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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Eye Candy from Cambodia

I have not been able to visit your blogs lately as I was on a mission, away from home. My mission from Roses and Stuff for Blooming Friday was to get eye candy for the week's theme. I went far and wide, searching for some truly exotic eye candy, and so I travelled to a land that takes you back to ancient times. My destination was Cambodia. I have just returned today from the city of Siem Reap, where the ancient temple of Angkor Wat is situated, and although it was easier looking for ancient ruins than floral eye candy there, I have managed to capture some rather strange-looking flowers.

This is the strangest lotus I have ever seen.

These cascading flowers come from a tree. I was told that this tree is actually a jungle plant, but we see them planted along the streets for landscaping. Tootsie at Fertilizer Friday might find this a lovely bunch to flaunt this week.

This last eye candy is the frangipani which is very popular in Siem Reap.The trees are used for landscaping. This bunch was photographed in the morning after a heavy shower.  Laura at Macro Friday might appreciate this.

Do visit the highlighted memes to enjoy more eye candy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Yellow Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair

I sort of vaguely remember that there's a song with such a title. Is there? It is just that when I look at the spray of yellow orchids that I am posting today, the lyrics keep popping into my head...

These photographs above were taken when I was in Auckland in the Winter Garden conservatory. Presented here for Mellow Yellow.


The two macros are orchids from my own garden, served up for Macro Monday.

These two plants have been faithfully blooming for years...they certainly understand the art of aging gracefully!The mosaic above showing the plants from way back , when they were younger, is made for Mosaic Monday.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Cherie Amour

Today's flowers are from my  collection of Unforgetttable Blossoms from my New Zealand Springtime Romance. These are my favourite pink blossoms from the previous spring. These pink beauties were encountered in different parts of New Zealand. Yes like the proverbial sailor, I had left behind a blushing flower in every port!

Oh I was lucky enough to see my cherie amour, Cherry Blossoms in the North Island and down in the South Island as well.

It makes my heart flutter just to see this beauty!

Just love that pattern of print on the ground...even the shadows cast are beautiful.

I'll miss this a lot !

We'll meet again, my cherie amour, in another spring, maybe in another country, but till then, I'll see you in my dreams.

 Dark sighs of  yearning 
 printed patches on the ground
  pink petals drift in dreams

 How Sweet the Sound