Sunday, November 27, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
I don't mean those preserved or dried figs you find in Supermarket. This morning for some reasons I decided to stop and looking at the potted plants for sales outside the Cheers in Vista Point. One particular plant caught my attention. The unusual 'pipa- shaped' triangular leave and the fruits on stalks. It reminded me of a 'rare' fig shrub mentioned in "Figs of Singapore". I returned the next day to take this pic using my Cp995. Image of the figs was included in the lower left corner showing the pinkish-red ostiole. If you look closely at the leaf you will find a dark 'spot' at the forked midrid AND two closely spaced dark dots near pointed end of the leaf. ( similar midrid spot is found on the leaf's underneath). So for the price of a fastfood meal you can bring home a living potted fig.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
On my way to work this morning I saw tiny petals scattering on the pavement. Instinctly I looked up - it was a WHITE mempat tree flowering this time. The tiny white flowers already attracted a handful of 'early-riser' bees that were buzzing around. A faint fragrance greeted my nose from the '1-day-only' blooms above. When I returned from work, a slight drizzle made the flora littering even more noticeable. I picked up my CP995 and headed back to capture this moment..one arm holding the umbrella and the other firing away.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
" Who Squeezed My Flower! " ( as oppose to Who Moved My Cheeze)
I have been watching the nightly( rather than daily) the growth and progression of this strange looking flower-'bud' ( Costus erythrocoryne). No idea where my wife got it from. Over the weeks, tiny pale yellow 'tiger-tooth' grew and withered away leaving behind an alternative pattern of black triangles on the spear-head pinkish 'bud'. Just Monday I discovered someone obviously took a liking to this thingie and decided to give it a squeeze at the lower stem leaving behind an irreversible damage to it...
Hey I am as much eager as whoever you are to find out the utimate outcome of the flower - please dont do it again.....OK?!