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Initial post 2 days ago by HonzaPM
Different foliage with touch of rugosas, flowers too dark for light pink ┬┤Complicata┬┤, totally different variety, for sure.
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Discussion id : 106-899
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Initial post 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
Wonderful roses... oh no reindeers? Or what else Kasuaris(ee)?
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Reply #1 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Father Christmas doesn't exist. X
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Reply #2 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
Maybe in the head/mind of the non-believers!
Ever been on the North-Pole Andrew?
The idea is commonly accepted and or adopted.
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Reply #3 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
The Suomi people in Lapland traditionally used the highly poisonous fly agaric mushroom, Amanita muscaria, in their religious ceremonies. It's the stereotypic toadstool red with white spots. The poison can be removed by feeding it to a reindeer (they love to eat them), first, them drinking the reindeer's urine. That way they only got the desired hallucinogenic effects. That's why Santa is represented by a little man in red and white clothes with his reindeer.
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Reply #4 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
Who cares about these facts? Of-course I wouldn't tell that story to the kids.

In the Netherlands, there is a discussion about "Zwarte Piet".
That figure is nowadays by some considered as related to Slavery, in which the Dutch played a big and gruesome part.
But "Black Peter" (Zwarte Piet) originates from an earlier date in the Alps as "Knecht Ruprecht".
And no-one cares about that fact too.
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Reply #5 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
All I want for Christmas is a rationalist view of the universe governed by physical laws.
I thought Black Peter was that colour because he is a chimney sweep?
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Reply #6 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
That is believed too, but then You only get smudged with sooth... And not black.
And be careful, with what You wish for.
Can all (the universe) (only) be explained by ratio... and or physical laws?
We're just beginning to understand those... and often proven wrong!
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Reply #7 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
As the facts change so do the opinions.
My partner has bought me Rosa foetida 'Bicolor', amongst other things, for Christmas this year.
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Reply #8 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
And can this bi-colored gift be explained by physical law... or by love/appreciation/habit?
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Reply #9 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Everything can be explained by physical laws.
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Reply #10 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
Does Your partner agree with You on that (concerning the gift)?
I don't, for not all physical laws are known or recovered.
...All physical laws we know are invented by humans (and we aren't infallible or omniscient!!!) and last until a better idea/law pops up.
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Reply #11 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Margaret Furness
They are emus, some painted in the style used by some Aboriginal groups.
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Reply #12 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Margaret Furness
The front ones are emus, decorated in a style used by some Aboriginal groups. The back ones might be cassowaries, since they have blue necks, but the rest of their colouring isn't right.
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Reply #13 of 16 posted 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
I like the idea, of adopting/adapting Santa in this way.
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Reply #14 of 16 posted 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Sorry if I turned what is a lovely fun picture into a slightly inappropriate philosophical debate or upset anyone. My parents were scientists and my brother and myself were raised (very lovingly) as atheists. That combined with having A.S.D. makes me see things differently to other people sometimes. For example: people see a picture of the nativity and think of shepherds and wise men etc, whilst I see the slaughter of the innocents, 0 C.E was NOT a happy time in Bethlehem. Of course I love and celebrate this wonderful time of year; there is the solstice on the 21st and the days will start getting longer. An old year ending with an exciting new one beginning, it is a very special time for reflection and prediction. In the southern hemisphere you have your longest day and the height of the rose flowering season, how amazing is that! I don't need to surround myself with superstition to be in awe of life.

An Anti-Santa Poem.

At this time of year I get a real twinge,
With religious excuses we commercially binge.
Just celebrating a holiday and the presents received,
We get drunk, over eat, the Christ child deceived.
So where is the Christ child's devotion and love
In the eyes of the parents as they push and they shove?
Buying presents for kids who don't seem to care
And the self righteous popstar completes the nightmare.
The message of peace we all soon forget,
In an orgy of spending and credit card debt.
For Santa has taken the real truth away,
Replaced it with shopping and bills we must pay.
With his snowy white beard he looks rather cute,
But Santa is Satan in a red and white suit.
Every child's Christmas stocking must have something new,
Sell your soul for a Barbie or Play Station II.
A babe in a manger and peace to mankind,
Replaced by consuming it seems such a crime.
And he's not in the Bible, Koran or the Torah,
Just invented by commerce to make us all poorer.
And though I'm not a Christian I would Like to say,
Please think more of others in alternative ways.
And I don't have a problem with giving and fun,
But I hate all this rubbish that Santa's begun.
So I'll wish you good health, all the joy and good cheer,
But not just at Christmas, for all of the year.

A.J.C., 1/12/03.
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Reply #15 of 16 posted 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
I've just seen this, lol.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/escaped-emu-named-flees-along-11674600
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Reply #16 of 16 posted 2 days ago by Margaret Furness
Actually in SA the peak for modern roses is mid-late October, and Old Europeans about a month later. December is cherry season!
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Discussion id : 106-895
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Initial post 3 days ago by Jay-Jay
Looking as if sprinkled with icing/powdered sugar. Nice!
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Discussion id : 106-882
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Initial post 4 days ago by Jay-Jay
Nice! I like the arched ( I suppose) Lillies.
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