Last updated on June 05, 2018
- 1 Abstract
- 1.1 Tree’s Role In Global Warming
- 1.2 What the Religious Texts Say:
- 1.3 Famous Personalities on Trees:
- 1.4 The Australian Tree Cutter – A YouTube Video
- 1.5 The Pumpkin Mourned a Death
- 1.6 Few Typical Scenes From My Present Village
- 1.7 Death of Trees An experience of a Reader
- 1.8 Tree Suicide: A YouTube Video:
- 1.9 A list of trees and plants worshiped by sacred Hindus
- 1.10 Here is an interesting YouTube video song in relation to tree, This song is sung by Priscilla Ahn “Living in a Tree.”
- 1.11 The latest developments in my city – Hyderabad
- 1.12 A Call From Greenpeace India—Earth Day Give Earth A Hand
- 1.13 A Music Video captured at the outset of Amazon Rain-forest.
- 1.13.1 Originally published on the pages of Google’s Knol pages and later migrated to Blogger dot com pages and later to this new website. First published on Philipscom on August 24, 2011 @ 12:30
- 1.13.2 Given below are some of the feedback received on the original post at Google’s Knol pages:
- 188.8.131.52 June 5th (Environment Day) Is Fast Approaching
- 184.108.40.206 This Knol is a Trending Knol Today
- 220.127.116.11 Work Flow- Earth Day- 2011
- 18.104.22.168 Pictures as Messengers
- 22.214.171.124 Workflow…
- 126.96.36.199 Interesting video…
- 188.8.131.52 Thanks for your effort!!!
- 184.108.40.206 That video!
- 220.127.116.11 Nature lover
- 18.104.22.168 A Very Timely Knol
- 22.214.171.124 Long overdue post
- 126.96.36.199 Thanks AP
- 188.8.131.52 Excellent Knol
- 184.108.40.206 Its Progressing PV
- 220.127.116.11 Five Stars.
- 18.104.22.168 A small tip
- 22.214.171.124 Thanks Mesjay
- 126.96.36.199 Thought provoking
- 188.8.131.52 Great effort Philip
- 184.108.40.206 Your knol referenced…
- 220.127.116.11 Thanks for the invitation
- 18.104.22.168 Wow, great knol ;-)
- 22.214.171.124 Congrats PV
- 126.96.36.199 If only authorities would heed!
- 188.8.131.52 Well done!
- 184.108.40.206 Oh Sure PV !
- 220.127.116.11 Thanks Murali
- 18.104.22.168 A Very Serious Issue
- 22.214.171.124 Interesting
- 126.96.36.199 Images of the Spirit of Trees
- 188.8.131.52 Glad you feel this way
- 184.108.40.206 That’s Very Kind of you KS
- 220.127.116.11 Search for uses of this page ▼ /collected this page
- 18.104.22.168 our existence
- 22.214.171.124 Our Existence
- 1.14 Dear Readers, Your Attention Please!
A Migrated Blog From My WordPress Blog Pages……
|Picture Credit. Anish Thankachen, Houston, Texas|
In the modern world of ours even the authorities are chopping down the trees in the name of development. This knol pin points the great damage we are causing to the very existence of human beings by cutting down trees around the world.
The latest report by BBC news is indeed a shocking one (The city at war over its trees – BBC News)
Watch this video:
Tree’s Role In Global Warming
Every year we celebrate environment day on June 5th with a lot of fervor and activities. Our media, print and visual, put forward a lot of stuff in this connection about the coming peril, the alarming global warming. It was good that many could take some kind of precaution towards it.
What the Religious Texts Say:
A Typical Tree scenery from Texas Pic. Credit. Jolly Daniel, Portland, Or. USA
Let us have a look at the religious texts in this connection, what it has to say on this:
|Picture was taken by Knol Author/Photo Journalist Vesna Cesnakozelji used by permission:|
In the Book of Genesis (the first book of the Bible) after the creation of man, Lord God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”. (Genesis 1:28-29).
“He planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:8-9).
Famous Personalities on Trees:
Goutam Buddha said, “Trees are the best examples of selfless service. For their existence they never demand anything from anybody, instead, they provide many good things for the welfare of the people. Even the person who puts his ax on its bottom, it gives him shadow till its fall.
