luni, 13 iulie 2015

Timeless (15) Zbor ideal. Ideal flight.


Lao Tzu in TaoTe Ching: "Returning (union with the Primordial) In Tao the only motion is returning. The only useful quality, weakness. For though all creatures under heaven are the products of Being, Being itself is the product of Not-being. " (chap. 40, tr. Waley) more to read on Wikipedia


Back to the nature.







"N. oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far East as Yunnan in southern parts of China. It typically occurs around dry stream beds. Nerium oleander is planted in many subtropical and tropical areas of the world. On the East Coast of the US, it grows as far north as Washington DC, while in California and Texas it is naturalized as a median strip planting.[citation needed] In Sri Lanka this plant is called Kaneru කණේරු, grown as an ornamental in gardens." click on the link above to read more on Wikipedia.


"N. oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far East as Yunnan in southern parts of China. It typically occurs around dry stream beds. Nerium oleander is planted in many subtropical and tropical areas of the world. On the East Coast of the US, it grows as far north as Washington DC, while in California and Texas it is naturalized as a median strip planting.[citation needed] In Sri Lanka this plant is called Kaneru කණේරු, grown as an ornamental in gardens." click on the link above to read more on Wikipedia.
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Click to see enlarged views.
From the Summer, july 2015. Summer time aspects. 
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
Visions of a Happy Summer time! 
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From Did you know Category/ Știați că*: 
"Nerium oleander /ˈnɪəriəm ˈoʊliː.ændər/ is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco may have taken its name from the Berber name oualilt for the flower. Oleander is one of the most poisonous of commonly grown garden plants."
"N. oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far East as Yunnan in southern parts of China. It typically occurs around dry stream beds. Nerium oleander is planted in many subtropical and tropical areas of the world. On the East Coast of the US, it grows as far north as Washington DC, while in California and Texas it is naturalized as a median strip planting.[citation needed] In Sri Lanka this plant is called Kaneru කණේරු, grown as an ornamental in gardens." click on the link above to read more on Wikipedia.

*More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media
Wikipedia & internet; media; written e-press; 


Și acum,  propunerea cinefilă 
pentru această săptămână ...
And now: a movie proposal for this week...

 Un film meditativ, despre viata...
O poveste de viață  ...
One movie for meditation, about life...  

A story of life ...

                                          "Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose"
Filmul: " The Shift "/ "Schimbarea"
"De la ambitie la sens - Descoperind sensul vietii tale" **
"Iniţial numit "Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose", filmul The Shift vorbeşte despre schimbarea ce trebuie să aibă loc în viaţa noastră când ne descoperim adevăratul nostru scop. Purtătorul mesajelor din film este Wayne Dyer, psiholog considerat de mulţi americani drept „părintele motivaţiei" şi totodată iniţiatorul mişcării de self-development din SUA."* 
*See more at: 
"http://suntsanatos.ro/the-shift-schimbarea-wayne-dyer-3013.html#sthash.zlwkAaTK.dpuf"


Excerpts/ Fragmente din film: 
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - "Care este scopul meu? Cum il pot găsi?...
"Intotdeauna am fost de părere ca adevăratul scop al vieţii este doar să fii fericit, să te bucuri de viata ta. Să ajungi intr-un loc de unde să nu doreşti să mergi altundeva. Atata lume işi petrece viaţa luptand, incercand să fie intr-un loc unde nu sunt. Niciodată nu li se pare ca ajung acolo.
Una din modalităţi este să te intorci la natură... Să iti găsesti propria ta natura...
Am scris o carte acum caţiva ani "Schimbă-ţi gandurile, schimbă-ţi viata!" bazată pe invăţăturile antice ale lui Lao Tzu dintr-o carte numită Tao Te Ching.
Lao Tzu ne reaminteşte că "toată fiinţarea işi are originea in nefiinţă*"..."
(...)
..."- Cred că incep să mă prind."
... "- Bine. Stii, David? Chestia e că toţi ne vom prinde. Pană la urmă toţi o să inţelegem."
" Oriunde esti, si de orice varstă, esti doar la un gand distanţă ... de a-ţi schimba viaţa!"

                     *Lao Tzu in TaoTe Ching: About "Returning (union with the Primordial)
 "In Tao the only motion is returning. The only useful quality, weakness. For though all creatures under heaven are the products of Being, Being itself is the product of Not-being. " 
(chap. 40, tr. Waley) 
More to read on Wikipedia

Starring/In rolurile principale: 
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Portia de Rossi, Michael Goorjian.

