Lately, 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…
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.
5-cents coin – The Fruit Salad Plant (Monstera deliciosa), a dark green heavy foliage climber.
20-cents coin – The Powder-Puff Plant (Calliandra surinamensis), medium size shrub with hemispherical pink color headed 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.
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.
The tree can grow up to 40m high and is one of the densest and hardest woods in the world.
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.
Entering 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.
The “cloud mountain” is completely clad with epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, spike, clubmosses, bromeliads and anthuriums.
Pacific Sparrow is one of the commonly seen feathered friends in Singapore. It has orange neck with short scissors tail. Vigilant and does not station at a place for long.
This feathered being seems to love photography. So much so that it allows me to snap a few shots of him in a row.
Pasah Malam (night market), mobile circle, exhibitions and religion ceremonies are some of those frequent activities I could remember.
The ceremony here is held outside Eunos MRT station where a Taoism religious celebration took place. The on going Teo Chew Chinese opera performance is a form of showing gratitude to gods while audience enjoy in appreciation.
The wooden throne seats catered for heavenly gods are cart by disciples while it swings in trance. Simple decorations those days were replaced by modern days decorative technology and creativities. Seats are litten up with colors of neon and eyes-catching blinkers.