The Boovie in the City Park - Sign 54

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
You might know that "Boovie" is a term refers to Halloween movies, marathon movies in the Halloween season.

Fig 01- A sign of Boovie in the park

Our city park hosts a BOOvie, a kind of "a SPOOKtacular event" for the kids and their families to enjoy.

The event includes:
- movies 
- music
- characters
- giveaways 
- and much more

Fig 02- Movie on the lawn, big screen

In respect to Boovies, there are 4 series Halloween movies, start from 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

Image 3- Some people and kids with Customes.

The four films are Monsters Inc., the Addams Family 2 (2021), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).

Fig 04 - kids in front movie screen.

I love Hocus Pocus, the movie about teenagers explores an abandoned house, then find witches. I believed some of you watched this movie.

Fig 05- Free stuffs for children.

Do you like Halloween movies?

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A Colorful Love Bird - Critter 54

Friday, October 6, 2023
 As you might know love bird is one of the popular pets around the world. The bird is native to the Africa.

Fig 01- The colorful of love bird.

We spotted the bird around our area recently. It flew away as we approached it. We believe the bird belongs to someone as a pet.

Love bird is a small parrot with length size between 5 to 7 inches (13 to 18 cm). There are nine species of lovebirds, and four is popular pet.

The most popular is the peach-faced lovebird with scientific name, Agapornis roseicollis.

Other three are: Black-masked lovebird (Agapornis personatus), Yellow-collared lovebird (Agapornis personatus) and Fischer's lovebird (Agapornis fischeri).

Fig 02- Beautiful flowers, blooming.

Some people like love birds because of their bright colors, playful, active and "relatively easy to care for."

Their diet includes nuts and seeds, and we can add with some fresh vegetables or fruits.

fig 03- A cute cat on the street, just illustration

Do you know about love birds?

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Should We Consume Banana Everyday? - Part 2

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Fig 01- Bananas are sold in the grocery

Banana is a very healthy fruit, and its rich in nutrient sources. A medium ripe banana contains:

- calories, carbohydrate, fiber

- potassium, vitamins (B6, C)

- phytonutrients

- and various antioxidants

Potassium is one of important dietary sources in the banana. The mineral is important for muscle function, heart health, and blood pressure regulation.

Fig 02- Milkweed flower, illustration

Banana is one of fruits contain high in fiber. Several other fruits are:

- apples

- berries

- citrus fruits

- pears

- mango

- persimmon

- guava and many more

Fig 03- Flowers in the pot, illustration

Do you like banana? How many banana do you eat per day?

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A Bank Robber out of Bullet$ - Sign 53

Friday, September 29, 2023
We talked about "Don’t Give Money to People in the Roadway" at previous sign:
Don’t Give Money to People in the Roadway - Sign 50 | Tanza Erlambang Update

Fig 01- A man with a sign

Currently, in the corner of street, we saw a man, a beggar or might be homeless with a sign: "Bank Robber out of Bullet$." 

We think this is a quite unusual sign, and we didn't know whether this sign is serious, just for fun, threat or what. However, we observed that very few people gave some money to the man.

Actually, we may find other "surprise or familiar" signs used by beggars such as: "seeking human kindness, justice for vet., please help! God bless!, hungry and homeless need food, money and work," and many other signs.  

Fig 02- A sign, help prevent suicide.

The real beggars "use signs to explain their situation and ask for help," but who knows which is real or fake one.

Fig 03- A painting, local artist, illustration

Have you ever seen odd signs?

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The Crape Myrtle Growing from Seeds - Gardening and Hobby 43

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
We may collect Crape myrtle seeds when the seed pods have turned from green to brown, and this happen in the Fall season.

Fig 01- Flowers of Crape Myrtle blooming.

The seeds are stored in the cool and dry places, then be used (planted) in the Spring season. 

In our case, this seedling was germinated in the baggy. and then put it in the "specific" pot after it sprouted.

After about six months in the pot, the Crape Myrtle plants have reached about 17 inches (43 cm) tall.

It’s already got flowerheads on every single seed sprout the yellow centers turn to seed pods and we have many of those on there as well.

Fig 02- Beautiful flowers of Crape Myrtle.

This plant comes from Asia, and very popular in the warm climate like our areas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The flowers have variety of colors such as white, red, pink and purple.

Fig 03- The big myrtle in the garden.

Do you familiar with Crape Myrtle flowers?

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The American Bittern in the Backyard - Critter 53

Friday, September 22, 2023
This bird has been in our backyard all afternoon and this evening. Stares up at sky and only moves if we get too close.

Fig 01- The bird stare up at the sky

The American Bittern usually live in the swampy areas around water. Hence, we are lucky enough to see this bird as our visitor.

The bird has scientific name, Botaurus lentiginosus, is a species of wading bird in the heron family.

It has a Nearctic distribution, where breeding ground in Canada, the northern and central parts of the United States.

Then, wintering in the U.S. Gulf Coast states, all of Florida into the Everglades, the Caribbean islands and parts of Central America.

Fig 02 - The bird sitting on the line.

The American bittern is a carnivorous bird, consume a variety of small aquatic animals such as fish, amphibians and crustaceans.

Fig 03- The American Bittern on the line, closer

Have you ever seen the American Bittern in the nature?

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The Fig Season in the City - Food Variety 35

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
We have the variety of figs that can produce two terms in the year.  Like other typical figs, the harvesting seasons from June to early September.  

Fig 01- The fig fruit in the box

However, several varieties have second season in the Fall. The Brown Turkey fig is an example of the variety with two crops per year, Summer and Fall. This variety is well known for its sweetness.

3 favorites fig varieties in our area, Baton Rouge are O'Rourke, Champagne, Tiger and LSU Gold. 

We love O'Rourke variety; it is because the fruit is sweet flavor. The figs have a brown (beonze) skin with medium sized. The variety season is around Summer to early Fall.

Fig 02- The fig fruit on the hand.

The O'Rourke figs, we think are delicious fresh, dried, or cooked. Sure, we love fresh the most.

Fig 03- The fresh fig fruit, just picked them.

Have you tasted the fig? What do you think?

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