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Rob Berry - Blues - Street music In Chichester - A great musician and a special guitar
 
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Rob Berry - Performing on the street - Playing at Chichester 12. Nov 2015 - Rock and Blues Artist. And look at his wonderful home crafted electric guitar - Cigar Box Guitar - I stopped in my track hearing his music. Awesome Street music - Busking on the street. His latest CD Blues n Boxes. Live Music for Pubs, Parties and Functions - Booking tel: 07948558809. Götutónlist. Gekk fram á þennan frábæra blúsara á verslunargötu í Chichester í West Sussex í Englandi. Gat ekki annað en tekið af honum video og hans frábæra heimasmíðaða gítar. I saw Rob Berry playing and I can say that he is one of the best electric guitar player around and alive. : See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Gv7zTsSDI Solent Life Magazine January 2013 - After starting classical piano at the age of 7 and progressing to the guitar Rob began a career in the 80’s as a recording engineer at Bermuda Sound Studios. This led to him engineering on Keith Richards album 'Talk is Cheap' produced by Steve Jordan as well as getting some blues guitar education from Keith himself. In '90 Rob moved on to work in some of London top studios, including Metropolis Studios and Swanyard Studios, from there he worked alongside some of the best artists, producers and engineers in London, including, Gary Langan (Queen, Yes), Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys), Manu Dibango, Bernie Sumner(New Order), Johnny Marr(Smiths) and Andy Farris ( INXS) just to name a few. After some time, the manic long hours took their toll and Rob really wanted to be a blues player not a tech. With his contacts in the studio business he began to do session work on guitar for the likes of Tom Robinson, Chris White from Dire Straits, and many other artists. In 1994 Rob worked at Earls Court as a guitar demonstrator for JHS, the distributors for Hughes & Kettner amps, Jackson and Encore Guitars. He went on to develop a busy schedule of regular gigs in London and the South East. Soon after this he headed back out to Bermuda for a summer gig in the tourist resorts and Pubs, this was fun, he got to jam with some of New Yorks finest blues players, Poppa Chubby and Big Ed & the Side Pockets at the Oasis Club. With frequent trips to Florida & Manhattan, this was just too much fun and the holiday gig turned into a 13 year stay. For family reasons Rob eventually returned to the UK in 2007. Since returning he has put his studio experiences to good use and has completed six albums, and over the last 5 years he has sold close to 15,000 copies from gigs and street performances with many fans coming back, looking for more. See more: http://robberry.com/html/about_rob.html Robert Berry. See more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Berry CD STORE. See more: http://robberry.com/
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Mark Allen - Autumn leaves - Jazz guitarist performing on the street of Chichester - Götutónlist
 
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Mark Allen - Autumn leaves - Guitarist - Street music In Chichester - A great musician - Autumn leaves is an old jazz standard which pretty much every jazz musician has made a version of - Mark Allen playing at Chichester 12. Nov 2015 - Jazz and Blues Artist. Götutónlist af bestu sort. Gekk fram á þennan frábæra blúsara á verslunargötu í Chichester í West Sussex í Englandi. Gat ekki annað en tekið af honum video. Artist: Mark Allen - Wow, absolutely incredible playing! Video Amazing Guitarist Mark Allen With His Own Composition. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwuyI5Mobg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSIYwn3RrFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xcd0ivAN58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NIbEbqK1c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr0r_Hd7-aI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAw3uwB8vro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF69fj8LCe4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxsL0Yk0hXA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2PaTMbUV58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu4q_La7FQk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NIbEbqK1c&list=PL9hHPbWqQgn5sfBB6ssq_oT8zUWidLyNs Live Music - Booking tel: 07811616558 - [email protected]
Views: 10271 Hellen Linda Drake
Venus Flytrap - Carnivorous Killer plants - Venusfliegenfalle - Kjötætuplanta - Pottaplanta
 
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Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipula - Carnivorous Killer Plants - Venusfliegenfalle - Fliegenfalle - Karnivoren - Venusargildra - Kjötætuplanta - Flugugrípur - Venusargildra - Dionaea muscipula er kjötætuplanta sem grípur um og meltir flugur og kóngulær (en einnig önnur smádýr. Lauf Venusargildrunnar, sem eru samhverf, minna einna helst á litla kjafta. Inn í hverjum kjafti, sem helst opin þegar plantan er á veiðum, eru agnarsmá gikkhár sem loka laufkjaftinum þegar lífvera snertir við þeim. Á jöðrum laufanna eru broddhár, og þegar laufin læsa sig um dýrið, virka þau líkt og rimlar og halda því innilokuðu. http://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venusargildra The Venus Flytrap is a small plant whose structure can be described as a rosette of four to seven leaves, which arise from a short subterranean stem that is actually a bulb-like object. Each stem reaches a maximum size of about three to ten centimeters, depending on the time of year; longer leaves with robust traps are usually formed after flowering. Flytraps that have more than 7 leaves are colonies formed by rosettes that have divided beneath the ground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Flytrap The only two active snap traps—the Venus flytrap - Dionaea muscipula - and the waterwheel plant - Aldrovanda vesiculosa — are believed to have had a common ancestor with similar adaptations. Their trapping mechanism has also been described as a "mouse trap" based on their shape or rapid movement. The fly rub its legs over the top of a trigger hair. The trap shuts airtight. Then it fills with liquids containing enzymes which break down organic matter into simpler chemical compounds. These compouds are then used by the plant for growth. The trap constricts tightly around the insect and secretes digestive juices, much like those in your stomach. It dissolves the soft, inner parts of the insect, but not the tough, outer part called the exoskeleton. At the end of the digestive process, which takes from five to twelve days, the trap reabsorbs the digestive fluid and then reopens. The leftover parts of the insect, the exoskeleton, blow away in the wind or are washed away by rain. http://www.botany.org/bsa/misc/carn.html Dýrætur í jurtaríkinu Eftir: Ingimar Óskarsson í Náttúrufræðingnum 1970 : Árið 1769 fékk hinn heimsfrægi, sænski náttúrufræðingur Carl von Linné sendibréf frá enskum kaupmanni; sá hét John Ellis. Í bréfi þessu segir svo, meðal annars: ,,Ég sendi yður hér með nákvæma teikningu ásamt blöðum og blómi af einhverri jurt, sem virðist hafa annars konar mataræði en almennt gerist meðal jurta. Fremsti hluti blaðsins er eins konar veiðarfæri, gert úr tveim sepum, sem eru á nokkurs konar hjörum, og er þar agn fyrir skordýr: litlir, rauðir kirtlar, er gefa frá sér sætan safa, og ginnast dýrin til að bragða á honum. En skordýr er ekki fyrr búið að tylla einum fæti á blaðið en það fer á hreyfingu og smellir saman sepunum, svo að kvikindið fær þegar bana. "Það er augljóst, að jurt sú, sem Ellis er að lýsa, er flugugripirinn - svokallaði, er heima á í Norður-Ameríku. Menn skyldu ætla, að bréf þetta hefði vakið geysimikla athygli á meðal lærðra grasafræðinga, þar sem þetta var alger nýjung varðandi mataræði jurta. En svo varð þó ekki. Annaðhvort hafa menn haldið, að frásögn Ellis væri skröksaga ein. Loks sýndi náttúrufræðingurinn Darwin fram á það með rökum, að til væru jurtir, sem ætu dýr. Dionaea muscipula, - Flugugrípur veiðir tiltölulega lítið af flugum, heldur eru það vængjalausar maurategundir, bjöllur og önnur jarðbundin kvikindi, sem hún sendir inn í eilífðina. Stilkur blaðanna er nokkuð langur, vængjaður og ofurlítið rennulaga, og er einkar þægilegt fyrir skordýr að skríða þar um. Blaðkan er gerð úr tveimur bleðlum, sem leika eins og á hjörum um miðstrenginn. Á blaðröndunum eru allmörg stinn hár, og falla þau svo vel inn í millibil sín, á hvorri rönd, þegar blaðið leggst saman, að því er bezt líkt við spenntar greipar. Á hvorri blaðhelft eru 3 tilfinningarnæm hár, er senda boð um það, ef eitthvað veiðist, og fer þá morðvélin í gang. Segjum, að maur komi skríðandi eftir blaðstilknum. Honum lízt vel á blaðkögurinn og skilur ekki, að nokkur hætta geti verið fólgin í því að skreppa þangað; en hann er ekki fyrr kominn út á blöðkuna en blaðhelftirnar krækjast saman og þrýstast smátt og smátt æ fastar hvor að annarri, svo að maurinn verður innan tíðar að klessu. Jafnframt þessu byrja kirtlar á yfirborði blaðsins að framleiða meltingarsafa, og maurinn Ieysist upp. Það er mjög misjafnt, hve Iengi blaðhelftirnar eru samanklemmdar; fer það eftir því, hvað bráðin er stór, en það getur tekið allt að þremur vikum. http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pageId=4270191
Views: 8231 Hellen Linda Drake
Mary Gorniak playing the flute - Silent Night  -  Heims um ból -  Jólatónlist
 
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A live version with a very special atmosphere. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak playing the flute at a residents party in Pendean House 17. dec 2012. The program consists of Christmas Carols. Mary Gorniak professional flute player - See more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 Franz Xaver Gruber, Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht - Silent Night - The Song Heard 'Round The World - Heims um ból, helg eru jól. Christmas Carols - Jólatónlist - Jólalög. The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at the St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg. The small town on the Salzach river, part of the former Archbishopric of Salzburg, had just passed from the Kingdom of Bavaria to the Austrian Empire in 1816. The young priest Father Joseph Mohr had come to Oberndorf the year before, he had already written the lyrics of the song "Stille Nacht" in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where he had worked as a coadjutor. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24. In his written account regarding the composition of the carols, Gruber gives no mention of the specific inspiration for creating the song. According to the song's history provided by Austria's Silent Night Society, one supposition is that the church organ was no longer working so that Mohr and Gruber therefore created a song for accompaniment by guitar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night 180 years ago the carol "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht" was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. The congregation at that Midnight Mass in St. Nicholas Church listened as the voices of the assistant pastor, Fr. Joseph Mohr, and the choir director, Franz Xaver Gruber, rang through the church to the accompaniment of Fr. Mohr's guitar. On each of the six verses, the choir repeated the last two lines in four-part harmony. On that Christmas Eve, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, it is sung by untold millions every December from small chapels in the Andes to great cathedrals in Antwerp and Rome. http://www.silentnight.web.za/history/index.htm The Silent Night Museum. In Hallein, a town known for its salt mines near Salzburg, the Silent Night Museum is in Gruber's home where he lived after finishing his post near Oberndorf. Every Christmas Eve, "Silent Night" is sung accompanied by Gruber's original guitar. http://inmozartsfootsteps.com/franz-gruber-silent-night/ On Christmas Eve, 1818, Gruber composed the melody for "Silent Night! Holy Night!" and then together with Joseph Mohr performed it for the first time in Oberndorf's St. Nicholas church. While this moment was a highlight of his time in Arnsdorf, Gruber himself characterized the melody as merely "a simple composition." http://www.stillenacht.at/en/gruber.asp Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and Child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born! Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love's pure light; Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Silent night, holy night Wondrous star, lend thy light; With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born! The carol has been translated into 140 some-odd languages. The song has been recorded by virtually every artist, past and present, who has made a Christmas album. There are versions by Enya (sung in Gaelic), Andrea Bocelli (sung in Italian), Stevie Nicks, Bing Crosby, Mahalia Jackson, an acoustic version by American R 'n' B group Boyz II Men, and an instrumental version by Mannheim Steamroller. Simon & Garfunkel recorded an ironic version of the song in which a depressing radio news report is overheard in the background. The version recorded by Bing Crosby is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold more then 10 million copies worldwide. Lavant House - Christmas Choir : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3_TCPB7OoI Karmelnunnur syngja jólalög : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgmB_QAyHfs Mótettukór Hallgrímskirkju : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIxKI8VL8mw
Views: 9065 Hellen Linda Drake
Mary Gorniak playing the flute -  Bizet - Carmen - Habanera
 
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Carmen Habanera is an aria from the French opéra comique by Georges Bizet. Flute version of Habanera. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak performing at a residents party in Pendean House 21. feb 2013. "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" from the film of Carmen, shot in situ in Seville, mainly. Julia Migenes-Johnson does a bang up job as the wild Gypsy girl, and Placido Domingo is great as Don Jose : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV9iGv4sKNI Carmen Habanera by Bobby Mc Ferrin & Aziza Mustafa Zadeh. Recorded at Burghausen International Jazz Week 2002. Bobby simply using his vocal chords created for me the beauty that the world had for all of us.Now, I love that I contributed so that a man can do what he does and brings beauty and harmony to all of us : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pphopoCD4_A Bobby MacFerrin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgvJg7D6Qck Maria Callas sings Carmen Habanera in Covent garden 1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fZRssq7UlM Julia Migenes sings Habanera from Carmen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnW0A-DPClc Lyrics: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser, et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle, s'il lui convient de refuser! Rien n'y fait, menace ou prière, s'il lui convient de refuser! l'un parle bien, l'autre se tait; et c'est l'autre que je préfère, il n'a rien dit, mais il me plaît. L'amour! Lamour! Lamour! Lamour! L'amour est enfant de Bohême, il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! Si tu ne m'aimes pas, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime! Mais si je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! Si tu ne m'aimes pas, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime! Mais si je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! L'oiseau que tu croyais surprendre battit de l'aile et s'envola; l'amour est loin, tu peux l'attendre, tu ne l'attends plus, il est là. Tout autour de toi, vite, vite, il vient, s'en va, puis il revient; tu ne l'attends plus, il est là tu ne l'attends plus, il te tient! l'amour! Lamour! Lamour! Lamour! L'amour est enfant de Bohême, il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! Si tu ne m'aimes pas, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime! Mais si je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! Si tu ne m'aimes pas, si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime! Mais si je t'aime, si je t'aime, prends garde à toi! English Translation of Habanera Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain if it suits him not to come. Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer. One man talks well, the other's mum; it's the other one that I prefer. He's silent but I like his looks. Love! Love! Love! Love! Love is a gypsy's child, it has never, ever, known a law; love me not, then I love you; if I love you, you'd best beware! etc. The bird you thought you had caught beat its wings and flew away ... love stays away, you wait and wait; when least expected, there it is! All around you, swift, so swift, it comes, it goes, and then returns ... you think you hold it fast, it flees you think you're free, it holds you fast. Love! Love! Love! Love! Love is a gypsy's child, it has never, ever, known a law; love me not, then I love you; if I love you, you'd best beware!
Views: 7371 Hellen Linda Drake
Brighton -   The Lanes Armoury Shop  -  Vopnabúð - London-By-The-Sea - Sumardvalarparadís
 
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Very interesting stroll through The Lanes. 'The Lanes' these are a collection of small streets where typically small antique/jewelers shops and coffee houses have set up, This area is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. We found an amazing and incredible shop that I found interesting... The Lanes Armoury antique weapon shop - Antique Dealers in Brighton. One of the Largest, Old Established Sources, of Antique and Vintage Swords, Arms, Armour And Military Books in Europe. Japanese Samurai Swords and Napoleonic Weaponry are our Specialities. Original Ancient Weaponry and Militaria from the Bronze Age to the Gulf War. The Lanes Armoury is based in the very centre of the world famous Brighton Lanes and owned by the Hawkins brothers, Mark and David. In the very centre of the old Lanes, in a three storey 16th century building, adorned distinctively in Guards Red . It is a beautiful shop that is frequently described, by it’s visitors, as possibly the most amazing in Europe. Within it’s portals is a veritable Treasure House of Arms, Armour, Militaria [from pre-Christian to the current day] and an amazing selection of thousands of Military and History Books. They have thousands upon thousands of items, from Suits of Armour, Samurai Weapons, Bronze Age Swords, to Duelling Pistols, American Civil War Swords, Long Guns & Revolvers. They also sell European Medals, and hire/sell Deactivated Arms, including, numerous types of WW2 Machine Guns, in fact practically every imaginable item from a Cap Badge to a Royal Navy Cannon. See more: http://www.thelanesarmoury.co.uk/about.php http://www.thelanesarmoury.co.uk/shop.php http://www.visitbrighton.com/dbimgs/flavour%20of%20the%20lanes%20pdf.pdf Frequently described as one of the most amazing shops in Britain. A treasure house of worldwide Militaria, Arms, Armour, Books, Medals, from 500BC to the present day. See more: http://tourism.brighton.co.uk/shopping/bodypage.asp?subheading=Books&url=Shopping&mainheading=4 The Lanes - The Armoury - See more: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g186273-d214950-i47456896-The_Lanes-Brighton_East_Sussex_England.html Brighton City by the Sea - For those in the know, Brighton has long-been the place to go outside London. A mere 50-minute train ride south from the capital and 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport, Brighton is one of the country's most vibrant cities, as befits its sobriquet 'London-By-The-Sea.' The mixture of historic architecture, elegant esplanade, narrow passageways (or 'twittens' in the local vernacular), leafy parks and multifarious nightlife ensure the city will cater to any visitor's palate. See more: http://www.britannia.com/travel/brighton_guide.html Það er ekki að ástæðulausu að Brighton er oft kölluð litla London við sjóinn. Allir geta fundið eitthvað við hæfi og gleymt sér við að skoða litlu verslunargöturnar sem kallaðar eru The Lanes eða Traðirnar uppá íslensku. Þetta eru fjölmargar göngugötur í allar áttir út frá einni miðju, rétt hestvagnsbreiðar. Sums staðar eru traðirnar svo mjóar að hægt að heilsast með handabandi yfir götuna. Traðirnar eru elsti hluti borgarinnar og ber þess glöggt merki í húsa- og gatnagerð. Núna hafa framsæknir athafnamenn lagt undir sig gömlu, þröngu smáhýsin sem áður fyrr voru heimili sjómanna og opnað þar fjölbreytta verslun og þjónustu. Þar er fullt af skrýtnum búðum og má þar helst nefna skartgripaverslanirnar sem eru alveg ótrúlega margar, fjölmargar antikbúðir, tískuverslanir, skóbúðir, veitingastaðir, kaffihús og gamlar krár. Lesa meira: http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/655137/
Views: 2545 Hellen Linda Drake
Steel Strum  - Performing at Bognor Regis  -  Busking - Street music -  Götutónlist
 
