Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hortpark blooms

It is raining everywhere and the rains in China and Taiwan have brought misery and disaster to people in those countries. We have rain here, more than what is usual at this time of the year. We have to be thankful that apart from the freak floods in Orchard Road last week, the rains have brought about fresher air and thriving vegetation. Today, Kentridge Park and the Hortpark were alive with the calls of kingfishers and we saw two brilliant blue kingfishers, a mother bubul teaching her two young ones to fly and a few other birds that we heard but did not see. There were many butterflies and we saw two or three beautiful ones. Of all days, I left my camera at home. Luckily I had a 5megapixel handphone camera and at least, I have some memories of the flowers I saw today.

These trees have always had red leaves at the top. Today, instead of the familiar red leaves, there were these flowers.
The ever-blooming Rangoon Creeper vines draping over the fences at the back entrance of the Hortpark.
I have seen red, pink, white and yellow flowers of the hibiscus mutabilis plants but not flowers of this colour.Yellow Pagoda flowers.
Wolfe's Vine
Curcuma ginger flowers.
Not a boom microphone but the fruit or was it the flower of the breadfruit tree.
The giant hibiscus flower that looks like it has the power to receive radio signals.


alicesg said...

Wow the last photo really capture my attention. It looked so beautiful. Now we have another place to go next year for flowers, Gardens by the Bay.

Mableinsingapore said...

Yes, that will really be something to look forward to :-) Glad you liked the flower. Purple heheh, no wonder!