55) Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon, Why are you hiding there?

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The wood sculptures are display at the Green Pavilion, Singapore Botanic Gardens.  They were carved from disused tree stumps with different hidden animals.

Perhaps they are happily gossiping behind us in their very own enclosure.

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One here, trying to hide away from us!

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Another one here!

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At last, I caught a Dragon. Oh no! Is a Godzilla!

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Beware! They always come in a pair.

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Come on, don’t be as slow as the tortoise!

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How many of them are there?  Hmm…yet to figure out.

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Oops!  Is that an octopus or a snake or other thing else?

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Are you the octopus or an “automated push button”?

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Are there anymore?

Most probably the Tiger has escaped in the bush!

63 thoughts on “55) Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon, Why are you hiding there?

    lilyboat said:
    January 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Wow! Some of them are so real!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 12:58 am

      The real one is with me! Haha!
      Thanks, Lily! :)

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    January 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Very neat sculpture, Sydney!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 1:16 am

      And surprisingly, the texture is actually smooth!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    January 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Wow, really amazing!!! Beautiful wood art work!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 1:33 am

      I thanks you on behalf of Singapore Botanic Gardens! :)

    guttermutt said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Only an artist can turn a tree stump into a beautiful sculpture…. WOW!!!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Indeed, a Eco artist! :)

    Bernice said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Very creative!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Thanks, Bernice! Have a nice day! :)

    Jueseppi B. said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    This wood sculpture contains several hidden animals…see if you can find them. Thank you Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, you are always so kind to me!
      Have a smooth day! :)

    Jamie Dedes said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Charming!
    Music is lovely, Sydney.
    I am working on your post now. :-)
    Be well.

    carolynpageabc said:
    January 24, 2013 at 3:16 am

    My heart ‘leapt’ when I saw the ‘dragon’…. I love the reptile world, Sydney… Thank You for the wonderful images..! :)
    I loved the music.. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Thanks, Carolyn! I like most of the reptiles, except crocodile and house lizard.
      But strangely they like me? Especially house lizard, they like to crawl on my ceiling and sometime sky fall on me!
      That is creepy!
      I see you then, happy Blogging! Cheers!

    yiyime said:
    January 24, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Reblogged this on vienaqui and commented:
    Wow ! these are amazing photographs of truly beautifully carved art . All of these images are lovely

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Thanks for the Reblog! They actually got more than what I posted; things like eagle and flowers etc.
      Yes, they are just lovely, what the amazing things done by the Eco Artist !
      Have a peaceful day ahead! Cheers!

        yiyime said:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

        You are welcome , maybe you should post some more they are really amazing. I am trying to get some post done since soon I will be going away to Panama and not sure how much if anything I will able to post from there. There are many places I am planning on going that do not have internet…

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Panama? I heard many things about this country! Is okay, no problems at all, Sydney’s door always open 24 hours, coincident tally with 7-11.
        You have a safe and wonderful trip and don’t forget bring your passport along! Cheers!
        Finally, better get a tail’s wind plane!

        yiyime said:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        jajajaja..thank you . I think I did communicate with you about going there some time ago when talking about the crazy traffic…

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        I can’t really recall, sorry for my brain speed! Any way wish you all the best!
        Sydney sending his angel troops open up the path for you! :)

    Jnana Hodson said:
    January 24, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I’ve always found tree stumps visually compelling. Now you’re going to have me looking even more closely. Such marvelous inspired work there.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

      I feel great after receiving the compliments from you, and without any Blogger appreciation, they might be sitting there waiting for sun rise and sun set ( I noticed not many people notice it)!
      Thanks, Jnana! Have a nice day and happy Blogging!

    jrosenberry1 said:
    January 24, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Absolutely loved these images – especially the Komodo Dragons! I’m writing a novel that includes komodo dragons, believe it or not. Thank you for a great post. :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thanks for your visiting! You are writing novel? Wow! That is a great thing to do!
      I wish your writing come in success! Cheers!
      And don’t forget to sound me out when is done! See you!

        jrosenberry1 said:
        January 25, 2013 at 6:39 am

        Will do! So far novel isn’t going too well. I got about 150 pages into it and then decided it needs a lot of work. A LOT of work! :( So it’s back to square one. But I will definitely sound you out when it is done. Thanks for the encouragement …because I’ve been feeling really DIScouraged. Hopefully soon the novel will be presentable! :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

