a walk in the garden – part 2 of 3

After spending a considerable length of time going through Victor’s cacti in the desert garden, I moved on to other plants in the huge greenhouse. I enjoyed the few flowering plants that were blooming at the time and I could see that when the weather gets warmer in the coming months with the plants coming…

rejoice, for He is risen!

Resurrection Sunday — empty tomb, risen Lord! 1 Peter 1:3 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 彼得前書 1:3 3 願頌讚歸與我們主耶穌基督的父神!他曾照自己的大憐憫,藉耶穌基督從死裡復活,重生了我們,叫我們有活潑的盼望… Our Lord has written the promise of…

red

The colour red — reminds me of Chinese New Year, which coincidentally happens to be two days away.  Almost everything relates to the Lunar New Year/ spring festival (春節) is in red, from the decorations with red tanglungs (lanterns), red peonies and red ornaments, red spring scrolls at the door, red fire crackers, red angpaus…

shyness

When we were little we were all fascinated by how the leaves of the mimosa folded rapidly when being touched. Very few of us could resist touching the touch-sensitive leaves when we came across them while playing in the fields. Though we hated stepping on the prickly stems when we were running around bare-footed, at…

good morning sunshine!

When I opened my eyes this morning and caught a glimpse of the orange sky through my bedroom window with the half-drawn curtain, I knew for an instant that the morning sky was going to be anything but ordinary. This was the sight that greeted me…… What a sight to behold and what a way…

an end and a beginning

In a matter of hours we will be ushering in the New Year which will conclude an eventful 2014.  Looking back, although there have been many highs and lows throughout the year, probably more lows than the highs globally, nationally and locally, and even personally, I still have many things to be thankful for and…

appearance

During our mission trip to the interior of Sabah in early October I took pictures of some of the plants growing in the compound of the church where we were staying. I spotted this plant which I had never encountered before with very interesting looking berries and leaves, and cute little red flowers. After the…

colours of dusk

We are very fortunate to be able to witness the glorious sunset almost everyday if the weather permits in this part of the world. For someone like me who works in a profession that makes leaving work at 5 o’clock on the dot impossible, i.e. being a hotelier, I am particularly in awe and probably…