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Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals. Portland Floral Carnival


The queen of flowers, Rose is celebrated in many countries, it is the subject of worship and fervent love. Rose inspired festivals are held in Moldova, Mordovia, Estonia, Spain, Venice, etc. Since ancient times, the rose has been the object of worship and admiration. The earliest information about the rose can be found in ancient legends: it was enjoyed in ancient India at such high level that even existed a law according to which everyone who brought a rose to the king, could ask him for anything he desired. In Bulgaria rose is given in special honor, and it is one of the main symbols of the country.
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Green River traditions

Green River traditions

Green River traditions. Green River of Wyoming. Painting by Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926)


The River of green color begins its flow in the western Wyoming going south to Utah, where it turns east to make a loop through the northwestern corner of Colorado. Turning south in Utah, it enters the Colorado river in Canyonlands National Park after a course of 730 mi (1,175 km). Originally known as the Spanish River, it was renamed in 1824, probably for its distinctive color. There are several Holidays and traditions connected with the Green river, among them – Green River Rendezvous and Flaming Gorge Days.
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Spruce Cones colors

Spruce Cones colors

Spruce Cones colors. Korean spruce cones are blue, and only to mature color thickens, becoming almost black


Spruce Cones colors. Korean Spruce medium-sized evergreen young tree has thin, yellow, yellowish-red or yellowish-brown cones; as they grow they become darker, up to three years – a reddish-brown or gray-brown. Winter conical buds are reddish-brown, conical-ovoid, slightly resinous. Needles are green, with a bluish tinge, tetrahedral, 1.2-2.2 cm long, 1.5-1.8 mm wide, with sharp or blunt ends, with two – four white strips. Korean spruce cones are blue, but the official biological reference stipulate that its cones are black, but the young plants cones have blue and blue-violet colors, and only to mature color thickens, becoming almost black.
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Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon. The Yangtze River – the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world


Red river phenomenon has been seen repeatedly – in Canada, China, the US, and in other places of our planet. Rivers, rains, lakes and seas spontaneously turn blood-red, like in the above photo – when abundant rains painted Cameron Falls River red. The phenomenon was captured by a couple of tourists who arrived in the Canadian province of Alberta. Precipitation washed natural pigment of the river in the rocks where the river originates, which gave the water a rich red color. Within two hours, the water flow changed its color.
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Charming pink heather

Charming pink heather

Charming Pink Heather. Wicklow Mountains, Great Britain


Charming pink heather in the house – the happiness for the whole year, the British say. In Celtic folklore, heather is a symbolic plant. Common in Ireland and Britain, the low-growing heath or heather is a tough bog plant that blooms with charming pink or purplish flowers that carpet wild areas in summer. Bees love heather and make from it a honey that is a favorite food in parts of Scotland. In Ireland heather was classed as a “peasant” tree, but it nonetheless is included in the tree alphabet.
In England, heather grows in the vicinity of windy ocean coast. It is said that the sight of blooming, billowing in the wind and the sun shimmering on the heath helps get rid of depression and bad mood.
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Blue flowers inspiration

Blue flowers inspiration

Blue flowers inspiration


First of all, flowers of all colors affect our state of mind, but for each of us – differently. That’s why, we like different flowers. Some of us love flowers of red or pink color, while others prefer flowers of yellow or orange color. As for the blue color of flowers, it depends on the depth of the color how it influences us. Besides, this amazing shade plunges us into sweet dreams, tenderness, and gives a feeling of peace and tranquility. Meanwhile, Blue is a mix of two primary colors – crystal white and deep blue. Therefore, interpretation of blue hue depends on which of the two colors prevails therein. And the lighter shade of blue, that is, when white color dominates, the more easily we perceive it and it has a positive effect on us.
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Wonderful Red Silk Cotton Tree

Wonderful Red Silk Cotton Tree

Gorgeous red flowers of silk tree


Red Silk Cotton Tree. The cute Cardboard Box Man holds a large flower, which in fact is a blossom of a wonderful red silk cotton tree, known as Bombax ceiba, or Red Silk Cotton Tree. This is an amazing sight – huge orange-red flowers with a diameter of more than 15cm on bare gray branches. The green leaves will be later. Meanwhile, flowering begins at the end of February and lasts two months. The natural range – from India to the Himalayas, but thanks to bright and beautiful flowers, people widely use it for gardening in the subtropical zone and beyond the natural range. In fact, a tall, beautiful deciduous tree grows almost throughout Southeast Asia.
During the flowering the plant visits a variety of different insects and birds – hunters after nectar, usually accumulating at the base of the sepals. Unfortunately, the flowers do not live long, usually only one night, after which they fall off, forming a continuous carpet under the tree. After the flowers fall, leaves appear on the trees, then fruits. And fruit – a box with seeds and white fluffy.
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