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Steel strum - Alex Clifton: Steel Pan and Simon Stewart: Guitar. Amazing busk in Bognor Rox 13. 9. 2014. "An award winning duo, certainly one to watch" Steel Strum are a new and exciting duo sure to wow any audience at any venue. With a Steel Pan, Acoustic Guitar, Splash Cymbal, Bass Drum AND Tambourine, it's a one man band x 2. Steel Strum perform arrangements of popular hits and never fail to get an audience singing and dancing along. See more: http://steelstrum.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SteelStrum
Views: 2211 Hellen Linda Drake
Mary Gorniak playing the flute - The Skye boat song
 
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Over the Sea to Skye - Irish song. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak performing at a residents party in Pendean House 9. sept 2014. - Mary Gorniak, professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 "The Skye Boat Song" is a Scottish folk song, which can be played as a waltz, recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The song tells how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat of his Jacobite rising of 1745, with the aid of Flora MacDonald. The song is a traditional expression of Jacobitism and its story has also entered Scotland as a national legend.The lyrics were written by Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Baronet, to an air collected in the 1870s by Anne Campbelle MacLeod (1855–1921), who became Lady Wilson by marriage to Sir James Wilson KSCI (1853–1926) in 1888. The song was first published in Songs of the North by Boulton and MacLeod, London, 1884, a book that went into at least fourteen editions. In later editions MacLeod's name was dropped and the ascription "Old Highland rowing measure arranged by Malcolm Lawson" was substituted. It was quickly taken up by other compilers, such as Laura Alexandrine Smith's Music of the Waters (published 1888). Lawson was the elder brother of artist Cecil Gordon Lawson. According to Andrew Kuntz, a collector of folk music lore, MacLeod was on a trip to the isle of Skye and was being rowed over Loch Coruisk (Coire Uisg, the "Cauldron of Waters") when the rowers broke into a Gaelic rowing song Cuachag nan Craobh ("The Cuckoo in the Grove"). Miss MacLeod set down what she remembered of the air, with the intention of using it later in a book she was to co-author with Boulton, who later added the section with the Jacobite associations. "As a piece of modern romantic literature with traditional links it succeeded perhaps too well, for soon people began "remembering" they had learned the song in their childhood, and that the words were 'old Gaelic lines'," Andrew Kuntz has observed. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skye_Boat_Song The Skye Boat Song A Jacobite lament describing how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as an Irish woman, was rowed over the Minch to the island of Skye to hide from the British soldiers. Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that's born to be King Over the sea to Skye! Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar, Thunderclouds rend the air Baffled our foes stand on the shore, Follow they will not dare. Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that's born to be King Over the sea to Skye! Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep, Ocean's a royal bed Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep Watch by your weary head. Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that's born to be King Over the sea to Skye! Many's the lad fought on that day Well the Claymore could wield When the night came, silently lay Dead in Culloden's field. Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that's born to be King Over the sea to Skye! Burned are their homes, exile and death Scatter the loyal men Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath Scotland will rise again! ------------------- Sing me a song of a lass that is gone Say, could that lass be I? Merry of soul she sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye Billow and breeze, islands and seas Mountains of rain and sun All that was good, all that was fair All that was me is gone Sing me a song of a lass that is gone Say, could that lass be I? Merry of soul she sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye
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Lupinus - Russell lupine - Lúpína - Úlfabaunir - Garðagróður - Skrautlúpína
 
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Russel lupins - Lupinus x regalis 'Russel Hybrids' . Fabaceae - Poisonous Plants. Lupino - ルピナス属 - Obrnika - Acı bakla - Wölfisch - Tremoço - Lupiin - Lúpína - Úlfabaunir - Garðalúpína af Ertublómaætt. Það er auðvelt að koma Russell Lúpínum til af fræjum og blómstra þær um 11. vikum eftir sáningu. Fjölmörg afbrigði af mismunandi tegundablöndun er hægt að kaupa hjá blómasölum - eða safna fræum og sá þeim um vor. Skrautlúpína Lupinus x polyphyllus er blendingur nokkra villtra tegunda, og geta blendingar þessir verið nokkuð ólíkir. Sjá meira: http://rettarholl.is/plontur/skrautlupina.html Russel viðaði að sér fræi og plöntum frá öllum heimshornum, sáði, valdi úr, frjóvgaði og víxlfrjóvgaði, valdi enn úr og aðeins það ailra besta fékk náð fyrir augum hans. Hinu var hafnað. „Sérvitur sauður," sögðu menn. Þannig liðu árin. Vakinn og sofinn var Russel karlinn á kafi í lúpínunum sínum — í bókstaflegri merkingu. En nú fór ýmsum að verða starsýnt yfir girðinguna hjá gamla manninum og margir vildu gjarnan eignast fræ eða græðlinga, einkum fulltrúar fræverslana og garðyrkjustöðva, — en Russel sagði þvert nei. Hann var enn ekki kominn á leiðarenda. Það var ekki fyrr en árið 1935, eftir meira en tveggja áratuga þrotlaust starf, að hann var tilbúinn og seldi einkaleyfið til Baker´s sem sá um markaðsetninguna : http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?... Fræ lúpínunnar eru í belgjum og þegar þau eru fullþroskuð myndast spenna í hulstri belgsins sem veldur því að fræin spítast út í loftið þegar hulstrið rofnar. Þetta gerist oftast í sól því þá snögg þornar hulstrið. Þetta er aðferð lúpínunnar við að fjölga sér og breiðast út. Lúpínan vex í samvinnu við köfnunarefnisbindandi bakteríur í jarðveginum og vinnur köfnunarefni (N) úr andrúmsloftinu. "N" eykur vöxt þess hluta allra plantna sem ofanjarðar er svo sem túngrasa. http://www.simnet.is/bensib/einka/Aus... The herbaceous lupinus, - Lupinus polyphyllus - arrived in Britain from North America in the 1820s brought over by David Douglas. Almost a century later, George Russell, a 53-year-old horticulturalist from UK York started to breed the famous Russell hybrids - Lupinus X russellii hort. - Lupinus polphyllus - originally were of basic colours and had large gaps in the flowering spike. Without the use of modern day plant breeding techniques, Russell took to ruthlessly pulling out any plants which he deemed to be unacceptable in growth or display. He spent two decades single-mindedly trying to breed the perfect lupin, crossing - L. polyphyllus - with - L. arboreus - and one or more annual species - L. nootkatensis -. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_... RussellLupinus grow wild and adorn the countryside of New Zealand's South Island in summer. These spectacular blossoms in the wilderness colour the landscape in every imaginable colour. These images were taken in and around Lake Tekapo Mt Cook National Park and Lake Manapouri in December. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc2UJP... Aftur á móti er Íslenska Alaskalúpínan - Lupinus nootkatensis - allt annan uppruna en RusselLúpínan. Alaskalúpínan var flutt inn til Íslands frá Alaska haustið 1945 af Hákoni Bjarnasyni. Talið er að hún hafi þó áður borist til landsins seint á 19. öld og verið notuð sem skrautjurt í görðum. Eins og aðrar belgjurtir myndar lúpínan sambýli með niturbindandi örverum og getur því vaxið vel á rýru landi án áburðargjafar. Lúpínan hefur allmikið verið notuð í uppgræðslu á undanförnum árum og er notuð til að mynda gróðurþekju og byggja upp frjósaman jarðveg. Sá galli er þó á gjöf Njarðar að lúpínan getur myndað þéttar breiður þar sem lágvaxnari gróður á erfitt uppdráttar. Sjá meira: http://www.ferlir.is/?id=7317 Alaskalúpína er eilítið eitruð (beitarvörn) og sauðfé sem beitt er á lúpínubreiður getur lamast ef það fær of mikið af eitrinu í sig. Þetta ætti þó ekki að vera vandamál þar sem aðgengi að öðrum beitarplöntum er ótakmarkað. Alaskalúpína - Lupinus nootkatensis - er eilítið eitruð (beitarvörn) og sauðfé sem beitt er á lúpínubreiður getur lamast ef það fær of mikið af eitrinu í sig. Þetta ætti þó ekki að vera vandamál þar sem aðgengi að öðrum beitarplöntum er ótakmarkað. Í samvinnu við Rhizobium-gerla getur lúpínan unnið köfnunarefni úr andrúmsloftinu en þar sem þeir fyrirfinnast yfirleitt ekki í íslenskum jarðvegi er skortur á þeim þó hamlandi þáttur á vöxt lúpínunar . David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse - West Lavington.
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Philodendron in Flower -  Kærleikstré - Pottaplanta - Rifblaðka - Blóm
 
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Philodendron - Philodendron bipinnatifidum - Philodendron selloum - or - Monstera deliciosa - Kærleikstré - Rifblaðka - When philodendrons are ready to reproduce they will produce an inflorescence which consists of a leaf-like hood called a spathe within which is enclosed a tube-like structure called a spadix. Depending on the species of philodendron, a single inflorescence can be produced or a cluster of up to 11 inflorescences can be produced at a single time on short peduncles. The spathe tends to be waxy and its usually bicolored. In some philodendrons the base of the spathe is of a contrasting color with the upper part, and in others the inner and outer surface of the spathe differ in coloration. The upper portion of the spathe is called the limb or blade, while the lower portion of the spathe is called the convolute tube or chamber due to its tubular structure at the base. The spadix is more often than not white and shorter than the spathe. On the spadix are found fertile female, fertile male, and sterile male flowers. The fertile male and female flowers are separated on the spadix by a sterile zone or staminodal region composed of sterile male flowers. This barrier of sterile male flowers ensures that fertile male flowers don't fertilize the female flowers. The arrangement tends to be vertical, with fertile male flowers at the top of the spadix followed by sterile male flowers, and fertile female flowers very close to the bottom in the region known as the spathe tube or chamber. The fertile female flowers are often not receptive to fertilization when the fertile males are producing pollen which again prevents self-pollination. The pollen itself is thread-like and appears to project out from the region where the fertile male flowers are located. Some philodendrons have extrafloral nectaries (nectar-producing glands found outside of the flowers). The nectar attracts ants, with which the plant enjoys a protective symbiotic relationship. How to tell Monstera deliciosa from Philodendron bipinnatifidum. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7_8VQzuEpw Nectaries can be found in a variety of locations on the plant, including the stalks, sheaths, lower surfaces of the leaves, and spathes. The nectaries produce a sweet sticky substance that the ants like to eat and which provides an incentive for them to build their nests amongst the roots of the given philodendron. Sexual reproduction is achieved by means of beetles, with many philodendron species requiring the presence of a specific beetle species to achieve pollination. The reverse is not always the case, as many beetle species will pollinate more than one philodendron species. The beetles that do the pollinating are males and members of the subfamily Rutelinae and Dynastinae. The spathe serves the purpose of providing a safe breeding area for the beetles. As such the male beetles are often followed by female beetles with the intent of mating with the male beetles within the spathe. The philodendrons benefit from this symbiotic relationship because the male beetles will eventually leave the spathe covered in pollen and repeat the process at another philodendron; pollinating it in the process and thus providing philodendrons a means of sexual reproduction. The male beetles benefit from this relationship with the philodendrons because they don't have to produce pheromones to attract females since the philodendrons do it for them. Additionally, male beetles benefit from the fact that they are ensured of mating with only sexually receptive females, something that is not necessarily certain if the beetle is flying through the rainforest in search of females. In doing so, the philodendron provides male beetles a means of finding female beetles that proves to be more efficient than what it could achieve on its own. Interestingly, there is some evidence to suggest that the pheromones produced by the philodendrons are similar to those produced by female beetles when they wish to attract males to mate, although as of yet this isn't conclusive. Also, the pheromones produced has a sweet fruity smell in many species and no noticeable smell for others. In addition to the reproductive benefits provided to the male beetles the philodendrons provide food in two forms. Pollen from the fertile male flowers are edible and are eaten by the beetles throughout the night. Secondly, the sterile male flowers themselves are consumed by the beetles and are rich in lipids. The male beetles will stay overnight in the spathe, eating and mating throughout the night due to the benefits provided by the spathe and spadix. Typically, 5 to 12 beetles will be within the spathe throughout the night. However, rarely cases of 200 beetles at a time have been observed and almost always the beetles are of the same species : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philodendron Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC- TZ20 camera. David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse at work. horticulture
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London Street Music -  Steel Drums - Macca Dred - Street Performers - Götutónlist
 
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Oxford Circus - Steel Pans - Caribbean Instrument - London-performers - London calling - Street Busking - The Pannist - Macca Dred - is playing this instrument in Oxford Street in London - and children played on his steel drums. Steel Drums Tel: 0750 7754453. The instrument originates from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Þar sem ég gekk niður Oxford street rakst ég á þennan götutónlistarmann sem leyfði fólki að prófa að spila inn á milli þess að hann spilaði sjálfur af list. Þegar ég sagði honum frá videoinu og bað hann um nafnið hans varð hann svo glaður að hann vildi endilega að ég setti símann inn líka til að hann fengi meiri vinnu - en hann vinnur hjá Street music í London. Sweet and sour lives of London's street musicians. See more: http://www.london-performers.co.uk/issue3/busking.html What keeps us going on the streets of London: See more: http://www.streetslondon.co.uk/articlepage/streetsperformencenew.html The steel pan, often referred to incorrectly as a steel drum, emerged in the 1930s. Metal objects including car parts, paint pots, dustbins, oil drums and biscuit tins, were originally used as percussion instruments, but at some point they began to be tuned. See more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18903131
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Robin - Erithacus rubecula  - Rødhals - Glóbrystingur -  Fuglar - Söngfugl
 
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English Robin - Erithacus rubecula - Petirrojo Europeo - Rødhals - Roodborst - Rødkælk - Rødstrupe - Rotkehlchen - Vörösbegy - Rödhake - Cervenka obecná - Punarinta - Pisco-de-peito-ruivo - Rotkehlchen - Pettirosse - Rougegorge - Glóbrystingur - Garðfugl. One of my favorite birds singing on a cold morning. Nov 2014. Ungi sem var með dún á bakinu í sumar hefur fulorðnast - en er mjög gæfur og flögrar kringum mann í garðinum. The sexes are very similar, but juveniles lack the red breast and are mottled with browns and buffs. The robin is one of the few birds to sing throughout the winter; its melodious, liquid song is a further feature that has endeared this species to the public. A short 'tick' call is also produced. Robins are very territorial birds throughout the year; in winter both males and females defend their own territory, and males often hold the same territory throughout their lives. Territories are defended by means of singing from a prominent perch, and by aggressively driving intruders away. During the breeding season, a female is allowed into a male's territory; she makes the cup-shaped nest of dead leaves and moss with a lining of hair. The nest is often located in unusual places, such as in old teapots, jacket pockets, and on shelves in buildings, as well as in more 'natural' locations such as amongst ivy. See more: http://www.arkive.org/robin/erithacus-rubecula/ The song of the Robin birds is loud and upbeat - in contrast with its mournful sounding - muted winter renditions, Each throaty outburst is a challenge as males battle for territory and females. Birds can be annoying early mornings and ruins your lie-ins. The earliest riser in the morning is the Blackbird - which usually begins foraging 11 minutes after daybreak. It is thought its relatively large eyes help it see better in the dim light of dawn than other birds. Ten minutes later the Robins and Blue tits start singing - followed by the Dunnock, Fieldfare, Magpie and Song Thrush. Meanwhile, some of nature´s noisiest singers, such as the Mistle Thrush, Jackdaw, House Sparrow and Starling - become active half an hour after daybreak. Among the laziest birds which don´t start until 50 minutes after sunrise are the Magpie and Corrion Crow, while not great singers - they are a very noisy alarm clock. Glóbrystingur er einn elskaðasti garðfuglinn í Evrópu sem er alstaðar velkominn. Hann er auðþekkjanlegur á rauðu brjósti, andliti og glaðlegum söng. Þrátt fyrir að margir telji hann vinalegan fugl þá er hann mjög árásargjarn og passar sitt yfirráðasvæði fyrir öðrum fuglum mjög vel. Það er ástæðan fyrir að hann syngur á veturna en þá er hann að láta aðra fugla vita af því að þetta sé hans svæði..... líka á veturna. Þegar karlfuglar lenda í slag er oft að annar þeirra lifir það ekki af. Í mars byrjar pörun karl og kvenfugla og sér kvenfuglinn einn um hreiðurgerðina sem er ofið saman af mosa og þurrum laufblöðum. Eggin eru hvít með rauðbrúnum flekkjum og er algengt að verpt sé um 4-6 eggjum. Ungarnir koma úr eggjunum eftir tvær vikur. Þeir eru fleygir tveimur vikum seinna. Foreldrarnir fæða ungana í þrjár vikur eftir að þeir eru orðnir fleygir. Hvert par kemur frá sér tveimur ungahópum á einu sumri. Talið er að í Bretlandi sé að finna um 5-6 milljónir para eða um 10 pör á hverjum sq km. Glóbrystingar eru smáir um 14 sm og aðeins um 18 grömm með vænghaf upp á 21 sm. Þeir verða að meðaltali 2 ára gamlir en til eru frásagnir í Bretlandi af fugli sem varð yfir 8 ára gamall. Glóbrystingur borðar aðalega skordýr, orma, lirfur köngulær en fúlsar ekki við að fá sér smávegis af berjum og aldinum á haustin og jafnvel korni á hörðum vetrarmánuðum. Widespread in England. The male is familiar red brested and sings variation of melancholy song at most of the year. Robin is highly territorial. If you hear a bird singing in England on Christmas its likely a Robin. This is because these birds hold their territories all year round defending against intruders with song. Despite their cute appearance they are very aggressive and some have even been known to defind their territories to the death. After Christmas their song becomes stronger and more passionate as they begin to seek a mate and start pair up in january. Hraðfleygustu fuglar heims er Múrsvölungur, Apus apus sem getur náð 69 mph - Loftsveima, Hirundapus celebensis sem getur náð 105 mph, Albatrossi, Thalassarche chrysostoma sem nær 78 mph, Kólíbrífuglar, Calypte anna sem ná 60 mph, Lundi, Fratercula arctica sem nær 55 mph, Æðarfugl, Somateria mollissima sem nær 47 mph, Förufálki, Falco peregrinus sem nær 186 mph og ekki margir sem hafa tærnar þar sem fálkar hafa hælana.
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Yucca  flowers  - Blómstrandi Yukkur  -  Pálmaliljur
 
