marți, 16 mai 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (20) Spring in May. 'When blossoms are dancing on the alleys'... "Când florile dansau pe alei" ...


Motto:
A Life 
poem by EDITH SÖDERGRAN

"That the stars are adamant
everyone understands—
but I won’t give up seeking joy on each blue wave
or peace below every gray stone.

If happiness never comes, what is a life?
A lily withers in the sand
and if its nature has failed? The tide washes the beach at night. 

What is the fly looking for on the spider’s web?
What does a dayfly make of its hours?
(Two wings creased over a hollow body.)

Black will never turn to white
yet the perfume of our struggle lingers
as each morning fresh flowers
spring up from hell.

The day will come
when the earth is emptied, the skies collapse
and all goes still—
when nothing remains but the dayfly folded in a leaf.
But no one knows it."
Spring in May. 
'When blossoms are dancing on the alleys'... "Când florile dansau pe alei" ...
"Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic". Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek αλεω (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times, and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants." More info to read on Wikipedia.
"Wisteria: Definitions of wisteria noun a climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers. Native to North America and eastern Asia, ornamental varieties are widely grown on walls and pergolas. The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring."
"Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious (hermaphroditic-flowered) tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree."

From Did You Know Category
About Some Flowers in May.

"Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic".
Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek αλεω (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times, and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants."
"Cultivation
Many Allium species have been harvested through human history, but only about a dozen are still economically important today as crops or garden vegetables.
Ornamental
Many Allium species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamentals. These include A. cristophii and A. giganteum, which are used as border plants for their ornamental flowers, and their "architectural" qualities. Several hybrids have been bred, or selected, with rich purple flowers. A. hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' is one of the most popular and has been given an Award of Garden Merit (H4). These ornamental onions produce spherical umbels on single stalks in spring and summer, in a wide variety of sizes and colours, ranging from white (Allium 'Mont Blanc'), blue (A. caeruleum), to yellow (A. flavum) and purple (A. giganteum). By contrast, other species (such as invasive A. triquetrum and A. ursinum) can become troublesome garden weeds."
More info to read on Wikipedia.

"Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae (Leguminosae), that includes ten species of woody climbing bines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants. An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or 'water wisteria' is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae."
"Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria) is a woody, deciduous, perennial climbing vine in the genus Wisteria, native to China in the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan. While this plant is a climbing vine, it can be trained into a tree-like shape, usually with a wavy trunk and a flattened top."
More info to read on Wikipedia

"Iris (plant) is a genus of about 260–300, species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Some authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, as well as some belonging to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower."
"Iris sibirica, commonly known as Siberian iris or Siberian flag, is a species in the genus Iris. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial, from Europe (including France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine and northern Turkey) and Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Siberia). It has long green grass-like leaves, tall stem, 2–5 violet-blue, to blue, and occasionally white flowers. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions."

"Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious (hermaphroditic-flowered) tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree."
"Description
Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, growing to about 39 metres (128 ft) tall:371 with a domed crown of stout branches; on old trees the outer branches often pendulous with curled-up tips. The leaves are opposite and palmately compound, with 5–7 leaflets; each leaflet is 13–30 cm long, making the whole leaf up to 60 cm across, with a 7–20 cm petiole. The leaf scars left on twigs after the leaves have fallen have a distinctive horseshoe shape, complete with seven "nails". The flowers are usually white with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals; they are produced in spring in erect panicles 10–30 cm tall with about 20–50 flowers on each panicle. Usually only 1–5 fruit develop on each panicle; the shell is a green, spiky capsule containing one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.
video

Inflorescence
Etymology
The common name "horse-chestnut" (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only distantly related), together with the observation that the fruit is most likely to be toxic to horses.
Distribution and habitat
Aesculus hippocastanum is native to a small area in the Pindus Mountains mixed forests and Balkan mixed forests of South East Europe. However, it can be found in many parts of Europe as far north as Gästrikland in Sweden, as well as in many parks and cities in the United States and Canada.
It also grows in the Kyoto prefecture in Japan."

Source of info above: Internet/ Wikipedia.
Motto: A Life  poem by EDITH SÖDERGRAN  "That the stars are adamant everyone understands— but I won’t give up seeking joy on each blue wave or peace below every gray stone.  If happiness never comes, what is a life? A lily withers in the sand ..."Că stelele sunt de neatins Toată lumea înțelege - Dar nu voi renunța să caut bucurie cu fiecare val albastru Sau pace sub fiecare piatră gri."  "Dacă nu vine fericirea, ce este o viată? Un crin ce se usucă în nisip ..."

