This scenic view of the sky, blue mountains and the beautiful landscaped garden is what I enjoyed most when I looked out of the balcony on the lobby floor of Theme Park Hotel, Genting Highlands. I never regretted taking an early morning walk all the way here from First World Hotel where I stayed.
At the edge of the garden, there is a splendid view of our Malaysian rainforest. Southeast Asia's rainforests are among the oldest on Earth. Some scientists believe that our present day Malaysian rainforests may have existed over 100 million years ago. Our rainforests are home to a great number of plant species, many of which are endangered or endemic. It is also home to our endangered orangutans, elephants and the Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris malayensis, Malay: Harimau Belang).
This postcard perfect garden is landscaped with the Tibouchina urvilleana (glory bush) in the center surrounded by celosia in bright shades of red, orange and yellow while rain lilies line the outer circumference. There is a stone reflexology path for visitors to walk on. Manicured cuphea bushes act as ground covers that define the boundaries around the garden. The cool temperatures here is very conducive for many flowering plants.
A closeup of the pretty, sweet cuphea flowers in a combo of purple and white.
Another rain lily bud is going to open soon.
I was enjoying myself, breathing in the fresh morning air and clicking away with my camera while hubby was glued to his seat at the pavillion nearby, reading his newspapers. When I was finished with my photography session, I felt invigorated, satisfied and ready to kickstart my day.
I am extremely delighted to dedicate this post to Ms Silke Power from Savannah, USA, of Methmorphosis blog. She was my first commenter for my previous Wordless Wednesday post titled, "Genting Highlands Flowers." She is a self taught artist and her blog is filled with beautiful and interesting posts.
This is my entry for Blooming Friday, 3rd week of March 2010. The theme this week is "Summer". She also asks, "If you were to pick one single photo to illustrate Summer, which one would you pick?" I would pick my 4th picture showing flowers in full bright blooms. My grateful thanks to Katarina at Roses and Stuff for hosting Blooming Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, click here.
This is also my entry for Fertilizer Friday. My grateful thanks to Tootsie at Tootsie Time for hosting Fertilizer Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, visit here.