Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo

Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo

Date

17 October 2020

Location

Bog Garden, Treborth Botanic Garden,
Treborth, Bangor
SH 55240 71098; 53.21714°N, 4.16947°W

Information

Chimonobambusa tumidissinosa
Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo
From Southwest Sichuan and northeast Yunnan (China), has been used for walking sticks since the Han Dynasty. Edible shoots.”

Further Reading

Treborth Botanic Garden

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Treborth Peace Statue 🕊

Dreamer of Peace, by Kaivalya Torpy

Date

17 October 2020

Location

Treborth Botanic Garden
SH 55117 71230; 53.21829°N, 4.17138°W

Information

From the interpretation panel by the statue:

O dreamers of peace, come.
Let us walk together.
O lovers of peace, come.
Let us run together.
O servers of peace, come.
Let us grow together.

— Sri Chinmoy.

“This peace statue was donated by the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world’s longest relay.

“The runners carry with them a flaming peace torch, like the one on this statue. Along the route, wherever they stop, the torch is passed from hand to hand and heart to heart, and whoever holds it can make their own wish for peace. We all have an important and unique role to play in making the world a more harmonious place.

“So if you would like to join us…

“Hold the peace torch…
Offer your own hope for peace
— a good thought, a contemplation,
a moment of silence…

“In appreciation and celebration of these gardens, the Peace Run donated this statue when the runners visited on 4 August 2019. It was unveiled by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, PC, AM, a long-time supporter of Treborth Botanic Garden.

“The statue — Dreamer of Peace — by Kaivalya Torpy, was inspired by the founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) — poet, philosopher, man of peace. Placed in the beautiful setting of this Botanic Garden, it joins others worldwide — each one embodying a vision of peace that is both contemplative and dynamic. The peace statue invites you to rest here awhile and enjoy the healing power of nature.”

Further Reading

Treborth Botanic Garden;
Peace Run;
Sri Chinmoy (Wikipedia)

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Comet Neowise I

Comet Neowise. Viewed from the summit of Gyrn Wigau (643 m above sea level) in the Carneddau mountain range, looking down onto Bangor, Anglesey and the Menai strait.

Date

19 July 2020

Location

Gyrn Wigau, Caneddau mountain range
SH 65415 67531; 53.18778°N, 4.01570°W

Information

Comet Neowise was discovered on 27 March 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope mission. The comet’s nucleus has an estimated diameter of 5 km and at it’s closest (on 23 July 2020) it was 103 million km from Earth. It was visible with the naked eye during July 2020. Don’t worry if you missed it though – it will be back around again in 6,800 years time.

Further Reading

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) (Wikipedia);
You can see Comet NEOWISE this month (CNN)

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