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My brother in law got married few weeks ago. I attended the wedding. Though we are almost in the same city, the custom of wedding is a little different. They are much more traditonal.Some intimate relatives of my brother in law and the introducers went to the woman's family to take the dowry. The following day, the bride's family held a dinner party, including the lunch and the supper. The groom went to the woman's home and drank a toast to the attenders. Meanwhile, the groom's family held a dinner party on the same day, but smaller, the attenders were intimate relatives, only about 30 people on each meal. Then on the third day, the groom sent a convoy the take the bride, and held a formal dinner party, including the lunch and the supper.
The wedding is complicated, it costs a lot of money and energy, however, most of us only have one in our life, so it still makes us happy. There's something wrong with the internet, I will upload the photos later. Sorry. By the way, the Spring festival of China is around the corner, and we will have a 12 day holiday from tomorrow. What's more, I'm so lucky last night. Our company held a party last night as usual, and I was lucky to get the big prize, an Iphoe 6, and it is the Valentine's Day, I gave it to my wife as a gift. Wish everyone have a good day!
Do anyone here know opal? I thought opal was very expensive, perhaps thousands of dollar each piece. However, several weeks ago, I found that opal is not so expensive, what's more, I can buy it from on the internet.
Opal is very beautiful, and I have already bought one. It is only about 0.5g in weight, so the actual opal is small in size.
I bought two books of opal to learn the related knowledge, so that I can buy the one I want. It is not popular in China, so the price is not very high, I can buy some when they are not expensive. On the other hand, the opal I buy today can also be sold when the price gets higher.
I learned that Japanese and American love the opal. So can anyone tell me the actual situation of opal in America?
Something wrong with the internet. I can't log in for over half a year. When I open the blog, and enter the write an entry, I found "Bill Mitchell sent me a letter this morning, asked me about the earthquake. Thank you. Well, I'm fine since I'm far from the earthquake. The earthquake happened in Yunnan province in the sourthern China. Today is the fourth day after the earthquake, which mean the Gold-Rescue Time has ended. So far, 589 people died (sorry, I gave Bill the wrong number) and 9 missed. I collected some lastest photos, however, there is something wrong with the connect, so can't upload them. Hope everyting is going well and everyone will cherish the life. Thanks, Bill.". It was written long time ago when an earthquake happened in southern China. Anyway, I can see you now and can share something with you. It's a good news.
The Beauty of Worcester is blooming, with over 15 flowers. It is 2 years old now. I think it will have more flowers in the August.
The Westerplatte have the second flower, it is so small, but also very beautiful. I will give him a bigger pot next year.
Two months ago, some of my clematis got ill, the drooping disease. I cut the branch at once and plant them. Now, one of the branch has new leaves and roots.
The Pervenets has new buds now, more than I showed you one month ago. I cut the flower stalk, so the buds will grow bigger.
The weather becomes hot, it's summer now. Though some kinds of clematis died, some brossoms, which are only one year or two year old and strong kinds, so I'm sure they will have more flower next year.
The Passion Extract is also beautiful. I thought it may have a few flowers, however, in every underyear axil, there will be one flower.
It's spring now. Some types of my clematis blossom. Though each of them has only one flower, they can last for almost two weeks. And I know they will blossom more in the next few months.
It has only a few leaves, less than 8. But it blossomed firstly. And I like its stamen. As I remember, when the bud was small, there were three stamen outside the bud, looks like the stab of the bee. I don't know whether all of its flowers has this characteristic.
It has lots of variant petal, which makes it beautiful. And the color is also charming. I feel its color is stable, whichi is important for the clematis. As you know the color of lots of types are unstable.
The color is dark red with lustre. The photo loses its real color. I like it very much.
It's real color is like the following picture that I got from the internet. It has the Chinese name "China Red ". I don't know why its English name is so different from the Chinese name.
Last weekend, it was a good day, we went to the garden near my home. There are many vegetables.
He will go to the kindergarten in the September, but he can't eat the rice himself, actually, he eats a little rice instead of snacks. Many Chinese consider the KFC as rubbish food mostly because it has a large of energy and make people fat. In my mind, KFC is not rubbish food, since it is lunch or supper to some workman, so it has to supply people with a large of energy. Actually, I think snack is rubbish food, because it makes people less of appetite. What's more, especially in China, lots of snack are unhealthy since they have many unhealthy additives.
We went to the nature museum yesterday again. My son just wanted to see the dragon.
This time I have time to take photos of the museum.
They have done a good job, even the fallen leaves on the soil are real.
My son was born in the Tiger year of China. So I took a picture of him with the Southern China tiger.
He will study in the kindergarten in the September this year.
We visited the Nature Museum Of Zhejiang province about two months ago. The museum is located in a four floor building in the Xihu Square of Hangzhou. The following picture was taken on the square. It was a fine day, but still cold, so we didn't see too many people on the square.
