3 Dec 2013

火后(之二)· Banksia, Petrophile, Hakea

从火后的澳洲树林,冒出了怪诞的野兽。仿佛瞬间到了 20.3 光年外的 Gliese 581 c 。

From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"


From the series "A Scene After Forest Fire"

27 Nov 2013

融入社会

小心翼翼地选择落地点,害怕产生摩擦,担心入错位。每日都是学习融入社会的阶段。

Amity Point, Nth Stradbroke

22 Nov 2013

火后……

……依旧竖立。

焦黑的皮外伤,并不减树冠的新苗。澳大利亚土地上的生物,就是带有坚毅的生气。

Post forest fire, Newnes Plateau State Forest

21 Nov 2013

去吧,小草!

做小草。在多么贫瘠的沙土中,都能抬起头,迎风畅笑。

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18 Nov 2013

Splash! And life began.

每逢访澳州的海岸,都不禁遥想亿年前生命的起点。这片古老贫瘠的大地,加上耐心冲蚀的海水,充满了地球的故事。

Cylinder Beach, Nth Stradbroke

17 Nov 2013

Silent, the roos and the land are

And they stared back at me, observing quietly, wondering when this young species will begin to understand.

Roo on North Stradbroke, QLD

13 Nov 2013

曹操站在沙滩上

昔日曹操面海而歌“东临碣石,以观沧海”。今日赤足沙滩,无“日月”、“星汉”之灿烂,唯“山岛”、“秋风”之萧瑟。

海鸟凄厉的喊叫、浪涛规律的冲刷,把我带回现实。

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11 Nov 2013

A Scene at the Sea

标题取自北野武的电影《あの夏、いちばん静かな海》。从几趟内陆实地考察回来,看见大海,有股莫名的虚幻感。仿佛到了世界的边缘,在太平洋的另一端,是一座雄伟的瀑布,海水流下无底的空无。

North Stradbroke Island, QLD

8 Nov 2013

【西澳】再生

千磨万击还坚劲,任尔东西南北风。
郑燮 (1693-1765)

人,要有再生的能力。不是肢体上,而是心灵上。

Bendering, Western Australia

人,一代一代地传递着知识的火把,让每一个体达到永生。像是花开,因为树倒。

Bendering, Western Australia

3 Nov 2013

陌生人

渐渐习惯陌生人的微笑、招呼和握手,不会太盼望熟悉的面孔。其实世界很大很大,只窝在自己熟悉的环境中,便永无突破。心的世界没有疆界,脚走多远,眼观多远,世界就多大。

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30 Oct 2013

Celebrating the rain, the wind, and the departure of sun. For tomorrow.

暂时来一段小插曲。

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26 Oct 2013

Australian Town: giant tyres, dry pool, and closed shop

澳洲,人口密度世上属第三最低。离开城市,大部分地区都只见物不见人。

Quiet town, Western Australia

Quiet town, Western Australia

Quiet town, Western Australia

25 Oct 2013

我们都是草的种子

每一根草的摆动,象征着时间的流逝。我们都是草的种子,随风飘逝,前方未定。

Feather Spear-grass (Austrostipa elegantissima)

21 Oct 2013

Perth, 6am

六点钟,西澳首府。

提早上班的人儿,发呆了一秒钟。
暂时被遗忘的车,冷冻发臭的宵夜。

机械性却暂无作用的红绿灯。

飞翔的海鸥。

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

From the series "Perth, 6am"

17 Oct 2013

榕(之一) · Figs #1

“路边一颗榕树下,是我怀念的地方。”

榕树象征岁月。市镇中,每一条半悬的根记录着当地的人文历史;森林中,则记录着鸟语虫鸣。拨开榕树的“胡须”,仿佛就能听见遥远及古老的笑声。

From the series "For the Love of Figs"

From the series "For the Love of Figs"

From the series "For the Love of Figs"

From the series "For the Love of Figs"

13 Oct 2013

人之渺小、人之宏伟

横看成岭侧成峰,
远近高低各不同。
不识庐山真面目,
只缘身在此山中。

苏轼(1037-1101)

不难想象 60 年代末,人类第一次看见地球全面貌时的惊讶。当时,我们懂山懂海,却首次目睹脚下星球的全景。不过此创举却还未让我们看见全宇宙。

如今我们已经看见了太阳系,但许多人却仍懊恼于每日的琐碎事(请观赏 Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?)。人类尚有许多进步进化空间。美国著名科学作家 Carl Sagan 说 we are a way for the universe to know itself。谦卑地接受自己的问题只是人生中一则小事,生活不只是为了自己,也是为了身边的大家。

Hassan's Lookout, NSW

8 Oct 2013

6 Oct 2013

该丢掉的,总该丢掉

一些过时的东西,该扔掉就该扔掉,尤其是坏习惯和过时的思想。

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5 Oct 2013

Searching for the endangered shrub, Persoonia hindii

The latest field work was an interesting one: chatting all day long about community assembly processes and methodology for quantifying spatially-clustered plant population. Put it in a simpler way, we were measuring the population size of an endangered shrub, Persoonia hindii, while investigating what is the plant's suitable habitat.

