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)
to fathom capricious fate
(Haiku Heights: prompt - Impossible)