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Desert Yucca Plant - White Yucca Cactus Flowers - Yucca plant blossom. Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca Adam's Needle - Yucca filamentosa - Usually trunkless, it is a multisuckering evergreen shrub with heads of 75 cm (30 in) long, filamentous, blue-green, strappy leaves. It is fully hardy, though in cultivation it benefits from a sheltered position away from winter winds. Y. filamentosa is readily distinguished from other yucca species by white, thready filaments along the leaf margins. Flower stems up to 3 m (10 ft) tall bear masses of pendulous cream flowers in early summer :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca Pálmalilja eða jukka - Yucca - er ættkvísl um 50 tegunda sígrænna jurta af þyrnililjuætt. Þær eru þekktar fyrir harðger lensulaga blöð og langa punta með hvítleitum blómum. Jukkur eru upprunnar í Ameríku en eru algengar um allan heim sem skrautjurtir í görðum og innandyra. : http://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A1lmalilja The spineless _ Yucca elephantipes - is one of those indoor tropicals, that prefers high light. The plant will live in low light, but you'll need to make sure you apply proper watering and maintenance techniques. Spineless yucca plants are a member of the lily family and makes its home in Guatemala and southeast Mexico. : http://plantcaretoday.com/how-to-care... Risajúkka - Hermannshvíld - Yucca guatemalensis, Yucca elephantipes er falleg planta sem auðvelt er að rækta hér, sé hún inni. Langbest er að hafa hana í gróðurskála þar sem hún fær næga birtu og gott pláss. Risajúkkan er upprunalega frá Mið-Ameríku og í sínum heimahögum getur hún orðið allt að 10 m. á hæð. Svo stór verður hún auðvitað ekki innanhúss hér á landi. Þessar plöntur þola töluverðan kulda og eru oft hafðar úti á verönd eða svölum yfir sumartímann. Júkkan þolir ekki frost svo það er eins gott að huga vel að veðri og taka hana inn ef hætta er á hinu minnsta frosti. Á veturna hentar henni vel að vera í frekar svölu herbergi. Stofn Jukkunnar er ljósbrúnn á litinn og oftast 15 til 100 c.m. á hæð. Plantan er þekkt fyrir sín stinnu, oddmjóu, grænu blöð sem eru c.a.15 til 30 c.m. löng og vaxa út frá stofninum í tígulegri hvirfingu. Risajúkkan getur hugsanlega blómstrað hér við albestu skilyrði og þá koma hvít blómin út úr miðjum stofni á háum brúski. : http://www.gardheimar.is/fraedsla/nordinn/nanar/5229/risajukka
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Rob Berry  & Skeleton Drummer - Live Music on the streets of Chichester - Götutónlist
 
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Blues Busker & Street Musician - Awesome Skeleton Drummer Playing With Rob Berry - Performing on the streets of Chichester 19. April 2018 - Rock and Blues Artist. I got one of his CD :) And look at his wonderful home crafted skeleton drummer - I stopped in my track hearing his music. Awesome Street music - Busking on the street. His latest CD Blues n Boxes. Live Music for Pubs, Parties and Functions - Booking tel: 07948558809. Götutónlist. Gekk fram á þennan frábæra blúsara á verslunargötu í Chichester í West Sussex í Englandi. Gat ekki annað en tekið af honum video og hans frábæra heimasmíðaða trommara sem er ekkert annað en beinin. Keypti líka einn CD af honum til að hlusta á heima. I saw Rob Berry playing and I can say that he is one of the best electric guitar player around and alive. : See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Gv7... Solent Life Magazine January 2013 - After starting classical piano at the age of 7 and progressing to the guitar Rob began a career in the 80’s as a recording engineer at Bermuda Sound Studios. This led to him engineering on Keith Richards album 'Talk is Cheap' produced by Steve Jordan as well as getting some blues guitar education from Keith himself. In '90 Rob moved on to work in some of London top studios, including Metropolis Studios and Swanyard Studios, from there he worked alongside some of the best artists, producers and engineers in London, including, Gary Langan (Queen, Yes), Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys), Manu Dibango, Bernie Sumner(New Order), Johnny Marr(Smiths) and Andy Farris ( INXS) just to name a few. After some time, the manic long hours took their toll and Rob really wanted to be a blues player not a tech. With his contacts in the studio business he began to do session work on guitar for the likes of Tom Robinson, Chris White from Dire Straits, and many other artists. In 1994 Rob worked at Earls Court as a guitar demonstrator for JHS, the distributors for Hughes & Kettner amps, Jackson and Encore Guitars. He went on to develop a busy schedule of regular gigs in London and the South East. Soon after this he headed back out to Bermuda for a summer gig in the tourist resorts and Pubs, this was fun, he got to jam with some of New Yorks finest blues players, Poppa Chubby and Big Ed & the Side Pockets at the Oasis Club. With frequent trips to Florida & Manhattan, this was just too much fun and the holiday gig turned into a 13 year stay. For family reasons Rob eventually returned to the UK in 2007. Since returning he has put his studio experiences to good use and has completed six albums, and over the last 5 years he has sold close to 15,000 copies from gigs and street performances with many fans coming back, looking for more. See more: http://robberry.com/html/about_rob.html Robert Berry. See more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_... CD STORE. See more: http://robberry.com/
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Mary Gorniak playing the flute - Greensleeves - English folk song
 
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Greensleeves - Traditional English Folk Song. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak performing at a residents party in Pendean House 9. sept 2014. Tilbrigði við enska 16. aldar þjóðlagið Greensleeves. Mary Gorniak, professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 Beautiful. It's so relaxing. Since Greensleeves is a folk tune, it has many different forms. This page relates the history of one of the most famous melodies in the world of music, and one of the most ancient too - a melody with links to Tudor England, a melody which has heartfelt melancholic lyrics, a melody of so many interpretations in the fields of folk and classical music, and a melody so evocative of England and the English countryside. Greensleeves has existed for more than 400 years. It is a song and a tune which will exist for another 400 years. During the Tudor era, the sleeves of ladies' gowns and dresses were not always a part of the clothing, but were attached with lace. Hence a gown may have green sleeves, even if the dominant hue was different. And the sleeve colour may be significant. Interpretations assigned to the phrase 'Greensleeves' usually have a sexual connotation. It's been suggested that green was symbolic of promiscuity, and that 'Lady' Greensleeves may have been a prostitute. (The 'green sleeves' may even refer to grass stains due to a habit of making love outdoors!) However, the song lyrics mention a 'discourteous rejection of the singer's advances' suggesting to some that the lady in question was virtuous, but perhaps mistaken for a prostitute as a result of her green sleeves. Another explanation is quite the opposite in every respect - in heraldry colour also had symbolisms, and green indicated truth and fidelity - a knight may give a green armband to his true love to wear, to indicate his devotion (giving rise to the phrase 'wearing your heart on your sleeve', meaning to show your true feelings). See more: http://greensleeves-hubs.hubpages.com/hub/FolkSongGreensleeves-Greensleeves The famous tune Greensleeves - possibly composed by Henry VIII himself. A traditional English song, there is no consensus on who composed "Greensleeves." It has been attributed to Henry VIII, the much married King of England, with speculation that the words were inspired by Katherine of Aragon or Ann Boleyn. The first mention of the song in recorded history dates only from 1580, some 33 years after Henry's death. See more: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=8685 Greensleeves folk song. Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but my lady greensleeves. Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously. For I have loved you well and long, Delighting in your company. Alas, my love, that you should own A heart of wanton vanity, So must I meditate alone Upon your insincerity. Your vows you've broken, like my heart, Oh, why did you so enrapture me? Now I remain in a world apart But my heart remains in captivity. If you intend thus to disdain, It does the more enrapture me, And even so, I still remain A lover in captivity. I have been ready at your hand, To grant whatever you would crave, I have both wagered life and land, Your love and good-will for to have. Thou couldst desire no earthly thing, But still thou hadst it readily. Thy music still to play and sing; And yet thou wouldst not love me. I bought thee kerchiefs for thy head, That were wrought fine and gallantly; I kept thee at both board and bed, Which cost my purse well-favoredly. I bought thee petticoats of the best, The cloth so fine as it might be; I gave thee jewels for thy chest, And all this cost I spent on thee. Thy smock of silk, both fair and white, With gold embroidered gorgeously; Thy petticoat of sendal right, And these I bought thee gladly. My men were clothed all in green, And they did ever wait on thee; All this was gallant to be seen, And yet thou wouldst not love me. They set thee up, they took thee down, They served thee with humility; Thy foot might not once touch the ground, And yet thou wouldst not love me. Well, I will pray to God on high, That thou my constancy mayst see, And that yet once before I die, Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me. Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu, To God I pray to prosper thee, For I am still thy lover true, Come once again and love me. Enska sálmaskáldið William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898) er talsvert þekktur í hinum enskumælandi heimi, kannski fyrst og fremst vegna sálms sem hann orti og sunginn hefur verið við hið þekkta lag Greensleeves. Sálminn orti Dix í kjölfar mikilla veikinda árið 1865 þegar hann var 29 ára gamall. Sálmurinn ber heitið What Child is This? Skoða meira: http://www.kirkju.net/index.php/nyr-islenskur-texti-vie-tekkt?blog=8
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Buddhist  and a beggar  - Buddamunkar og betlari  í Englandi
 
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Buddhist and a poor barefoot man sitting on the street - Cittaviveka is a "Forest Monastery" in the lineage of Ajahn Chah, where the emphasis is on training in terms of the precepts and renunciation established by the Vinaya (the Buddhist Monastic Code), and on a communal lifestyle. The monastery is mostly made up of woodland and heath (Hammer Wood) which has a few kutīs (huts [Thai]) for monks and nuns, but communal activities, teaching and guest accommodation are situated in two adjacent houses -- Chithurst House (for men) and Āloka Cottage (for women). Hammer Wood was given to the Sangha in 1978-9, an act which precipitated the purchase of the semi-derelict Chithurst House which stood nearby. Later in 1979, another nearby cottage was purchased. This was renamed Āloka Cottage. Ajahn Sucitto, another one of the original founders, became Abbot in June 7. 1992. Work on developing the monastery continued with further kutis in Hammer Wood, and then the construction of a large meditation hall (Dhamma Hall) on the site of a ruined coachhouse in the grounds of Chithurst House (1998--2004). In 2006, the English Sangha Trust purchased another house for nuns, situated opposite to Āloka and now called Rocana Vihāra. The nuns live there largely autonomous from the male monastic community. Two or three members of the community currently go to the local towns on alms-rounds (pindapāda) for their daily meal on a couple of days of each week. The traditional wayfaring practice (tudong [Thai from Pāli "dhutanga" -- "austere") of walking cross-country for several weeks, living on alms and sleeping out is also an established voluntary practice during the warmer months of the year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chithurst_Buddhist_Monastery Cittaviveka is a monastery in the lineage of the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. It was established in 1979 by Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, who was the first abbot. The current abbot is Ajahn Sucitto who was born in London in 1949 and became a bhikkhu in 1976. The resident community comprises some 20-25 monks, nuns and novices, as well as lay guests. http://www.cittaviveka.org/ Amaravati Buddhist Monastery is a monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition of the Theravada lineage of Buddhism. Amaravati is a centre of teaching and practice. It is located in Great Gaddesden, in the Chiltern Hills, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. Amaravati means "Deathless Realm" in Pāli, the scriptural language of the ancient Buddhist Pali Canon. The temple was founded by the disciples of the noted Thai meditation master, Luang Por Chah (1918-1992). Its current abbot is Ajahn Sumedho. In addition to the monks' and nuns' residences, there are accommodations for long-term lay residents and shorter-term lay guests. Amaravati has a retreat centre, where meditation retreats of varying lengths are held for lay people. Both the monastery and the retreat centre are run on dana (free-will donations). Amaravati was created in 1984 when the English Sangha Trust purchased a residential school (previously an army base) from Buckinghamshire County Council. It is linked to Cittaviveka (Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in West Sussex, and to monasteries in Devon, Northumberland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland, North America and Thailand. Amaravati officially opened in 1985. In the late 1990s, a temple building was constructed. It was officially opened by the King of Thailand's sister, Princess Galyani Vadhana, on the 4th of July, 1999. The nuns at Amaravati (and Cittaviveka) are part of the ten-precept order created by Ajahn Sumedho at Cittaviveka in 1983. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg5AO49_dY Barefoot (also barefooted) is the state of not wearing any footwear.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot
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Bognor Regis  -  Pebble beach made up of flint nodules -  Fjöruferð - Tinnugrjót
 
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Bognor Regis seaside town - Day out on the beach 13.9.2014. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture. Bognor Regis is a small seaside town on the south coast of England in the county of West Sussex. It is situated approximately 70 miles south west of London. The town can trace its roots back to when it was a small fishing village. The town still has its fishermen, operating small inshore boats from the town's beaches, keeping alive the town's traditional link with the sea. Bognor is a very pleasant coastal town with many sites of historical interest nearby. The development of modern Bognor was begun in the 1780s by Sir Richard Hotham. Did you know that on average Bognor Regis has more sunshine than any other town in Britain, making it the country's sunshine capital, so why not soak up the sun on Bognor beach? Take a walk along the promenade that stretches from Aldwick to the west through to Felpham to the east of the town. Bognor Regis is a traditional seaside town with many rides and amusements for the children. The seafront bars help give the town a continental flavour, or you could visit one of the many traditional pubs like the William Hardwicke, The Lamb in Steyne Street or perhaps The Fox in Felpham, one of Bognor's' more historic buildings. When visiting Bognor Regis be sure to visit one of the town's parks and gardens. Bognor is after all a South East in Bloom competition winner. If you get tired of lazing on the beach and gardens aren't your thing, you can always fit in some shopping. From department stores, arcades to souvenir kiosks there is something for everyone. There is also a regular open air market in the town square opposite the theatre. See more: http://www.bognor-regis.org/bognorregis.htm Clean beaches, a long promenade and plenty of things to do with the kids make it as appealing to families as it is to the thrill-seeking watersport enthusiasts who travel to the destination each year. Bognor Regis is also home to the well-known Butlin’s Resort – a four star holiday centre welcoming both day visitors and overnight guests. Its hotels and apartments are among a range of quality accommodation available across the town. See more: http://www.sussexbythesea.com/bognor-regis/attractions The South Downs National Park stretches for 140 kilometres (87 mi) across southern England from St Catherine's Hill near Winchester in Hampshire in the west to Beachy Head, near Eastbourne in East Sussex in the east. In its western half, the southern boundary of the park lies up to 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) inland from the south coast; it thus excludes the major coastal towns and cities of Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. Further east, where the park's southern boundary lies much closer to the coast, it has been carefully drawn to exclude the urban areas of Worthing, Brighton and Hove, Newhaven, Seaford and Eastbourne, which had all made substantial encroachments onto the Downs during the 19th and 20th centuries. By contrast, the park includes a number of towns situated in the western Weald, including Petersfield, Liss, Midhurst and Petworth, and the two historic Sussex towns of Arundel and Lewes. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Downs_National_Park Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture. From a petrological point of view, "flint" refers specifically to the form of chert which occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Similarly, "common chert" (sometimes referred to simply as "chert") occurs in limestone. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint
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The Floating and Levitating - Chichester - Street Busking - Levitation - Götulist - Innhverf íhugun
 