The Australian Tree Cutter – A YouTube Video
Watch this video: “The Tree cutter from Australia”.
Let the people who mercilessly cut the trees take note of the great danger they are causing. Here is a horrifying video which narrates how mercilessly the innocent trees are being killed in machine speed.
The Pumpkin Mourned a Death
|The Pumpkin Creeper|
“The mother of a friend of mine, (lovingly I call her ‘Chittamma’—mother’s younger sister) had planted a pumpkin creeper near their ancestral house compound at Valanjavattom near Thiruvalla (Kerala) that had a portion with a thatched roof. Apart from this creeper many other plants and trees were growing in the same compound. Chittamma was the one who lovingly took care of these plants and other small trees.
Days passed by, Chittamma fell sick and died. It so happened that while we were all assembled near her death-bed, sad and morose, that pumpkin, in full view of her, broke itself off the creeper and rolled down from the thatched roof on to the ground below. The fall almost to the minute coincided with her death. Later, this pumpkin was used for her own post-death ceremonies on the suggestion of my friend’s father who felt that probably the pumpkin was being kept for this very special occasion. Chittamma’s death and the coincidental death of the pumpkin still remain a mystery to me.
Few Typical Scenes From My Present Village
Death of Trees An experience of a Reader
An Apple Tree
“We were living in the village in Bhagatpur district of Bihar State. My father, grandfather and uncle planted a mango sapling, a guava sapling and an apple sapling respectively in our family courtyard. Other trees and plants were also growing in the same compound. They have given all necessary care to grow these plants; my mother also actively helped them in watering these plants. It grew well and started giving fruits.
Tree Suicide: A YouTube Video:
Joan Klostermann-Ketels in her recently released book “PersonaliTrees” (an eight-year labor of love) says “Trees are sentient beings”, and each tree in this book stopped me in my tracks. They took my breath away. They have stories to share. All we have to do is be present.”
A list of trees and plants worshiped by sacred Hindus
|The Great Banyan Tree|
Banyan trees or the Peepal trees (Its botanical name is Ficus religiosa or Ficus benghalensis, is one of the important trees worshiped and featured in Hindu mythology. Peepal tree is also known as “Pilaeshwar Maharaj” (King Pilaeshwar). It also symbolizes the trinity god The Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. It also denotes life and fertility, this is one of the reason why childless couples take initiative in worshiping this tree. According to the custom this tree should not be cut, and it grows like a giant tree.
This banyan tree is counted as the widest tree in the world, it is also estimated that the tree is 200 to 250 years old. Some travel books state that this tree withstood two great cyclonic attacks in 1884 and 1886. this tree looks not like a single tree but like a small forest. Yet another god, Dakshinamurthy, who is worshiped as the “ultimate guru”, is depicted under a banyan tree. He represents god Shiva who is believed to be the destroyer of ignorance and incarnation of knowledge.
Ashoka tree comes from the Caesalpaeniaceae family, and the Sanskrit word’s meaning denotes, “no grief” or “without grief”. This tree also symbolizes love, and is dedicated to Kamadeva, ‘the love god of Hindu religion’. This tree has a symbolic importance in Buddhism too. According to the legend it is believed that the founder of Buddhism ‘Lord Buddha’ was born under this tree, and it is planted in every Buddhist monastery. It is also believed that Mahavira the Jain guru renounced the world under this tree inVaishali.
Bael Tree, This tree is closely connected with god Shiva. It is treated as yet another sacred tree. It is said that Lord Shiva is pleased by offerings of leaves from the Bael Tree, especially on the day of shivaratri festival. Planting this tree around the houses and temples are equally considered as worshiping god Shiva. In fact offering this tree leaves is a compulsory ritual of Shiva worship.
|A Henna Plant.