"Wayne Walter Dyer (born May 10, 1940) is an American self-help author and motivational speaker." 

"Asa e şi cu schimbarea, o facem de multe ori doar pentru ca ne scufundam… cand deja eşti ameninţat ca vei fi dat afară, cand deja relaţia nu mai merge şi afli ca esti inşelat, uneori chiar ajungi să te scufunzi. Si atunci ai nevoie de aer să poti iesi la suprafată, uneori chiar ajungi "să mori" şi ai nevoie de o renaştere (spirituală) care implică multa muncă, vindecarea unor răni etc." *
*See more at: 
"http://suntsanatos.ro/the-shift-schimbarea-wayne-dyer-3013.html#sthash.zlwkAaTK.dpuf" 

**Sursa/source of video/info/lyrics: 
 Internet; soulvisionhealing.com;
Hay House

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Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 
Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

luni, 6 iulie 2015

Timeless (14) Sunday Thoughts...Gânduri de duminică ...

Late Sunday. Thoughts. Duminică seara. Gânduri.

Sunset of july.
I travel in what I could call this: a "speed of blogging"... through photos, images, through magical camera lens...

What easiest way to travel can you possible find, if not to travel through pictures, through images, incredible moments captured in time... moments for soul, for heart...

Time is passing quickly... time is relative, of course... nothing new... I mean, already, you've learned about the renowned theory of...

So, from this point of view, I think that we can all agree, that when it is possible to travel through your pictures or someone else's, we must be thankful for it...

This is what I believe... I'll never going to have enough time to see all the wonders in the world, so, when it comes to think of ways of travelling, then I do my research and I observe at others various ways! From a click, imagine... that we can travel so fast... in a magical way, almost, just like Twain or Verne have done it long ago... from sitting on their own chairs and tables and helped by tones of books...
I hope that it can be understand what I wanted to tell...


"Just thoughts"...  a "fortunate happenstance"... 
"Just thoughts"... a "fortunate happenstance" (serendipity)...  sunset in various moments in the first row... an up close look at... And different ways of imagining the same view/sight of reflection in the second row!...

From Did you know Category/ Știați că: 

"Serendipity * means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. Wikipedia 

The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation such as Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928 and the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945, the invention of the Post-it note by Spencer Silver in 1968.

The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages." 

"Etymology"
The first noted use of "serendipity" (meaning pleasant surprise) in the English language was by Horace Walpole (1717–1797). In a letter to Horace Mann (dated 28 January 1754) he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of". The name stems from Serendip, an old name for Sri Lanka (aka Ceylon), from Tamil Ceralamdivu, Sanskrit Simhaladvipa and Arabic Sarandīp (سرندیپ). Parts of Sri Lanka were under the rule of Tamil kings for extended periods of time in history. Kings of Kerala, India (Cheranadu) were called Ceran Kings and divu, tivu or dheep means island, the island belonging to the Chera King was called Cherandeep, hence Sarandib by Arab traders.

The structure of serendipity
Serendipity is not just a matter of a random event, nor can it be taken simply as a synonym for "a happy accident" (Ferguson, 1999; Khan, 1999), "finding out things without being searching for them" (Austin, 2003), or "a pleasant surprise" (Tolson, 2004) ..

The New Oxford Dictionary of English defines serendipity as the occurrence and development of events by chance in a satisfactory or beneficial way, understanding the chance as any event that takes place in the absence of any obvious project (randomly or accidentally), which is not relevant to any present need, or in which the cause is unknown.

Innovations presented as examples of serendipity have an important characteristic: they were made by individuals able to "see bridges where others saw holes" and connect events creatively, based on the perception of a significant link.

The chance is an event, serendipity a capacity. The Nobel Prize laureate Paul Flory suggests that significant inventions are not mere accidents." 
*Read more on wikipedia

Definitions of serendipity*
Noun: "the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
a fortunate stroke of serendipity"
Synonyms: 
(happy) chance, (happy) accident, fluke, luck, good luck, good fortune, fortuity, providence, happy coincidence

Examples of Serendipity*
"What is lost, some say, is the experience of serendipity and the delight in finding things that you would not naturally seek out."
"Such serendipity is typical of a constantly surprising show whose overlapping paths continually come full circle."
"One of the nicest things about traveling is the part that serendipity plays in our adventures."
"The arts develop because of aptitude, talent, genius, hard work and serendipity."
"You might say this is serendipity , but you really have to make these things happen."

*Sursa/Source: Internet; Wikipedia & internet; media
"Shots of Awe"  by Jason Silva - You Tube.