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Chichester - a beautiful town in southern England. It's an old indian trick, levitation / floating - Metitating woman - Street busking, in the centre of the city of Chichester. Skemmtiatriði - Götulist - Ferðalag í Englandi. The Floating and Levitating Man. TRICK REVEALED - See this video and the trick of levitation and floatation will be perfectly clear. See more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLGpdkYEwrw Amazing Floating Street Artist : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REmSD0x7Ks8 LEVITATION : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMgfxdCOPTM Levitation of indian street performers in front of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. See more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NFVWEkyIQ4 The area around Chichester is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of A.D 43, as confirmed by evidence of military storage structures in the area of the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace. The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum. The Roman road of Stane Street, connecting the city with London, started at the east gate, while the Chichester to Silchester road started from the north gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: the North, South, East and West shopping streets radiate from the central market cross dating from medieval times. The original Roman city wall was over two metres thick with a steep ditch (which was later used to divert the River Lavant). It survived for over one and a half thousand years but was then replaced by a thinner Georgian wall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichester Historic Cathedral City of Chichester in the South of England... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRChI85RAYs This was the third film from Barry Pyatt through AngelFilms about towns in West Sussex. It looks at the history of Chichester, and then goes on a journey through the environs, from Portsmouth to Littlehampton, Selsey to Midhurst, and points in-between. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n-uo0wrg0&feature=fvwrel
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Mark Allen - Jezebel - Jazz guitarist performing on the street of Chichester - Götutónlist
 
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Mark Allen - Jezebel - Amazing guitarist - Street music In Chichester - A great musician - Jezebel - Playing at Chichester 12. Nov 2015 - Jazz and Blues Artist. Live Music - Gekk fram á þennan frábæra blúsara á verslunargötu í Chichester í West Sussex í Englandi. Götuskemmtun. Gat ekki annað en tekið af honum video. Artist: Mark Allen - Song Writers: Stuart Watthewman / Helen Adu - Wow, absolutely incredible playing! One of the most wonderful songs...Thank you...! Jezebel wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth She probably had less than every one of us But when she knew how to walk she knew How to bring the house down Can't blame her for her beauty She wins with her hands down Jezebel, what a belle Looks like a princess in her new dress How did you get that? Do you really want to know she said It would seem she's on her way It's more, more than just a dream She put on her stockings and shoes Had nothing to lose, she said it was worth it Reach for the top And the sun is gonna shine Every winter was a war she said I want to get what's mine Jezebel, Jezebel Won't try to deny where she came from You can see it in her pride And the raven in her eyes Try show her a better way She'll say you don't know what you've been missing And by the time she blinks you know she won't be listening Reach for the top she said And the sun is gonna shine Every winter was a war she said I want to get what's mine Video Amazing Guitarist Mark Allen With His Own Composition. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwuyI5Mobg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAw3uwB8vro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxuyFCvFnSw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xcd0ivAN58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NIbEbqK1c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr0r_Hd7-aI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAw3uwB8vro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF69fj8LCe4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxsL0Yk0hXA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2PaTMbUV58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu4q_La7FQk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NIbEbqK1c&list=PL9hHPbWqQgn5sfBB6ssq_oT8zUWidLyNs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSIYwn3RrFc Live Music - Booking tel: 07811616558. [email protected]
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Greater Bee-Fly - Bee mimic flies - Bombylius major - Loðfluga - Mánasjóður - Tunglblóm
 
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Bee mimic flies - Greater Bee-Fly are excellent pollinator - Gorgeous Hover fly - Tvívængja - Loðfluga að drekka hunang frá Mánasjóð - Tunglblómi - Vorfluga. Small furry insects darting and hovering around low growing flowers. Greater Bee-Fly. Early spring insects - which has a very long proboscis. The female traps her abdmen on the ground to coat her eggs with dirt as ballast, thenfires them at a solitary bee´s burrow. Once hatched - the bee-fly grubs devour the bee larvae. Adult drink nectar from flowers through their tongues. It's hairy like a bee, hovers and hums, and has a scary looking spike at one end! The large bee-fly is making its springtime appearance in parts of the UK and causing curiosity at the Natural History Museum's Identification and Advisory Service. People have seen the strange looking creatures darting around flowerbeds and are wondering what they are and if they sting. They may look like a cross between a bee and a giant mosquito, but these insects are a type of fly called a bee-fly, in the family Bombyliidae. Flies have only a single pair of functional wings, whereas bees have 2 pairs. See more: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2011/april/bee-mimic-flies-in-to-a-garden-near-you96805.html Bombylius major eins og hún nefnist á fræðimáli kallast á íslensku Loðfluga eða stóra loðfluga.: http://is.wiktionary.org/wiki/lo%C3%B0fluga Loðflugan er ekki býfluga en þróunin hefur búið svo um hnútana að hún líkist humlum. Það kallast hermun (e. mimicry) þegar tegundir líkjast nákvæmlega öðrum tegundum eða jafnvel hlutum og er tilgangurinn oftar en ekki að tryggja sér vernd eða leynast fyrir óvinum. Slíkt er algengt meðal skriðdýra (Reptilia). Stóra loðflugan er stór tvívængja - Dipteria - 12-17 mm á lengd og vel loðin. Fullorðnir einstaklingar eru vel þekktir á stórum rananum og sjást þær oftar en ekki fljúgandi yfir blómabreiðum á vel grónum engjum í leit að blómasafa. : http://www.visindavefur.is/svar.php?id=62275 Lunaria annua, júdasarpeningur. Allt að 1 m. á hæð. Vex best í sól eða hálfskugga í allri venjulegri vel framræstri garðmold. Ilmandi rauðfjólublá, hvít eða bláleit blóm í júní-júlí. Mjög góð í þurrblómaskreytingar. : http://www.lystigardur.akureyri.is/?modID=1&id=44&grSId=84 The large bee-fly - Bombylius major - has a long, slender tongue called a proboscis, which looks frightening to some. But bee-flies are harmless to humans. They do not bite or spread disease and their proboscis is for reaching flower nectar to feed on. : http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2011/april/bee-mimic-flies-in-to-a-garden-near-you96805.html Many insects mimic other insects. There are many good reasons for so doing but two popular theories are that in some cases it helps them to ward off potential predators and in other cases it can fool potential prey that they are harmless. : http://www.pbase.com/laroseforest/mimicry The adult is 14 to 18 millimetres (0.55 to 0.71 in) in length, squat and very hairy, with a wingspan of around 24 mm (0.94 in). It has dark patches on the anterior half of the wings and long hairy legs that dangle while in flight. The very long proboscis is used to feed on the nectar of many species of flower, especially primroses. While its wings continue to beat its front legs grip the flower and its long rigid beak is inserted to collect the nectar. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombylius_major Furry like a bee yet a true member of the order Diptera, common flies, there are twelve species of bee-fly in this country but this is the largest and most common, Bombylius major. : http://natureofdorset.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bee-fly-bombylius-major.html The latin name Lunaria means "moon-like" and refers to the decorative seedpods. They have hairy toothed leaves and terminal racemes of white or violet flowers in Spring and Summer, followed by prominent, translucent, disc-shaped seedpods, which are frequently seen in flower arrangements. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunaria This plant is easy to grow from seed. It is usually grown as a biennial, being sown one year to flower the next. It is suitable for cultivation in a shady or dappled area, or in a wildflower garden, and the flowers and dried seedpods are often seen in flower arrangements. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunaria_annua Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC- TZ20 camera. David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse at work - West Lavington. horticulture
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Bay leaves  -  Laurus - Yellow flowers - Lárviður  -  Lárviðarlauf - Kryddplanta - Gul blóm
 
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Bay laurel - Laurus nobilis - Lauraceae - Lárviður - Lárviðarlauf - Gul blóm - Kryddplanta. Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glossy leaves, native to the Mediterranean region. It is one of the plants used for bay leaf seasoning in cooking. It is known as bay laurel, sweet bay, bay tree. The laurel is dioecious (unisexual), with male and female flowers on separate plants. Bay is an evergreen perennial shrub or small ornamental tree with glossy, dark green leathery leaves. There are male and female trees and both bear small, creamy-yellow flowers in small clusters, which develop, in the case of mature female trees, into black fruit, resembling small olives. Bay is native to the Mediterranean and can grow from 3 -- 10 meters. In hot, dry climates Bay must be planted in partial shade. In cool climates with temperatures at night above 5 Celsius, Bay must be planted in a sunny position, sheltered from cold winds and frost. In cold climates, Bay must be grown in a container -- where it becomes pot-bound and stunted - and be protected in winter. In cool and cold climates Bay must be pruned into shape in spring. In warm climates it must be pruned in autumn. See more: http://www.herbgarden.co.za/mountainherb/article_bayleaf.htm Each flower is pale yellow-green, about 1 cm diameter, and they are borne in pairs beside a leaf. The leaves are 6--12 cm long and 2--4 cm broad, with an entire (untoothed) margin. On some leaves the margin undulates. The fruit is a small, shiny black berry-like drupe about 1 cm long that contains one seed. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_laurel Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. The leaves are often used to flavor soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine. The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavor until several weeks after picking and drying. Bay leaves can also be crushed or ground before cooking. Crushed bay leaves impart more of their desired fragrance than whole leaves, but are more difficult to remove, and thus they are often used in a muslin bag or tea infuser. Ground bay laurel may be substituted for whole leaves, and does not need to be removed, but it is much stronger due to the increased surface area and in some dishes the texture may not be desirable. Bay leaves can also be used scattered in a pantry to repel meal moths and flies. Bay leaves have been used in entomology as the active ingredient in killing jars. The crushed, fresh, young leaves are put into the jar under a layer of paper. The vapors they release kill insects slowly but effectively, and keep the specimens relaxed and easy to mount. The leaves discourage the growth of molds. They are not effective for killing large beetles and similar specimens, but insects that have been killed in a cyanide killing jar can be transferred to a laurel jar to await mounting. It is not clear to what extent the effect is due to cyanide released by the crushed leaves, and to what extent other volatile products are responsible. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_leaf http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/flowers/b.html Bragðsterk súpa með Lárviðarlaufi: Það er fátt betra en fá heita og góða súpu á dimmum haustkvöldum. Hér kemur uppskrift af einni sem er næringarrík og frábær. Hægt er að nota annað grænmeti en gulrætur og auðvitað má skipta nauti út fyrir lamb, kjúkling eða svínakjöt. Það er best að leyfa súpunni að sjóða í meira en klukkutíma. Þessi súpa er fyrir 4 2 msk olía 500 g nautagúllas 1 ½ msk Best á nautið 1 msk oregano 1 msk grænmetiskraftur 1 hvítlauksrif 1 rauðlaukur 3 lárviðarlauf 6 bollar vatn 2 dósir af niðursoðnum tómötum 5 gulrætur 3 msk salsa sósa Setjið olíu í pott og veltið kjötinu upp úr henni. Kryddið með Best á nautið kryddinu góða sem er alíslensk framleiðsla. Svo er oregano stráð yfir og hvítlauksrif afhýtt, skorið smátt, og bætt út í. Þeir sem eru hrifnir af hvítlauk geta að sjálfsögðu sett svolítið meira af honum. Látið kjötið veltast í kryddinu í tíu mínútur. Skerið laukinn smátt og bætið honum út í ásamt grænmetiskrafti. Þá er vatninu bætt út í. Setjið lárviðarlauf út í súpuna og látið suðuna koma upp. Gott er að láta kjötið sjóða í 40-60 mínútur svo það verði mjúkt og lystugt. Þá er niðursoðnu tómötunum bætt út í ásamt gulrótum sem eru skornar smátt. Látið gulræturnar sjóða í súpunni en það er gott að hafa þær alls ekki mauksoðnar. Ef þú átt afgang af Salsa sósu er gott að setja 3 msk út í. Sjá meira: http://www.pressan.is/Veroldin/Lesagrein/sjodandiheit-haustsupa-sem-bragd-er-af--uppskrift?Pressandate=200904251+or+1%253d%2540%2540version
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Ave Maria - Sigrún Hjálmtýrsdóttir -  Kirkjutónlist
 
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A beautiful prayer - Ave maría - Franz Schubert / Sigurður Einarsson - Icelandic music - Maríubæn - Söngur Díddú / Sigrún Hjálmtýrsdóttir af plöntunni Minnningar. Diddú - Sigrún Hjálmtýrsdóttir - She made her name when she sang with the legendary folk band Spilverk Þjóðanna 1975-78, and has made numerous recordings of folk music, popular music, lieder and operatic arias. : http://blackbirdgsus.blogspot.co.uk/ The Ave Maria was composed in about 1825 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) when he was twenty-eight years old and filled with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was written for voice and piano and first Published in 1826 as Op 52 no 6. The words most commonly used with Schubert's music are not the words that the composer originally set to music. : http://carols.org.uk/ave-maria.htm Ave Maria — Schubert - Diddú : http://video.yandex.ru/users/georgs53/view/16631/ Opera superstar Maria Callas - Ave Maria : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5cF5GGqVWo Jessye Norman - Ave Maria : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do5ZmQQM8AE Celine Dion - Ave Maria : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXw3Hj6vRoc Plata sem unnendur hugljúfrar tónlistar ættu ekki að missa af. Hér rifja valinkunnir söngvarar upp nokkrar helstu dægurlagaperlur síðari ára, áratuga og jafnvel alda, innlendar sem erlendar. Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir syngur nú í fyrsta sinn á plötu Vögguvísu úr Silfurtunglinu og Ave Maria eftir Schubert, : http://www.tonlist.is/Music/Album/2899/ymsir/minningar/ The album Minningar with Ýmsir. The album was released in 1991 by Hljóðsmiðjan: http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/2899/ymsir/minningar/ Maríubænir - Kirkjutónlist - The Hail Mary
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Bryonia - Bryony - Bryonía -   Poisonous Plants - Eiturjurt - Eiturber - Villijurt - Klifurjurt
 
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Toxic Herbs - Poisonous Plants - White Bryony - Bryonia dioica - Hvít Bryonía - Cucurbitaceae - Villijurt - Eiturflækja - Eiturjurt og illgresi. Eiturber. Kvenkyns blóm eru grænleit og berin rauð. White Bryony is Britain’s only native member of the cucumber family. Bryonia is a genus of flowering plant in the gourd family. Bryony is its best-known common name. This hedgerow climber is such a strong laxative that, even in the 16th century, its unrestrained medicinal use was not recommended. Those men who bought bryony root, thinking it to be mandrake, may have been 'up all night' but not in the way they'd hoped. As an example of how large the root grows, John Gerard says that the Queen’s surgeon, William Goderous, showed him a root weighing half a hundredweight and the size of a one year old child. This vigorous root growth meant it could be used to produce a counterfeit mandrake root. Either by placing moulds around the growing plant or by digging it up, carving it to shape and reburying it, bryony roots can be made to look like mandrake and the plant was sold as mandrake by ‘mountebacks and charlatans’ according to at least one contemporary writer. Sadly, it is not clear whether the author was so appalled because these fakers cut into his profits from growing real mandrake or whether he had fallen victim to the unpleasant effects. See more: http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/bryonia_dioica.htm Bryonia - known by the common names red bryony and white bryony, is a perennial climbing vine indigenous to Central and Southern Europe. It is a flowering plant of the genus Bryonia with five-pointed leaves and blue or white flowers. The vine produces a red berry fruit. B. dioica is generally toxic to humans. Application of its juice to the skin produces inflammation with a rash or ulcers, and consumption of this juice causes intense gastrointestinal irritation including nausea and vomiting in small doses, and anxiety, paralysis, or death in larger amounts. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryonia_dioica From the Greek bryo, to shoot or grow rapidly, a reference to its vigorous growing habit of sprouting each year from the tuber roots. Dioscorides however calls it ‘Bruonia Ampelos’. Bruonia is Greek for ‘to swell’ and ‘Ampelos’ means ‘vine’. It is possible that this refers to the exceptionally large roots which the plant forms. This hedgerow climber is such a strong laxative that, even in the 16th century, its unrestrained medicinal use was not recommended. Those men who bought bryony root, thinking it to be mandrake, may have been 'up all night' but not in the way they'd hoped. As an example of how large the root grows, John Gerard says that the Queen’s surgeon, William Goderous, showed him a root weighing half a hundredweight and the size of a one year old child. This vigorous root growth meant it could be used to produce a counterfeit mandrake root. Either by placing moulds around the growing plant or by digging it up, carving it to shape and reburying it, bryony roots can be made to look like mandrake and the plant was sold as mandrake by ‘mountebacks and charlatans’ according to at least one contemporary writer. Sadly, it is not clear whether the author was so appalled because these fakers cut into his profits from growing real mandrake or whether he had fallen victim to the unpleasant effects. See more: http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/bryonia_dioica.htm
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Mary Gorniak playing the flute - Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Yfir Regnbogann
 
