Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I walked by the ever presence Passiflora suberosa - almost a daily ritual i will look at them even noticing a pair of the fruit turning from deep green to dark purple over the months, clinging closely to the great supporting 'senior' rain tree. This morning I didnt have time to choose a good looking flower so I reached out and 'yanked' out one which looked kind of dry. Surprisingly with CP995 .. the pollen sacs and pollen grains are clearly visible - more lively than i thought. After the brief photo shoot - i had forgotten about this tiny passion flower and only realized it when i started typing away - my little finger unknowing crushing the fragile petals... oops
Saturday, January 10, 2009
One for the two small 'transplanted' trees at the tiny strip of traffic 'island' sprouted into pretty berries.. i remembered seeing the flowering a few weeks ago ...
Ignoring curious motorists glances..
i reached out to the fruit laden branches and snapping away..
hopefully at least a couple images stay usable in
the strong winds
I brought home two berries ...Nikon CP p5100
..and sliced open with a pen knife ..to look inside.. so fleshy and look inviting! Canon S3
Nearby Belinjau (Gnetum gnemon) trees I spotted a ripening few orange-red fruits ..Canon S3
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
On my way to the bus stop after work , i came across a rather familiar creeper Mukia maderaspatana among the hedges. Not far away the gardener had weeded out ( uprooted) another similar creeper leaving behind drooping leaves and skeletal stems but had apparently missed out this one. I was looking high and low for a fruiting branch among the tiny yellow flowers near spot school and never imagine just 3 days later i found one close to my work place and i had noticed this creeper weeks ago without realizing the resemblance . ( Finally saw an unripe one with wavy- greenish pattern last Sunday). I brought back the hairy, spiky branches and finished the foto-shoot before the dinner. At least the cuttings survive the journey home structurally intact unlike other speciment eg tiny flowers- Imaging via Canon S3 Super macro mode handheld