Every end marks a new beginning

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talipot palm 01

The rare Talipot Palm (Corypha umbraculifera) is flowering for the first and the last time after 80 years of growth.

talipot palm 02

Over the next few months, it will produce some 24 million tiny flowers, and hopefully some seed, before it finally withers (by courtesy of Singapore Botanic Gardens).

By courtesy of acup-halffull.tumblr.com
By courtesy of acup-halffull.tumblr.com

If life ends with 24 million of flowers in exchange of a new dream, it’s just like the story of fireworks; it ends and relives our hope again!

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30 thoughts on “Every end marks a new beginning

    Charron's Chatter said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:14 am

    That second picture reminds me of a can-can dancer, lifting her leafy skirt to show us her petticoat!! I adore trees, and adore this post, Ess. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:18 am

      I never thought of that until you told me! Yes, yes! It really looks like can can dancer!
      So let’s dance can-can! 🙂

        Charron's Chatter said:
        February 26, 2013 at 12:20 am

        ;)…I’ve already started!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 26, 2013 at 12:37 am

        Me too! gege 🙂

    ryan said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

    love the end paragraph… two thumbs up Syd…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Thanks, Ryan! You are always so supportive and encouraging!
      Sydney wish you good luck, good health and good prosperity in return! 🙂

    Life&Ink said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Oh Sydney I just love the message you have expressed in this post. You have a beautiful heart! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Haha! I feel blush now!
      Thank you! I’m glad you like it!
      You have a beautiful heart too! 🙂

    Sherry said:
    February 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Awesome. I love trees. All trees. Thanks so much for these excellent pics!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      You are welcome! I thank you too!
      Have a good day! 🙂

    Loca Gringa said:
    February 26, 2013 at 3:22 am

    As always Syd, you impress!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      You are welcome! You are such a nice person! 🙂

    keiththegreen said:
    February 26, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Sydney, thank you for sharing this once in a lifetime event.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Haha! You are right! Lifetime event! Let’s toast! 🙂

    bearspawprint said:
    February 26, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    wavensongz said:
    February 26, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Awesome!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks! Have a peaceful day! Bless! 🙂

    roberta4949 said:
    February 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

    so are they going to save the seeds and try to start new plants then? I know if I lived near it I would. I would try to start as many plantings in pots I can get them nice and big and replant if I was allowed. it is beautiful tree.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      I’m not working in the botanic garden, so I’m not sure Nparks will do it or not?
      But I guess most probably they will, even not, I’m sure the seeds will find his own way!
      This is the most beautiful path on earth! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Listening to the music and reading your words I am transported to where I do not quite know. Thank you.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Music, thanks to DIEVANTILE! Words, thanks to WordPress!
      Compliments, thanks to you, my friend! 🙂

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    jrosenberry1 said:
    February 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Sydney — I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I really do enjoy your posts and look forward to them very much! There is no obligation; you can follow the directions if you are interested. I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated. There’s more information on my post: http://jrosenberry1.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/hammered-dulcimers-and-the-chevy-bel-air/

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Of course, I don’t might! Is my pleasure to someone who appreciate me!
      You have a great day! Cheers! 🙂

        jrosenberry1 said:
        February 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        I hope you have a great day too. 😀
        All the best —

    natuurfreak said:
    February 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    So beautiful it seems me like fireworks

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      It took me quite some time to find a fire works to match!
      Thanks! 🙂

    fiammisday said:
    February 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Amazing message!! Thank you!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Simona! Have a great day! 🙂

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