Pic. Credit. hennapage.com
This is another plant/tree—some grows like trees— which got a prominent place in Hindu and Muslim marriages. Henna is commonly known as Mehndi in Hindi and other languages, it’s a fascinating gift of nature and is an essential item in Hindu marriage ceremonies. This plants generally grows in hedges and a paste prepared from its leaves are used for applying on hands and feet especially on marriage ceremonies and other Hindu festivals. The Muslim community also uses this to decorate brides. These days it is a fashion among even the western countries. More on this can be read at this knol. Mehndi the Fascinating Gift of Nature.
|A Full grown
Pic by Bijin
Anybody knows about this wonderful gift of nature will claim unanimously that it makes any woman beautiful and beautiful one doubly beautiful. It knows no age barriers, no complexion differences, and no regional, caste or creed changes.
|Henna applied hands
Pic. Credit. Muraleedhara Panikar & Nisha
Women-the most sophisticated of them-go all traditional with rich, red mehndi on their hands and feet. This plant grows in hedges and its natural color known as mehndi green, when ground and applied on hand it turns a warm red color.No Indian festival, marriage or any auspicious occasion is incomplete without mehndi giving its final touch. This fascinating beauty and captivating warmth has been existing in the nature ever since man can remember. However, its use as a beauty aid started only in the first century.
|Typical Mango Tree|
This is yet another tree to which the Hindus give high respect. Its leaves, fruit and trunk have significant roles in Hindu religious and social ceremonies. The Hindu devotees hang its leaves at their door posts during the time of most of their festivals. It is believed that hanging leaves at the entrance of houses, shops and other business establishments bring good fortune. Its importance is mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahaabhaaratha and puranaas. Mango fruit symbolizes love and fertility. In almost all Hindu religious ceremonies a pot filled with water and topped with fresh leaves of mango trees and a coconut is considered as an important item in the pooja services. The pot symbolizes the Mother Earth, Water the life giver, the coconut the divine consciousness and the mango leaves denotes life. In short the complete set of the pot is called “Poornakumbha” it represents goddess Lakshmi who stands for good luck or fortune.
| Coconut trees in monsoon season
Its feather-like leaves spread from
the top of the branch-less trunk.
Coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is an integral part of Kerala’s history, lifestyle and economy. Its fruit the “coconut” is widely used in Kerala cuisine like aviyal (see this link for the author PV’s knolAVIYAL: KERALA’S OWN CURRY aviyal cuisine) coconut chutney, fish moilee and many other varieties of curries. Tender coconut’s milk is used for making kerala’s famous Appam (a kind of dosa) and Kozhikkari—Chicken curry used mainly on Christmas and Ester festivals. In fact coconuts are widely used in Kerala’s cuisine. Tender coconut’s juice is a famous drink in hot summer season and its tender insider meat is eaten raw.
|The tender coconut is a summer drink,
PV enjoys a coconut drink.
Notice the Mango leaves
hanged on top of this road side shop.
This is yet another tree which the Hindu households give a special place in their life. The name of this tree is originated from the Sanskrit word “Kalpa Virksha” which means ‘the tree which meets every need of a person in his life’. It is one of the most useful trees in the southern states of India. People use its wood for making houses and bridges. Its whole leaves are used for making thatched roofs. Its strips of leaves are used for making baskets, hats, mats and other beautiful craft items which are an attraction to the visiting tourists in Kerala. Its husk is used to manufacture coir, and is woven into ropes and doormats and other furnishing materials. The shells of the coconuts are carved into different shapes and make craft items which are an attraction to the foreign tourists.
|A Typical Kerala House (in Champakulam Alleppy dt ,
Kerala) surrounded with coconut trees
In Kerala, every household plants this tree at their courtyard. It is a very common sight to see houses surrounded with these trees. One cannot find a single house without this tree. “Plant a coconut plant and water it for five years, then reap coconut for life” This is a common saying among the people of Kerala. This is true in a sense, that it gives its fruits for years without requiring much manure or water. Once it starts giving fruits, not much service is needed and it produces coconuts for years. A well tended coconut tree produces at least a minimum of 50 to 100 coconuts a year. A solid dried coconut meat commonly known as “kopra” is used for producing coconut oil. This oil is so delicious and Kerala households use it for cooking foods. This oil is also used for manufacturing soaps. and other beauty items. The coconut is an important item in Hindu ceremonial functions and worship (Pooja) services. Breaking of a coconut in the initial stage of any function is considered as very auspicious. Coconut is also offered in temples during worship services. It is also believed that this fruit represents the Hindu god Shiva and the three buttons like mark at the side of the coconut is symbolized god Shiva’s eyes.