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in May.
Spring 2017

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".*


*Source of poem, video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of quotes below:  
Power of Positivity;  mystic sounds; 
The Hearty Soul; Inspirational Quotes. Internet.
Happiness starts with yourself.
Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

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...

duminică, 30 aprilie 2017

Timeless (40) From time to time. "A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. April in Spring." (II) Inspired, one more time...


View from the main entrance to the The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) to Regina Elisabeta Boulevard at sunset. "They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." Read more about The Cișmigiu Gardens on Wikipedia.
Motto:
"Dacă pământul pe care mergi, pe care-l calci fără să te gândeşti la el - durere încorporată în paşi ca cerul în ochi - ai simţi deodată că suferă din pricina ta, fiindcă paşii tăi sunt grei; dacă ai simţi înlăuntrul lui ca o durere fără de expresie aparentă - ce-ai face: ai merge înainte sau te-ai opri?" de Ionel Teodoreanu,  fragment din romanul "La Medeleni".
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. " "The park was built in 1847, at a time when Bucharest was the capital of Wallachia, on a site formerly known as Lacul lui Dura neguțătorul (the "Lake of Dura the merchant"), or simply as Dura.[1] The pool it replaced was a popular site for fishing from as early as the 17th century, and was inhabited by mallard colonies." Read more about The Cișmigiu Gardens on Wikipedia.
"If the earth that you are going on, that are you walking without thinking about it - as a  pain embedded in steps, like the sky in the eye - you could suddenly feel that it suffers because of you, because your steps are heavy; if you could feel inside him, as a pain without an apparent expression - what would you do: would you go ahead or would you stop? "

 by Ionel Teodoreanu,  from the novel "La Medeleni".

