Blossom Bliss Exhibition, Gardens by the Bay

Considering that my relationship with the laptop was getting rather heated, and YouTube was probably judging me, I looked up at the cool cloudy sky, nudged my inner couch potato, mustered whatever shreds of determination I had left and managed, valiantly, to get my posterior off the sofa. Although the Blossom Bliss exhibition at the…

Small in a Big World

Ever wondered what wild mice dream of, hidden in the undergrowth, watching the world go by above their heads? Dancing in light washing through green leaves and petals of every hue, stained glass windows in an earthy cathedral; hiding in burrows away from stomping paws and razor beaks, safe and sound and warm beneath delicately decorated…

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Probably the most iconic butterfly, the monarch (Danaus plexippus), in all its orange glory, has blazed its way onto the International Space Station (no kidding). Together with the painted lady (Vanessa cardui), it’s being studied to determine how and whether it can complete its life cycle in space. I don’t know what the astronauts were…

Hort Park II

I’ve spent quite some time trying to identify plants in the U.S., but I’m not yet too familiar with those in Singapore. In the first place, some of those in the park really aren’t too commonly seen- like this silky afgekia (Afgekia sericea Craib), for example. Besides looking pretty, the plant’s roots are thought to…

Hort Park I

The weather forecast promised some clouds, so off I bounded to Hort Park despite it already nearing noontime. Armed with my camera and a reliably terrible sense of direction, I was soon on the treetop walk heading away from the park. It was nice too, though. Perhaps that’ll be an adventure for next time. I…

Autumn Leaves

Nothing feels quite as soothing as the crisp autumn air, the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet, the rustling wind as it combs through the trees. Red apples hang heavy on the branches, pumpkins puff and swell. The palette changes, quite subtly, till one day you open the window and realise that the greens…

Garden City Lights

Living in a city, it’s sometimes hard to find peace and serenity till late at night, when all’s quiet, and roads are studded with bright streetlamps nestled amongst the trees and buildings adorned with the twinkling lights of the sleepless. No mountains or lakes or natural wonders to speak of here, but our nights can…