|Golden shower tree|
This is a flowering tree in the family of “Fabacea”. Konna Maram or Kanikkonna in Malayalam is an important tree in the Hindu religious festival called Vishu. Vishu is celebrated as the Malayalam New Year mainly in the central and northern parts of Kerala. This festival is also known as the harvest festival of Kerala which is celebrated every year in April 14th . In this festival this tree’s flowers are a major object in the vishukkani or kanikaanal ceremony which is the main celebration. According to the belief and system of Kerallites in this festival at this auspicious occasion of kani kaanal (first Sight) would be lucky for the whole year. Its flower has a very ritual importance in this ceremony; this flower is placed in the prominent place in the kanikaanal materials.
|A GST from A.P,
A.P. Pic. by Bijin.
| A GST Picture From Kerala.
by Rijin Thachanalil
GST and its flowers are depicted on twenty different Indian postal stamps. It is also featured on a 2003 Joint Canadian—Thai design for a 48 cent stamp—part of a series of featuring of national emblems.
GST is is widely cultivated in different parts of Kerala as an ornamental plant. When the tree is in its full blooms its flowers are totally covered and sometimes the trunk and its leaves won’t be visible. It blooms in spring season.
|Neem Trees growing on
the side of a footpath
Pic. Credit: Bijin T Thomas
This is yet another important tree the Hindus treat with much reverence. It is popularly known as ‘the miracle tree’. In Sanskrit it is called “Arishtha” means ‘the reliever of diseases’ this tree is a common tree in India and is also known as ‘village tree’.
|A Neem Tree near a
at Secunderabad A.P
pic. credit. Bijin
Neem trees curative and protective powers are noteworthy. It has an important religious aspect too in the Hindu religion. According to the tradition or myths, it is believed that, Indra—the king of Celestial—bestowed neem with its unbelievable power. The story says, after obtaining the golden pot of ambrosia from demons he spilled the ambrosia on a neem tree making it blessed with many good qualities that can cure many diseases. Another myth is that insects are said to be the creation of evil demons and neem trees weakens the insects and thereby protects human beings. There are many such stories connected with neem trees and its miraculous healing power.
|A Banyan Tree is protected!!
A scene from my city
Secunderabad, A.P.Pic. by Bijin
Though there are people who try to put their ax on the tree there is some exception to this. A good number of people who respect and try to protect its existence. The above-given narrations about trees are few of the examples in this category. Here is a picture it speaks volumes, A tree is protected! instead of cutting down, the compound wall is built in such a way for the existence of this old tree.
Yet another Earth Day 22nd April—passed by, Tree lovers and environmentalists did their part to promote their cause by planting tree saplings and various other connected activities. Let us continue to do this and many other things like avoiding usage of plastic bags, instead buy and use personal care natural products, use only reusable bags, limit the use of water, like uncontrollable usage of showers, vessels, cloth washing etc. If we take little more care in our daily activities we can control the usage of water and thereby help the mother earth to survive.
|Planting Trees for her future,
India’s village women plant saplings,
Pic. Credit. mckaysavage.
This will definitely be a help in saving our earth from a quick ruin. The best part of all these is each one plant a tree that will make a great difference in our environmental pollution as well as our own existence on this earth.
In the above picture, as part of a religious ceremony, Indian women plant new saplings, and their little girl keenly watching.
|Organic Searches on yahoo|
|Google Logo on 2011 Earth Day|
|Earth Day FounderGaylord Nelson
(former US Governor)
Google group turned its homepage logo into a nature scene doodle Friday in honor of Earth Day. One of its blog (Google Celebrates Earth Day With Nature Doodle, Wind Investment) the blog author ‘Chloe Albanesius’ said: “The image features a moving waterfall, penguins jumping on an iceberg, pandas nibbling on bamboo, and a lion curled up under a tree. Read more here at this blog post.
|Watch this video and find out the hidden creatures.|
YouTube Video “Living In a Tree”
Here is an interesting YouTube video song in relation to tree, This song is sung by Priscilla Ahn “Living in a Tree.”
