Category Archives: nature

The Pleasure of Waiting

About 100 years ago G.K. Chesterton wrote about leisure. In his view the “perhaps most rare and precious (type of leisure) is being allowed to do nothing.” It was his favorite, because it allowed idleness — in Chesterton’s view, the … Continue reading

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Life Is In The Clouds

Summer is a scorching affair in southern Taiwan. Over four or five months the temperature hovers in the mid 30s C (90 or above F), and humidity is high. But there are upsides to this weather, such as the many … Continue reading

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Tenacious Roots Textures

In Taiwan’s subtropical climate aerial tree roots are a common sight. I am always fascinated by the sheer tenacity of these roots as well as by the intricate patterns they form, which are truly works of art. Whether it is … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Mud!

See if you can guess this riddle! It is stuck in the mud, surrounded by dirt and murk, yet it is a symbol of purity. Congratulations, you guessed right. It is the humble water lily. If you consider the obstacles, … Continue reading

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The Indomitable Spirit of Banyan

The banyan is an amazing tree. It often starts out as a tiny fruit seed dropped by bird onto another tree. There, in a crack it germinates and lets down a weak thin root till it reaches the ground, then … Continue reading

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