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!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coe Si-Shiun 寇世勲

Taiwanese movie actor Cou Si-Shiun.

Vine Flowers 藤花

Today's pictures 今日照片

Pink trumpet flowers and fragrant honeysuckles.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Growing on Tree 長在樹上

Many strange scenes appeared on Sirtea Garden this year. Growing on tree about 20 feet high not a wood fungas (ear), it's a wild white mushroom. See the bottom texture.

今年在茶翁家園看到不少奇景新物。這個長在約20 尺高的樹上不是木耳, 而是白野菇。看它底下的纖維結構可分辨出。

Tai Squash 臺灣菜瓜

Taiwan Squash is juicy, sweet and full of fiber. We will have a lot to harvest this year. Can't wait to enjoy them.

多汁、甜、又富有纖維的臺灣菜瓜(又叫絲瓜)今年會有很好的收成。棚架上開着無數的公、母花, 九至十月正是菜瓜期。再過幾天就有臺灣菜瓜可吃了。

A Floating Wedding 水上婚禮

Folks in China crossed river not by boat but by floating on bamboo.
Even a unique wedding ceremony proformed on water on floating bamboo.

更有趣的事, 就有人在江中浮竹上舉行別緻的婚禮。

Floating on bamboo 漂竹過江

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Duck Business 閒聊鴨事

5 male ducks were having a meeting, I thought. First, they gathered in circle, and then 1 moved into center.
Not to disturb them, I went around to gather their feathers and played with them.
When I came back, I found the one in center stood on dock rail talking to them. I wished to know what they were talking about. Hey! MYOB!

五隻公鴨圍成一個圓圈, 好像在開會。不久, 一隻走到中間。
不想打擾它們, 我就去撿地上的羽毛來排編玩玩。
嗨, 別多管鴨事, 上網去啦!

Journey Home 回家

I might die next second! (From Francis Chan's "Crazy Love-Overwhelmed by a relentless God"). So might be everybody! Am I afraid or worry? No. Beyond the sunset, there is a sweet home waiting for me. The Bible assured me in Revelation 21:4: "He (The Lord Jesus) will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever." I like "Beyond The Sunset" song and the home it described. I post it here.

下一瞬間我可能會死去! (自詹福適的書「被神瘋狂的愛擊潰」) 嚇一跳! 是人人都可能發生的。我害怕憂慮了嗎? 不。日落的那邊, 有一個可愛的家等着我。聖經啟示錄21章笫4節有記載: 「祂(救主耶穌) 要擦乾他們每一滴眼淚; 不再有死亡, 也沒有悲傷, 哭泣, 或痛苦。以往的事都已經過去了。」我喜歡這首「日落的那邊」歌和歌詞所描述我將歸去的家。將它上載於此。

Beyond the Sunset
Words by Virgil P. Brock (1887-1978)

Beyond the sunset, O blissful morning,
When with our Savior heav'n is begun;
Earth's toiling ended, O glorious dawning,
Beyond the sunset when day is done.
Beyond the sunset, no clouds will gather,
No storms will threaten, no fears annoy;
O day of gladness, O day unending,
Beyond the sunset eternal joy!
Beyond the sunset, a hand will guide me
To God the Father whom I adore;
His glorious presence, His words of welcome,
Will be my portion on that fair shore.
Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion,
With our dear loved ones who've gone before;
In that fair homeland we'll know no parting,
Beyond the sunset forever more!



Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Robot Dance 機械舞

A young Japanese student performed a funny human robot dance.
(Don't laugh too laud. There are other people watching too.)

(來看看, 好笑吧! 可別笑太大聲啦, 有別人也在看呢。)

Midnight Moon 半夜月亮

Weatherman said tonight's moon would be brighter and bigger. So, I stayed late to take these pictures. Top without flash, bottom with flash.

氣象報告說今晚的月亮會比較大也比較亮。所以, 我等着拍這兩張照片。上張不用閃光燈, 下張開閃光燈。

Grandparents' Day 公嬤日

Taiwan will observe 1st Grandparents day on August 29.
Wish all grandparents "A Happy Grandparents' Day".
USA will observe on September 12 this year.

祝各位阿公阿嬤, 爺爺奶奶們
身體健康, 長享孫兒女福!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lovely Landscapes 美麗的風景

Lovely landscapes. Gardeners' masterpieces.
美麗的家園風景, 園藝家的傑出作品。

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Awesome Pictures 神秘的照片

"Immanuel"-God is with us.

I named these pictures "Jesus and Mary Magdalene" (taken from the Bible John 20: 11-18). Pictures were taken at 7:24Am this morning.

