“A Still Life Of Apples, Peaches And Pears In A Wan-li Porcelain Dish, Red Grapes In A Wan-li Porcelain Bowl, Plums And Raspberries On Pewter Plates, Figs In A Bowl, Facon-de-venise Wine-glasses, Together With A Butterfly, All Resting On A Wooden Table-top” oil on Canvas. Osias, the Elder Beert from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_332926/Osias%2C-the-Elder-Beert/page-1
”Cypress Trees At San Vigilio” oil on Canvas.John Singer Sargent from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_99104/John-Singer-Sargent/Cypress-Trees-At-San-Vigilio
My dear friend Damjana visiting Morocco took this picture of argan tree with a goat on it and has kindly permitted me to post it.
This is why I wanted to post this picture:
Argania spinosa or argan tree is endemic in Morocco, argan forests are under UNESCO protection there, for they have shrunken for almost a half during the last 100 years. From argan seeds argan oil is produced, becoming a fashionable ingredient of western cosmetic products in last years.Which is good , as Moroccan woman selling argan oil are now able to send their girls to study with that money.And it is good as with that money Moroccan families can afford to buy some more goats.Which in turn is bad as these goats climb argan trees and eat too much of them. And then there is less argan oil. And girls can not be sent to study, any more, which is sad and even worse as losing argan trees…..
I love etymology , names of plants are particularly interesting from this point of view. like this one:
Hypericum: has origin in Greek language , where hyper means above and eikon picture, during St John’s day the plant was hanged over an icon to protect the house against evil forces.
Perforatum: has origin in Latin- if the leaves are held against the sun, there are seen little perforations which are actually oil glands .Notice the leaves at the first picture above!
My Botanical Garden has been nominated for blog of the year by Nigel Boldero aka ‘Old School Gardener’. Thank you Nigel!
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