Salix discolor with its many buds make it a favourite flower for Lunar New Year

Salix discolor (American Pussy Willow, American Willow, Large Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow, Glaucous Willow)

Mesmerising soft and white catkins of Salix bicolor (American Pussy Willow, American Willow, Large Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow, Glaucous Willow), 4 Jan 2018American Pussy Willow or Glaucous Willow prefers moist to wet soils.

Thus, it is common to find this shrub in wet ditches, meadows, swamps, marshes and along the banks of streams and lakes.

It is extremely popular for the catkins that open and present soft silvery colored hair resembling the pads on the paw of a pussy cat.
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Catholic Doctrines Are In The Bible

*CATHOLIC DOCTRINES ARE IN THE BIBLE*

*Catholics are always intimidated into believing that we do things contrary to the Bible just because we are ignorant of what we do.
The following will help you locate *WHERE* and what we do in the Bible.*

  • *1) PRAYING FOR THE DEAD*
    2 Mac. 12:38-45
    Wisdom 3:1
    Tobit 4:17
  • *2) USE OF IMAGES AND SACRAMENTS*
    2 kings 3:20-21
    Num. 21:8-9
    Ex 25:17-22
    Col 1:20, 2:14
    John 12:32
    Acts 19:11-12
  • *3) AUTHENTICITY OF CATHOLIC TRADITION AS A SOURCE    OF REVEALED TRUTH*
    2 Thes 2:15
    2 cor 10:10-11
    John 21:25
    2 John 1:12
    3 John 1:13
  • *4) THE SHIFT OF SUNDAY INSTEAD OF SATURDAY (SABBATH)*
    Rev 1:10
    Acts 20:7
    1 cor 16:1-2
    John 20:1-22
  • *5) THE POPE’S AUTHORITY AS THE SUCCESSOR OF ST. PETER*
    John 21:15-17
    Matt 16: 18-19
    Acts 2:1-14
  • *6) THE REFERENCE OF CATHOLIC PRIESTS AS ‘FATHER’ WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE FATHER IN HEAVEN*
    Gen 17:4
    Jer 7:7
    Num 12:14
    Jn. 6:49
    Mtt. 23:30
    Lk. 1:73
  • *7) IS THE BIBLE IN SUPPORT OF THE HIERARCHY IN THE CHURCH? YES*
    Eph 4:11-13
    1 Tim 5:17-25
    1 Tim 3:1-7, 8-13
  • *8) IS PURGATORY REAL? YES! WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?*
    Is 35:8, 52:1
    Zech 13:1-2
    1 cor 3:15
    Lk. 12:47-48, 58-59
    Rev. 21:27
    Heb 12:22-23
    Job 14:13-17
  • *9) ABOUT INCENSE*
    Ex 30:33-37
    Num 16:6-7
    Lev. 16:12-13
    Lk.1:10
    Rev. 8:32
  • *10) THE ROSARY IS A PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY*
    Lk. 1:28,
    Lk. 1:42
  • *11) IS HOLY WATER THE WILL OF GOD TO BE USED?*
    2 kings 2:19-22
    John 5:1-18
    John 7:37
  • *12) WHY DO WE ASK THE SAINTS TO PRAY FOR US?*
    Prov. 15:8, 15:29
    Job 42:8
    James 5:16
    Mtt 16:19
  • *13) WHY DO WE USE MEDALS, CRUCIFIXES AND SCAPULARS AND BONE OF SAINTS?*
    (these help to remind us of what they stand for)
    2 kings 13:20-21
  • *14) WHY MUST WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO ANYBODY OTHER THAN GOD.*
    Mtt 16:19, 1-20
  • *15) IS INFANT BAPTISM IN THE BIBLE?*
    Acts 16:15 33
    Acts 18:8
    Mtt 28:19
    Acts 10:47-48

*BE PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC..!!*

Arachis hypogaea is one of the important oilseed crops in the world

Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay)

Abundance of edible seeds of Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay) waiting to be consumed, 10 Jan 2017Groundnut or Peanut is grown for its edible seeds and its oil, making it one of the important oilseed crops in the world. It’s also a major food crop species of global importance.

Peanuts serve not only as a favorite food product for humans, but also are commercially used in the production of a number of non-food items such as textile materials, cosmetics, plastics, dyes and paints.
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Oenocarpus bataua is highly recommended as an oil and fruit crop

Oenocarpus bataua (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui)

Oenocarpus bataua (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui) with its beautiful fronds, 11 Jan 2018Seje Palm or Pataua Palm is a very attractive, evergreen and fast-growing palm.

A multipurpose tree, it is highly recommended for cultivation as an oil and fruit crop. Its thin and oily mesocarp has chocolate-like taste and is very popular.

Usually found in the tropical rainforests of South America, in a wide range of growing conditions from swampy lowlands to mountainous regions.
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Garcinia mangostana produces fruits that’s often referred to as ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’

Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, Manggis in Malay)

Recently harvested edible fruits of Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, Manggis in Malay), 14 Dec 2017Mangosteen is a tropical fruit about the size of a tangerine and often referred to as the ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’.

Its fruit is highly valued for its luscious, juicy, delicate texture and slightly sweet and sour flavour.
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