Some pics of my recent trip to China, Sichuan, Chengdu, Huanglong ... here

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  1. Aug 8, 2019 #21

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    On our way back to the low-land we visited a place that still shows the horrible disaster of the 2008, 12th may Wenshuan earthquake with more than 80.000 victims. This is the former middle-school building in Yingxiu, situated closest to the epicenter then ....
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    Chengdu city, central place with Mao statue and some museums around
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    chinese art
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    the 'Lotus village' Xinjin in the south-west of Chengdu, a beautiful place :
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    Maybe just a few more from the Perner nurseries, later..

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    The water lily photos are so pretty. That school is such a mess.
     
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    Beautiful pictures. I love seeing how they grow in nature. They do like their limestone. That soil looks like hard clay.
     
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    That Meconopsis punicea is gorgeous!
     
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    Nice pics Jean! As I said before, I feel like I'm back there again seeing all those wonderful places. That double flowered lotus is pretty cool, too. What Cyp species did you see on the tour other than tibeticum and flavum?
     
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    Jean, I most envie you for that gorgeous trip.
    Thank you very much for the impressive photos!
     
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    Very very interesting photos from your trip!
    Thank you!
     
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    Tom just those 2 in situ! In the greenhouses were some more still in flower .. :)
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    Dear Jean!

    Yet again, a beautifull and interesting set of photos, the earthquake ones also sad and devastating.

    The lotus photos reminded me of the following, very dear to me, quote from a classic, indian text: "Within the city of Brahman, which is the body, and within the heart there is a little house. This house has the shape of a lotus, and within it dwells that which is to be sought after, inquired about, and realised. What then is that which, dwelling within this little house, this lotus of the heart, is to be sought after, inquired about, and realised?" (Chandogya Upanisad 8:1:1, 2)

    On a more mundvand mundane level, I'm looking very much foreward to see your photos from the Perner nurseries!

    Kind regards - and all my best to both you and Wenqing! Jens
     
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    Oh Jens
    what a lovely poem around the most beautiful Lotus …

    ok then, here just a few from still in flower at Huanglong green-houses:

    Cyp calcicola/tibeticum/flavum/tibeticum/Ula Silkens/tibeticum (2)/look into greenhouse with a.o. fabric bags around the pollinated flowers for breedings, so no insects eat the ovaries of the flowers.
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    and here just a few from Chengdu nursery:

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    some more to come ...
     
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    hope you enjoy

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    Nice photos Jean! Some pretty unusual stuff in there. Is that near leafless phal Phalaenopsis honghenensis? I'm surprised you saw so few species of Cyp in the wild - too late in the season?
     
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    What a cornucopia of beauty! :)
     
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    Jean, seeing all your lovely photos makes me thinking of beeing part of your journey. The ruins of the earthquake make me sad and the chinese flag waving on top of them looks a bit strange, at least in my eyes.
     
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    Totally awesome (fabulous) trip! Thanks
     
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    you take such fantastic photos!
     
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    Spectacular, and so good to get such a clear look at habitat (and a bit of local architecture).
    Thanks for sharing and enlightening us!
     
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