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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bringing you Bromeliads from Borneo

Hi, I'm back from my short break. I was in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, and did I have a break! In the span of one week, I had enough excitement and unforgettable encounters with the flora and fauna of Sarawak to fill many, many posts in my garden blog as well as my travel blog.

I shall begin with the domestic flora encounters in the safe environment of the Orchid Garden of Kuching City first of all, and then proceed to the more exciting varieties of the flora of the mangrove swamps in my later posts.

The Orchid Garden in Kuching had displays of fabulous orchids, of course, but there were unexpected surprises in store too. The bromeliads which were part of the side attraction were wonderfully breath-taking too. I am not familiar with the varieties there, so this post is not one with plant profiles, but I'm relying on the showy flowers to speak for themselves.

striking, love her flair
spectacular, but  beware 
her prickly thorns stab

(for Sensational Haiku Wednesday)



























how impossible
to fathom capricious fate
 meandering leaf

(Haiku Heights: prompt - Impossible)

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44 comments:

  1. The Broms really do have spectacular blooms. You've shared some truly lovely ones today, thank you.

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  2. Wiatr zrobił wspaniałą pracę - efekt niesamowity i piękny. Pozdrawiam

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  3. I have many different varieties of Bromeliads growing in my yard... they just bloomed this past month and are so easy to grow.. just ignore!
    Very nice photos
    Sandy

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  4. I am sure even the stab would be fragrant.. ha, ha, thanks for the delight friend..

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  5. Beautiful!!! Enjoyed you lovely haikus!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Cathy

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  6. I'll beware the prickly thorns, but may I continue to look, please? :-)

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  7. They are just too cool for words. I love the ones on the big tree stump.

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  8. Haven't seen anything like this before, I like how these gorgeous flowers unfurl themselves flamboyantly, except for the thorns in their sides!! Very colorful!!

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  9. i love when beauty meets edgy!
    thank you for being here with your plants like flames of fire!

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  10. Gorgeous plants and lovely words for companionship! =)

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  11. Beauty shining surrounded by built-in protection. Smart plants...
    Have a wonderful weekend !

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  12. She entices your to come close

    then...GOTTCHA

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  13. Sensational is the right adjective for sure. I did not know the name for these plants nor have I seen any in person. I have something to look forward to.

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  14. Beautiful haiku and as always, wonderful photographs.
    As for bromiliads, I love their color, bu I am not having much luck with them. The plants are healthy, but the blooms are gone and no new ones appear to be forthcoming.

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/treasure/

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  15. Okay...this is awesome! i want to come by right now and just walk around!!!

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  16. Spectacular. Honestly, I thought of that word after I forgot that you used it in the first haiku. All of these shots are indeed spactacular. I can just imagine what it would be like in person.

    Peace

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  17. Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. lovely pink shade...i have only seen red and orange bromeliads. welcome back!

    Violet Allamanda

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  19. thanks for this amazing weekend flowers :)

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  20. You have such a colourful break.

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  21. Perfect Haiku and wonderful images

    http://www.jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/

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  22. oh my! how simply beautiful!

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  23. One of the flowers that my mother like is Bromeliad. But at that time it was too expensive and she can't fathom the idea in buying flowers ^_^. So if I see Bromeliad it reminds me of my mom and I missed her. ^_^

    Prayer Flower

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  24. The first haiku makes me smile!

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  25. Wow, truly amazing shots! Your flair haiku really goes well. I'd love to visit Borneo! Glad you enjoyed your trip.

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  26. Interesting and beautiful.

    Regards and best wishes

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  27. These are beautiful! I especially like the second last one where the plants are growing out from the wood.

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  28. They are very beautiful and you took some amazing shots. I'm used to see bromeliads in pots, they look fantastic in their natural environment.

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  29. Great use of prompt. I can't think of a thing yet.


    Melanie

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  30. Beautiful blooms on the bromeliads. I really like the colors on the third one from the bottom.

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  31. Such gorgeous blooms! Very exotic!

    Today's Flower at my page. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  32. Not only are the blooms beautiful but the displays are spectacular! The second last photo is my favourite!

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  33. Spectacular photos and your haikus are great. A lovely combination :)

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  34. Capricious--good word. I'd be one compelled to touch. I think I'd discover that word REAL fast! ;-)

    Wonderful photos. You obviously had a grand time.
    Welcome back!!

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  35. Amazingly beautiful specimens!

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  36. Wow those bromeliads are so vigorous, and that first one is so unique.

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  37. Its really your own garden??
    So nice and Enchanting ..
    :)

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  38. However, a meandering leaf just might end up in some spectacular place!

    Impossible River

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  39. I so enjoyed your photos and the haikus. Nicely done.

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  40. This is so essential post. This information helps them who are new gardeners.
    Thanks for helpful post for us.
    Bromeliads

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