The following picture was taken at the first floor of the museum. On the first floor, there are only a few fossil on the wall. And there is a small shop selling many kinds of rocks. I saw the flower stone too, as I showed you last blog.
On the second and the third floors, there are many kinds of specimens as you can see in the nature museum.
On the fourth floor, there is a big false forest. It covers about 200 square meters, with a hight of 6 meters. Lots of false animals were in the forest, and we could also hear the sounds of birds and animals.
The other day, I bought some nake root of clematis, four kinds, 2 years each one. The root looks healthy, and I'm sure that I can watch a lot of clematis flower this year, since I have bought about 23 kinds of clematis last year.
What's more, I bought the Early Sensation in the flower market. The sailer has about over 50 kinds of clematis these days, but all of them are expensive to me. The 2 years is about 15 dollars each. The Early Sensation is only 1 year, it cost me 6 dollars. I think that the price of Clematis keeps the pace of yours.
Hi, everybody. Long time no see.
I bought two rocks the other day. They are beautiful, so I want to share with you.
First, the flower stone. It was found in south China half a centry ago. The rock is over half a billion years. From the surface of the stone, you can see a beautiful painting by the nature. I described it in the picture. It is over 2 kilos in weight. It costs me 25 dollars.
The second rock is called Xiuyan Jade that is from the north of China. You can three goldfish and a bowl on the surface which is carved by artist. It is over 2 kilos in weight and costs me 30 dollars.
Both rocks are cheap in fact, better one worths hundreds of dollars or even more.
The other day, I visited the Xixi flower market by accident. It locates at the foot of a hill and some of the shops are on the hillside. The market looks beautiful and quiet. It's a pity that there are only a few customer. What's more, I saw a shop that I heard of long ago and wanted to visit.
The clematis are beautiful, however, hard to keep. I find passionflower is beautiful and easy to keep. The following one was found in the market.
It's late autumn here. The lowest temperature is below 10 degree. So only a few plants still blossom. Most of them only show green leaves. It's better than no plants.
I have received the Clematis, however, they are smaller than I expected. Luckily, they are healthy. I hope they will grow fast and blossom next year.
Yaoyao grows bigger and more naughty. We need not to look after him, however, we have to spend time on teaching him. He has bad temper, so it's not easy to teach him. Perhaps we have to learn some skills from the internet.
How about you, my dear friends? I guess it's cold in your hometown.
Have you ever heard of the Red Tea Fungus. It's a kind of fungus made up of Lactobacillus, mycrozyme and vinegar bacteria. All these bacterias are good for the health of stomach. So I bought some on the website and keep them in glass bottles. I feed them with sugar and red tea. After a few days, I can drink the water, very acidic. When half of the water is left, I have to add water, sugar and red tea. It's a little funny, I hope the water will benefit my stomach.
I bought three bird of paradise, one was dead long ago. I put the other into two seperate pots. Three years later, I found that the bird of paradise in small pot grows better than the other one. I can't explain it.
As you remember, I bought some cheap clematis from the website, the detail gave some seeds of bowl lotus. Only one is alive now, I put it in the washbowl. It looks healthy and I'm looking forward to its flower.
I bought the clematis of Bieszczady(http://clematis.ho
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I have noticed that I haven't been here for two months. It's really a long time. I'm not busy these days, but I have to prepare for a register test. I'd like to share the Clematis with you.
The Rugoochi has more flowers than I could hope. Though it is still small, but it has over 15 flowers and still blooms.
I thought the Beauty of worcester was dead as I showed the picture long ago. However, it doesn't. It has enough leaves now, and I think it will blossom soon.
As for the five cheap Clematis which were purchased from the website, well, one has been dead, two keep static, only the rest two grow obviously. I'm sure they are Clematis, but I'm not sure whether they are the types that I want. Many people said that Clematis can't be so cheap, the retailer cheated you. And they also persuaded me not to spend too much time on it. But I don't give up.
Oh, my son is back. I can't write any more.
Yaoyao had a fever these days, and we had a terrible night. His mother didn't sleep last night, just looked after him. His elder sister took some pictures some weeks ago.
Yaoyao and his nephew. His nephew is some months older than him.
The beauty of worcester died,however, the Rugoochi is still alive, and it blossomed yesterday.
The tomato is getting ripe,Yaoyao loves it very much.
The gardenia also blossomed. The white flower smells perfect .
There is something wrong with my clematis, can anyone help me.
The new leaves of Rugoochi look unhealthy.
The leaves of the Beauty of worcester fade.
I bought five kinds of Clematis from the website----taobao. Very cheap (1.4 dollar each one), but real.
After one day, its head comes out of the soil.
And I also bought some new pots for the clematis.
The potato plants grow big. Some have small potatos.
The verbene hybride grows so fast. I love it best.
Worse news: The worcester may be dead. I found the bottom of the trunk rotted. The trunk was so dry, but I still cut it into several parts and put them in the water, hope any miracle would happen. Maybe the root is still alive, then there is still hope.