Category Archives: nature

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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