The latest developments in my city – Hyderabad
A Call From Greenpeace India—Earth Day Give Earth A Hand
A Music Video captured at the outset of Amazon Rain-forest.
|Amazon Rain-forest Relaxation Video|
A good relaxation music video in the midst of serious thoughts on the subject tree.
The Guardian Newspaper Reports: Trees believed to have been extinct in Britain have been discovered at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
The two 30-metre (98ft) Wentworth elms have been identified in the Queen’s garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse just a stone’s throw from the center of Edinburgh. Tree experts are now looking into ways of propagating the rare specimens, which carry the botanical name Ulmus wentworthii pendula… To continue reading please click on the below link:
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- World Book encyclopedia
- Tree Suicide video
3) Pumpkin. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvorak319/3929698644/ by. dvorak
5). Trees among tea plantation, Ashoka Trees, Bijin T Thomas, Nellikkamon, Ranny, Kerala
12). Golden Shower Tree: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariasg/287620456/ by Maria13). Jolly Daniel, Portland, OR. USA.14). Golden Shower Tree from Kerala. by Rijin Thachanalil
17) YouTube: Credit: Blysu
18) Planting saplings. Pic. Credit. mckaysavage.
Originally published on the pages of Google’s Knol pages and later migrated to Blogger dot com pages and later to this new website. First published on Philipscom on August 24, 2011 @ 12:30
Updated on: Feb 21, 2013 @ 18:46
Given below are some of the feedback received on the original post at Google’s Knol pages:
I would like to present to You and our visitors and followers my country “Luxembourg” in Europe with a song, an anti-racism song by youth (actually a hit in my country, I love it…), watch the video and see lots of trees even in the City itself http://www.youtube.c
BTW: You will listen to my mother tongue language “Luxembourgish”…
Luxembourg-City is one of the rare cities who have lots of parks and trees in the world in the City itself, but where is Luxembourg (Europe) situated: http://goo.gl/2Y3sw.
Have a nice day and best regards,
I really missed this comment, just today only i noticed. Its really a wonderful video, beautiful scenes and lovely music. Lovey country too, I am sure one day i will visit this lovely place :-)
Thanks for sharing
I posted a comment at YouTube too.
I do not know how i missed it not received any intimation from knol
June 5th (Environment Day) Is Fast Approaching
Let us re-dedicate our-self for a clean and pure
Environment. Let us tell others about the seriousness
of keeping our environment clean and fresh by planting
more and more tree saplings in and around our surroundings.
This June 5th may be a different one.
We Wish All our Visitors and Readers A Happy & Clean Environment Day.
Read, Think and Act. Best.. regards.
Philips & Associates.
Good initiative to remember people this ;-)
have a nice day and best regards,
Thanks a lot for the quick response
Have a good week end.
This Knol is a Trending Knol Today
When I was updating the knol its weekly pv was 133 after an hour i found it as 304 that is 171 pvs in one hour, and now after 5 hours its showing a weekly pv of 435. Indeed its today’s trending knol. This shows that knol is still alive and kicking. lol.
Happy news on this Happy Earth Day.
Thanks to all my visitors, and co-authors.
Best regards. Phil
Congrats to see that this knol is getting popular. It deserves it ;-)
Have a nice day and best regards,
Thanks a lot.
I was about to shoot a pvt mail to you, since you posted this let me speak here, pl. do have a look at it again at the body if anything moved up and down or to and fro, pl do check and do the needful, sorry for the extra trouble.
I will have a look on it and what is necessary to do I will act on it. Take it easy man ;-) Together we will resolve problems.
BTW: There are no problems, but only solutions… Soon it will be resolved ;-)
Wish You and your family a happy easter…
Work Flow- Earth Day- 2011
This years Earth day is celebrated today, Social web sites and some of the major search engines are taken a special initiative to promote this day in a more informative way. Few foot notes are added today in this connection.
Thanks to all team members
Happy Earth Day to all
Pictures as Messengers
“Poems are made by fools like me/But only God can make a tree.”
