Welcome to My Nice Garden! This was a birthday gift from my darling daughter last month. I think it's a doe that looks like Bambi. The little garden helper with the Welcome signage shall be my companion while I am all alone tending to my garden, standing in for my DH, the non-gardener.
“Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - GBBD Oct 2011”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on October 15th, 2011
This is the first re-bloom for this orchid. It looks like a dendrobium-phalaenopsis?
All my 3 Desert Roses are blooming; red, pink and also Santa Claus. I put them out to 'sunbathe' during the day and bring them back into the porch area in the evenings. I am always worried that the plants will be damaged by too much rain. Sometimes during a rainy season, I suddenly remember that I had forgoten to bring them in, so I wake up in the middle of the night just to do this otherwise my sleep will be disrupted.
My bonsai, a Water Jasmine (Wrightia religiosa) about 23 cm tall with a single, very scented tiny flower. A miniature flower for my miniature garden. Can you find the solitary blossom?
The is the biggest of my 3 pomegranate fruits from my potted plant.
I grow this Capsicum chilli pepper from store bought varieties. Now I am waiting to taste my first chilli. There are only 2 surviving chilli plants as at today.
Now, some pictures of my garden friends.
Dragonflies love to perch on my Cat Whiskers flowers.
A Lyssa zampa (Laos Brown Butterfly). After breakfast, I found this moth perched on the outside of my window pane. I was lucky to get this close-up of its full 'underside' body. See my camera reflection? One shot and that was all. That's because after the first shot, I rushed out of my house hoping to get a front view of this beauty but alas, it had disappeared from sight. This moth likes to rest hanging upside down, just like a bat but it looks like a butterfly and flies just as fast!
The Logos Hope Floating Bookstore came a calling at Port Klang. It will be here from 29 Sept - 30 Oct 2011. Its next destination is Kuching, East Malaysia. I went there to take a look. It was very crowded making it very difficult to browse through any of the 500,000 titles without getting soffocated. I left without buying any books but brought back some nice experiences on board a floating bookshop. There were many working volunteers, mainly friendly young people from all over the world.
I also went to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale (7-10 Oct 2011) held at Malaysian Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang. It took us 1.5 hours to reach there by car. It's a crazy sale with 1.5 million books going at 75-95% discount. There were so many people that we had to be allowed into the hall in stages. Nevertheless, everything went smoothly due to the foresightedness of the organisers. There was an ambulance, meals on wheels, even feeder mini buses to ferry shoppers from parking lot to the hall. There were attendants and helpers with trolley to help carry our books at checkout point.
My bounty was 18 books at about RM 200 bucks - in my bag are a hardcover 1ft x 1.5 ft "Beauty of the Rainforest" book, Nigella Lawson cookbook, more cookbooks, gardening books, Idiots and Dummies series and paperback novels e.g. The Gift (Cecelia Ahern) and New Moon (Stephanie Meyer) at RM 8 each, the normal price for novel paper backs is RM 70 each. A management book at USD 60 was going for RM 30. Prices of books range from RM 5.00 to RM 30.00. I only had 1 hour. If I had more time, my load could be heavier as I am still a book worm, not an IT reader. So I like to touch, feel, smell and lie around while I read my stuff. Now I regret I didn't grab Jamie Oliver's cookbook too!
I received an email from Nuffnang that I am entitled to 4 movie passes from TGV Cinemas. I can select any movie I like, including the newest ones. I had a great time with DH watching Mr Bean's Johnny English and The Three Musketeers.
It was a wonderful surprise and birthday gift, hence
This is also my entry for Today's Flowers # 165, my grateful thanks to TF team Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Sandy Carlson