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The wizard of Oz. Flute version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak - beautiful performances of this wonderful song at a residents party in Pendean House 21. feb 2013. Flautuleikur - Yfir regnbogann. Mary Gorniak professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 Judy Garland singing her most famous song Over the rainbow in 1955: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRa4X07jdE Ella Fitzgerald - Somewhere Over The Rainbow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7VprPX8kg Nina Hagen - Somewhere Over The Rainbow Live On ZDF April 2004. This is an amazing performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTWwk1x4fSY Keith Jarrett - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - played at Tokyo 1984: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq0EWNuR1H8 Lyrics: Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true Some day I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemondrops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh why can't I? Some day I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemondrops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly Beyond the rainbow Why, oh why can't I? Harold Arlen composed this music in 1939 and songwriter is E.Y.Harburg. Galdrakarlinn í OZ - Borgarleikhúsið: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khJrgujZKOg Galdrakarlinn í Oz - Yfir regnbogann. Sigrún Vala. Jólatónleikar í Iðu Selfossi 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGvosEofWFE
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Classic Christmas Song - Masters in this Hall - Mary Gorniak playing the Piccolo flute - Jólalag
 
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Masters in this Hall - Here is a music video of piccolo flutist, Mary Gorniak - professional flute and piccolo player - beautiful performances of this wonderful song at a Christmas residents party in BUPA Pendean House 22. 12. 2014. Flautuleikur. "Masters in This Hall" (alternative title: "Nowell, Sing We Clear") is a Christmas carol with words written around 1860 by William Morris to an old French dance tune. The carol is moderately popular around the world but has not entered the canon of most popular carols. The words were written around 1860 while William Morris was working as an apprentice in the office of the architect, Edmund Street, presumably under the persuasion of his fellow students who at that time had a taste for part-song. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masters_in_This_Hall Mary Gorniak professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 Masters in this Hall, Hear ye news to-day Brought from over sea, And ever I you pray: Chorus Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! Nowell, sing we clearl Holpen are all folk on earth, Born is God's son so dear: Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!Nowell, sing we loudl God to-day hath poor folk raised And cast a-down the proud.
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Mexican Lily - Beschorneria yuccoides - Jukka -  Pálmalilja - Hitabeltisplanta - Garðskálaplanta
 
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Yucca-leaved beschorneria - Mexican Lily - Mexican False Red Yucca - Beschorneria yuccoides - Amole - Pálmalilja - Jukka - Skrautplanta. Þessi planta er mjög sjaldgæf í ræktun og enn sjaldgæfara að hún blómstri. Þetta er ekki Jukka - en hefur fengið það nafn vegan þesss hversu lík laufblöðin eru en þessi planta er af allt annari ætt en jukkur sem eru af Yucca ætt en þessi planta er af Beschorneria ætt. Extravagant red flower spikes in early summer makes this weird but truly wonderful plant (also known as the Mexican Lily) from Mexico (height 1.8m/5.9ft, spread 1.5-2m/4.9-6.5ft) a great addition to the garden. Both its flowers (reddish panicles covered in funnel shaped bright green-red flowers) and yucca like foliage (blue-green leaves with fine teeth) certainly pack a punch and provide architectural interest! It should be planted in a well drained soil in full sun, and should be hardy down to about -10oC. - See more: http://www.trevenacross.co.uk/plant-centre/succulents-drought/other-succulents/beschorneria-yuccoides/#sthash.E6oDbEvD.dpuf Beschorneria from Mexico, are large, clump-forming evergreen perennials with strap-shaped, somewhat succulent leaves and nodding tubularflowers in arching racemes with conspicuous red bracts in late spring or early summer. forming a large clump of slightly fleshy, grey-green, strap-shaped leaves to 20cm in length. Yellow-green tubular flowers with showy red bracts borne in arching racemes to 1.5m in height. See more: http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/27870/Beschorneria-yuccoides/Details This plant is hardy in my garden in south Cornwall in a fairly exposed position, but temperatures below -3C are fairly rare and my garden gets about 15 air-frosts per year. In the winter of 2008/9 it survived a freak frost of -8C with little damage exept to the outer leaves. As with most of the Agavaceae this had the benefit of making it produce dozens of offsets! It is growing in ordinary clay/loam with little added drainage. Given extreme drainage and a little shelter, it would probably be hardy to -10C. Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds. See more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59595/#b Although this plant is a handsome fellow in its own right it produces some quite sci-fi flowering spikes. It does not necessarily flower every year and it may only produce one or several flower spikes depending on its mood. Although Beschorneria does manage to have 'relations' with bees, it rarely sets seed. Some seed pods do begin to ripen but wind and rain inevitably knock them off. Out of all the flowers produced on the above plant, only one seed pod made it to maturity. Beschorneria yuccoideshas the annoying habit of providing both board and lodging to its main pest - the snail. The silver lining in this case is that the snails prefer the older leaves. As the snails rest deep within the plant, it is often hard to find them. The best course of action is to inspect your plant after a rainfall. The snails will be out cruising and you can pick them off at ease. See more: http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/Beschorneria-yuccoides.html Beschorneria yuccoides is a species of succulent plants belonging to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae. The epithet yuccoides derives from the botanical name of the genus Yucca and the suffix oides meaning "likeness" derived from a Greek word. Beschorneria yuccoides is a stemless plant with 20 to 35 linear, lanceolate, leathery and widened at their base leaves. They are gray-green to green, about 40--60 centimetres long and 3.3--3.5 centimetres wide. The leaf margins are finely denticulate. The inflorescence reaches a height of 100--180 centimetres with a maximum of 320 centimeters. The stem and the bract are red. The flowers are 40 to 50 millimeters long. The fruits are elongated to almost spherical, 30--40 millimetres long and 15--25 millimetres wide. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beschorneria_yuccoides I had a small clump of Beschomeria Yuccoides which has turned to mush. It was planted in full sun in our south facing back garden and flowered last May - flowering is an amazing sight. It had grown a number of offshots which were doing nicely.I beleive when it flowers the main plant usually dies, but is then replaced by numerous offsets. See more: http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7603 Beschorneria yuccoides is a clump-forming perennial with grey-green, strap-shaped leaves and yellow-green tubular flowers with red bracts. See more: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/beschorneria-yuccoides David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse - West Lavington.
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Threepenny Bit - Street busking - Chichester - Götuskemmtun - Götutónlist
 
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They are absolutely fantastic - Threepenny Bit, the Hampshire based Ceilidh and Busking Band performs in Chichester 24. Oct 2012 A young and vibrant addition to the folk scene, Threepenny Bit folk and ceilidh band was formed from an unlikely combination of student-types in Southampton in 2010. Consisting of suitcase percussion, fiddle, flute, guitar and clarinet, they play a wide range of Irish, English, Cornish, Breton and Scottish diddly-dee music with a hint of klezmer! http://www.threepennybit.net/ Threepenny Bit Folk and Ceilidh Band in South of England Red Man spotted busking in Chichester for Christmas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8s0FMBYBSs They play at a street party - Street Performers
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Bad Wabbit Crew Riding home - Yamaha 1200 Custom, Harley Trike and Honda VF 750C Super Magna
 
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Riding home after fabulous day at Chichester College Bike Show 23.6. 2013. Hjólað gegnum trjágöng á sólríkum degi í West Sussex í Englandi. Mótorhjól. Yamaha 1200 Custom, Harley Trike and Honda VF 750 C Super Magna. Nearly 2 years after the Bad Wabbit Crew started, rumours still persist among some circles that we are a motorcycle club. We are not now nor have we ever been a bike club. The majority of us do not ride bikes and never have. What we are is a social group that once a year organises a charity fundraising event. See more: http://bad-wabbit-crew.co.uk/ Greyhairs MCC Sussex : http://users2.smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s&i=g26-23628-a6 Motorbike Club Links in the UK: http://www.thebikerguide.co.uk/motorcycleclublinks.html http://www.guildfordharleydavidson.co... http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_GB/... Harley-Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain. We are the UK's original Harley-Davidson Club and have been established since 1949. The Club currently has around 1500 members spread throughout the UK and organises many parties, rallies and events throughout the year. The Harley Davidson clubs in England are a founder member of The Federation of Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe, who's member clubs organise a "Super Rally" in a different country each year. http://www.harley-davidson-riders.org.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-D... Hér er fróðleikur um hjólið mitt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Magna Honda Super Magna: The US government imposed tariff rate hikes for foreign-built motorcycles over 700 cc in order to combat their rise in sales in North America, and to aid the domestic motorcycle manufacturers, namely Harley-Davidson. So for 1984 Honda responded by reducing the engine size for the VF750s to 698 cc, and the Magna became the VF700C V42 in the USA. The headlight changed from round chrome to a rectangular chrome housing. The seats were changed to a wider 2 piece design in an attempt to improve rider comfort. The rear shocks also changed to eliminate the extra fluid reservoir. The wheels were different as well. Honda only made the VF700 for the late part of 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987, then back to the VF750 after that. The first part of 1984, the Magnas were VF750.
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Harley-Davidson Party Guildford 2012 - Donna Does Drums  - Mótorhjól
 
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Guildford Harley Davidson - Celebrate the start of the riding season and anniversary event 31.3. 2012. There'll be loads going on, with a free hog roast and live music. http://www.guildfordharleydavidson.co.uk/ http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_GB/Content/Pages/home.html Harley-Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain. We are the UK's original Harley-Davidson Club and have been established since 1949. The Club currently has around 1500 members spread throughout the UK and organises many parties, rallies and events throughout the year. The Harley Davidson clubs in England are a founder member of The Federation of Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe, who's member clubs organise a "Super Rally" in a different country each year. http://www.harley-davidson-riders.org.uk/ Saga Harley-Davidson mótorhjólsins í máli og myndum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson The Live Music. Band/Manti: Donna Reynolds - Drums Rupert Peters - Bass/Vocals David McClean - Guitar/Vocals http://www.manti.co.uk/ http://www.myspace.com/mantionline Hér er fróðleikur um hjólið mitt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Magna Honda Super Magna: The US government imposed tariff rate hikes for foreign-built motorcycles over 700 cc in order to combat their rise in sales in North America, and to aid the domestic motorcycle manufacturers, namely Harley-Davidson. So for 1984 Honda responded by reducing the engine size for the VF750s to 698 cc, and the Magna became the VF700C V42 in the USA. The headlight changed from round chrome to a rectangular chrome housing. The seats were changed to a wider 2 piece design in an attempt to improve rider comfort. The rear shocks also changed to eliminate the extra fluid reservoir. The wheels were different as well. Honda only made the VF700 for the late part of 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987, then back to the VF750 after that. The first part of 1984, the Magnas were VF750. Can you spot yourself amongst the bikes?
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The Floating and Levitating Man - The living statue show - Chichester - Street Busking - Götulist
 
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Seen in Chichester - West Sussex 9.9.2017. Thank you Neil Mallon - The living statue show. It's an old indian trick, levitating / levitation / floating - Metitating man - Skemmtiatriði - Götulist - Lifandi stytta - Ferðalag í Englandi - Street busking, in the centre of the city of Chichester. There is a steel plate on the pavement. In the corner of the plate, there is a rod sticking out. Into this, the there is a steel platform, on which the performers sits. The steel tube which holds the platform runs up his trousers sleeve. Levitating man trick revealed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeqZEshk2XQ The Floating and Levitating Man. TRICK REVEALED - See this video and the trick of levitation and floatation will be perfectly clear. See more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLGpdkYEwrw Amazing Floating Street Artist : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REmSD0x7Ks8 LEVITATION : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMgfxdCOPTM Levitation of indian street performers in front of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. See more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NFVWEkyIQ4 The area around Chichester is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of A.D 43, as confirmed by evidence of military storage structures in the area of the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace. The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum. The Roman road of Stane Street, connecting the city with London, started at the east gate, while the Chichester to Silchester road started from the north gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: the North, South, East and West shopping streets radiate from the central market cross dating from medieval times. The original Roman city wall was over two metres thick with a steep ditch (which was later used to divert the River Lavant). It survived for over one and a half thousand years but was then replaced by a thinner Georgian wall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichester Historic Cathedral City of Chichester in the South of England... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRChI85RAYs This was the third film from Barry Pyatt through AngelFilms about towns in West Sussex. It looks at the history of Chichester, and then goes on a journey through the environs, from Portsmouth to Littlehampton, Selsey to Midhurst, and points in-between. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n-uo0wrg0&feature=fvwrel
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Ladybird - Devouring aphids - Maríuhæna - étur blaðlýs - Maríubjalla - Flikrudepla -  Skordýr
 
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Seven-spot Ladybird - Coccinella septempunctata - Siebenpunkt-Marienkäfer - Sjödeplu maríuhæna - eating aphids - Aphis fabae - Sjödepla maríuhæna étur blaðlýs. Good bug. Larvae: We look like mini-alligators because of our long, black, spiny backs. We eat a lot of bad bugs in the garden. Adults: There are many different kinds of good Lady Beetles, but most of us are shiny red or orange with black dots on our backs. See more: https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/pdfs/BugBook.pdf Blaðlýs tilheyra skortítum. Þær eru afar smávaxnar, langflestar grænleitar, jafnvel hálfglærar á lit. Þær hafa gjarnan langa fálmara , langa, mjóa fætur og margar hafa gegnsæja vængi. Blaðlýs finnast einkum í trjám og á runnagróðri þar sem þær sitja gjarnan á laufblöðum og greinum. Blaðlýs eru jurtaætur og nærast einkum á jurtasafa sem þær sjúga út úr vefjum plantna með sograna. Sumar blaðlýs fæða lifandi afkvæmi og meyfæðingar eru algengar. Stundum getur maður séð móður með aragrúa lítilla dætra í kringum sig á laufblöðum. Lesa meira: http://www1.nams.is/smadyr/landid/prent.php?val=21&id=2 Enska Maríuhænan - Coccinella septempunctata - eða Sjödepla Maríubjalla er þessi gamla venjulega bjalla sem er appelsínurauð með 3. doppur á hvorum væng og einni á mi'ju bakinu fyrir aftan höfuðið og er algenga bjallan í gömlum barnabókum og teikningum. Maríubjöllur leggjast í dvala í október fram í mars. Tveggja-doppu Maríuhænur eru ýmist rauðar með eina stóra svarta doppu á hvorum væng eða svartar með einn rauðan blett á hvorum væng og eru heldur minni en hinar bjöllurnar. Fróðleik er að finna hér á Íslensku: http://www.ni.is/poddur/slaedingar/poddur/nr/1300 Hér má sjá Maríuhænu leggja eggin sín - mjög fróðlegt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WdQvAxcxzA&feature=related Vedalia Ladybird - Rodolia cardinalis - er einkum dugleg við að éta - Icerya purchasi - og voru þær fluttar til Nýja Sjálands árið 1888 eftir að Kaliforníu appelsínur voru búnar að vera í 20 ár undirlagðar í - Scale insect og á einu ári hvaði gerst kraftaverk því Maríuhænurnar hélru öllum lúsum í lámarki og uppskeran verið góð eftir það. Harlequin Ladybirds - Harmonia axyridis - sem koma frá Asíu eru appelsínugular með fjöldann allan af litlum svörtum blettum og mun stærri en hinar Maríuhænurnar. Þær voru fluttar frá Asíu til Ameríku til að éta hvimleið skordýr og bárust þaðan til Evrópu og til Englands, en þar fundust þær í fyrsta sinn árið 2004 og hefur fjölgað hratt, en þær eru ekki mjög vinsælar af því þær eru árásagjarnari en Ensku Maríuhænurnar og gera ekki greinarmun á blaðlús og bjöllulirfum á plöntunum og er talið að það hafi fækkað bæði 7-doppu Maríuhænum og 2-doppu Maríuhænum um helming. En vegna rándýraeiginleika Asíubjöllunar þá er hún mjög góð í gróðurhúsum þar sem hún kemur í veg fyrir að plönturnar verði fórnarlömb hinna ýmsu skordýra og lirfa sem sækja á þær. Flikrudepla - Coccinella undecimpunctata - Flikrudepla er svört á lit með hvít framhorn og tvo hvíta depla á höfði. Skjaldvængirnir eru rauðir með svörtum deplum. Venjuleg flikrudepla í Evrópu hefur ellefu depla, fimm á hvorum væng og einn fremst fyrir miðju á skilum vængjanna. Það afbrigði berst stundum til Íslands með varningi. Íslenska afbrigði flikrudeplur er með mun stærri depla og hafa þeir fjórir öftustu runnið saman í tvo stóra depla og finnst þetta afbrigði einnig í Norður-Noregi og er því talið líklegt að hún hafi komið til landsins með Norskum landnemum. Þekkt er að skordýrategundir sem flytja sig norður á bóginn séu dekkri en sömu tegunda sunnar og er það talið stafa að því að með dekkra yfirborði nái þau að fanga betur hita sólarljóssins. Lirfan flikrudeplunar er ljós í grunninn. Með skýrt afmarkað höfuð og eru þrír stórir frambolsliðir með löngum fótum og saman mynda þeir um helmingur af lengd hennar. Hún er síðan með níu afturbolsliði sem eru þó styttri og mjókka aftur. Þvert yfir hvern lið búksins hefur lirfan dökka hnúða með mörgum bursthárum. Lesa meira: https://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flikrudepla Seven-spot Ladybird - Ladybug - Coccinella septempunctata - Sjö-doppu Maríubjalla tekin með Macro - Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC- TZ20 camera. Hérna má sjá Maríuhænu éta blaðlýs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaDTlVwKgck&list=HL1327092478&feature=mh_lolz
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Wisley Glasshouse - Philodendron selloum  - Kærleikstré  - Garðskálaplanta
 