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for dropping in and for the wonderful comments, Yes, I fully agree with you that the nature speaks volumes about the creativity of the Lord Almighty than our words. Thanks for the Great thoughts. and the wonderful quote of Poet Joyce Kilmer.
I made some improvements on text formatting in this knol. @Phil, You are talking about your village, advice: I would like to see some photos (readers probably also…), might be good to bring some photos in that section of the knol ;-)
Also tweeted it now on Twitter ;-)
PS: also many thanks for your kind and encouraging words on KPG…
Have a nice Sunday,
Thanks for the improvements made, i checked in here yesterday itself but the button post reply to this comment was so adamant that it was not responding, several attempts failed and again today i tried in the first few attempts i couldn’t get a fav. response but, thank God, at last i am here, Yes, Gust i will post some pics from my village but alas now its not a village at all its like a mini town, population increase and the developments made lot of changes. still i will post some pics for that section shortly.
Here is an interesting video which I would like to share with You: http://www.youtube.c
Have a nice Sunday and best regards,
Thanks for the post,
Its really amazing,
Will you please post it in the body of the text, in an appropriate place.
Thanks in advance.
Have Good day
Dear Gust, I added yet another music video at the end of the text.
Pl do have a check and do the needful. Thanks Gust for the link connection.
Thanks for your effort!!!
Special congrats for lovely pictures.
Thanks a lot for your comment.
Good to read your comment.
Yes, PV did a wonderful job here.
What next PV?
Thanks for the compliments.
Many plans, but time constrains.
I am now at the “panippura” of this knol to put this into the Malayalam language, just completed 42% more to go. now i am able to type it in Malayalam even when the net is off line, i just downloaded the karthika font from the net.
Hope everything is well with you.
Keep in touch.
Thanks again for the comment.
The pictures seem more beautiful than the objects themselves
Pl. do contribute your knowledge at
this knol. Now it is under Moderated collaboration,
in the near future we may go to the other collaboration.
With kind regards,
A Very Timely Knol
This knol is very timely and packed with lot of information and references, Human beings existence in a way depends on trees and as said in the knol trees can play an important role in reducing the alarming global warming. Thanks for insight of this knoll, very educative and informative too.
I am glad that you accepted me as a co-author to your knolls, Thanks,
With good wishes
Long overdue post
I must apologize for taking so long to thank you for including the information about my book “PersonaiTrees” in you post! This is my first book and I had no idea what was involved in publishing a book–so I have been busy trying to keep up with an unanticipated schedule of signings and interviews and working on finishing up Book # 2 in the series for publication next Spring (meaning a deadline at the end of this month).
Just know that I am grateful to you for your energy and time spent on our tree friends!! Keep up the great work!
Thanks for the comment, no worries, yes,I understand your busy schedules, Yes, you responded earlier via mail. Keep going my dear friend. Keep writing and keep inform.
All Good Wishes for the future endeavors.
Ha!! Take care about your health too.
Thanks for joining us with this knol. Keep inform.
This is a very good excellent knol and its layout is superb.
May I ask what happened with the KAF contest, apply, then withdraw… WHY all of this moves.. It is just a contest and the membership to KAF is optional, it is not a must
Thanks for the encouraging note.
That was an attempt by one of my co-author MD without the consent of me or any other coauthors. When I explained him about the situation, at once he withdraw it.
Since I am a member of KPG and KPG is one of the co-authors I thought its better to be apart from that contest conducted by KAF. Since most of the KPG members disassociate with KAF I thought its better not to post and MD agreed to me and he withdraw the same and posted and apology too, accordingly KAF accepted it too.
Mak, I too made my stand on this at the comment column. Since you raised the issue again I wrote this much. Mak, I would like to put a full stop to this conversation on this issue. I am really sorry for the slip happened.
We wish you all the best for the contest and its participants
With all Good Wishes
Its Progressing PV
This knol is growing like a palm tree. Slow and steady win the race, Yes the comments here speaks volume. many five stars and applauds received for this knol.
Keep it up PV,
Since I am still on tour I could not contribute much, i will surely post some information here.
Thank you so much. I am much elated by the kind words. I give all credit to all my supporters here, especially the KPG team members for the relentless support and encouragement to create such knols. Yes, Peter, there are some new subjects in mind, hope very shortly I can come up with that.