        I understand, novel is a long path! You need a lot of planning, strategies , skills, knowledge and of course the energy etc etc.
        I did tried too, but after 30k of words, I lost 60 kg of energy. Haha!
        Never mind, nice try and keep trying! Let’s learn together and follow the path of the wisdom.
        Who knows, it could be a few steps away!
        Have a nice day! Cheers!

        jrosenberry1 said:
        January 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

        I hope you have a nice day too! Thanks for the encouragement. I’m sorry you struggled with writing your novel …but it’s also encouraging to know that I’m not alone in the process of struggling. :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

        Once you are Blogging, you can never be alone! Haha!
        Cheers!

    ninasbreakfast said:
    January 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love this post!!! I also love your new title/header photo! Happy New Year!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Nina, thanks! The header picture was taken in Singapore Botanic Gardens where you can easily find Sydney always crawling on the floor.
      Happy New Year to you too, and wish you all the best in 2013! Cheers!

    YellowCable said:
    January 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Some looks even more intimidating than the real counterparts.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Haha! I like that! Happy Blogging! :)

    Jenny said:
    January 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Brilliant!! This is just about the most amazing sculpture I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Jenny, thanks! You draw the bird by yourself?

        Jenny said:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        I didn’t, but it’s from an illustration from a book that I am writing, drawn by Laura Grover. http://wp.me/p1E0h3-gD Isn’t it lovely?

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        oic! Is okay, just amaze by the artist touch!
        You have a great day and wish you happy and healthy! Cheers!

        Jenny said:
        January 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        Oh thank you, it’s a gorgeous illustration!

    mydailyminefield said:
    January 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

    You live near some of the most beautiful objects and places, on the Earth!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      And I’ll try my best to protect and stand on behalf of them!
      Thanks for your compliments, be well and happy! Cheers!

    Maxima said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I like this post,Fantastic photo,Have nice day

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks,Maxima! Have a nice day! :)

    Melia Alexander said:
    January 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Amazing! Very intricate carvings. Thanks for sharing them!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Melia, thanks! I saw you carried weight just now. I was so worried you might invite me to join you!
      So I better run!

    Charron's Chatter said:
    January 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I was right. I could NOT have imagined these wooden gems, nor the lush flora wherein they’re situated. You get a blast of fresh air from this post it’s so well done and beautifully presented. Bravo, Sydney…and bravo Singapore! Truly a place of colorful and surprising landmarks.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      I thank you on behalf of Singapore Botanic Gardens and they should thank me and pay me a peanut in return!
      Just a lame wish from a lame person!
      I like to draw attention from the niche, Don’t blame me, blame the title!
      Have a great day, Karen!

    melanietoulouse said:
    January 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    wonderful pix, fantastic movie, too… :-) Nature will always be THE Best artist, the only one able to reach perfection… :-)

    http://incaunipocrit.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/credem-ca-privim-natura-dar-de-fapt-ea-ne-priveste/
    – – –
    do hope to visit S’pore some day, if I return to Japan & Taiwan, it would be an interesting stop-over… :-) btw, an ex University mate has married a Singaporean architect in London, UK and they moved back to S’pore several years ago… He designed one of your subway stations.
    ===
    Sunny greetings, have a super-Friday and a serene weekend! :-)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Melanie, thanks for the link! Is so informative and educational!
      I am so glad to know they are people doing good for the art and earth.
      And I wonder which MRT station was designed by your Architect friend, who knows is one hundred steps away! :)
      Have a great weekend ahead!

    Eric Alagan said:
    January 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    This wood carving is intricate. Great skill went into it – not just from human hands…

    CK said:
    January 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, they are so real, especially the ‘dragon’ hehehe.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Like Godzilla right?

        CK said:
        January 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

        Like the comodo dragon! hehehe

        Sydney Fong responded:
        January 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        Some like to eat wild life, so don’t spread the word to them!gege!

    dragon city hack habitat said:
    April 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Hello, this weekend is nice in support of me, because this moment i am reading this impressive informative article here at my residence.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Glad to hear that and sorry for the ‘super late’ reply!
      This is one of the special corners in Singapore Botanic Gardens.
      There are many many more of these suprises in this 100 over years old garden. :)

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