Monday, February 27, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Its February - flowers are blooming...

Noticed at least one (pink) mempat was flowering
from my daily train ride days ago. Feb 23 I decided
to have a 'ground-level' look.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ficus benjamina revisited

F. benjamina
Woke up to a dark blue sky with a gibbous moon in the west. Its Feburary - figs are ripening. I reached for a lower branch in the park nearby and grabbed a pair for 'study'. The bright yellow orange figs turned dark red when ripe. The skins were smooth soft, succulent and felt like over-ripe plums. They looked juicy when sliced but.... See my earlier image postings from the same tree.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Red Sea of Grass ..

A Sea of Red Carpet Grass

Mobile phone shot from upper deck of a bus

The healthy looking green patch vs the Red ..

Meteors Feb 13/14 '06

Meteor #8 is the brightest of all

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Feb 11/12 - Meteors

Feb 11/12 Meteors ... Cloudy most of the hours

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Dedicated to Lovers of the different kind - Plants Lovers
( two halves of ficus auriculata)

just to give you an idea how 'big' they are

Close up view of the
prominent bracts

Variations 'built-in'

Andrographics paniculata
It was a hot
Sunday afternoon
- I decided to take a
closer look of the flowers
of 'chuan shan lian' - a medicinal plant ...

While the main centra 'ink-blot' patterns
mirror each other
there are variations of
the side petals
( Left to right swap
and streaks differences)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

A fig tree near my work place

Near the canteen there is one single fig tree (Ficus fistulosa)
it was fruiting rather profusely lately

Friday, February 03, 2006

A walk in the Park....

' One Way Exit' for Wasp
- Close up
of interlocking scales
leading to external of the ostiole
of the Orange figs of
F. aurantiacea