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Lacy tree philodendron - Philodendron selloum - Kærleikstré - Rifblaðka. Philodendron plöntur blómstra venjulega ekki fyrr en 15-20 ára. Blómin opna sig og eru heimsótt af bjöllum sem sjá um frjóvgunina en blómið hefur þann eiginleika að loka sér yfir nótt svo bjöllurnar verði örugglega löðrandi í frjókorni. Það eru þrjár tegundir blóma á kólfinum frjó kvenblóm, frjó karlblóm og svo ófrjó karlblóm sem eru einskonar girðing milli hinna tveggja til að koma í veg fyrir sjálfsfrjóvgun. Philodendron bipinnatifidum (common names: lacy tree philodendron, selloum) is a plant that belongs to the family Araceae. The commonly used name Philodendron selloum is a synonym (Mayo 1991). This plant is native to South America, namely to Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay but is also cultivated as a landscape plant in the gulf coast and east coast of the United States, such as in Florida. This plant is also cultivated as a landscape plant in tropical Asian countries such as the Philippines. Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794--1865), one of the earliest botanists who studied the Araceae family, did extensive studies of Philodendrons. The names Philodendron bipinnatifidum and Philodendron selloum were accepted as two separate species in the past. However, recent studies focused on the sexual characteristics suggest that they are multiform of the same species. Botanist Simon Mayo documented that these were names of the same plant species that exhibited slight anatomical differences. Since the name Philodendron bipinnatifidum was the first of the two to be published in the literatures, it was accepted as the scientific name. Species within the genus Philodendron are poisonous to vertebrates, but vary in their toxicity levels. They contain calcium oxalate crystals in raphid bundles, which are poisonous and irritating. P. bipinnatifidum sap may cause skin irritation. Chewing and/or ingesting parts of the plant may result in severe swelling and compromised respiratory functions. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philodendron_bipinnatifidum When philodendrons are ready to reproduce they will produce an inflorescence which consists of a leaf-like hood called a spathe within which is enclosed a tube-like structure called a spadix. Depending on the species of philodendron, a single inflorescence can be produced or a cluster of up to 11 inflorescences can be produced at a single time on short peduncles. Philodendron can be shrubs, trees or climbers, with glossy, leathery, evergreen, simple to pinnately divided leaves, and tiny flowers borne within arum-like white, green or reddish spathes. P. bipinnatifidum is an evergreen shrub with long-stalked leaves to 1m in length, pinnately divided into narrow, undulate, dark green lobes. Purple and cream spathes 30cm in length appear occasionally: http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3797 Toxicity - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and the contact with the sap may irritate the skin or eyes.
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Chichester Woodland Crafts market - Pop Pop Boats - Bátur með gufuvél
 
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Steam Boat - A walk through Chichester high street 10.12. 20013. Chi Christmas market. Video of The Woodland Crafts Christmas Market. Gufubátur - gufuvél - kertaknúinn bátur - Fann gufuknúinn bát frá Viktoríutímanum. Botninn er með tveimur púströrum og er honum dýft í vatnið og rörin fyllt. Síðan er báturinn settur á vatnið og kertið sett í brennarann og kveikt í. Best að nota venjulegt mjótt kerti til að kveikja á brennaranum í bátnum sem sýður vatnið í rörunum svo báturinn þrýstist áfram. Það kemur skemmtilegt plupp plupp hljóð þegar loftbólurnar bubla í gegn og springa þegar þær koma upp á yfirborðið. Þessi bátur siglir eins og engill. Interesting Pop Pop Boats : Make a Pop Pop boat. These are instructions for making the kind of toy steam engine boat seen in the movie Ponyo. The introduction to the project is below. See more: http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/boat/ This is a video that has pretty much everything you need to know about pop-pop boats, everything from how to get them going to how to finish using them. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3OLhFx8KZY Introduction to builing a pop pop or putt putt steamboat. Once you have made a pop pop boat, there is a world-wide forum about experimenting with them. See more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZF0mjruAxM&list=PLDF3B3547CA526EAF How to make a simple pop pop boat from house hold materials. This video tutorial shows you a step by step guide for making a model pop pop ( put put ) boat from an empty coca cola can, a juice carton, 2 straws and some blu-tack. Easy and great fun idea to make with kids. Use an Epoxy glue rather then blu-tack to make the boiler stronger and last longer. Be Careful not to cut yourself on sharp drinks can, you may want to wear safety gloves. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ki9Kta8g14 The area around Chichester is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of A.D 43, as confirmed by evidence of military storage structures in the area of the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace. The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum. The Roman road of Stane Street, connecting the city with London, started at the east gate, while the Chichester to Silchester road started from the north gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: the North, South, East and West shopping streets radiate from the central market cross dating from medieval times. The original Roman city wall was over two metres thick with a steep ditch (which was later used to divert the River Lavant). It survived for over one and a half thousand years but was then replaced by a thinner Georgian wall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichester
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Classical music  - Skater's Waltz  -  Mary Gorniak playing the flute - Skautavals
 
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Émile Waldteufel - Les Patineurs vals, op. 183 - Skater's Waltz - The Skaters - Les Patineurs - Waldteufel - Die Schlittschuhläufer - Skautavals leikinn á þverflautu. Flautuleikur. Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak - beautiful performances of this wonderful music at a Christmas residents party in Pendean House 22. 12. 2014. One of Waldteufel's finest. Such a lovely melody. One of my favourite waltz - one can go on hearing this several times. Enjoy the beautiful music. Our unique home is surrounded by four acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, with a tranquil sensory garden, comfortable patio areas and pathways that allow full wheelchair access. See more: http://www.bupa.co.uk/care-services/care-homes/pendean-house-nursing-home-west-sussex Mary Gorniak - professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143 Bupa (originally, the British United Provident Association) was established in 1947 when 17 British provident associations joined together to provide healthcare for the general public. The original services offered by Bupa included private medical insurance, and eventually expanded to include privately run Bupa hospitals. Bupa had an initial registration of 38,000 when founded, but currently has over 14 million customers worldwide and is the leading private health insurance provider in the UK. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bupa Welcome to the Bupa UK Facebook Page. See more: https://www.facebook.com/BupaUK Time for a cuppa at Worplesdon View. In conjunction with Time for a Cuppa, Worplesdon View organised a tea party on Friday 7th March, together with entertainment from flutist, Mary Gorniak for residents, families and friends from the community. Lynda Garner, General Manager welcomed The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Diana Lockyer-Nibbs who joined residents at the tea and said how delightful it was to be invited back to Worplesdon View and to see familiar faces. See more: http://www.barchester.com/home/worplesdon-view-care-home/life-at-our-home In October 1874 Waldteufel played at an event that was attended by the then Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The Prince was enthralled by Waldteufel's "Manolo" waltz, and was prepared to make Waldteufel's music known in Britain.[4] A long-term contract with the London-based editor Hopwood & Crew followed. Part of the company belonged to Charles Coote[disambiguation needed], director of the Coote & Tinney’s Band, the first dance orchestra in London. Through these means, Waldteufel's music was played at Buckingham Palace in front of Queen Victoria. Waldteufel dominated the music scene in London and became world-famous. During this period he composed his best known works, many of which are still heard today around the world. He became best known for the waltz "Les Patineurs" (The Ice Skaters), composed in 1882. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Waldteufel Known in English as The Skaters' Waltz, it was composed in 1882 and was inspired by the Cercle des Patineurs or 'Rink of Skaters' at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. His introduction to the waltz can be likened to the poise of a skater and the glissando notes invoke scenes of a wintry atmosphere. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zirn3M3ewQc Musician: Mary Gorniak -
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Mary Gorniak playing the piccolo flute - Irish jig songs -  Írsk þjóðlagatónlist
 
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Here is a video of flutist Mary Gorniak performing at a residents party in Pendean House 9. sept 2014. - 3 Irish Traditional folk song. Irish jig songs - Sumertime park and Mangons real. Mary Gorniak, professional flute player - more information: http://www.carehome.co.uk/supplier.cfm/searchazref/65432195143
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Large Black Slug - Arion ater - Svartsnigill - Lindýr - Garðsniglar  - Snigill - Dýralýf
 
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Large Black Slug - Arion ater - Burgundy snail - Roman snail - Svartsniglar - Garðsnigill - .hryggleysingjar - meindýr - garðapest. Up to 150 - 200 mm - Colour ranges from jet black through orange to creamy white - all with an orange fringe. Back is covered with elongated tubercles. No keel. Sticky mucus. Found across Europe to Iceland. darker forms are most common in north England and paler ones are most common in the south. Feeds on dung, plants and carrion - and grass cuttings after rain. Svartsniglar hafa verið landlægir á Íslandi um aldir en þeir félagar Eggert Ólafsson og Bjarni Pálsson gátu hans í ferðabók sinni árið 1772. Svartsnigill hefur fundist víða um land en er algengastur á landinu sunnanverðu, einkum í gróðurríkum brekkum og hlíðum sem vita mót suðri. Hann er að öllu jöfnu svartur á lit, 10--15 cm langur, stundum allt að 20 cm í nágrannalöndunum. Sjá meira: http://fiskholl.blog.is/blog/fiskholl/entry/905972/ The slug covers itself in a thick foul-tasting mucus which serves as both protection against predators as well as a measure to keep moist. It is somewhat difficult to wash off. Like other members of the family Arionidae, the black slug has a pneumostome (breathing hole) on the right side of its mantle through which it breathes. This mantle is the part which in snails secretes a shell, and in this species of slug the mantle contains a resilient protective structure of calcareous granules. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_slug Svartsnigill er rakasækinn, finnst t.d. í graslendi nálægt sjó, gróðurríkum grasbrekkum, gjarnan mót suðri, skjólgóðum hraungjótum og húsagörðum. Hann er alæta sem leggst m.a. á hræ, sveppi og gróður, bæði lifandi og rotnandi, en veldur ekki teljandi skaða í garðrækt. Svartsnigill verpir á köldum, rökum stöðum í gróðurþykkni, einnig í safnhauga. Hann þykir ekki eftirsóknarverð fæða fyrir önnur dýr vegna þess að slímið sem hann gefur frá sér virðist síður en svo lystaukandi. Svartsniglar eru þó stundum étnir, m.a. af nagdýrum og fuglum. Sjá meira: http://www.ni.is/poddur/nattura/poddur/nr/1155 The Black Slug prefers a diet of rotting vegetation, fungi, manure, and even the odd decomposing dead animal. Only during springtime when these aren't so abundant, and tender young seedlings are, does it cause most damage in the garden. So remember the old saying: If it's black, put it back. If it's grey, keep it at bay. http://www.slugoff.co.uk/slug-facts/bad-slugs
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Indigofera  - Dye plant -  Indigo  - Litunarjurt -  Belgjurt - Garðskálaplanta
 
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Common Indigo - Indigofera - Fabaceae - Pea family - Natural dye plant. Blue dye - Indigo may irritate the eyes and may cause dermatitis. Deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye. Litunarplanta - Indigo litunarjurt - Belgjurt Indigofera tinctoria bears the common name true indigo. The plant was one of the original sources of indigo dye. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigofera_tinctoria Common or Indian Indigo ; not to be confused with false, wild, or Bastard indigo - Baptisia tinctoria. See more:http://www.drugs.com/npp/indigo.html Indigofera tinctoria means dyer’s indigo-bearing plant (tinctoria means dyer and indigofera means indigo bearing). There are many plants in the genus; it is thought that there are around 700, which is of the Fabaceae family, making indigo a relative of the pea. Marco Polo wrote about the indigo dying industry in the 13th century on his travels around what is now Quilon in the Indian state of Kerala in 1298. However we know that indigo was used as a dye by the people of the Indus Valley Civilization between the 4th and 2nd millennia BC. See more: http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/indigo-is-health-giving-plant-history.html Litunarjurtir - Fróðleikur um Indigo litunarplöntur - hvernig á að búa til lit sem litar fatnað og pappír. Only the leaves contain enough indigotin pigment to be worth processing. Freshly cut leaves can be harvested two to seven times a year depending on the climate and growing conditions. See more: https://sites.google.com/site/kateannelong/plant Though the process of turning green leaves into brilliant blue dye through fermentation has been practiced for thousands of years, it still feels magical. Most natural dye colors are derived from bark, berries, or leaves that can be boiled down and dyed with—but the process of making blue dye is much more difficult. Every community—places like Mexico, Nigeria, and Japan—has its own spiritual rituals, recipes, and techniques for creating natural indigo dye. In India, the birthplace of indigo, dye paste is dried into cakes for easy transportation and trade. The synthetic dyes which enable today’s plentiful supply of commercial denim and tie-dyed products replicate the look of natural dye almost exactly. Since Levi Strauss created his first pair of workwear blue jeans with indigo in 1873, though, the process has changed remarkably. Here’s the 10 step process of making natural indigo dye as learned from Patricia and the team at Studio Naenna. https://thekindcraft.com/the-process-indigo-from-plant-to-paste/ Australian Indigo - Indigofera australis Himalayan indigo - Indigofera heterantha - Indigofera gerardiana - Indigofera pseudotinctoria Indigofera decora Indigofera kirilowii Indigofera miniata Racemes of flowers grow in the leaf axils. Most species have flowers in shades of red, but there are a few white- and yellow-flowered species. The fruit is a legume pod of varying size and shape. Several species, especially Indigofera tinctoria and Indigofera suffruticosa, are used to produce the dye indigo. Colonial planters in the Caribbean grew indigo and transplanted its cultivation when they settled in the colony of South Carolina and North Carolina Where people of the Tuscarora confederacy adopted the dying process for head wraps and clothing. Exports of the crop did not expand until the mid-to late 18th century. When Eliza Lucas Pinckney and enslaved Africans successfully cultivated new strains near Charleston it became the second most important cash crop in the colony (after rice) before the American Revolution. It comprised more than one-third of all exports in value. The chemical aniline, from which many important dyes are derived, was first synthesized from I. suffruticosa (syn. I. anil, whence the name aniline). In Indonesia, the Sundanese use Indigofera tinctoria (known locally as tarum) as dye for batik. Several species of this group are used to alleviate pain. The herbs are generally regarded as an analgesic with anti-inflammatory activity, rather than an anodyne. Indigofera articulata was used for toothache, and Indigofera oblongifolia was used as an anti-inflammatory for insect stings, snakebites, and swellings. Indigofera suffruticosa and Indigofera aspalthoides have also been used as anti-inflammatories. A patent was granted for use of Indigofera arrecta extract to relieve ulcer pain. The Maasai people of Kenya use parts of Indigofera brevicalyx and I. swaziensis as toothbrushesSee more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigofera David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse - West Lavington.
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Ceanothus - California Lilac  and Red bottom Bumblebee -  Hunangsfluga - Skordýr -  Skrautrunni
 
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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus - Italian Skies - California Lilac. Blue Flowers. Evergreen Shrub - Mostly hardy in the UK, but can be damaged by frost and wind in exposed situations. See more: http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=354 The Californian species are sometimes known as California lilac, but species found elsewhere have other common names, such as New Jersey tea for C. americanus (as its leaves were used as a black tea substitute during colonial times). See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceanothus Bombus lapidaries - Red tailed bumblebee - is probably the most easily recognised species with its black body and bright orange tail. Although its body is as long as that of B. terrestris it is not as heavily built. The workers have the same colouring as the queen, but they are much smaller; some of the early workers are no bigger than house flies. The males (below and above left) have similar colouring, but with more yellow hair. These bees prefer to nest underground and the base of dry stone dykes and walls are popular locations. The size of the nest can vary considerably from over 200 bees to less than 100. They have comparatively short tongues (see the photograph below showing a male extending his tongue) and prefer flowers that form a distinct landing platform, such as daisies, dandelions and thistles. The heads of these flowers are made up of many small florets each containing only a small quantity of nectar. While on these flowers the bees probe many times and walk around the flower rather than fly. So the bees are going for a low yield of nectar per probe, but minimum time and energy between probes. See more: http://www.bumblebee.org/lap.htm Early bumblebee - Bombus pratorum - Queens, workers and males have a yellow band on the thorax and abdomen. The abdominal yellow banding is less pronounced or missing in workers. The tail is often dark orange-red, and may fade with time. Because the colour on the tail is restricted to the final segment, it can be difficult to see while the bee is moving. Early bumblebees are a particularly small species and the workers are markedly smaller than other foraging worker species appearing in the springtime. Males have a broad yellow collar that wraps around the thorax, and yellow hair on the face. See more: http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/identification/common-bumblebees/ Á Íslandi eru þrjár tegundir hunangsflugna; móhumla (Bombus jonellus) sem hefur líklega verið á Íslandi frá lokum síðustu ísaldar, garðhumla (Bombus hortorum) sem nam land um 1960 og húshumla (Bombus lucorum) sem nam land árið 1979. Jarðhumla (Bombus terrestris) hefur líka haft einhverja viðkomu á landinu. Að auki hafa rauðhumlur (Bombus hypnorum) nýlega sést á Íslandi og er talið líklegt að þær festi rætur þar. Það er algengur misskilningur að hunangsflugan deyi eftir að hafa stungið en svo er ekki, hún er yfirleytt friðsæl og stingur ekki nema að henni sé ógnað en hún getur stungið oftar en einu sinni. Sjá miera: http://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunangsflugur A bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee A common bumblebee, found across the countries of western and central Europe. Found widely across the UK. It is regularly encountered in gardens as well as in open countryside and woodland. A relatively large bumblebee. Body length: queens, 20 to 22 mm; workers, 11 to 16 mm; males, 14 to 16 mm. Queens and workers are black all over except for an orange-red tail. Males are similar but have some yellow hair on the face and some yellow markings on the thorax. Typical bumblebee annual life cycle starting with a previously mated queen emerging from hibernation during March and searching for a suitable nesting site in which to start a new colony, usually underground in an old mammal nest. The first eggs produced by the queen hatch into workers, which emerge from April onwards. The colony typically has 300 to 600 workers. See more: http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/species/Bumblebee'2C+Red-tailed+/
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Verbena bonariensis - Purpletop vervain  - Járnurt - Hunangsfluga - Sumarblóm - Garðplöntur
 
