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…

golden shower and love beetles

The golden shower trees (Cassia Fistula) are very common here in Malaysia (the plant is native to India and Southeast Asia) and when they bloom with the whole tree full of yellow flowers it is a beautiful sight. I was fortunate enough to get up close and personal with the flowers at my eye level…

the crown

These crown flowers draw me to a scripture verse from one of my favourite books… James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

dependence

Dragon’s scale fern is an epiphyte. An epiphyte is a plant that does not take root in soil but grows non-parasitically upon another plant, usually a tree merely for physical support. It uses photosynthesis for energy and obtains moisture from the air or dampness from rain and cloud moisture on the surface of its host.…

my identity

Psalm 139:13-16 13 For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;     your works are wonderful,     I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you     when I was made in the secret place,     when I was woven together…

colours and fragrance

I visited a friend’s garden yesterday and when I went round the back of the house and was greeted by this amazing plant trained on an arch and blooming profusely with scented pink and red flowers mixed with white buds, I was absolutely in awe! I stood still for a while and was just taking…