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Anniversary Song


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

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Wild growing Albizia tree


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.

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.

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.


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The ten common trees in Singapore


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

Angsana

yellow flame treeYellow Flame

Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

Trumpet Tree

Sea Almond


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Catch of the day


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!


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Summer grows in my secret garden.


summer grow secret garden 01Lately, those flowers in my balcony grow immensely rich. This is my happy season even thought the weather is hot and humid. Peacock flower that I plucked from the wild, now it starts to blossom with a charming smile. I do believe the saying, “You get out of it what you put into it”, this is what it’s happening in my secret garden now.

They’re all ears now…

summer grow secret garden 04Here is my red Bougainvillea in rosy cheek.

summer grow secret garden 02White Bougainvillea also name Paper flower, but it never fail me from offering me a brand-new paper.

summer grow secret garden 03Purple Jasmines are waiting for the summer breeze, the party is ready, secret garden is opening now for the enchanting melody.


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Sunset is back


super tree 01After a long way of hazy seasons.

 A sky breaking sunset, unwillingly leaving the Super Tree beneath.

Sharing this beautiful moment with friends and followers.  Wishing all living a life with happiness and good health under the deep blue sky.


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Garden city on the coins


singapore coins 011-cent coin – Singapore National Flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, a special hybrid orchid.

By courtesy of toptropicals.com

By courtesy of toptropicals.com

5-cents coin – The Fruit Salad Plant (Monstera deliciosa), a dark green heavy foliage climber.

10-cents coin – The Star Jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum), a slender climber with pure star-like flower.

By courtesy of www.123rf.com

By courtesy of http://www.123rf.com

20-cents coin – The Powder-Puff Plant (Calliandra surinamensis), medium size shrub with hemispherical pink color headed flower.

By courtesy of www.edsu.edu

By courtesy of http://www.edsu.edu

50 cents coin – The Yellow Allamanda (Allamanda cathartica), a vine that blooms trumpet-like bright yellow flower.

 $1 coin – The Periwinkle (Lochera rosa) small shrub with single stem, produces flowers in velvety purple.

 Don’t you feel rich to have a garden city on a coin?  Perhaps, that’s my other reason for loving our local currency.

 


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What a hardy tree like him


greenheart_trees (en.wikipedia.org)

By courtesy of wikipedia.org

The ‘greenheart’ tree grows in Guiana, South America.  The scientific name, Chlorocardium, (chloro means green; cardia means heart).  It is the genus family of Lauraceae.

By courtesy of homepage.ntlworld.com

By courtesy of homepage.ntlworld.com

The tree can grow up to 40m high and is one of the densest and hardest woods in the world.

By courtesy of www.flickr.com

By courtesy of http://www.flickr.com

Due to its extreme hardiness, standard tools cannot lay a hand on it.  For that reason, it has greater commercial value for construction materials, dock and marine industry.  It can also be used as a medicinal cure for reducing fever.


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Misty cloud forest not to be missed!


cloud forest 01Entering the Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, a world highest 35-meter tall indoor waterfall welcomes its guests with mist and lush vegetation.  These greens are of that from the highlands of up to 2 thousands meter above sea level.

cloud forest 02The 42-meter “cloud mountain” can be ascended comfortably with elevator, and descended by a circular path surrounded with vertical greens and cool fresh air.

The “cloud mountain” is completely clad with epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, spike, clubmosses, bromeliads and anthuriums.

cloud forest 03At certain point, you may be so clouded with mist and wouldn’t see the person next to you.

cloud forest 04Or what kinds of trees are fronting your eyes!

cloud forest 05It’s a trail so wonderful and unforgettable and a trail that makes you forget about getting all drench while enjoying the walk in the mist!

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