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Purpletop vervain - Verbena officinalis - Verbena bonariensis - Verbenaceae - Járnurt - 120-140 sm á hæð. This species grows best in a well-drained soil. It prefers full sun to partial shade and needs regular moisture. It has a reputation of rarely being attacked by insect pests, but may be susceptible to powdery mildew. V. bonariensis is commonly grown from seed which germinates readily without pre-treatment, but can also be propagated from herbaceous stem cuttings. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbena_bonariensis Verbena bonariensis is a tall perennial with erect, branching stems to 2m in height, bearing sparse, oblong leaves and large branched clusters of small, purple flowers from summer to autumn. See more: http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1993 Járnurtin, eða Garðajárnurt, Verbena x hybrida, er blendingur nokkurra líkra tegunda, sem allar eru upprunnar frá suður Ameríku. : http://www.rettarholl.is/plontur/jarnurt.html Járnurt - Verbena officinalis: Hana nota ég gegn þunglyndi. Hér hef ég heldur ekki neina rannsókn til að styðjast við nema langa klíníska notkun. Það sem þessi jurt er sögð gera er að örva hugann með því að skerpa hugsunina. Hún örvar einnig lifrina og það er eins og við það hjálpi hún, oft á tíðum, heilmikið við þunglyndi. Skoða meira : http://jurtaapotek.is/Greinar/Breytingarskei%C3%B0_karla_og_kvenna Tall, narrow, sparsely-leafed stems bear flattened heads of bright lavender-purple flowers that provide useful height in a herbaceous border. This is a short-lived perennial, and because it is borderline hardy, plants may be damaged by winter frosts. This may be avoided by leaving the dead stalks until spring, when new growth is evident, before cutting them back. A protective mulch should be added around them in the autumn with leaf mould or compost. They do, however, self-seed liberally and resulting seedlings are stronger and more drought-tolerant than those that are transplanted. This is a superb butterfly plant, rivalling even buddleja. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit. : http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/961.shtml Neat compact perennial plant bearing heads of pale violet flowers from mid summer onwards. Has rough mid green leaves, prefers sun and enjoys free draining soil, attractive to most insects but particularly butterflies. Propagate by seed. : http://www.talktalk.co.uk/home-garden/galleries/view/home-garden/plants-for-butterflies/browse/1 David Rudwick - Gardens and Greenhouse - West Lavington.
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Ipheion uniflorum  - Starflower - Stjörnulaukur -  Sumarblóm -  Garðplöntur
 
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Starflower - Ipheion uniflorum 'White Star' - White spring flowering bulb. Amaryllidaceae - Stjörnulaukur - Áður voru þessar plöntur oft flokkaðar með liljuætt en eru skráðar í dag af laukætt. It has six petals arranged in two layers of three, with pointed petals. It propagates well and spreads into masses. The Spring Star Flower 'Ipheion uniflorum', a fall planted bulb, produces gorgeous flowers. These gorgeous flowers are six-petaled, star-shaped, and are sweetly fragrant. These flowers make a superb acccent for other nearby flowers. The grass-like foliage smells like garlic when crushed. The Spring Star Flower is great for edges of borders and plant layering. They bloom from early to late spring. It spreads by self-seeding and from bulb offsets. After a few years, if blooms begin to decline, the clumps need to be dug up, bulbs divided, and replanted to start afresh. This can be done at spring's end or whenever blooms have declined, or as soon as the grass begins to die back. See more: http://www.naturegay.com/spring-star-flower-white-star-fall-bulb One member of the onion family deserves to be better known. Ipheion uniflorum has lovely star-shaped flowers that grow on long slender scapes, giving the impression of fragile beauty. But, in reality, it is robust and hardy, requiring little attention to flourish and produce sizeable clumps. It is a genus of some 10 species belonging to the Alliaceae (onion) family, most of which are seldom heard of in this country. They are more popular in the United States, where they occupy the same niche as alliums do in Britain. I. uniflorum has been grown in British gardens for more than a century, and is the only species of ipheion to be commonly cultivated. Its common name, "spring starflower", has never really caught on and its memorability has probably been affected by several name changes - bouvardia, brodiaea, leucocoryne, milla, tristagma, triteleia, and now ipheion. Many sales outlets still use the name triteleia. Ipheions hail from Argentina and Uruguay, neither of them countries recognised for sourcing bulb plants of commercial importance. But I. uniflorum thrives there and has even become naturalised in parts of France and Britain. Starflower is hardy to -15C and is damaged only by prolonged hard frost. Both bulbs and leaves smell slightly of onions (or garlic) if bruised. I find that the deep-rooting bulbs grow best when planted between September and November, in well-drained gritty or gravelly soil and preferably in full sun - although some recommend light-dappled shade and protection from strong winds and hot midday sun. See more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3344145/Ipheion-uniflorum-How-to-grow.html Ipheion uniflorum has been grown in the UK since 1820, when bulbs collected from near Buenos Aires arrived in the country. It is recommended for growing in a well-drained position outside or as long-flowering pot plant in an unheated greenhouse. Various named forms are in cultivation, some of which may be hybrids. 'Wisley Blue' is a clear lilac blue; 'Froyle Mill' is a deeper violet blue; 'Album' is white. The cultivar 'Alberto Castillo', also white, has larger flowers and was collected in the 1980s by Alberto Castillo, the owner of Ezeiza Botanical Garden, from an abandoned Buenos Aires garden. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipheion_uniflorum Ipheion uniflorum 'Charlotte Bishop' Ipheion uniflorum 'Jessie' Ipheion uniflorum 'Rolf Fiedler' Ipheion uniflorum 'White Star' Ipheion uniflorum 'Wisley Blue' Ipheion uniflorum 'White Star' Spring Star Flower White Star Fall Bulb Plant.
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Sulphur tuft mushrooms - Villtir sveppir - Villisveppir - Skógarsveppur
 
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Fungi - Fungus - Villisveppir. A common fungi associated with fallen dead twigs on dead trees stumps in southern England, Its I think Sulphur Tuft mushrooms - Hypholoma fasciculare or Deadly Galerina. I don´t know the name..... Sveppir á Íslandi: Hér er aðallega stuðst við Sveppabókina eftir Helga Hallgrímsson. Lesa meira: https://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notandi:Akigka/Sveppir_%C3%A1_%C3%8Dslandi#Kniplings%C3%A6tt_(Meruliaceae) This poisonous fungus is easy to spot due to its bright colouring however it is variable in appearance and therefore can be difficult to identify. The domed caps become flatter with age, they are sulphur yellow, but redder or browner in the centre. Gills are crowded, sulphur-yellow when young, later turning a pale olive almost brown colour. See more: http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/sulphur-tuft Individual Sulphur Tuft caps can reach 7 or 8 centimetres across, are convex in shape and often have a low central hump. Colour is fairly bright sulphur-yellow, darkening towards the centre. See more: http://www.newforestexplorersguide.co.uk/wildlife/fungi/sulphur-tuft.html There’s a extremely good chance of you finding a large group of Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasiculare) at just about anytime of the year (especially from April to December). These beauties are extremely common in the UK and populate all types of woods and forests. They are Saprotrophs (feeding off decaying matter) and appear in small tufts or large groups on dead/rotting wood (deciduous or coniferous), tree stumps or underground buried decaying wood or roots. The Hypholoma group of fungi like these are commonly known as ‘Brownie’. See more: http://www.mushroomdiary.co.uk/2011/07/sulphur-tuft-hypholoma-fasiculare/ Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare - Sulphur TuftThis wood-rotting fungus is not a fussy feeder it tackles deciduous hardwoods as well as conifers apparently with equal relish, although it is most effective in rotting broadleaf trees (hardwoods), which generally have a higher cellulose content and rather lower lignin content than conifers. See more: http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/hypholoma-fasciculare.php Hypholoma fasciculare, also known as Naematoloma fasciculare, the Green-gilled Woodlover, or Sulfur Tuft can apparently be eaten in North America, though it is generally bitter. It is mistaken for both the edible Hypholoma capnoides and for Honey Mushrooms in the Armillaria mellea group. In Europe and in Japan there have been severe poisonings and possibly even a death from Hypholoma fasciculare. The latent period is 5 to 10 hours with onset of symptoms marked by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible collapse. Impaired vision and paralysis have been reported. As in many mushroom poisonings, the one death involved a mixed ingestion of more than one toxic species. Figuring out the cause of a poisoning is often confounded when individuals eat many species at once or accidentally mix a few toxic species in with otherwise edible species. The problem is compounded when no whole mushrooms are set aside and saved. Identifying a potential problem is also difficult when young children are grazing in the yard and you cannot be certain of what they ate. See more: http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/mushrooms/phm/s44.htm Identification and Differences - See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnISn8MtPAE&t=82s Hunangssveppi ætti aldrei að borða hráa. Á að hita (sjóða) rækilega og einungis borða í litlu magni þegar þeirra er neytt í fyrsta skipti. Lesa meira: http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:701104/FULLTEXT01.pdf
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Honda VF 750 C Super Magna -    Hreggviður Loki - mótorhjólaferð með afa
 
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Loki að fara í fyrsta sinn á hjólið hans afa 6.7.2013 Honda Super Magna VF 750C
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Ragwort Flea Beetle - Holds the wings up and open - Krossfífilsbjalla - Bjöllur - Skordýr
 
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Tansy Flea Beetle - Longitarsus jacobaeae - Orange Beetle - holds the wings up and open. Krossfífilsbjalla - Bjalla - að viðra vængina sína. Þessi appelsínugula agnarsmáa bjalla lifir eingöngu á Krossfíflum. - This beetle is light golden brown in colour and between 2 and 4 mm long. It has enlarged femurs typical of flea beetles. Feeds on the leaves of Ragwort, particularly Common Ragwort - Senecio jacobaea. See more: http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/ragwort-flea-beetle Longitarsus jacobaeae is a species of flea beetle known as the tansy ragwort flea beetle. It is used as an agent of biological pest control against the noxious weed known as ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). The adult beetle is light golden brown in color and between 2 millimetres (0.079 in) and 4 millimetres (0.16 in) long. The female is larger than the male, especially when gravid. The beetle has enlarged femurs for its main locomotion method of hopping. The female lays eggs on or near the ragwort, its host plant. The larva emerges in about two weeks and burrows into the ground to feed on the roots. The larvae and adults are dually responsible for damage to the plant. The adult defoliates plants which are often already weakened by larval damage at the roots. This two-pronged attack is quite successful in preventing ragwort growth and development. The beetles have prevented entire populations of ragwort from reaching flowering stage at several monitored sites. The beetle is not choosy about the genera in which it feeds from, and recent studies with the beetle have shown "that selection pressure by specialist herbivores is not likely a driving force in evolutionary diversification" of the plants which contain the alkaloids that the beetle dines on. This beetle is native to Eurasia. It was first introduced to the United States as a ragwort biocontrol agent in 1969 and it is now established in much of the western United States. The beetle is most effective when used in conjunction with the cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae), See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitarsus_jacobaeae Combining the cinnabar moth (Tyriajacobaeae) and the ragwort flea beetle (Longitarsus jacobaeae) for controlof ragwort (Seneciojacobaea): an experimental analysis. See more: http://and.lternet.edu/lter/pubs/pdf/pub2673.pdf Responses of adult flea beetles Longitarsus jacobaeae (Waterhouse), to signals from ragwort plants (Senecio jacobaea Linnaeus) were studied by recording their directions of movement in a wind tunnel and their colonization of host-plants in the field. Starved beetle individuals, irrespective of gender, orientated toward upwind host-plants over a distance of 60 cm in the wind tunnel, whereas satiated beetles did not. In the absence of upwind host-plants, all beetles moved randomly in all directions, regardless of whether they were starved or satiated. Starved beetle individuals did not show directed movement towards hosts when plants were downwind in the wind tunnel, nor when in the presence of host-plants when the wind was absent. Groups of starved beetles orientated to upwind host-plants in the wind tunnel, as did individual beetles. In the field, plants over 60 cm upwind of the released beetles were found and colonized by more beetles than downwind plants, in spite of the presence of background vegetation. This confirms the result of laboratory experiments that L. jacobaeae can orient to upwind host-plants. See more: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=2496832 The Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle (Longitarsus jacobaeae), a small orange beetle that eats Ragwort. See more: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/37126097 Beetle Identification. See more: http://www.dpughphoto.com/beetles.htm Als je ze dan vroeg waarom zij die veranderingen niet zagen, dan wisten zij te vertellen dat er een keversoort in het bos leefde, die de natuur bij elkaar hield, verbond, waardoor het afsterven van de bomen tegen werd gehouden. Vragend hoe die kevers heetten en hoe hij er uit zagen , vertelden zij dat de diertjes maar zelden te zien waren, meestal zo einde April, begin Mei en dat het beestje de naam Coleoptera Oranjicus heette, de oranje kever. Die oranje kevers kregen binnen korte tijd heel veel kleine kevertjes en al die kevertjes moesten weer eten, zodat wat in het begin voor veel bewoners een zegen voor het bos leek, al snel een epidemie of ziekte dreigde te worden. http://www.geennieuws.com/2011/05/sprookjesbos-nederland/ Flea beetles reduced vegetative ragwort densities by 95% and flower production by 39%, as compared to those in control plots. Damage by cinnabar moths was simulated, due to lack of natural colonization, by removing all leaves and capitula, but plants were able to regenerate some foliage and flower. This treatment reduced capitulum production by 77% and the number of achenes (seeds) per capitulum by 15%. See more: http://www.conservationevidence.com/individual-study/633
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Nick Stein - in Chichester - Magic Card Trick - Spilagaldur - Töfrabrögð
 
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A Professional Magician. Nick Stein Showreel. One of the best card trick I have seen - amazing man. Chichester 8.9. 2012 Þessi frábæri töframaður var að sýna töfrabrögð/að galdra með spil á verslunargötunni í Chichester. Varð að stoppa og tók video - sá var góður :) Brilliant stuff! Street busking, in the centre of the city of Chichester. Magic Card Trick - Nick Stein Showreel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbwDYycsUTc Card trick tutorial videos: http://www.thecardtrickteacher.com
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Goodwood Revival 2016 - Morgan Car show - Old Cars - Bílasýning - Fornbílar
 
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Sunday Morgan car show at Goodwood 2016. Many different old cars in line. The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. Stunning old cars everywhere around - Amazing feeling! RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World! See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtCnWSqqilg Töff toff á teinahjólum. Bílasýning á Goodwood í West Sussex í Englandi. Fornbílakappakstur er haldinn að herrasetrinu Goodwood í September ár hvert. Það er mikill viðburður. Svæðið er stórt og tekur klukkutíma að komast að svæðinu frá þjóðveginum og síðan tekur það annann góðan klukkutíma að ganga gegnum Goodwood landareignina sem státar af hestaveðreiðarbraut, hóteli, gólfvelli, herrasetri,, flugvelli og bíla kappaksturbraut sem byggð var upp kringum flugvöllinn eftir stríð, þar sem gömlu Spitfire flugvélarnar höfðu aðsetur en þær björguðu englendingum í stríðinu og líka Mustangs flugvélar. See more: Learn to fly a Spitfire: https://www.goodwood.com/sports/flying/learn-to-fly-a-spitfire/ Unlike the Festival of Speed, which is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, the Revival takes place at the motor circuit, which sits around the perimeter of a Second World War airfield. In addition, Goodwood holds an "Over the Road" event in a field adjacent to the circuit, home to a vintage fun fair, live music, bar, catering and shops. See more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/goodwood-revival-2016-when-is-it-how-much-do-tickets-cost/ Morgan cars: http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/ Factory tours: http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/factorytours/ Video from the third and final day of the 2016 Goodwood Revival. See more: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/ Ten of the best cars sold at the Goodwood Revival auction. See more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-3789094/The-10-best-vehicles-sold-Goodwood-Revival-auction.html Goodwood Revival 2016
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Sunflower - Helianthus annuus - Golden flower of Peru - Sólblóm  - Sólfífill  -  Skordýr
 
