evening clouds

Psalm 65:8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. 詩 篇 65:8 住 在 地 极 的 人 因 你 的 神 迹 惧 怕 ; 你 使 日 出 日 落 之 地 都 欢 呼 。

delightful discovery

I always find the pitcher plant very interesting as the pitchers are formed at the end of a tendril extended from the tip of the leaf. Can you imagine when every leaf bears a pitcher?  Amazing plant, isn’t it? I discovered something new the other day — pitcher plant flowers!  I did not know pitcher…

into the wild

My travelling plan this year as I have been telling everyone is to do “cuti-cuti Sabah”, meaning holidaying in and around Sabah — domestic travelling!  Being in the hospitality industry sometimes I do feel slightly embarrassed that I have been to less places in my home state than many of the tourists from around the…

a room with a view

Before I owned my present little nest I used to talk about how much I would love to have a landed property because with that I would get to have a garden.  But when the opportunity came a few years ago for me to own my first home, I had to think long and hard…

bountiful blessings

We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land; But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand: He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain. Taken from an old hymn “We plough the fields and scatter” by…

praise!

The morning views from my bedroom window that I am accustomed to….. but in recent weeks the view has changed to this, hazy!!! Although I have not been greeted by the usual sight of glorious sunrise/clear blue sky/interesting cloud formations/the majestic Mt. Kinabalu in a distance for some weeks now due to the haze caused…

monkey cups

genus: nepenthes common names: tropical pitcher plants, monkey cups (refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants!) An awe-inspiring plant… A tendril extends from the midrib of the sword-shaped leaf and at the end of the tendril the pitcher forms. The pitcher starts as a small bud and gradually…

nocturnal fragrance

The fragrance of Tonkin Jasmine (Telosma Cordata, Pakalana Vine, Tonkinese Creeper, Chinese Violet) is one that will stop you at your track and make you look for the source as it is rich and heavy yet wonderfully pleasant. Although the Chinese name of Tonkin Jasmine/夜来香 literally means “when night falls comes the fragrance”, the heavenly…