A Moment to Smell the Flowers
I must confess that although I've lived in Singapore for more than 20 years, I have never been to its Botanical Gardens, not being a nature buff at all. It was a PLEASANT surprise, and again I reiterate, looking at everything thru' a camera lens is pretty refreshing.
Some of the better shots are produced below, in the hope of enticing you to take a morning or evening stroll in these gardens soon!
Named this "The Pregnant Bloom", during pregnancy (a round full bud) and after pregnancy (an open bud bursting with seedlings). I have absolutely no idea what these beautiful flowers/plants are called, and if you can enlighten - do drop me a comment or two.
This little flower was peeking out from the ground, and was no more than 2 to 3 centimetres big. It looked really delicate, notwithstanding those fierce tiger stripes petals amidst its pristine white body. To get this shot, I had to go down really low onto the ground. Getting up, I felt a couple of black harmless ants crawling on my feet (shorn in sandals). I DON'T LIKE ANTS. Did a little dance to get rid of the buggers and I'm pretty sure there were a couple of snickers from the other male workshop participants! Remembered why I'm not a fan of nature close-up!
I have only explored a very small fraction of the botanical gardens, and with such interesting finds, it does look like I will be sacrificing some weekend beauty sleep.