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Friday, September 16, 2022

Gallimaufry#49

Just a gallimaufry of photos 📸
Pink balsam


ZEN
Koi
The age of a Koi is determined by the rings around their outer scales — one ring for every two years.
Hanako is believed to be the longest living Koi fish ever recorded. She lived for 226 years before her death in 1977. The scarlet-coloured fish was born in 1751 in Japan. The average lifespan of a scarlet koi carp is around 40 years.


FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES

Pencil Tower (Blaaktoren), Rotterdam
Lotus' or Lotus's?
In school, we were taught that if a possessive noun ends in s, an apostrophe is simply appended to the noun.
When Lotus's first acquired Tesco's retail chain in Malaysia and their logo appeared on buildings, people were buzzing over the correct punctuation of the possessive noun.

Haha, turns out everyone was wrong! The apostrophe is actually a drop pin that symbolizes their "your go-to destination for all your needs and wants" slogan, and the ‘s’ represents their SMART (acronym) values!

So LOTUSS it is!

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. 🚲

Albert Einstein



My Corner of the World

54 comments:

  1. The Balsamine has lovely flowers, Veronica. I have tried them many times, but they just die. I guess they did not get enough water 😉
    I had once koi in my pond in the garden. I think they are very beautiful.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend my dear friend!

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  2. Hi Veronica, good morning. Well, it's morning here! Oh yes, grammar and apostrophes = catastophes! Once again you have shown a wonderful selection of photos. I had no idea that fish could live to be so old, that's something new to me! Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and healthy, hugs, Valerie

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  3. What a great places, thanks for your sharing...

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  4. These figurines and totems are interesting to observe.

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  5. I was taught too that the apostrophe is placed after the 's' and it's a practice I use to this day. There does seem to be a trend towards having two esses divided by the apostrophe. In birds for example, Ross' Gull has been formally changed to Ross's Gull, and there are other such examples. I doggedly cling to my old ways!

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  6. What an amazing fact to know a koi lived so many years! They're so pretty to watch swimming in the waters! I always enjoy your beautiful photos and tidbits of info about them! Thanks for sharing the beauty around the world!

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  7. Interesting on the age of the koi

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  8. Hello Veronica
    Beautiful images and mosaics. I love seeing the pretty Koi fish and the Lotus blooms. The Pencil tower is a cool building, I like that bike sculpture. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  9. So interesting about the koi! I always enjoy watching them swim when I have a chance to see them in a pond or similar. Great pictures, Veronica!

    betty

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  10. Where are the rings on the koi? We have a koi in our ponds, and I'd be curious. But, I never get close enough to see it, so it's probably a moot point.

    When I was in school, I was taught the apostrophe after the s, although the added apostrophe and s was also allowed. I prefer the simplicity of not adding an extra s. (It's kind of like the Oxford comma. Not technically incorrect either way.)

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  11. They do have it wrong when it comes to the correct use of the apostrophe, Victoria; I don't know why they really thought this was a clever marketing campaign. And I had no idea how the age of the koi was determined. Thanks for enlightening us!

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  12. I am admiring the pink flowers on here. They look like roses to me. There are so many Koi in the pond. Hanako had a long life, didn't she? I like the bicycle quote.

    Have a peaceful relaxing weekend. Your photos are always delightful.

    ~Sheri

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  13. The big tree (zen) is exactly what I like to see or be by when I want to relax. The koi are really pretty too.

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  14. Those were fun photos and WOW, that's a bunch of Koi fish!

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  15. I've never seen that many Koi together! Wow! Love the bike sculptures too.

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  16. Lindas carpas y bellas flores. Te mando un beso.

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  17. Lindas carpas y bellas flores te mando un beso. Citu https://enamoradadelasletras.blogspot.com/

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  18. There are so many errors with apostrophes and the letter "s". I can become quite irked when I see errors in print. The pink balsam is such a pretty flower. Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

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  19. Fun with the name on the building. I also learned to just add the apostrophe to the end of things that end in s. Still have arguments about it.

