Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tembusu tree flowers

我一踏进公元里就察觉到空气有一种芳香的气味。开始的时候没那么注意这事情。然后香味加强好几倍我才感到奇怪。香味到底从那里来呢?过一会儿我发觉树上铺满了好多好多的小花。地上也有。阿,知道了。了解了。这公园的好几多棵Tembusu 树在庆祝它们的生存。真的很妙!

When I stepped into the park, I could smell a fragrance in the air. At first, I did not pay much attention to it. As the fragrance got stronger and stronger, I became curious and wondered about where the fragrance came from. Then I realised that the foliage of the trees around me were covered with many small flowers. Some were on the ground too. Yes, I understood at last. The tembusu trees in the park were having a celebration of life. Wonderful!


Mahmud Yussop said...

Excellent pictures. I've not seen tembusu trees flowering like these. In Kuching there are lots of tembusu trees that were planted ages ago. Nowadays they are hardly planted.

alicesg said...

Fantastic for making an effort to write your post in mandarin.

Mable said...

Thank you both for your kind comments.

Mahmud - We also have many Tembusu trees in Kentridge Park but the ones in MacRitchie are older and much taller. Perhaps that is why their flowering is more stupendous.

Alice - The only way to learn is by doing and doing can only be sustained as long as there is motivation that comes from within. Thank you for your encouragement, I will continue to persevere.