Wonderful Red Silk Cotton Tree
The cute Cardboard Box Man holds a large flower, which in fact is a blossom of a wonderful cotton tree, known as Bombax ceiba, or Red Silk Cotton Tree. This is an amazing sight – huge orange-red flowers with a diameter of more than 15cm on bare gray branches. The green leaves will be later. Meanwhile, flowering begins at the end of February and lasts two months. The natural range – from India to the Himalayas, but thanks to bright and beautiful flowers, people widely use it for gardening in the subtropical zone and beyond the natural range. In fact, a tall, beautiful deciduous tree grows almost throughout Southeast Asia.
During the flowering the plant visits a variety of different insects and birds – hunters after nectar, usually accumulating at the base of the sepals. Unfortunately, the flowers do not live long, usually only one night, after which they fall off, forming a continuous carpet under the tree. After the flowers fall, leaves appear on the trees, then fruits. And fruit – a box with seeds and white fluffy.
Category Archive: Red
Wonderful Red Silk Cotton Tree
Mysterious tree, or Red maple leaf meaning
Red maple leaf facts
The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921. According to historians, maple leaf began to serve as a Canadian symbol as early as 1700. Long before the arrival of European settlers, Aboriginal peoples had already discovered the food properties of maple sap – which they gathered every spring. Since the 1800s, Canadians have paid tribute to the maple leaf many times.
According to Psychologists, Maple is a tree that helps to find peace of mind for people of all types, brings comfort, and self-confidence. It is a tree of inner strength and steadiness. Therefore, maple creates barriers to Darkness. A solar disk carved from maple and hung over the door, maple steps at the entrance to the house, the doorframes of the entrance door from this tree are all defenses against evil forces. Traditionally, people used Maple to build bridges over running water. Running water is an obstacle to dark forces, and maple did not allow these forces to use the bridge.
Also, maple branches, covering the barn, or stuck in the walls, protect cattle from evil eye and spoilage. By the way, a drink from fermented maple juice is a sacred wine of sun worshipers.
French Camargue blood red lake natural phenomenon
Captured by photographer Sam Dobson (Moscow) the bizarre sight is, in fact, the breathtaking natural phenomenon that takes place in Camargue, southern France. The microorganisms that cause the dramatic blood red color aid in the formation of salt by absorbing more sunlight and are in most solar salt operation. They contribute to the color of the crustaceans that the famous pink flamingos of the Camargue region eat. No biblical plagues, no end of the world and nothing particularly unique… Just the wonders of nature at work. Meanwhile, te sinister red water stretches as far as the eye can see. 51-year-old photographer from Moscow Sam Dobson stumbled across the strange scene while driving through France. The salty crystals can be seen everywhere. Every small branch is covered with crystals and with the red water as a background it looks like something extra-terrestrial. The strange thing is there are lakes on the left and on the right of this one and they are absolutely as you’d expect with normal water. According to Sam Dobson, he was just overwhelmed with emotions the whole time he was there. “Despite my numerous travels, I have never seen anything like this before.”
Red color wedding tradition
In the culture of different peoples red color associated with the birth of new life, fertility and renewal, awakening of love and passion. Therefore, red is present in the wedding traditions. Bride in red dress symbolizes wealth, beauty, health, happiness and joy. In India, for example, the bride dressed in red sari embodies the goddess Lakshmi, bringing to the groom’s house good luck, wealth and prosperity.
Red Rooster Year symbolic meaning
According to the eastern or Chinese horoscope, the main symbol of 2017 will be the element of fire, which is a five-year cycle of the elements – Fire, Water, Air, Wood, Metal. Fire is a strong element, and it is best to handle it gently and carefully, in this case it will bring all the good owns. The main colors of 2017 are all related to the fire – red and orange, as well as all sorts of shades of these colors.
Also, the year belongs to one of the five elements, which also interact with each other – harmonize and complement, or are in conflict and repression. And If you know in advance the nature of the coming year of the Rooster, its characters and the nature, and, of course, its color, you can already plan the gifts for the year of the Rooster, dishes for New Year’s table, and advance understanding your horoscope in the new Year of the Rooster.
Admiring Red Maple leaf Japanese tradition
Momiji Matsuri – Japanese tradition of admiring the leaves during the autumn period, when the leaves acquire rich yellow, orange, purple or brown colors. This event in Japan in terms of its significance is equivalent to the cherry blossom in the spring, and many Japanese take part in it. The word “Momiji” is also a designation of red maples, which Japanese consider the most beautiful trees.
Everyone knows that Japan is an island country, narrowly stretched from north to south. The “Sakura Blossom Front”, which notifies the arrival of spring, begins its journey from the southern part of the islands, gradually paving its way to the north. But the “front of the red leaves” begins its movement in the fall in the opposite direction. With the deepening of the autumn, starting from the northern regions, the country gradually changes its coloration from summer green to fiery red and yellow.
Red Cardinal – a favorite bird of many Americans. No wonder that seven states chose it as their symbol bird – Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. However, not only Americans love this colorful bird, but also Canadians. Brought in 1700 to Bermuda, it has successfully taken root, and then it acclimatized in Hawaii and southern California. The bird enters the list of 10 most beautiful birds in the world. Cardinals are extremely intelligent, and have an excellent memory. Interestingly, they form couple for life and stay together even outside the breeding season. Besides, Red Cardinal belongs to the territorial birds, and the male does not allow other cardinals to penetrate its territory. Meanwhile, the loud singing and warns other birds about the occupied territory.