View from historic center of the city; old buildings.   "Lipscani is a street and a district of Bucharest, Romania, which from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century was the most important commercial area of the city and Wallachia. It is located near the ruins of the old Princely Court built by Vlad III the Impaler."  "History It was named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), as that was the origin of many of the wares that could be found on the main street. The word lipscan (singular of lipscani) meant trader who brought his wares from Western Europe." More info to read about the historic center and Lipscani on Wikipedia.
View from historic center of the city; from Stavropoleos Street in front the old building of "The CEC Palace (Romanian: Palatul CEC) in Bucharest, Romania, built in 1900 and situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History, is the headquarter of CEC Bank". Architectural style: eclectic; "Built in eclectic style, the palace is topped by a glass and metal dome. "  More info to read about the historic center and The CEC Palace on Wikipedia.
View from Lipscani; on the right, the National Bank of Romania (the old building).
View to the Lipscani street; "It was named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), as that was the origin of many of the wares that could be found on the main street. The word lipscan (singular of lipscani) meant trader who brought his wares from Western Europe. All trades were found in the area, including goldsmiths, hatters, shoemakers, tanners, saddlemakers, etc., many guilds (or isnafuri) having their own street: even nowadays, the nearby streets bear the name of a trade (Blănari = Furriers street, Șelari = Saddlemakers street, etc.). During the Communist period, the whole area was scheduled to be demolished, but this never came to fruition. The district became neglected, but nowadays is the most attractive area for tourists of all Bucharest. As of 2013, many of the buildings were restored. In the early 21st century, much of the district has been transformed into a pedestrian zone. Known mainly for its restaurants and bars, including the Caru' cu Bere, a few reputable shops, such as H&M, Adidas and Yves Rocher, have begun to appear in the area, slowly turning Lipscani into a commercial shopping district as well." Read more info about Lipscani on Wikipedia
National Bank of Romania (the old building). The Old BNR Palace  "The Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania in the Lipscani Street. The head office of the National Bank of Romania with the view of Lipscani Street is one of the most imposing and massive bank edifices in Romania, nowadays a historic, art monument, and protected as such. It was erected on the former site of the inn built by Șerban Cantacuzino (1678-1688). On 26 February 1882, architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron were assigned the task to blueprint the BNR Palace. The construction of the building in the eclectic style of the late 19th century, with some neo-classical elements, proceeded between 12 July 1884 (when the foundation stone was laid) and June 1890 under the direction of the architect engineer Nicolae Cerchez assisted by architect E. Băicoianu." Read more info about The Old BNR Palace on Wikipedia.
National Bank of Romania (the old building). The Old BNR Palace  "The Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania in the Lipscani Street. The head office of the National Bank of Romania with the view of Lipscani Street is one of the most imposing and massive bank edifices in Romania, nowadays a historic, art monument, and protected as such. It was erected on the former site of the inn built by Șerban Cantacuzino (1678-1688). On 26 February 1882, architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron were assigned the task to blueprint the BNR Palace. The construction of the building in the eclectic style of the late 19th century, with some neo-classical elements, proceeded between 12 July 1884 (when the foundation stone was laid) and June 1890 under the direction of the architect engineer Nicolae Cerchez assisted by architect E. Băicoianu." Read more info about The Old BNR Palace on Wikipedia.
View from The old Headquarters of the National Bank of Romania to the Lipscani Street.
Magnolia tree in bloom.
View of Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) and CEC Palace on the right. "Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)is a major avenue in central Bucharest. It leads from Splaiul Independenței (which runs parallel to the Dâmbovița River) to the north and then northwest up to Piața Victoriei, where Șoseaua Kiseleff continues north."
View of Capșa from Calea Victoriei; "Casa Capșa is a historic restaurant in Bucharest, Romania, first established in 1852. At various times it has also included a hotel; most recently, it reopened as a 61-room hotel 17 June 2003."…long a symbol of Bucharest for its inhabitants… Capșa is not only associated with its exquisite pastry products, but also for a hectic literary life of yore… a welcoming place for Romanian writers where they could meet, talk and…associate."  The restaurant stands on Calea Victoriei at the corner of Edgar Quinet Street, across from the Hotel Capitol and diagonally across from the Cercul Militar Naţional." Read more info about Casa Capșa on Wikipedia.
"The Palace of the National Military Circle, also known as the Officers' Circle Palace (Romanian:Cercul Militar Național) is located on Constantin Mile street in Bucharest, Romania. It was built in 1911 by architect Dimitrie Maimarolu using French neoclassical style. The beneficiary was the Officers' Circle of the Bucharest military garrison, which was founded in 1876. [1][2] The palace was built on the site of the old Sărindar monastery; the fountain in front of the palace bears its name." Read more info about Cercul Militar Național on Wikipedia.
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." More info about on Wikipedia.
"The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park (Romanian: Grădinile Cișmigiu or Parcul Cișmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 16 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Știrbei Vodă Street, near the Crețulescu Palace. The southwestern corner of the park is adjacent to the Gheorghe Lazăr High School." More info about on Wikipedia.
The word cișmigiu comes from Turkish: a Ceșme is a public fountain and a cișmigiu (or cișmegiu) used to be the person responsible for building and maintaining public fountains. The name replaced older references to Dura, and was coined by the public because, at the time, the administrator of Bucharest fountains was living on park grounds (in a house located between the central lake and Sărindar quarter). Cișmigiu continued to be developed by Meyer long after its official inauguration: in 1870, the horticulturist laid out a plan to redesign the lanes, to introduce an artesian aquifer, and to create a kiosk for an orchestra. He also proposed to have gondolas carrying visitors over the lake. By 1851, new species of trees were brought in: chestnuts from Gorj County, walnuts from Dâmboviţa County, and other plants from places such as Vienna and Brașov. At the same time, the lanes were reinforced with debris from the ruins of Curtea Nouă and Zlătari area. Works were completed despite Meyer's sudden death as a result of typhoid fever (August 1852)." More info to read about on Wikipedia.
The principal entrance. View to the building of National Archives and City Hall.
A flower carpet & spring flowers
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. On the Lovers Alley. Aleea îndrăgostiţilor din Cișmigiu.
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. Statue.
Cișmigiu Gardens during the Spring in april of 2017. Statue.
Prunus Flowers. "a tree or shrub of a large genus that includes many varieties grown for their spring blossom (cherry and almond) or for their fruit (plum, peach, and apricot)."
Prunus Flowers. "a tree or shrub of a large genus that includes many varieties grown for their spring blossom (cherry and almond) or for their fruit (plum, peach, and apricot)."
Spring flight. Zbor de primăvară. Under white Spring blossoms.
The wooden bridge. Under blossoms.
Lake Cișmigiu
Platans trees (related to sycamore trees).
Fountain on Cișmigiu Lake
Fountain on Cișmigiu Lake
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry blossoms. tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom.
Cherry tree in full bloom. A view of the street under the blossoms of Cherry tree.
"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health." "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
Source of info above: Internet/ Wikipedia. Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Timeless (40) From time to time. A stroll under pink cherry blossoms. 
April in Spring. (II)
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in April.
Spring 2017

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".*

*Source of poem, video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of quotes below:  
Power of Positivity; Hyperliteratura.ro; mindbodygram; 
Positive Energy; The Hearty Soul.
"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
Happiness starts with yourself.
Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

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...

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