Și acum,  propunerea cinefilă pentru această săptămână ...
And now: a short movie proposal for this week...

 Un film meditativ, despre viata, despre relația dintre doi oameni .. 
O poveste de viață  ...
One movie for meditation, about life, about the relationship between two people..  
A story of life ...

Written & DIrected by: Ali Kareem
**Sursa/Source: Internet

Sunset in june. A floral boat in bright light.
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
From the Summer, 2015. Summer time aspects. 
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
Visions of a Happy Summer time! 
©AlexaT&GândCălător.blogspot.com
*More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media
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Sursa/source of video/info/lyrics: From Did you know Category/ Știați că: 
*More to read on : 
Wikipedia & internet; media; written e-press; 


**Sursa/Source: Internet; thehiyL.com; ziglar.com; 
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Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

miercuri, 24 iunie 2015

Timeless (13) At festivity. De sărbatoare.

24 iunie - Ziua Universală a Iei "Ia * is a blouse, a component of the romanian traditional costume worn by women. The blouse is made of white cloth, cotton cloth, embroidered with silk or linen. It is adorned with embroidery motifs, romanian especially, from popular traditions, on the sleeves, chest and around neck. Some of them are adorned with beads or sequins." "Ia* este o bluză, componentă a costumului tradițional românesc, purtată de femei. Este confecționată din pânză albă de bumbac, in sau borangic. Este împodobită cu broderii în motive populare românești mai ales la mâneci, pe piept și la gât. Unele ii sunt împodobite și cu mărgele sau paiete." click to read more on Wikipedia/e-media

24 iunie - Ziua Universală a Iei  "Ia* este o bluză, componentă a costumului tradițional românesc, purtată de femei. Este confecționată din pânză albă de bumbac, in sau borangic. Este împodobită cu broderii în motive populare românești mai ales la mâneci, pe piept și la gât. Unele ii sunt împodobite și cu mărgele sau paiete." *More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media;

Popular costumes. Various types of traditional romanian blouse called "Ia". Night of museums, may, 2015.

24 iunie - Ziua Universală a Iei  "Ia* este o bluză, componentă a costumului tradițional românesc, purtată de femei. Este confecționată din pânză albă de bumbac, in sau borangic. Este împodobită cu broderii în motive populare românești mai ales la mâneci, pe piept și la gât. Unele ii sunt împodobite și cu mărgele sau paiete." *More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media;

Night of museums, may, 2015. Popular costumes. Various types of traditional romanian blouse called "Ia"

Instants from Zona Betfia/ Bihor County, summer 2014 Photo edited; ©AlexaT&GândCălător.blogspot.com

„Unii spun că în noaptea aceasta, exact la miezul nopţii, se deschid cerurile. Nu prea înţeleg cum s-ar putea deschide, dar aşa se spune: că în noaptea de Sânziene se deschid cerurile. Dar probabil că se deschid numai pentru cei care ştiu cum să le privească…”
"Noaptea de Sânziene", Mircea Eliade* 
*More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media; written e-press; 

At festivity. De sărbatoare: La Sânziene 
**Sursa/Source: Video Internet; you tube

Instants from Zona Betfia/ Bihor County, summer 2014 Photo edited; ©AlexaT&GândCălător.blogspot.com

From Did you know Category/ Știați că*: 

In ziua de 24 iunie sărbătorim:

"In ziua de 24 iunie a fiecarui an bisericesc, Biserica Ortodoxă face pomenirea Nasterii Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul*, cunoscuta in popor si cu denumirea de Dragaica sau Sânziene." ... "Desi sunt asociate sarbatorii crestine a Nasterii Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul si a Aducerii Moastelor Sfantului Ioan cel Nou de la Suceava, Sanzienele isi au originea intr-un stravechi cult solar. Denumirea este preluata probabil, de la Sancta Diana, zeita silvestra. Sanzienele erau considerate, inca din vremea lui Cantemir, ca reprezentari fitomorfe (Florile de Sanziene) si divinitati antropomorfe. In credinta populara, Sanzienele erau considerate a fi niste femei frumoase, niste adevarate preotese ale soarelui, divinitati nocturne ascunse prin padurile intunecate, neumblate de om...." sursa: crestinortodox.ro

"Sânzienele* sunt, în mitologia românească, zâne bune din clasa ielelor dar care atunci când nu le este respecată sărbatoarea devin surate cu Rusaliile care sunt zâne rele.Uneori Sânzienele sunt sinonime cu Drăgaicele, manifestându-se, potrivit superstiției, în ziua sf. Ioan Botezătorul." sursa Wikipedia