Morning Moon & Rising Sun 晨月與日出

Today's morning moon and rising sun.
These pictures were taken around 7Am.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hopscotch 跳房子

Let's Play Hopscotch 來玩跳房子

I saw the original picture at Pastor Julio Fonseca's IDA Gospel Blog. I just added "Hopscotch and 跳房子" to it.
It reminded me that I played this game when I was in elementary school, the fun (at that time no concret driveway or asphalt parking lot, mostly played on flat dirt ground), and about those playmates. My grandchildren will be able to play this game soon.
To refresh my memory, I researched online and found that children verywhere around the world play this game. There are variations about the drawings and rules.

在馮牧師的愛力也福音博格看到這張照片。我在原圖上加「Hopscotch 和跳房子」等字。
它讓我憶起國小時玩過這個遊戲的樂趣(當時尚無水泥地或柏油走道, 大都是在土面上畫圖來玩),也想起那些小玩伴。我的孫兒女快到會玩跳房子的年齡了。

Cantaloupe 皺皮瓜

We grow cantaloupe from last year's seeds. There are 8 on the vines so for.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ganoderma Lucidum 仙芝菇

← I found this Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom under an old oak tree. Online I found these ↓ Lucidum pictures and herb supplements. Asian herb doctors believe that Lucidum is a known herb that does magic cure.

我在老橡樹下發現這朶 (左) 仙芝菇, 俗稱靈芝。上網找到這些 (右) 靈芝圖片和靈芝藥品。哈! 茶翁家園長有可治百病的靈芝仙藥!

Foreigners See Taiwan 外國客遊臺灣

A group of Malaysian youth sightsees Taiwan.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Moon 月亮

This evening's moon scene. 今晚的月景。
Left (左) taken at 8:20 PM. Far left (最左開閃光燈) taken with flash. Right(右) at 9:53 PM.

Rain In House 厝內漏雨

Repair Roof 修理厝瓦
Rain, rain. Rain outside, rain inside our house. Boss Joe and helper Bill of The Grover's Roofing came to repair our roof. They did a good job, I will recommend to anyone who asks.

雨, 雨。外面落雨, 厝內漏水。今天叫格落波屋頂裝修公司來修理。喬老板和畢助手來修補十多年前他們舖蓋的屋頂。作得很不錯, 如果有人問起, 我會推薦他們。

Picture In Picture 圖中人影

I do not swear (except in Court) and do not like to swear in here. What I say next is true, nothing but true. I took picture of this stem broken upside down mushroom because of its texture. After I downloaded it to my computer, I found a figure in it. I didn't do any photowork on it (left). I don't know why and how my camera captured this one. The only reason I can think of is: I must have deleted some pictures from my camera, and the camera played a trick. But, why this figure not other scene? Whatever, I am assured that God is with me all the time.

我不發誓(法庭除外)也不想在此破例發誓。接下來我所說的是真實, 全是真相。今晨看到這朵斷梗反向的野菇, 因爲喜歡它的紋路而拍下它。下載到電腦後, 發現圖中人像。原圖(左)我未曾作任何修改。我不清楚這個相機怎樣拍出它。唯一推想到的是: 可能刪除照片後留下舊跡而相機玩把戲。想不通爲什麼是人像而不是其他的影像呢? 不管如何, 我從中得到訊息,上帝無時無刻與我同在的。

823 Kin-Men Bombing 823金門炮戰

In memory of 823 Kin-Men Bombing (1958/8/23-1958/10/5) between the Mao's Communist China and the Kuo-Ming-Tang (KMT) Chiang's Government.

金門823 炮戰52週年的雜思:
52年前金門823 炮戰,已經在記憶中漸被人淡忘; 而新生的一代是否能體會出當時台灣人的心情呢? 中華民國流亡到台灣的國民黨政府與中國共產黨在金門互相炮轟, 多少台灣青年爲打共匪而死傷。
諷刺的是當今掌權的馬英九政府要一中棄台(自稱地區, 自稱先生, 不加入聯合國)。那些當時喪亡的家屬與尚存的受傷者是否能接受這樣的安排呢? 我很迷悵失落。
Read related post 看相關圖文

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fishing Alone 獨自垂釣

I met this vacationing fisherman early this morning while I was making my round. He caught a few big catfishes and basses. He allowed me to photo his catches, and also asked for my blog address.

一大早晨運時碰到這位渡假中的釣魚客。他的成績很不錯, 釣到不少大尾的鱸魚和鯰魚。他讓我拍照他釣到的魚。他也要了茶翁網址。

Socializing 聊聊天

I took this duck gathering picture this morning. There were still lots of small duck feathers around.


Strange Scene 怪哉

Hot humid thunderstorm weather spoiled a lot of beautiful mushrooms. This is the first time I see decayed wild mushrooms growing white mildew around them.

