Thursday, May 24, 2007

Highlands Unexpected Find

Did a tour of bungalows in the Highlands. Although a lot of beautiful bungalows were seen that day, this was the only one captured on digital memory before the heavens showered its blessings. This now belongs to HSBC but was likely built during the British colonial days.

We were stopped on our way down by this little fella who refused to budge from the path.

Not even when Moggie gave his (her?) the finger... *hehehe*

I know someone who wants to keep one of this ...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Highlands Petaled Beauties

One of the amazing and beautiful orchids found in the garden of the good doctor in the highlands. Looks like just another bunch of flowers but wait till you look closer...

... this is what the tiny flowers look like up close. Beautiful oui?

Another small flower orchid. Sorry I don't know the names of orchids.

Oh, this is really, really tiny being less than 2 mm across but it was an orchid! World's smallest? I don't know. I just know I took no less than 20 shots and this was the best I could do. Now it looks more like an alien ripping itself out from its host...

Lily stigma with the pollen all ready to .. err.. pollinate.

This looks like some alien mothership coming down from the sky.. hehe.
The crystalline petals look so lovely with backlight.

Another beautiful flower... oops, I mean Orchid la!

A bunch of small orchids.

Ok, this has no relation to orchids or flowers for that matter but it landed nearby as I was shooting the orchids and I managed to get one a shot of it before it flew off.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Jewels of the Morning

The cold and damp of the highland night is busy adorning mother nature with beautiful water pearls.

Catching the sunlight...

Scarlet Milkweed decorated with little droplets...

From the Wikipedia:
Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood-flower or Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a species of milkweed.

Just a fun shot..

Little grasshopper on its "water-bed" ...

The gift of life...