With all Good wishes
A small tip
An easy to do small tip when text is gluing on an image:
In “Edit mode”: click the image and chose “right” when the image was “left” orientated and than again “left” and so on… The text will than become again “free” from the image and not “gluing” on the image. There might be also an other solution, but that is an easy one which I am using also, it’s a quick solution. No idea why fore this happens in Knol?
Thank you so much for this valuable tip.
I just made a change in the settings, that is:
“Comments are moderated, and will not be visible until one of the authors of this knol approves.” Will it be OK? Pl. let me know your suggestion.
thanks and regards
“Moderated comments” is the best solution You can make. Comments will only show up when You allow them, they will be visible first to You and not to all the visitors. Only when You agree the content of the comments visitors will see the comments. The best solution to avoid that “bad intentioned” people (trolls) bring their graffiti on knols ;-)
That is really good idea,
Thanks for the further information on this subject.
Thanks again Gust, for the revision in layout
Great effort Philip
I am so grateful to the Team for the support and guidance rendered to me in developing my knols into recognized ones.
Expecting more of such guidance.
With Warm Regards
Your knol referenced…
Good stuff needs to get referenced ;-)
Your knol is now also referenced in my new knol http://knol.google.c
Keep on the good work…
Thank you so much for this rare honor, really speaking I am much elated by this great honor that you bestowed upon me and counted my knol and myself into the top knol authors list by adding it into the ebook and into your other knol.
With kind regards
PS: Gust the second link is broken, pl check. Thanks.
First, a well designed Knol and a knol who is talking about what Mother Earth is talking to us and also a Knol who is well written, regarding this, needs to get honored ;-)
You are on the right way, keep it going like that ;-)
Please, don’t take it wrong. I don’t want to get too private ;-) I can’t even manage now already the mails I get, so…
Let us being working like this, OK?
Oh! That’s fine.
keep going, no worries.
Don’t worry my mind is close to Yours ;-)
So Happy to know this. No Worries at all, Now I feel that this type of communication is far better than the other LOL
Thanks for the invitation
Thanks for the invitation which I accepted with pleasure. I made a little bit fine-tuning ;-) I must say that You learned a lot from KPG members and that Your knols are getting really great now. Keep on the good work. It is a pleasure for me to see that people have learned and that they are making good progress.
What You still need to do is to find the exact web addresses from the images and display them under the images, please.
I will come back tomorrow and/or keep an eye on the knol to give assistance if necessary…
I am so happy that you accepted my invitation, and thanks for your initial help, hope you find some time for me. Yes, KPG team members continuous encouragement and help made me to go further with my knols, i am still working on those lines to improve my existing low traction knols.
Yes, i am giving the exact web link of the images, since some links are long i am giving it below at the source space.
A small trick, use text links, please. Thus meaning:
– Go to the link who is representing the source of the image.
– Make a “right-click” with the mouse on that link and chose “copy link”
– put a small text under the images.
– mark the text with the mouse.
– click on “Link” above in the Editor bar.
– click on “web address”.
– Insert the link by clicking with the mouse in the field and than click on “OK”.
So, under Your images will be a “textlink”, a small text when clicking on it will bring You to the origin of the image.
I made an example under the first shown image ;-) Leave it up to you for doing the others, a bit practice…
You may also have a look here http://knol.google.c
This is really very informative and educative, thanks a lot for the step by step guidance, and the example. wonderful, I will put this into practice.
I just visited the other link, that too is another great tutorial for the knol authors,
Thank you ones again for your precious time kept aside for me.
Thanks a lot, comments to us is our “earning”, no money but the result of hard working to bring knowledge to other people. We love to share our knowledge, that is why for Google Knol is, no?
You might have also a look on comments which we as KPG Members are writing… Mostly of time, we give some good advices also on our comments, which one day (???) when we got the time to look at ourself, might result as a new knol, a “Tutorial Knol”, who ever knows???
There are already some “Tutorial Knols” created ;-) Please have a look here:
I’m in contact with different persons (genuine language speaking) to get them translated in the next months (???) in German and in English, needs time and a lot of work again, again, again…
That is good news again, I will definitely have a look at it and eagerly waiting for the English versions.