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Sólblóm og býfluga - Sunflower - Helianthus annuus - Comb flower - Golden flower of Peru - Sólblóm - Sólfífill - Körfublómaætt - Asteraceae - Helianthus can be tall, erect annuals, tuberous or rhizomatous perennials, with coarse simple leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads. Sólblóm eru heillandi plöntur sem gleðja augað og auka fegurð í görðum. Sé horft á blómin sést að þau raðast í spírallagað form með 137,5° halla út frá miðju krónunnar sem kallast gullinsnið Fibonacci. Blómin snúast auðveldlega á stönglinum þannig þau horfa alltaf til sólar. Frjóvgast með hjálp býflugna. Indíánar Norður-Ameríku voru fyrstir til að nytja sólblóm og aðallega til matar. Í fyrstu var fræjunum safnað í náttúrunni en fornleifar benda til að indíánar hafi hafið ræktun sólblóma fyrir um fjögur þúsund árum. Í máli nokkurra þjóðflokka indíána í vestur hluta N-Ameríku er talað um sólblóm sem fjórðu systurina í ræktun en hinar systurnar eru maís, baunir og grasker. Indíánar Norður-Ameríku voru fyrstir til að rækta sólblóm til matar, Spánverjar fluttu þau til Evrópu og ræktuðu sem skrautjurtir. Pétur mikli Rússlandskeisari féll kylliflatur fyrir plöntunni og setti í framkvæmd umfangsmestu ræktunaráætlun síns tíma til að rækta sólblóm. Eitt af dýrustu málverkum sögunnar er af sólblómi. Innan ættkvíslarinnar Heliantus eru um 70 tegundir sem allar, utan þrjár, eru upprunnar í Norður-Ameríku, undantekningarnar koma frá Suður-Ameríku. Margar tegundir Heliantus eru ræktaðar sem skrautjurtir og ein auk sólblóma til matar, H. tuberosum sem þekktust er sem rótarávöxturinn ætiþistill. Sólblóm, eða sólfíflar eins og blómið er stundum kallað á íslensku, Helianthus annuus, eru einærar og hraðvaxta plöntur, einn til fjórir metrar hæð. Villt sólblóm eru oftast margstöngla og bera mörg blóm en tegundir í ræktun yfirleitt með einn stöngul og eitt stórt blóm. Blómkróna er stórt og gul, stöku sinnum rauð eða appelsínugul, og af henni dregur plantan nafn sitt. Það sem í daglegu tali er kallað blóm sólblóma samanstendur af hundruðum eða yfir þúsund einstakra smáblóma sem saman mynda krónuna. Þvermál stærstu sólblóma er allt að 60 sentímetrar. Fræin dropalaga, hismið ljós, dögg eða ljós með dökkum röndum. 10 til 15 millimetra löng og 4 millimetra breið. Kjarninn er allt að 50% olía og úr honum er unnin sólblómaolía. Uppskera af fræjum á hektara er 900 til 1.600 kíló eftir aðstæðum en mesta skráða uppskera á hektara er 3.375 kíló. Þeir fáu sem komust af með hjálp bjarghringja þegar RMS Titanic sökk í jómfrúarferð sinni árið 1912 gátu þakkað sólblóminu lífbjörgina þar sem þurrkuð blöð og stönglar voru notaðir í björgunarhringi á þeim tíma. Þar sem sólblóm eru þurftarfrek á næringarefni verður fljótlega vart við jarðvegsþreytu séu þau ræktuð ár eftir ár á sama stað. Vegna þessa hafa þau í seinni tíð verið notuð til að draga eiturefni úr jarðvegi og reynst vel við hreinsun á geislavirkum efnum úr jarðvegi eftir kjarnorkuslysin við Chernobyl í Úkraínu og Fukushima í Japan. Lesa meira: http://www.bbl.is/frettir/fraedsluhornid/solblom-%E2%80%93-fullkomid-gullinsnid/15189/ There is not much of a fragrance, although the florets have a musty smell that is peculiar to sunflowers. : http://eol.org/pages/468106/overview Sólblóm - Helianthus annuus - er blómategund sem er innfædd í Norður-Ameríku en er nú líka að finna í Evrópu. Hausinn á henni er stór og gulur og þaðan kemur nafn hennar. Stilkurinn er ósléttur og loðinn en laufblöðin eru breið og gróf. Hausinn samanstendur af 1.000--2.000 einstökum blómum sem eru tengd saman. Jurtinni var komið til Evrópu á 16. öldinni og þá urðu hún og olía hennar vinsælar í matreiðlsu. : http://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B3lbl%C3%B3m What is usually called the "flower" on a mature sunflower is actually a "flower head" (also known as a "composite flower") of numerous florets (small flowers) crowded together. The outer petal-bearing florets (ray florets) are sterile and can be yellow, red, orange, or other colors. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets, which mature into seeds. The flower petals within the sunflower's cluster are always in a spiral pattern. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5°, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. Typically, there are 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other; on a very large sunflower there could be 89 in one direction and 144 in the other. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower
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Spiders hunting - Könguló að veiða -  Skordýr - Áttfætla
 
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Spiders - Köngulær - False widow spiders - Steatoda grossa - Three false widows occupy houses, the Common false widow (Steatoda bipunctata), Cupboard spider (Steatoda grossa), and Noble false widow (Steatoda nobilis). All have smooth, glossy bodies with globular abdomens (though adult males are slimmer) and a short third pair of legs. They make criss-crossed webs and hide in crevices during the day. Cupboard spider (S.grossa) The Cupboard spider reaches 1cm long. The oval abdomen is red-brown to almost black, often with a pale line across the front. Males and some females have a row of two to three pale spots or chevrons. The head and long legs range from tan to blackish brown with very faint banding. Males have longer paler legs and a reddish head. See more: https://www.buglife.org.uk/sites/default/files/Guide%20to%20common%20house%20spiders%20_0.pdf?platform=hootsuite How to Identify the Widow. The False widow spider is about the size of a 50p coin, and is most commonly found in South East England, especially in the Southampton region. False widows' have a brown abdomen, with cream coloured markings which closely resemble a skull! See more: http://www.hercampus.com/school/southampton/false-widow-southamptons-angriest-arachnid The False black widow spiders are not harmful for humans. There are documented cases of Steatoda bites leading to blistering at the site of the bite and to a general malaise lasting for several days. They belong to the genus, or group, called Steatoda . There are 6 species of Steatoda found in the UK including one introduced species, - Steatoda nobilis . Hér er fróðleik að finna um Köngulær á Íslensku: http://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ngul%C3%A6r http://visindavefur.hi.is/svar.php?id=2658 http://www.ni.is/dyralif/smadyr/tegundiroglifshaettir/attfaetlur/aettbalkarattfaetlna/kongulaer Köngulær eru áttfætlur en ekki skordýr. Köngulær eru rándýr og flestar þeirra nota eitur til að lama bráð sína. Þær hafa allar spunakirtla og geta framleitt silki en þó eru ekki allar sem spinna veiðivefi. Köngulóm má skipta í tvo hópa eftir lifnaðarháttum. Vefköngulær spinna vefi til að afla sér matar en föruköngulær annað hvort sitja fyrir bráðinni eða elta hana uppi. Þær nota silkið m.a. til að spinna utan um egg sín sem þær bera gjarnan með sér. Flestar íslenskar köngulær eru vefköngulær. Köngulær hafa ekki tennur en eru með kjálka sem bíta skáhallt saman eins og tangir. Hér eru myndir af Íslenskum Köngulóm: http://www.ni.is/poddur/flokkun/kongulaer This group of spiders get their name because they look similar to the true Black Widow group of spiders, genus Latrodectus . The False black widow spiders is roughly the same size and shape as a Black Widow, but is brown with a faint purple sheen. http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumobjectmonth2?objid=225299 Both Steatoda and Latrodectus are in the same family of spiders called Theridiidae . These are the comb-footed spiders that have rows of tiny bristles on the tip of their hind legs they use to spread out their silk. They make similar 'tangle' webs. False Black Widows make a scruffy and tangled web. Apparently the females of the False Black Widow can live up to six years but the males only get one to one and a half and die shortly after mating. In the real Black Widows the females kill and eat the males at this time and that is how they got named. Mistaken identity: In the UK 2 species are commonly mistaken for black widow spiders. They are Steatoda bipunctata, or the rabbit hutch spider, and the one that most resembles the black widow species, Steatoda grossa.http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2007/may/news_11767.html Spiders Bite report: Wikipedia describing the False Black Widow says: "They are not aggressive, and most injuries to humans are due to defensive bites delivered when a spider gets unintentionally squeezed or pinched." http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/insects-spiders/identification-guides-and-keys/spider-bites/ http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/insects-spiders/identification-guides-and-keys/spider-bites/black-lace-weaver-spider.html Hvað getur húsakónguló lifað lengi? Árum saman og verið án vatns í marga mánuði : http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/feb/29/how-long-do-spiders-live?newsfeed=true Í Englandi eru nokkrar tegundir af hunangsflugum og þeirra algengastar eru: Red-Tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lapidarius - verður 23 mm á lengd Er algeng hunangsfluga sem er öll svört nema hún er með rauðgulan loðinn brúsk á rassinum. Buff-Tailed Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris - verður 24 mm á lengd. Hún er þessi venjulega hunangsfluga sem er í görðum í Englandi. Svört, loðin og með gulum röndum. Common Carderbee - Bombus agrorum - sem verður 13 mm á lengd. Hún er með rauðgulb´rún hár á baki og hnakka. Hony Bee - Apis mellifera - sem sem verður 12 mm á lengd. Hún er svört með gulum röndum.
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Paulownia - Fowglow tree - Keisaratré - Skrauttré - Garðskálaplanta
 
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Foxglove tree - Paulownia tomentosa - Keisaratré - Fingurbjargarblóms tré - Þetta tré er hraðvaxta og hefur einstaklega stór og falleg laufblöð - fjólublá blómin minna mjög á blóm Fingurbjargarblóms en standa stutt á trénu og falla fljótt af. Tréð þarf mildan vetur og heit sumur til að ná að blómstra. Foxglove Tree (Paulownia tomentosa) One of the few trees with enormous paired leaves (to 35 cm long) which are densely hairy beneath. In spring, it produces long, erect, much-branched, clusters of purplish flowers. These look like huge foxgloves, which are in the same family. This uncommon species originates from China, but was introduced from Japan in 1838. This tree became too large for the space and has been severely pruned. : http://www2.westsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/prow/pdfs/Chichester_Tree_Trail.pdf Paulownia wood is very light, fine-grained, soft, and warp-resistant and is used for chests, boxes, and clogs (geta). The wood is burned to make charcoal for sketching and powder for fireworks, the bark is made into a dye, and the leaves are used in vermicide preparations. The fine grained soft and warp resistant properties also make Paulownia wood exceptionally suited for making wooden surfboards. Tom Wegener (Noosa, Australia) and his brother Jon Wegener (California, USA) are amongst the shapers who pioneered its use. Other shapers like Empress Surfboards and Scud Surfboards (France) are also making surfboards out of Paulownia. Unlike those made from balsa wood, the resulting surfboards do not need to be glassed. More recently, it is used as body material for low-cost electric guitars and as the core for lightweight touring skis. It is often used in guitars as the core body, then finished with another kind of wood, such as the Dean ML XM that is made of paulownia as the body but is finished with mahogany. Paulownia is extremely fast growing; some species of plantation Paulownia can be harvested for saw timber in as little as five years. Once the trees are harvested, they regenerate from their existing root systems, earning them the name of the "Phoenix tree." : http://paulownia.co.uk/ Paulownia tomentosa was introduced to Britain in 1838 and, despite its obvious charms, is not a common sight in British gardens, mainly because frost tends to kill off its flower buds. However, it remains an impressive tree, if only for its leaves which can easily grow to more than 30cm in both length and width. The large surface area of these leaves requires the tree to have good access to both water and light and as a result it will only thrive in moist soil and away from shade. In the wild, this deciduous tree can grow to 15m in height but generally only reaches around half that height in Britain. : http://apps.kew.org/trees/?page_id=128 The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795--1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called "princess tree" for the same reason. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia The flowers are produced before the leaves in early spring, on panicles 10--30 cm long, with a tubular purple corolla 4--6 cm long resembling a foxglove flower. The fruit is a dry egg-shaped capsule 3--4 cm long, containing numerous tiny seeds. The seeds are winged and disperse by wind and water. Pollarded trees do not produce flowers, as these only form on mature wood. Paulownia tomentosa can survive wildfire because the roots can regenerate new, very fast-growing stems. It is tolerant of pollution and it is not fussy about soil type. For this reason it functions ecologically as a pioneer plant. Its nitrogen-rich leaves provide good fodder and its roots prevent soil erosion. Eventually, Paulownia is succeeded by taller trees that shade it. It cannot thrive in the shade of other trees. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia_tomentosa
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Deilephila elpenor - Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar  - Ranasvarmi - Fiðrildalirfa - Skordýr
 
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Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar - Deilephila elpenor - Ranasvarmi - Fiðrildalirfa í Enskum garði. The larva is about 75 millimetres (3.0 in) long, green and brown in colour. Like most hawk moth caterpillars, they have a backward curving spine or "horn" on the final abdominal segment. The anterior of the caterpillar appears to have the shape of a trunk-like snout. It is this elephant look, rather than its large size, that gives the moth its name. When startled, the caterpillar draws its trunk into its foremost body segment. This posture resembles a snake with a large head and four large eye-like patches. Caterpillars are preyed upon by birds, but these shy away (at least for some time) from caterpillars in "snake" pose. It is not known whether the birds take the caterpillar to actually resemble a snake, or are frightened by the sudden change of a familiar prey item into an unusual and boldly-patterned shape. The preferred food plants of the caterpillar are willowherb (Epilobium) and bedstraw (Galium), though it will also take fuchsias. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deilephila_elpenor The distinctive caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila elpenor, was discovered in the middle of Nicolson Drive in residential Shoreham (an area with large gardens). As it was imminent danger of being squashed it was removed to a garden. The caterpillar was not measured, but estimated to be about 70 mm in length. The larvae feed mainly on Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium), but also other plants as well, including Bedstraw (Galium). The caterpillar was released into my garden as there was plentiful Bedstraw. See more: http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Moths.html Ranasvarma (Deilephila elpenor). Tegundin er staðbundin í Evrópu, suður til Sikileyjar og norður til Vestur-Síberíu. Hún finnst hins vegar ekki í norðanverðri Skandinavíu og hefur aldrei sést hérlendis. Lirfan þótti áður fyrr skaðvaldur á vínökrum í Suður-Evrópu en varla lengur og sækir hún mun frekar í aðrar plöntur svo sem dúnurtir, sigurskúf og eyrarós. Lesa meira: http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/1081977/
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Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus - Ærtublomst - Ilmbaunir - Baunaætt - Eitruð planta
 
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Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus - Ærtublomst - Ilmbaunir - Baunaætt. Toxic Herbs - Poisonous Plants -. It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 meters (nearly six feet and six inches), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The flowers are purple, 2-3.5 centimeters broad, in the wild plant, larger and very variable in color in the many cultivars. The annual species, L. odoratus, may be confused with the everlasting pea, L. latifolius, a perennial. Unlike the edible pea, there is evidence that seeds of members of the genus Lathyrus are toxic if ingested in quantity. A related species, Lathyrus sativus, is grown for human consumption but when it forms a major part of the diet it causes symptoms of toxicity called lathyrism. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_pea Öll plöntuættin er einær og með hnúða á rótunum sem í er að finna bakteríur sem lifa á plöntunni og vinna köfnunarefni gas úr loftinu sem þær umbreyta í ammonia sem skilst út í jarðveginn sem plönturnar nota til að byggja úr próteinefni og hafur jarðvegsbætandi áhrif fyrir annan gróður. Plönturnar voru uppgötvaðar í Sikiley af Fransiskusar munkinum föður Franciscus Cupani sem skrifaði um Ilmertur í Hortus Catholicus 1697. Hann var einn sá fyrsti sem ræktaði plöntur í heitum glerhúsum í Englandi og var hann með sex hús þar sem hann eingöngu ræktaði Ilmertur en komst fljótlega að því að plönturnar eru harðar af sér og þola að standa úti. Þessar fyrstu Ilmertur voru þrátt fyrir ilminn með lítil fjólublá blóm sem þóttu ekkert merkileg. Því var ræktun Ilmbauna ekki almennt fyrr en um 150 árum síðar þegar Austurískur munkur Gregor Mendel gerði merkilegar tilraunir á árunum 1856-1863 þar sem hann krossaði og skildleikaræktaði ilmertur og baunagrös sem ýmisst voru hávaxin eða lágvaxin. Þetta urðu hinar merkustu rannsóknir og þegar uppi var staðið hafði hann ræktað 30.000 baunir í fjölbreyttum stærðum, litum og tegundum. Þessar tilraunir voru óþekktar í 30 ár en þá var Charles Darwin að velta fyrir sér sömu spurningunni um kynblöndun tegunda í bók sinni The Origin of Spicies sem kom út árið 1859 þar sem hann var sannfærður um að eiginleikar foreldrisplantna kæmu fram hjá afkvæmunum í krossræktun eins og Mendel hafði sannað. Það kom einnig í ljós að eftir því sem blómin urðu stærri og fegurri misstu þau ilminn en með því að krossa þau aftur við ilmandi tegundir voru búnar til nýjar stórblóma tegundir sem ræktaðar eru í nútímanum um allan heim. Það eru nokkrar plöntur sem ekki er hægt að ná ilmnum frá né búa til ilmvötn og þar á meðal eru Ilmbaunir sem eru frægar fyrir að anga guðdómlegum vanilluilmi með sítrónu undirtón en fram að þessu hefur ekki verið hægt að fanga ilminn því í sömu andránni og blómin eru klipin af eða plantan verður fyrir áverka framleiðir hún stress hormón stress metabolites sem eyðir út sætum ilminum svo það mun aldrei vera til ilmvatn sem ber angan af Ilmbaunum nema það sé chemical framleiddur gervilmur eða blanda af mörgum ilmolíum í von um að finna rétta ilminn.
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