lifted. The lake's water level rose to higher than usual. Lake water back flooded in through the drain holes. We are on a small hill. We don't have flood problem, but this picnic area. And this rarely ever happened.

連續下雨, 土壤都濕透了。鄉鎮也已經取消乾旱用水限制。湖水漲得比往常高, 從泄水出口反灌入湖邊休閒的地方。我們家位於小丘上, 不會有水氾, 僅僅這一小部份。這也是非常罕有的事。

Tiny Pigs 超小豬

Newborn mini pigs, have you seen them before? The hairs stand up all over its body. They are called arrow pigs. Cute, very cute.

看過這種剛出生超小的箭豬嗎? 有趣的是它們身上的毛髪是站立起來。非常可愛的小箭豬。

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Recycle 回收編輯再用

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rake Leaves 掃落葉

After rain and wind, leaves are all over the yard. Even though I can use gas blower/vac, I choose hand rake. Raking leaves will become my morning exercise for a while.

經過連續幾天下雨和風吹, 院子裡樹葉掉落到處都有。雖然可用吸吹器, 我選用爪耙仔。我將掃落葉當作這段落葉期早上的運動,一舉兩得呢。

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grass Seeds 撒草子

Ground was soaked wet after several days' rain. This morning I sowed grass seeds on barren spots. Hope that it would stop slope soil erosion.
連續下好幾天雨, 地上都濕透了。今天早上我在這段斜坡撒草子。希望長草可以減少因雨水所造成的土壤流失。

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pictures of The Day 今日照片

A wildcat hiding in the wood.
一隻躲躲藏藏的野貓。
This is life, nature's wonder. Oak tree nuts on the ground are rooting for next generation.
這是大自然的生命力。掉落滿地的橡樹子已經在發芽生根作新一代繁殖了。

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Playing In The Rain 雨中戲水

It Rained since last night, and continued until this moment. I took this video indoor through window. This morning in the pond, a crane and two ducks were playing in the rain. The crane stood on the wood branch. At times, I thought it was napping and was not even disturbed by the two ducks. After more than an hour, it took off finally. I was very lucky able to catch the crane taking off and touching down at the right time.

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下了整夜雨, 一直到此刻還下不停。我從窗口拍攝這段影片。今天早上, 一隻鶴二隻水鴨在池塘雨中游樂。這隻鶴站在水中樹枝上好久都不移動, 我還以爲㸰在補眠(喥𪚩)呢, 連鴨子游到身旁都吵不動㸰。過了一個多小時才飛走。能拍到鶴振趐起飛和降落下來的動作還真是難得的機緣呢。

Monday, November 9, 2009

Greetings 打招呼

「嗨! 你好嗎?」
這些水鴨以一直點頭在互相打招呼。看來蠻有趣。可惜距離太遠, 我錄不到㸰們間談話的聲音。

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"Hi! How are you?"
These water ducks greet each other by nodding their heads. They were too far away, I could not record their voices.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fly In Visitors 飛來訪客

A flying glider. The pilot waved to me, while I took his picture.
一架飛翔機。駕駛員看到我在拍照還跟我揮手呢!
A crane was waiting for the right moment to catch fish.
一隻鶴正等着抓魚吃。

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Count Down 10、9、8... 倒數

Count down: 10、9、8、... days to 91st birthday.
倒數: 10、9、8、... 天到91 歲生日。
Mom's daily morning round.
媽媽每天的戶外運動。

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Multiple Mushrooms 聚集草菇

I found these bulb type white mushrooms.
我發現這些灯炮型白色野菇。
Five deteriorating chicken mushrooms.
五個漸漸凋謝的鷄肉絲菇。
This video shows a group of mushrooms within a four feet area.
在這段影片中可看到四尺之內長了這麼多的野菇。

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nature 神秘自然

This morning's moon and the sun.
今天早上的月亮與水中的太陽。
The disappearing moon.
今早慢慢褪去的月亮。
A Catfish head and photographer Sirtea's shadow.
一個鯰魚頭與攝影者茶翁的水影。

Monday, November 2, 2009

US Beef 美國牛


Taiwanese objection to US beef products import is getting lauder and lauder.
台灣進口美國牛雜反對之聲越來越大。 你贊同, 反對, 還是無所謂呢?

March Forward 起步走


Which way did Ma's Government go, forward or backward? 馬團隊一年多以來各項政策造福了人民還是不利人民呢?

Sunday, November 1, 2009