Monday, July 13, 2009

A WALK IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS

I didn't feel like blogging much and so here are some floral shots I took on 22 June evening, at the Singapore Botanic Gardens! The weather was perfect again; it is a pretty idyllic place despite being located in the heart of the city. Admission is free and open till midnight; unless you are planning to go into the Orchid Gardens exhibit (which is ticketed). I am currently struggling to get some art done but my table is full of vintage jewellery to be posted under my other blog shop (Lemon Kitscharms) and so art will have to wait. Enjoy!











This area is called 'The Bandstand' and it is surrounded by rain trees. In the 1800s this Victorian structure was used by music bands for their performances during Singapore's colonial days.



Pink frangipani



Red-yellow frangipani. And nearby there was the most humongous scary hornet. Needless to say I was scared off!



These are so cute, before blooming their buds look like pink stars =)



There is a swan lake near the entrance and people were feeding the swans. Not sure if that is allowed, but this swan swam close to me thinking I had food too.



Swan Sculpture



White bougainvilleas. They were blooming beautifully.



Peach pink bougainvilleas. These are probably the most common shrubs in Singapore but I like it when they bloom after a dry-sudden wet spell.



Dendrobiums outside the orchid centre. I didn't go into the exhibit since it was near closing hours.

14 comments:

Dustjacket attic said...

They are beautiful photo's, I really really like the swan sculpture ... that is amazing! Take care xx

kiddlebug said...

Very pretty.

JennyMac said...

Such pretty pics....

DJ said...

Beautiful photos - love that swan one a lot :)

Indy Grrrl said...

So beautiful!

pilarcat said...

Lovely pics!
I like the Bandstand place.
Must be very romantic to listen to a music band
in such place :-)

Felix and Jayne said...

your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

Clarity said...

Absolutely gorgeous. One day I hope to visit Singapore and the legendary gardens. It reminds me of Kew very much. Don't worry about blogging so much, pictures say a thousand words.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I really like that Gazebo area. I'd love to sit there just pondering and listening to the birds and the breeze. I imagine it's humid though since everything is green and vibrant.

Admin said...

Your captures are gorgeous!!

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful pictures. It must have been a wonderful walk. Very peaceful.

WarmAndFuzzyBaby said...

Amazing photos.

Mellz (less apathy.more cake) said...

beautiful!!!

nina kuriloff said...

your photographs are very, very lovely!
:-)