"Sânzienele * are in the Romanian mythology, good fairies in their class of fairies, but when they are bad measured, not being respected then they can become bad fairies. Sometimes "Sânzienele" are synonymous with "Drăgaicele", manifesting, according to superstition in the holy day of John the Baptist. "

24 iunie - Ziua Universală a Iei 
"Ia* este o bluză, componentă a costumului tradițional românesc, purtată de femei. Este confecționată din pânză albă de bumbac, in sau borangic. Este împodobită cu broderii în motive populare românești mai ales la mâneci, pe piept și la gât. Unele ii sunt împodobite și cu mărgele sau paiete." 
"Ia: is a blouse, a component of the romanian traditional costume worn by women. The blouse is made of white cloth, cotton cloth, embroidered with silk or linen. It is adorned with embroidery motifs, romanian especially, from popular traditions, on the sleeves, chest and around neck. Some of them are adorned with beads or sequins. "
*More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media; 

Night of museums, may, 2015.
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
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Instants from Zona Betfia/ Bihor County, summer 2014
Night of museums, may, 2015. Aspects & instants. 
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
©AlexaT&GândCălător.blogspot.com

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Sursa/source of video/info/lyrics: From Did you know Category/ Știați că: 
 *More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media; written e-press; 
**Sursa/Source: Video Internet; you tube

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Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

vineri, 19 iunie 2015

Timeless (12) Blooms in early summer (aspects).../ Flori și începutul verii (aspecte)....

Blooms...Flori...

Blossoms from may... Flori de mai ...

White sensation like a "jasmine"
 sau senzație în alb...ca o "iasomie"...
"Philadelphus coronarius (sweet mock-orange, English dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangaceae, native to Southern Europe. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) wide, with toothed leaves and bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent stamens. In the species the blooms are abundant and very fragrant, but less so in the cultivars.   Philadelphus coronarius The specific epithet coronarius means "used for garlands"


"Philadelphus coronarius (sweet mock-orange, English dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangaceae, native to Southern Europe. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) wide, with toothed leaves and bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent stamens. In the species the blooms are abundant and very fragrant, but less so in the cultivars.   Philadelphus coronarius The specific epithet coronarius means "used for garlands"

Early summer...Vara devreme ...

Unripe fruits of "Prunus cerasifera is a species of plum known by the common names cherry plum and myrobalan plum.[2] It is native to Europe and Asia. Corcodușul (Prunus cerasifera, sinonim P. divaricata), denumit și Myrobalan sau Bomb, este o specie de plante care aparține genului Prunus, nativă din centrul și estul Europei, sud-vestul și centrul Asiei."Calendaristic end of Spring... or the beginning of summer vacation for children? The solstice of summer is on june, 21...
Sfârșitul calendaristic de primăvară ... sau începutul vacanței de vară pentru copii? Solstițiul de vară este pe 21 iunie ...

High temperatures, unusual for this period of time...
Temperaturi ridicate, neobișnuite pentru această perioadă de timp ...









A nest in colorsA nest. Edited in B&W.

Blooms...Flori...
Blossoms from june... Flori de iunie ...
(Below, red hibiscus)
Puiu & blossoms of red hibiscus. "Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia." read more to wikipedia
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
From the Spring of  May-June, 2015. Springtime aspects. 
Series of photo instants, up-close & collages in color and black & white. 
Visions of a Happy Springtime! 
©AlexaT&GândCălător.blogspot.com

Și acum,  propunerea cinefilă pentru această săptămână ...
And now: a movie proposal for this week...
 Un film meditativ, despre viata, despre relația dintre doi oameni .. 
O poveste de viață  ...
One movie for meditation, about life, about the relationship between two people..  
A story of life ...


"You're too confident..."
"Do you have any idea how cruel life can be?"

"A Moment to Remember*" 
"(Hangul: 내 머리 속의 지우개; RR: Nae Meorisogui Jiugae; lit. "Eraser in My Head") is a 2004 South Korean film based on the 2001 Japanese television drama Pure Soul. It stars Son Ye-jin and Jung Woo-sung and follows the theme of discovery in a relationship and the burdens of loss caused by Alzheimer's disease.


The movie was released on November 5, 2004 in South Korea. It was a major success domestically, topping the box office for two consecutive weeks to become the 5th highest grossing film of 2004 at 2,565,078 admissions. The film was also a hit in Japan, breaking previous records of Korean films released there; it was the 19th highest grossing film at the 2005 Japanese box office.

