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Flora of Myanmar (Burma)

Flora of Myanmar (Burma)

Flora of Myanmar (Burma)

A scenic landscape from my travel in Asia.   2 comments


A scenic landscape from my travel in Asia … Myanmar or Burma to be exact.

A scenic landscape from my travel in Asia ...

A scenic landscape from my travel in Asia. The yellow colour is from the yellow flowers of the Canola.

From Wikipedia:-

Canola is a cultivar of rapeseed bred to be low in erucic acid. As a term canola may refer to both an edible oil (also known as canola oil) produced from the seed of any of several varieties of the Brassicaceae family of plants, and to those plants, namely a cultivar of Brassica napus L., Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera, syn. B. campestris L. or Brassica juncea. To be called canola, the oil must contain less than 2% erucic acid and the meal must contain less than 30 micromoles of aliphatic glucosinolates per gram.

Consumption of the oil is common and is claimed not only to be completely safe for human and animal consumption, but also to be among the healthiest of plant-derived oils, having a relatively low amount of saturated fat and a high content of polyunsaturated fats. It is also used as a source of biodiesel.

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Yellow to me, is a captivating colour. When I was in Westlands Primary School I was in Hudson House (Yellow) a grouping for sports as there are also other Houses with other colours like Red, Green and Blue. While I was in Penang Free School, I belonged to Hamilton House which incidentally was also yellow colour. Thus the colour yellow is of significance to me as it was predestined to be THE colour in my life, as in Malaysia the colour yellow is always associated with the Royal Families of the Malaysian Sultans. Of late in Malaysia, the colour “Yellow” is a “dangerous” one as one wearing a T-shirt of this colour with certain slogan shall be arrested. How ridiculous! Be forewarned to incoming visitors or tourists from overseas, please wear other colours in the spectrum or you shall be arrested by mistake if you are spotted in yellow. LOL!

From Wikipedia, the definition of Yellow

    Etymology and definitions

    The word “yellow” comes from the Old English geolu, or geolwe which derived from the Proto-Germanic word gelwaz.[3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the oldest known use of this word in English is from The Epinal Glossary in the year 700.[4]

    In the English language, yellow has traditionally been associated with jaundice and cowardice.[5] Yellow is associated with the word “caution” and is the second light on stop lights. The color is associated with aging as well, for both people and objects (e.g. “yellowed” paper). Ethnographically, the term “yellow” has been used as a slang term for both Asians (“yellow peril”) and, in the early 20th century, light-skinned African-Americans (High yellow).

    “Yellow” (“giallo”), in Italy, refers to crime stories, both fictional and real. This association began in about 1930, when the first series of crime novels published in Italy had yellow covers. The term “yellow movie” (黃色電影) can refer to films of pornographic nature in Chinese culture, and is analogous to the English “blue movie”.[6] Lastly, it is associated with sensational journalistic practices, or yellow journalism, and resistance to militant trade unions.[7]

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Flowers for Wesak

Different yellow, different flowers

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