The Changing Seasons: September 2019

The Singapore Botanic Gardens has given me shelter & reprieve from the haze which has kept us indoors a great deal these last few weeks.


This is a gazebo which is usually very busy & buzzy: visitors sit and view Swan Lake from within, take photographs of & with its lovely arches, stop to chat with other walkers.  But like on many hazeful mornings, it was as quiet as most of the garden.

Escaping into the greenery, I think about Global Climate Strike which took place over this week. I think about all the people in Malaysia & Indonesia who are suffering. I think about why we continue to abuse our environment. I think about what else I can do to nudge things closer towards healing.

On that thought, here are some pretties found around the gazebo.

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22 Replies to “The Changing Seasons: September 2019”

  1. It is interesting how many of us are taking increasing solace in the small beauties of nature. I have been feeling particularly upset and paralysed by dispair recently. It is wonderful to see your beautiful photos of the gardens, but worrying to read about the haze — human-made I presume?

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    1. Keep the faith, Su! I have to believe we can somehow make a difference no matter how small.

      If it is any consolation, your pursuit of beauty in the beautiful photos you take and your thought-provoking posts impact me a great deal and inspire me to keep going!

      Sending you a Big Hug and lots of positive energy!

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      1. Thank you so much. One of the things I love about blogging is the kindness and support of my community here. That helps me to keep going — and I’m so grateful. 🙏


  2. A very lovely cast-iron gazebo! But how sad that it’s quite deserted as is the garden because of the haze. 😯 I feel the same about our environment and how we as a race are responsible for so much damage and loss… 😯


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