遠遠看到地上很多白點以爲鴨子又打架掉羽毛。走近才發現因連續悶熱加上西北雨的天氣, 這些腐爛的野草菇都長白霉菌。這還第一次看見的怪事呢!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Feather picture 羽毛圖

A newly designed picture of duck feathers.

Open Door 大門

My thoughts for today: God opens doors.
今日思索: 神開門。

"Whenever a door shuts, it means that God has an open door for you down the way."
「當一扇門被關起來, 在前頭神會有一扇爲你而開的門等候著。」

Friday, August 20, 2010

Audrey Hepburn 奧姝麗赫本

Elegant Audrey Hepburn. Don't be bewitched by her two eyes.

Today's Pick 今日精選

↓← This is not a upside down picture. It is water reflection.
...這是水映圖。Photo: (left 左) 100422 攝 (right 右) 100819 攝

Recovering 康復中

Subject: Lily`s operation successful 手術成功多謝代禱
From: Daniel Hung
To: Sirtiea
Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2010

Thank you very much for your precious prayer for Lily`s operation. The diagnosis was unspecified genital prolapse. Lily discovered it 4 years ago, but she just unwisely ignored it. On Aug. 17 Lily was hospitalized, on Aug. 18 her doctor, without cutting open her lower abdomen, using a modern medical technique, cut out her drooping uterus successfully. She came home today, Aug.20, carrying a closed urinary drainage bag, which will be taken off when she returns to the hospital clinic to see her doctor on Aug. 23. She has no pain and can eat as usual. Thank you again for your prayer support. Thank God for His healing grace.

I have gone through 49 times of radiation therapy and 10 times of chemotherapy. Because of Lily`s operation I have postponed my chemotherapy until September 7. My oncologist doctor says I`ll have to receive two more times of chemotherapy, hoping the 2 cm large tumor in my lung will disappear then, as the tumor in my liver did; if not, there will be more chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Please continue to pray for me, many thanks.
May the Covenant-keeping Gracious Lord bless you, your family and your church.
Gratefully yours in Christ, Daniel M. Hung

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunrise Sunset 日出日落

Look at these two Sirtea Garden's sunrise(100809) and sunset(100818). They remind me of the movie " Fiddler On The Roof", the wedding scene "Sunrise Sunset". I upload the video and lyric here.

看着這兩張近日所拍攝茶翁家園日出日落, 讓我想起電影「屋頂的提琴手」中一段婚禮「日出日落」的情景。我找出這段影片和歌詞上載於此。

** Sunrise Sunset ** 日出日落 **
Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older
When did they?
When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears
What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their way?
Now they must learn from one another
Day by day
They look so natural together
Just like two newlyweds should be
(Perchik & Hodel)
Is there a canopy in store for me?
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Compost 堆肥

We try to compost as much as we can.
←This is our 2compost heaps.

↓These are other composters' compost piles.

*Do not compost animal waste, meats, oils, diseased plants or plants treated with weed killers.
*Healthy compost smells pleasantly earthy - turn it more often and add more dry brown matter if yours smells funky.

*別參雜着動物的骨肉,油, 有病的花木和噴灑除草劑的花草。
*要常翻動; 聞有怪味則多加些黃色的落葉等物件。

A Skateboarding Priest 滑板神父

See a sport priest does skateboarding. I held my breathe for him.
這位富有運動精神的神父在玩滑板, 我真替他揑一把冷汗。

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Books 讀書

←Books I read recently.

↓Thousands of books are available for online reading. It's free. Click here to look for books.
↓網路上有好幾千本書, 不須花錢, 可以免費自由閱讀。擊此上網找想看的書。

Too bad, I can't sit before computer monitor so long to read the whole book. My eyes hurt.
可惜的是我不能整天坐電腦前看整本書, 眼睛太吃力受不了。還是一本書在手看得自在。

Ilha Formosa 真美臺灣

Ilha Formosa-beautiful island Taiwan.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

White Feather 白鴨毛

It looked like that the white duck lost the fight.
I picked up some of the white feathers and made them into this picture.


Tomorrow 明天

"Tomorrow" "What about tomorrow?"
"I don't know about tomorrow but I know who holds my tomorrow."

「明天」「 明天怎樣?」

演唱者Sing by George Younce and Larry Ford.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Red Mushrooms 紅色菇

I found a lot of red mushrooms this morning.

Marilyn Monroe 瑪麗蓮夢露

Forever young gorgeous Marilyn Monroe.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

New & Old NYC 古今紐約市

New York City landmarks old and new.

Top上: 1930, Middle中:Before 2001/9/11前, Bottom下: After 911後。
Midtown Columbus Circle 哥倫布圓環Yankee Stadium 楊基棒球場
George Washington Bridge 華盛頓跨州大橋
La Guardia Airport 拉瓜地機場
(Recycled pictures 回收再用)