Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lavender Farm


Lavender is a beautiful color. It is also a kind of plant. The Lavenders are a genus of about 25-30 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region south to tropical Africa and to the southeast regions of India. The genus includes annuals, herbaceous plants, subshrubs, and small shrubs. The native range extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, south Europe and the Mediterranean, Arabia, and India.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I have not seen a comet. Falling stars yes.


When I was young and a dreamer, I have made a wish to a falling star. It came true.

What's the difference between a comet and a falling star?

The word "comet" came to the English language through Latin cometes from the Greek word komē, meaning "hair of the head"; Aristotle first used the derivation komētēs to depict comets as "stars with hair." The astronomical symbol for comets accordingly consists of a disc with a hairlike tail.

Falling stars on the other hand are small, solid bodies that enter the Earth’s atmosphere as they travel through space. These stars are commonly called meteors. Meteors can enter the our atmosphere with a velocity that ranges from ten to seventy km/sec. These meteors can plunge into the atmosphere at velocities ranging from ten to seventy kilometers per second. Consequently, the friction that is created is great enough to cause the meteor to begin burning up which produces the light that we refer to as a falling star.

sources: wikipedia and eduscience

Tuesday, April 22, 2008



The sunset is more beautiful than the sunrise because it is more brightly colored. The shades of red and orange are vibrant with gray sky as background.

For romantic people ,it evokes memories. For people seeking peace, it evokes serenity, a symbol of break from a chaotic world. Sun setting to prepare for the next morning.

Monday, April 21, 2008



The word lake is from the Latin word lacus. It is a body of water which is larger than a pond but is not a part of the ocean.

Unlike the seas and oceans, lakes have calming effect.

Lakes are placid that the water are very tranquil. So tranquil, that the mountains, the trees and the sky are mirrored in this body of water.

The water takes the color of the sky.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kumamoto Castle

It is in Kumamoto, Japan is open for tours and sightseeing. While mostly built with concrete, it has a number of wooden buildings within, which were burnt during previous battles but continually remained intact until today.

Kumamoto Castle (熊本城; -jō) is a castle in Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan that has been opened to the public for tours. A large, and in its day, an extremely well fortified Japanese castle. The donjon (castle central keep) is a concrete reconstruction built in 1960, but several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle. The castle was besieged during the Satsuma Rebellion, and was sacked and burned after a 53-day siege.
aource: wikipedia

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Taj Majal -India

Taj Mahal in Agra, India, was created in the honor of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is known for its beauty, spirit, and "jewel" of the Muslim art.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cherry Blossoms


The blossoms of cheery trees signal the beginning of Spring. It is celebrated as festival in the Washington DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual commemoration of the gift in 1912 of 3,000 cherry trees by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to Washington as a memorial of national friendship between the United States and Japan and a celebration of the continued close relationship between the people of the two countries.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Torre de Belem-Portugal

Portuguese Torre de Belém is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal.

It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late Gothic style, the Manueline, to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. This defensive, yet elegant construction has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to the Portuguese power during the Age of the Great Discoveries. In 1983 it was classified, together with the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Ice looks beautiful but just like the desert, it is not a place for people to enjoy.


In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term "tundra" comes from Kildin Sami tūndâr 'uplands, tundra, treeless mountain tract'. There are two types of tundra: Arctic tundra (which also occurs in Antarctica), and alpine tundra. In tundra, the vegetation is composed of dwarf shrubs, sedges and grasses, mosses, and lichens. Scattered trees grow in some tundra. The ecotone (or ecological boundary region) between the tundra and the forest is known as the tree line or timberline.

source of description: wikipedia