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Medicinal properties of beautiful Tabebuia trees

Medicinal properties of beautiful Tabebuia trees

Medicinal properties of beautiful Tabebuia trees

Medicinal properties of beautiful Tabebuia trees
This beautiful pink flowering tree has several names, some call it Pink Trumpet Tree, or Purple Trumpet Tree, depends on color, others – Piuva Tree, like this beautiful tree, photographed in Brazil. Tabebuia impetiginosa is another name for these flowering plants of the Bignoniaceae family. In Spanish, it is called “roble”, which means (oak), but oak is not a flowering tree, and Trumpet Tree can’t be related to oaks in any way. Tabebuias have been called “trumpet trees”, but this name is usually applied to other trees and has become a reason for confusion and mis-identification. Tabebuia trees are blooming beautifully. Flowers sized from 3 to 11 cm of dense inflorescence. The colors of flowers are white, light pink, yellow, lavender, purple or red. The inner bark of some species has almost unbelievable medicinal properties.
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Beautiful nature of Siberia – world’s deepest lake Baikal

Beautiful nature of Siberia - world's deepest lake Baikal

Beautiful nature of Siberia – world’s deepest lake Baikal, called the Blue Pearl of Russia

Beautiful nature of Siberia – world’s deepest lake Baikal

The nature has created Lake Baikal – magical beauty of Siberia, the deepest and the oldest lake in the world. Native Buryat people call the Baikal the ‘Holy Sea’. The Baikal holds 20% of the world’s freshwater, it is rich in biodiversity. Baikal’s 1,085 species of plants and animals, 80% of which are found nowhere else on the planet. Ukrainian photographer, physician, blogger and traveler Alexander Cheban let us make “a journey through the universe, Northern Lights, fragments of icebergs … and the rest is up to your imagination”. Baikal is oxygen-rich waters, Baikal is sparkling ice, Baikal is winter tale for true romantics. Let’s stroll through the incredibly beautiful pearl of Siberia – Lake Baikal.
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Floral Beauty of Hitsujiyama Park

Beautiful Hitsujiyama Park in Japan

Beautiful Hitsujiyama Park in Japan

Floral Beauty of Hitsujiyama Park

Each spring, from middle of April until beginning of May, Japan blooms all riot of colors. One of the most striking and attractive places for tourists at this time is Hitsujiyama park when the moss phlox (shibazakura) blooms, just beautiful patchwork of flowers. The shibazakura pink and white colored flowers look similar to cherry blossoms. Hitsujiyama park is located near the town of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
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Kamchatka Ice Cave by photographer Denis Budko

Kamchatka Ice Cave by photographer Denis Budko

Kamchatka Ice Cave by photographer Denis Budko. Stunning beauty of Kamchatka Ice Cave, captured by Russian nature photographer

Kamchatka Ice Cave by photographer Denis Budko

Beautiful Kamchatka Ice Cave by photographer Denis Budko. Russian nature photographer Denis Budko took beautiful photographs of colorful ice cave in Kamchatka, which is partly in the waters of the Kamchatka peninsula, Russian Far East. The water, wind, pressure and heated to hundreds of degrees lava has formed the amazing beauty of the cave, similar to ice fairy tale castle of The Snow Queen. The heated by volcano water melted the ice, forming long tunnels with vaults so thin that through them even sunlight penetrates. The sight is as beautiful as it is amazing.
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Beautiful blue bird Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Beautiful blue bird Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Beautiful blue bird Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Beautiful blue bird Palawan Peacock Pheasant

Beautiful blue bird in the photo is Palawan Peacock Pheasant (Latin – Polyplectron napoleonis). The gorgeous bird lives in the Palawan, Philippines. Palawan Peacock Pheasant has a bright, vivid iridescent blue-green plumage, elegant tail with a characteristic pattern in the form of eyes, which may be spread fan-like in courtship displays. Male species have high crest and spurs on the legs, a white stripe over the eyes. However, the female representative is less beautiful, with dark brown plumage and smaller in size than the male.
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Beautiful Grey Peacock Pheasant

Beautiful Grey Peacock Pheasant in paintings and photography

In some cultures, Grey Peacock Pheasant is a symbol of pride or vanity, due to the way the bird struts and shows off its plumage

Beautiful Grey Peacock Pheasant in art and photo
Noteworthy, the most beautiful representatives of Grey Peacock Pheasant are males! And the female birds are smaller, have darker color and less ornamented than the male. So, if in photographs or paintings you see a gorgeous bird with grayish brown feathers perfectly ornamented by green eye spots, it is for sure a male. Also, Grey Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), is known as Burmese Peacock Pheasant. Interestingly, the Grey Peacock Pheasant is the national bird of Myanmar.
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Little Aluna miniature antelope

Little Aluna miniature antelope, born in zoological garden in Cheshire, England

Born in zoological garden in Cheshire, England, little Aluna miniature antelope

Little Aluna miniature antelope

In zoological garden in Cheshire, England recently was born a calf of one of the smallest antelopes, dik-dik antelope. The new born female antelope got the nickname Little Aluna. Unfortunately, her mother did not show any interest in her after giving birth. So, one of the zoo workers Tim Rowlands started looking after her. And cute Aluna is always with him, even when he is working at the computer and enjoys running around the desk, tapping with her tiny hooves.
Noteworthy, the miniature antelope Dik-dik lives exclusively on the African continent. Interestingly, the smallest representatives of these animals can easily fit in the palm of an adult man. Cute animal Dik-dik can live for up to 10 years. Besides, Miniature antelopes are monogamous.
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