Sunday, 25 May 2008

A blooming Monday

It's a hazy and dull Monday morning with rumbling sounds of thunder in the distance. Good thing our garden is ablaze with colourful flowers.

Our dragon fruit plants are producing lots of magnificent white flowers. The gigantic blooms, measuring about 20cm long, open fully at night and were already half-closed in the morning when I took this picture.

The orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim, is Singapore's national flower. Dad recently planted some in the yard and they're always in bloom.

The kids' tutor gave me a small sapling of this creeper years ago. An extremely slow growing plant, it has overtaken a big part of my garden today, creeping over the plants and trees. I'm not complaining because it sets the garden ablaze with the profusion of flowers.


The Real Mother Hen said...

Vanda Miss Joaquim is such a pretty flower. I like other types of Orchids too, like Aranda, I don't really like Oncidium, but they are pretty too :)

Blur Ting said...

Yes, it is a pretty colour. As you know, I grew up surrounded by orchids, so it is hard for me to appreciate them even though they are really lovely.

SOUL: said...

had any strange dreams lately? :))

i love your flowers.

no food pix this time. hmmm.. what's up with that?

hope you have a great day.

i'll try your tip on the google thing later--- it's 4 somethin a.m here now-- too early for technology-- that i do not posess :))

Blur Ting said...

Hi Soul! Yes, I still have strange dreams but sometimes I forget them when I step out of bed.

Hope you find your bookmark again soon.I mean later in the morning, not at 4am!

The World According To Me said...

Beautiful flowers, and I love the way you described the scene.

shello said...

so beautiful I can almost smell them :)