Giant Waterlily

This giant waterlily can grow fast as big as 3 meters diameter under full sun, and it's leaf can carry a load spread evenly up to 45kg! I tried placing my heavy bag on a small leaf and it stayed unmoved.

The beauty of a lily pad is not just its size but also the veins beneath that are designed to support the weight on the leaf.

But of course, nothing beats the beauty of what this bud has to unfold.

"Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are."
Luke 12:27 

This is my entry for the following memes:

  Macro Flowers Saturday                    Flowers on Saturday 

Weekend Reflection        Today's Flower          Watery Wednesday    


Torch Ginger in Bloom

Torch ginger or ginger flower (Etlingera Elatior) is not only for our eyes to behold but also for our taste buds. The flower bud is an important ingredient to many Asian dishes like my favoriteThai tom yam and Malay laksa.

How could such sweet and wholesome hours be reckoned,
but in herbs and flowers?   

-   Andrew Marvell


Beach Garden

Before I got so fond of gardening, collecting seashell was my favorite past time.

Then my friend inspired me to collect sea glass, as well. I love the colored ones.

Now that I live away from the beach, I thought of something that helps bring that happy feeling whenever I'm in the beach.

I brought the "beach" feeling in my garden.
I'm happy that I have now a place for my seashells.

The bird bath has got a new look ....

...and my flowers are still in bloom.

In my new house, I have a very little space for my garden.
But I'm just glad that I could still do more with it.

There are no gardening mistakes,
only experiments.

  ~Janet Kilburn Phillips

       Watery Wednesday