~The world of orchids ~
That is Kakdah's world, orchids and orchids.
They come in all sort of colours, shapes and sizes.
When they bloom, Kakdah is happiest. I wonder if it should work vice versa.
|Pic 1 ~ yellow orchid|
|Pic 2 ~ yellow orchid|
|Pic 3 ~ yellow orchid|
|Pic 4 ~ light purple orchid|
|Pic 5 ~ another orchid|
|Pic 6 ~ orchid still in buds, protruding out|
|Pic 7 ~ colourful orchid, Kakdah's delight.|
~ Cardinal Vine ~
An ordinary flowering vine from childhood days, less seen now, but given some prominence in our garden. They are flowering again and again ~ clear bright red little flowers with white filaments in the middle. When they climb high into the sky, looking so brave and happy, they probably are singing along with Freddie Mercury (Queen) on that heroic number, we are the champions.
|Pic 8 ~ cardinal vine flower among pokok daun kesum|
|Pic 9 ~ Cardinal vine, filling up the air.|
~ Lantana, the brightest ~
No other flowers can beat lantana on being showy and bright. No scent, just being fashionable . I remember how the late Negeri Sembilan's Tuanku Jaafar went on describing the Malays... "colorful, most flamboyant". Lantana describes that well.
|Pic 10 ~ Lantana, bright orange and yellow|
|Pic 11 ~ Lantana, teaming up.|
~ Periwinkle; being simple ~
Another simple flowering plants, periwinkle has that soothing healthy looking leaves with non stop flowers . Being so ordinary, not many like to keep periwinkle, that most end up as wild flowers in villages and outskirt of towns. But as I keep reminding Kakdah..., "it is alright to live with the ordinary, because taking off all the dressings of modern life, indeed we really are very ordinary", as humble as a periwinkle.
|Pic 12 ~ Periwinkle, light purple|
~ Ulam Raja ~
indeed like a forest in the garden. How many of our lunches had been accompanied with delicious salad of ulam raja. How many times the little boy from the front row of houses came and said "Mak mintak sikit ulam raja" or translated as "Mom ask for ulam raja". And how can I forget the memorable voyage of ulam raja seeds to London (click here: ULAM RAJA against all odds: a story from London).....
|Pic 13 ~ Ulam Raja bush with winged beans at the back.|
Keeping in tune with Mr Mohamad's wise words, Mr Shab's J factor where every thing has to JIVE in, in a JIGSAW puzzle, Mr Jalil's worry with golf balls having minds of their own and young Mr Faudzi's grasp on reality of life, I look at the garden and keep wondering if farewell needs to be teary hugs and kisses........
bangchik and kakdah
Tanah Merah, Kelantan