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Let’s look around on the first day of 2016

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IMG_6036First dawn of the year

IMG_6046First seashell rush to the shore

IMG_6038First bluish sky watching at me

IMG_6051First person who waving at me

IMG_6042First rubbish which crying at me

IMG_6048First vines that greet me

IMG_6058First coconut tree I feel like climbingIMG_6057First timber beach bench wet by the First dew

IMG_6055First couple goes separate way

IMG_6084First family starts the First fire

IMG_6066First flower almost drop on my head

IMG_6070First person I say goodbye

IMG_6076_1First flower smiling at me

IMG_6088First Banyan tree that I have difficulty to hug him

IMG_6091First Rain Tree Community Group I attend

IMG_6097First mangrove river standing by my side

IMG_6096First shadow painted our fruitful journey

IMG_6108 copyWith all these fairies under the First sun ray, I wish everybody stay Healthy and Prosperity!

Somebody in this garden

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Who is the somebody?

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Oh! It is  the Madras Thorn ( Pithecellobium duice). A 26 meter tall man sitting in the garden of Armenian Church Of St. Gregory The Illuminator, Singapore.

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This unique National Heritage tree, girth 7.4m, crown is bushy and widely spread, dull green in color.

A native of tropical America, it was introduced to the region in the olden day by the Portugese and the Spanish.

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Leaves are very special with a pair of leaflet on both sides of the leaf stalk. That’s why a Chinese name “金龟子” was given, literally means a “flying Goliathus”.

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Pulp is edible, fruits are coiled pods which ripen a tinge of rose-red in color.

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Madras Thorn, was once a common trees planted along roadsides of Singapore. During the 70s, the species was attacked by caterpillars throughout the Singapore. Result in phased out from housing estate and roadsides subsequently.

Next time, if you happen to pass by Hill St, not to forget pay a visit to this lovely tree or even have a glimpse at the bus stop.

Anniversary Song

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birthday agoe 02We dance in the waltz of flowers

Gliding in the rain

The leafs, the buds, the trees

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

No candles, no roses, no ballroom chandeliers

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth

birthday agoe 03We dance in the cottage of woods

Greet by the rain

The stones, the paths and the sculptures

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

No candies, no popcorns, no champagnes

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth

birthday agoe 04We dance in the melody of culture

Swinging in the rain

The hills, the gardens and the past

Thanks to all the lovely faces

Thanks to all bloggers regardless race

Do remember to add grain on earth

This is the song for each and everyone

More dancers, more singers, more dreamers

This is the song for the earth

This is the song

For the 1 year old of addgrainonearth

A single’s day

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single day 01A single moon

single day 02A single cloud

single day 03A single grass

single day 04A single drop of flower

single day 05A single bud

single day 06A single flower

single day 07A single sun

With all these to make up a simply joyful day.

Wild growing Albizia tree

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By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com
By courtesy of wildlifehawaii.com

Due to the fast growing speed, Albizia tree (Falcataria moluccana) has never been the roadside tree in Singapore. The trees were first grown in Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1870 and later shifted to waste ground where it start proliferate.

By courtesy of www.ctahr.hawaii.edu
By courtesy of http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu

Albizia is a can grow from sapling to a tree in 35 feet (10.7m) tall, within 13 months. The huge number of seeds in pods can multiply in the wild.

By courtesy of www.baumkunde.de
By courtesy of http://www.baumkunde.de

Although, the tree is beautiful and widely spread like a green canopy. But the branches may prone to fall over the stormy rain, and cast a danger to the road users. Since then, Albizia tree has been out under Tree Conservation Area (TCA) due to it reality and practicality.

The ten common trees in Singapore

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Introduce 10 common trees in Singapore, wishing them shade you from the summer sun and bring you the joy of greenery.

rain tree 01Rain Tree

By courtesy of www.nparks.gov.sg
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Angsana

yellow flame treeYellow Flame

By courtesy of www.nparks.gov.sg
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

trumpet tree (www.nparks.gov.sg)
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Trumpet Tree

Terminalia catappa - overall, unpruned in a stateland
By courtesy of http://www.nparks.gov.sg

Sea Almond

Catch of the day

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catch of the day 01What is your catch of the day? My friend.

I don’t know! I don’t know!

Something I don’t wish to know!

catch of the day 02What is your catch of the day? My friend.

I don’t know! I don’t know!

Somebody please tell me where should I go?

catch of the day 03Hey! What is your catch of the day? My friends.

We don’t know! We don’t know!

We are trying our luck! Spending our time! Releasing our fishing line!

catch of the day 04What about you? What is your catch of the day? My friend.

I don’t know! I don’t know!

I’m watching them staring at air and river!

A mangrove river!