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Ray navigating to the next survey transect through open eucalypt woodland, dominated by a ground layer of Pteridium ferns.

As community ecologists, we were not interested only in the "well-being" of a single plant species, but were also observing the neighbour species and the environment in which they live. These biotic and abiotic associations will allow us to predict habitat requirements of the focal species (i.e. P. hindii).

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A fruit-bearing Persoonia hindii, which is listed as endangered under NSW government. Our recent tracks covered an area of about three football fields (within an 40km2 forest area), but only found the plant within 6.5% of the total area.

What's the point of this field survey? The investigation area is being disturbed by coal mining. Trees are being cleared to pave ways for water-discharge pipes. Legislation however demands the mining company to reassess its impact on local ecosystem including endangered species such as P. hindii. Our data will help mapping the locations where P. hindii occurs in high density (i.e. species distribution model), and mine managers will be required to avoid cutting their pipes through these hot spots.

Forest destruction for mining operation
Roadside logging for the construction of a mine water-discharge pipeline. Habitat destruction at forest edges will impact inner vegetation through "edge effects", such as increased erosion, sunlight and cut-off animal movement (which is vital for pollination and seed dispersal).

2 Oct 2013

成长的方向 · 东指西指 · 去哪里?

我们都已经长大,但前方的路还长。地球很大,社会很复杂,并不是说指哪里就能到哪里,但每日都是一步一步向目标迈进的过程。

让我们看看,白头那日,身边会有谁高杯谈昨日那些年。

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30 Sep 2013

植物、植物、植物

连续几个星期都埋头在植物界里,脑子里都是一堆拉丁文

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(?) displaying a zygomorphic flower.

从大学的花园到州属树林(state forest),每日都是学习。借代小学作文《Melawat Sambil Belajar》,目前的工作简直是 Belajar Sambil Bekerja。

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Rounded leaves on a juvenile Eucalyptus, very different from the adult lanceolate blades.

Banksia inflorescence
Banksia sp., a fire-adapted species characteristic of Australian woodland.

23 Sep 2013

寻找自我

经济不好,同届毕业的朋友近一年了还找不到份安稳的工作。心情就像他当时站在形态荒谬的乱岩中,啼笑皆非、进退不得。

Clement on Rock

看见一个乐团的自我介绍:

有兩件事一直困擾著我,一是每當有人問我們是玩什麼曲風,二是寫樂團介紹。為什麼一定要把自己的音樂分門別類、侷限住呢?我們喜歡後搖、喜歡英搖、也喜歡grunge,誰說後搖不能喜歡Pearl Jam跟Alice in Chains,而且我們的後搖有solo。你現在問我們玩什麼曲風,我會回答你後搖,但一年後、兩年後、以後的事誰都不知道吧,對我們來說音樂就是音樂,我想我會這樣介紹我們。


我想“一年後、兩年後、以後的事誰都不知道吧”这句话,应该都是年轻人最感懊恼的感受吧。自我介绍时,要说么才好呢?别人问起将来计划时,要表现得心有大志(却暗自担心),还是要瞄着安安稳稳(却害怕对方小看自己)呢?

每日工作,每日面对海浪冲击,就是为了要游到彼岸

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21 Sep 2013

The Lost Forest of University of Queensland

昆士兰历经悠久的土地开发,在市区中能找到一片雨林算是宝藏了。但是校方不作公布便把校园内一片足球场大小的雨林关闭,导致我毕业了都还没机会涉足。

还以为这片雨林从此就会被人遗忘,直到前几天突然发现篱笆拆开了,便立刻闯进去。

结果……一闯就是一小时,工作都被抛到九霄云外了。下次还会回来,真是个工作透气的好去处(顺便辨认和备注物种的名称)。

Cordyline sp.

Orchid

Vine

Death of a crow

Ginger

Stipules on Macaranga sp.

Inflorescence

Wilting leaf