    You always take perfect flower shots.

    I love the Koi.

    Fun with that bicycle. Something about a bicycle, real or sculpted that makes them photogenic.

    Have a good week!!

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  20. Fotos maravilhosas das flores e jardins!
    O peixe Koi vive 40 anos??
    Dá pra ver como o ser humano com sua
    inteligência vive muito pouco!!
    Sobre a bicicleta e o ser humano...verdade pura!
    Uma feliz semana, Verônica!
    Abraços 🌼🌹

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  21. Dearest Veronica,
    Oh, each time I visit here, you transform me back to Indonesia, Singapore and of course your nearby region.
    What a delight to see those colors.
    LOVE the lotus and that pink balsam looks like a rose.
    Koi we have seen so many times there but never realized they could reach such high age...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    PS we will use our bikes later... after nap time for Pieter and late lunch.

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  22. What marvelous photos! I especially love the fish, of course. And such beautiful flowers. That Rotterdam building is so interesting!

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  23. I didn't even know that koi could lived that long!

    I've always added the apostrophe to the end, as having two "s" would have bugged me. LOL.

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  24. Kois are breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. That park is so beautiful and that house has such a unique windows. You have eyes for details and always bring the most beautiful things to share with us.

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  26. I'm not familiar with pink balsam but it is so pretty. Your detailed photos today are remarkable.

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  27. Great shots! I always enjoy visiting your posts. Thank you so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/09/a-glimpse-of-city-of-brotherly-love.html

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  28. Nice photos. That's a lot of fish and the bike is pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Fab collection photos loved the dfish and the Pencil Tower

    Have a Lotusstastic week 👍

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  30. Lovely photos. The s after a word aleary ending with s is always tricky.

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  31. I had no idea that koi fish could live as long as 226 years. That is truly incredible!

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  32. Fabulous set of photos. I had no idea about such long life span of koi fish. Amazing!

    -Soma

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  33. I like the pictures of the Rotterdam's Pencil Tower and the flowers ... There are interesting snapshots in your traver archive! And great quote of Albert Einstein with regards to riding a bike: "To keep your balance, you must keep moving".
    Nice post, Veronica :-)
    Have a great time!

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  34. My mind feels peaceful when I watch koi swim around....
    beautiful photos

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  35. So many Koi! The pink balsam is lovely. I also always put the apostrophe after the s.

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  36. Love that bicycle in the first set, glad you had more shots in the end. The pencil tower is super fun too!

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  37. I love koi ponds. So beautiful. Love the flowers too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  38. wonderful glimpses of your life. there are so many koi in those ponds!

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  39. Wonderful Walk at the Zen Garden with Kois and more. The pencil tower ist a very interseting building,
    greetings from Germany (we have Autumnvibes with wind and rain)

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  40. That pencil tower looks interesting, so much I learned from this beautiful post, veronica.....

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  41. ...Veronica, you captured so much beauty, the gardens and the Pencil Tower are favorite of mine.

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  42. Thank you for showing me this place, so amazing.

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  43. I love this, Veronica, it was been a treasure.

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  44. oh the koi fish! that's what's missing in my garden! Beauties!

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  45. Today I learned about aging s koi fish. Never knew that 'til now. That building is aptly named.

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  46. I think the Koi fish and the lotus flowers are beautiful to see.
    Greetings Irma

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  47. Your photos are so lovely. The lotus and the koi are amazing. Enjoy your weekend!

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  48. That koi did live a long life, Veronica Lee, and it was interesting to learn how to tell the age if a koi. She must have had a lot of rings to count! The plural of a word ending in “s” has always been puzzling, especially in the case of a possessive, so that store really produced confused minds.

    Thanks for sharing in your comment on my post that your late father enjoyed the theme song to The Andy Griffith show. I suspect he had a lot of company too.

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  49. That park look amazing and these fishes are so cool.

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