My specialty, PC Security (in French) actually, apart being a person who gives courses about ITC (Information Technologies and Communication) will be found here (in French):
No need to learn French, but if You want to, why not? I gave You a reply to Your comment, which is already not too bad for security.
Have a look at that, please, and follow those steps… Your PC will become more secure anyway…
More advice coming soon…
Wow, great knol ;-)
Nice knol, gave it five stars and congratulations also for your Top Pick Award. Keep on going the good work ;-)
Keep it up pv. Expecting more of such knols from your pen.
Bijin T Thomas
If only the authorities would listen to caring environmentalists and use their clout to stop unnecessary felling of trees and plant more!
I am posting an invitation to co-author to this knol.
I invite your attention to the subject ‘precious water’ as the availability of pure water is also in an alarming situation. Hope we could read a classic knol on this subject later :)
I noticed that some links are not working:
‘Trees get axe effect for Rosaiah’s heli-hop’
‘Robin B Foster, Robin B. Foster from the University of Chicago Press’
Then, is there cricket in ur child hood days ? was it popular in Kerala at that time ?? I liked that portion of pumpkin.. :)
Thanks for such a knol… C U..
And ah! there was a friend among us who was a cricket fan and he taught us some of the tricks of that game and was very interesting, of course he was the hero too. LOL, No, that was not at all popular what to say many do not even know what it is.
No worries the pics are incorporated. needs more of your help especially on your religious part.
Thanks again for your help.
A Very Serious Issue
pl think on this request and spare some time from your busy schedule.
with thanks and regards,
I wish to encourage you to go further in your research and make this Knol a comprehensive and authoritative record of spiritual and historical guidance on the significance and importance of our tree canopy. This is a good start. I encourage you to read “Silent Spring” by Rachael Carson and to factor in some of her wisdom, which is credited as the wellspring of the environmental movement: http://en.wikipedia.
This could be a five star Knol with your continued work.
Thank you very much for the encouraging note, and yes, I am working on it and hope that like my philately one it may lead to some heights LOL
keep in touch and i need your help i know you are a busy person but still I would like to extend/request a co-authorship to this knol, hope you find some time.
Images of the Spirit of Trees
Trees are certainly alive and have spiritual selves just like all living things. A great compliment to any tree, nature, or spiritual enthusiast is a beautiful book of quotes and photography by Joan Klostermann-Ketels, titled PersonaliTrees.
With Best Wishes
Thanks for the link, i picked up a quote from the web site and duly acknowledged it.
Thanks for the help.
Glad you feel this way
May be you might laugh at me for this but our Indian life style is way better than westerners in this regard. The amount of toilet paper they use is responsible for a the untimely demise of a large part of Amazon Forests.
He he..but its a fact.
I really regret for the delay in posting a reply to your comment, Yes in that case I fully agree with you.LOL
hey what about some new knols here. keep writing, My knol on philately procured a top badge.
the fall of mankind occurred when man attacked the connection to god, symbolized by a tree (book of genesis)
adam and eve abused the tree as their private property (like mankind do today).
the bible has promised us a new tree wich restores the connection between earth and heaven .
maybee our knol star structure, as a model for all the earth, will become that tree .
book of daniel 4 : 10, 11,12
whereas his life ended on a dead tree-derived trunk .
and jesus himself ? he called himself the true vine .
in the bible, the vine is also a tree , see judges 9, 12:
then the trees said to the vine, ‘come and be our king.’
further isaiah 11: 1
and there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots .
further jeremiah 23: 5
the days are coming,” declares the lord,“when I will raise up to david a a righteous branch
in our body, there is also the tree structure : our veins are a tree, our nerves are a tree, our neurons are trees . i’m convinced that in the center of our brain there is a big neuron – tree .
for programmers the tree is a very important structure .
and last not least. language is also tree structured .
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the fall of mankind occurred when the man attacked the connection to god, symbolized by a tree
(book of genesis) .
our voting tree restores the connection between earth and heaven .
it is the kingdom for whole of humanity, which the bible has promised us.
book of daniel 4
10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
12 the leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
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