John H. Lee and Kim Young-ha won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2005 Grand Bell Awards." 
*More to read on : Wikipedia & internet; media

From Did you know Category/
 Știați că*: 

"Luna iunie poartă numele zeiţei romane Juno (sau Junona). Aceasta era soţia lui Jupiter. În mitologia greacă zeiţa Juno se numea Hera. În tradiția noastră populară, luna iunie se numește Cireșar."

"June is called after Roman goddess Juno (or Juno). It was the wife of Jupiter. In Greek mythology the goddess Juno was called Hera. In our tradition folk is called "Cireșar"."
"Văzut de pe Soare, Pământul se va afla în constelața Ophiucus între 1 și 17 iunie și în Sagittarius în restul lunii. Între 17-23 iunie, Pământul va fi în conjuncție cu planeta Mercur.

De pe Marte planeta noastră s-ar vedea în dreptul Soarelui.
Sursa/source: Click to read on Observatorul astronomic Amiral Vasile UrseanuSolstițiul de vară se va produce pe 21 iunie la ora 19:38. Citiți mai multe despre acest fenomen."*

"Seen from the Sun, the Earth will be in the constellation Ophiuchus between 1 and 17 June and the rest of Sagittarius. From June 17 to 23, the Earth will be in conjunction with Mercury.

The planet Mars would see the sun right.

Summer solstice will occur on June 21 at 7:38 p.m.. Read more about this phenomenon." *



June 12, 2015 "In 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice)." click to read more info about here

"It occurs during a hemisphere's summer. This is the northern solstice in the northern hemisphere and the southern solstice in the southern hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs some time between June 20 and June 22 in the northern hemisphere and between December 20 and December 23 each year in the southern hemisphere."

"În astronomie, se numesc solstiții cele două momente din an cînd planul determinat de centrul Soarelui și de axa de rotație a Pămîntului este perpendicular pe planul orbitei Pămîntului. În cele două momente ale anului unghiul făcut de razele soarelui cu orizontul la amiază este cel mai mare (vara) sau cel mai mic (iarna) din an. Variația acestui unghi în cursul anului se explică prin aceea că axa de rotație a Pămîntului nu este perpendiculară pe orbita lui.
În jurul datei de 21 iunie (cel mai adesea), sau 22 iunie, în emisfera nordică are loc solstițiul de vară; în preajma acestei date, la trecerea meridianului, soarele se ridică deasupra orizontului la unghiul maxim, iar intervalul diurn are durata maximă. Simultan, în emisfera sudică are loc solstițiul de iarnă, cînd înălțimea soarelui deasupra orizontului și intervalul diurn sînt minime (la sud de cercul polar de sud soarele nu răsare și se află la unghiul maxim sub orizont).
Wikipedia & internet; media
"Philadelphus coronarius* (sweet mock-orange, English dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangaceae, native to Southern Europe. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) wide, with toothed leaves and bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent stamens. In the species the blooms are abundant and very fragrant, but less so in the cultivars. Philadelphus coronarius The specific epithet coronarius means "used for garlands". *More to read on : Wikipedia


 /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs/) (mock-orange) is a genus of about 60 species of shrubs from 1 to 6 m tall, native to North America, Central America, Asia and (locally) in southeast Europe.
They are named "mock-orange" in reference to their flowers, which in wild species look somewhat similar to those of oranges and lemons (Citrus) at first glance, and smell of orange flowers and jasmine (Jasminum). But Philadelphus is a basal asterid, not closely related to Jasminum * (advanced asterids), and among the eudicots quite distant indeed from Citrus (advanced rosids). An entirely misleading name for Philadelphus that is sometimes encountered is syringa; this properly refers to the lilacs, which are fairly close relatives of jasmine. The connection of the two shrubs lies in their introduction from Ottoman gardens to European ones, effected at the same time by the Holy Roman Emperor's ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, who returned to Vienna in 1562. The two shrubs appear together in John Gerard's Herball, as "Blew Pipe" (the lilac) and "White Pipe Tree", for the wood of both are pithy and easily hollowed out.

Philadelphus is named after an ancient Greek king of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus.

"Philadelphus coronarius* (sweet mock-orange, English dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangaceae, native to Southern Europe. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) wide, with toothed leaves and bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent stamens. In the species the blooms are abundant and very fragrant, but less so in the cultivars.
Philadelphus coronarius
The specific epithet coronarius means "used for garlands". *More to read on : Wikipedia


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