Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Invasion of the Greens

I have been away for sometime responding to a university's request to help them make applications for patent. Doing the patent documents search, which we normally call prior art search, is a bit tedious and time consuming. This is very crucial to know if the invention for new application is really novel and really involves inventive step. Afterwhich, these patent documents will be evaluated, compared to the invention in question, and the real patent application documents will be made, to show the world that a novel, commercially applicable and a technology useful to society has been invented.

I am in front of the www all the time and it somehow already borders on boredom. I cannot even browse on facebook, it is blocked in the university systems. I can do some emails, and of course, I can still make a post on my blogs. What a relief! However, commenting on other sites is almost futile as it entails time and staff in the office i am in will see that I am not doing my job. Be that as it may, I am trying to compose a post, and I did! At least I already uploaded these photos last week, so i just need some words to join them.

It really is a very soothing change of sight!

This silaginella is growing among the mosses in our yard, responding favorably to the constant rains.

The ferns look luxuriantly growing too, and they are so vigorously green.

These are mixtures of different kinds of ferns and some fern vines. The maidenhair fern prominently growing in front.

This looks like a fern, but actually it is a vine. The mature stem can be used to tie some crafts like bamboo baskets or used as binding materials.


This is a bush we call pandakaki, with white miniature flowers and red-orange fruits which also look like flowers when maturing.

The above is a yellow crested bulbul, we have lots of them in the property. Can you see it? My lens cannot do justice to the size of the bird.

This is a group of our local birds, which i don't know the English common name. They seem to be quite happy among themselves after the heavy rains stopped. They converged on branches of a custard apple, Anona squamosa.

My Cycas edentata produces young leaves only after the heavy rains. Those round fruits developed last year, and need more than a year to ripen and be ready for germination. New flowers will develop responding to the rains.

Even surfaces of rocks are not spared, they will also be conquered by the greens. Mosses particularly will be responsible for that.

Green colors are seen everywhere, giving peaceful rest for the tired eyes. And who will say that only plants are allowed to roam the face of the earth this time in the tropics? This moth disagrees totally with that. And it is looking also peacefully green!
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33 comments:

  1. Lovely captures. Very informative post.

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  2. Beautiful pics of your greens...so lush. Thanks for sharing. I'm now your follower, love your Blog.

    erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

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  3. i was always multi-tasking in the office--working on my emails and blogging, and checking facebook at coffee breaks.:p
    i love the green moss, they're refreshing to look at. i thought these ferns are paku.:p i miss eating paku salad.

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    1. Luna, pako is a variety of fern and actually I just know them when in the area having lots of them, but I can't ID them on my own too. Ours really looks like the small ones that can be eaten, but those eaten are normally growing in colder areas. I love the fern salad too.

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  4. Love the birds in the tree and the coming butterfly? ~ great photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. I'm green with envy:) Love the bird shots. It's okay that they're far away....I still can zoom in and look at them. Really nice. I love these green plants and how they act like a grass almost. Hope you have a great Thursday:) And your moth is awesome!

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    1. Hi Kreesh, i wish i have a good tripod too because these are all handheld, haha! When looking at your birds in flight, I can just shake my head when i see flying birds but I can't do anything!

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  6. very green green posting ...so lush and lovely...we have had no rain for a while but it looks like you get lots there. cheers.

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    1. Hi, yes actually it is our rainy season now, we only have 2-the dry and the wet! The problem is when it rains it really pours, sometime giving us floods, because we have lots of typhoons here! Thanks for your visit.

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  7. Your Cycas edentata is amazing... gorgeous plant! We are in a really serious drought so feel free to send some of your rains to the US upper midwest... Larry

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    1. Hi Larry, i can relate very well with that condition as we only have the dry and wet seasons. But maybe you are more privileged as your drought is coupled with a bit colder climes unlike ours, that the temps seem to soar faster without the rains. And yes my Cycas edentata is lovely, i have actually two big plants.

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  8. Green is such a soothing colour. Relaxes your mind after a day of work. Your cycas is magnificent!

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    1. Thanks Aaron, I actually love it too, and i have two plants like that.

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  9. love all that greenary. And the green butterfly too. :)

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    1. Actually this is my first time to see a green butterfly!

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    1. Thanks Donna, and very literally that is!

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  11. You have such lovely shades of green and textures in your yard. I just adore the green butterfly and those birds! Thank you for stopping to visit me. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I love it when the same names comment consecutively, you are 2 Donnas here, the other one is way ahead, serendipitous maybe! Thanks for your visit.

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  12. I know what you mean about trying to read and comment at work...these greens are fabulous especially the ferns. All we see right now is other colors with fall setting in and cold weather coming.

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  13. Hello Andrea! This is beautiful... I love fern! I suddenly miss the Philippines.:) Karmi

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    1. Hi Karmi, the one who is like mushroom, now you see her, now you don't! I wonder what is happening with you, very mysterious! Anyway, thanks for the visit.

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  14. Your post is so green and lush, also very refreshing!

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  15. So lush and beautiful Andrea! I just love the cycas, the new flush of leaves are so crisp.

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    1. Thanks Gaz for the visit and appreciation.

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  16. Invasion of the greens is a perfect title for this post! I love them all. I looked closely at the bird-very neat. Here's hoping you get your work done soon so you don't have to on www all the time. That would be tough sometimes I think.

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    1. hahaha, thanks Tina. I normally post spontaneously, and i just thought of the greens because they are already in my USB.

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  17. Lovely ferns, I grow some ferns that are native to North America, including ostrich fern and ladyfern. Nice post.

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    1. I think it is the ferns which have the widest range of temperature habitats. Many species look the same, maybe they are just like the cycads, which are already here with the dinosaurs.

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  18. Whenever I check in on the Blogs I follow in your area of the World, I am amazed at all the green and lush plantings. Especially as we start to go into Winter here on the shores of Lake Michigan in USA. However, it makes me look forward to nest Spring! Nice Blog and information today. Hope to visit again soon. Jack

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, our landscapes are mostly green in natural settings, and our gardens are mostly orange and reds, of course, we have the warm (actually hot) colors as we only have 2 seasons, the dry and the wet! A disadvantage here is our few blues and dark violets.

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  19. I'm so pleased you took a break from your important but tedious work to post these photos and words. I love green and I love ferns, so this is a perfect post for me to feast my eyes on.

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  20. Loving all your green Claudia. I love moss and ferns and have several here and moss grows in several areas of my yard. The Maidenhair ferns are so pretty. Have a lovely week.

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