56) Leave your footprints behind

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When you visit Green Pavilion, Singapore Botanic Gardens, the easy environment not only keeps your mind free but the fresh air also leaves your lungs empowered with oxygen.  The footpath leading to the basement car park is as enticing.  The raw cement foot base is imprinted with bona fide leaves.  I believe it must have something to do with this charming and creative organization (owner of the park) that is much into biodiversity.

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Personally, I love Raphis leaves a lot.  They’re always asking you for a dance with their swinging leaves.


The exotic Yam leaf with its broad shape reminds me of its undetachable relationship with the dew.  Not forgetting the yummy yam underneath the soil that provides aplenty of nutrients and nourishes our taste buds.

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This fan palm looks exactly like the straw fan I am holding now!  Both have similar characters but different owners, but they are still standing green as eco-ambassadors.

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Do stay a bit longer in a so-call un-expecting place in your next visit here.  Listen to their Hellos before you take a life up to the outer green!  Sometimes, your inner green is greener than others!

That is why I keep coming back to this little heaven; I just can’t get enough of it!


22 thoughts on “56) Leave your footprints behind

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    January 25, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Sounds like an awesome place. Love the Yam leaf. How clever is that, with the leaves in the concrete. Just beautiful.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Thank! Is just like leaving cats and dogs foot prints on the floor. But this time is from the nature!
      How genius are they!

    Leo said:
    January 25, 2013 at 4:17 am

    It`s a beautiful and unusual way to display the leaves. It`s not easy to get leaves to look so good in cement, I`ve tries it. The best I did was with clear epoxy resin.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

      I just wonder how they do it? Perhaps may be is done the by molding, but on the other hand, I don’t see any identical?
      What a brilliant idea!
      Leo, thanks for the reading!
      Happy weekend!

    lilyboat said:
    January 25, 2013 at 5:39 am

    You got to love an artist! They come up with the most brilliant ideas!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Indeed, how brilliant and creative they are! And most of all, they are putting the green in the basement car park which appear in an unexpected area.
      Lily, thanks for reading! Cheers!

    mixedupmeme said:
    January 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I have a little tray with leaves embedded under glass or plastic or something… I love looking at it. The walkway of leaves is beautiful.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Is the foot print of the nature and appear in the basement car park!
      Is so amazing to me!
      Meme, thanks! You are always so sweet and warm heartening!
      Hug, hug!

    samuel13208 said:
    January 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    The fossils created are something. That’s for the ages.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

      That is not a fossils, I believe is done by moldings! But that is for the ages, you are right!
      A true love of nature!
      Samuel, thanks! I like your name, at once,I thought of name myself yours but some how Sydney just come in my way.
      So I just stick with it! Cheers!
      Have a great weekend!

    qiquan said:
    January 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I always tell my friends, Singapore Botanic Garden is the best garden that I have visited. I love the diversity of plants there, and the sound of the insects, and the clapping of the leaves.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Hi Kc! You can see Sydney make his way almost everyday in and out of Botanic Gardens!
      He is insane into that lovely land.
      In this calm and soothing land, he noticed the pace is more gentle, laughter are more in number!
      That’s why he tends to drop by deliberately for washing away the tiredness by selflessness nature.
      This the endless joys, he strongly believes.
      Thanks, Kc! I see you around the corner! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    January 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Oh, I love these impressions. And with your music I am transported. Thank you.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks, one day you might get sick of my music but the post may not!
      I see you around, have a great weekend, enjoy! Cheers!

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

    Really lovely tones in these pictures, Sydney, and your title is so clever! If that’s the parking garage, I can’t imagine the gardens! I’m floored, you see, hehe…:)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Yes! Sydney tends to go for insignificant stuff and make the thing polish and shine thru the eyes!
      Stay tune for the next post, it will make your day!
      Thanks, Karen! Hug, hug, hug!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    January 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Amazing!!! Great collections of leaves!!! I like fan palm leaf!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Rexlin, thanks! I leave happiness to you! 🙂

    ukgardenfiend said:
    January 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    How great – I love the idea – I don’t think it was like that when I visited Singapore, but that was many many years ago… and it was very much a flying visit… Thanks again for liking my blog – I like yours too…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, let’s do our gardening together one day! 🙂

    mydailyminefield said:
    January 27, 2013 at 1:50 am

    They are almost too delicate to walk upon. Yet, they bare the weight of any one who crosses them. I love your blog. It reminds me of the unbreakable tie between humanity and nature.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Beside humanity and nature, some time I’m quite naughty too! 🙂
      Thanks for your compliments, have a smooth week ahead!

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