St George’s Church is a quaint church on a hill near where we live. As I rounded the corner early this morning, I couldn’t resist stopping to take these in the early morning light.
In response to Debbie’s One Word Sunday Challenge for this week: Selfie, I tried my hand at it. I admire those who seem to effortlessly take selfies, while I struggle with which to look, how to hold the camera with one hand to get everything in the shot.
This is also my contribution to DelseyJane’s Regular Random.
As I spent these few quite minutes with St George’s, this song came to mind. Hope you enjoy it!
What started out as an excruciatingly hot and laborious run (our bad for starting out an hour later than we planned) became the setting & stage for lots of action shots this morning at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Continue reading “Lights, Camera, Action!”
Thinking about The Frangipani & some of it’s meaning:
• Withstanding tough challenges
• Everlasting bond between two people
• spiritual devotion Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: June 2018”
On my run this morning, I stopped to watch a stunning little Crimson Sunbird flitting from flower to flower. A little later on, I was entertained by a noisy pair of White-breasted Waterhen rushing back & forth, finally stopping in the middle of the path to have a chat. I was too slow in both cases to capture any of them on camera. Continue reading “Slowing it Down: 5 minutes with a Snail”
You may have noticed that the face of my blog has changed from Sunrise, Sunset: Matters of Perspective, to All Things Bright & Beautiful: Delighting in Our World. Continue reading “Time for a change”
In this month’s entry for the A and I Poetry Challenge to write a short 5-line poem, I thought I would try the version of a cinquain as used by Adelaide Crapsey, an early twentieth-century poet. Her form had 22 syllables distributed among the five lines in a 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 pattern. Her poems share a similarity with the Japanese tanka, another five-line form & another favourite of mine, in their focus on imagery and the natural world. Continue reading “Voice of the Sublime”
Oojamaflip: a wonderful word to capture a state of mind I find myself in all too often lately. For one who thrives on words, struggling to remember the name of a thing should cause great frustration. Except that it has become a constant game of Charades; everyone joins in and enjoys laughs in the process. Once again, laughter trumps grumpies!
After all, a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet; in my case, a Frangipani, my photographic contribution’s to Debbie’s One Word Sunday. Thanks Debbie, for a new word under my belt with which I can use to refer to all sort of good things whose names I have temporarily lost!
Feature Photo: grove of Frangipani Trees in the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Found myself along the Bukit Timah Hill portion of The Green Corridor this morning. I have run past these railway track remnants many times before, but looking at them from a different angle gave me pause for a smile. Thank you, Debbie, for hosting this One Word Sunday Challenge. Continue reading “Five Minutes with a Railway Remnant”
This feature photo is taken outside the The St Regis Singapore. The frontage of this hotel is a treasure trove of sculptures by Botero, Li Chen, and this one by Singapore’s own Anthony Poon, called Sense Surround. It captures for me the vibrance of life, the twists and turns of the startling red metal against the building and the shrubbery.
Despite living in a fast-paced city, I have spent much of May in contemplation. Time spent in the nature parks have given me ample time & space to think on the cycle of life, how beginnings are so very exciting, but endings tend to fizzle out and lack lustre. Fairy-tales end with “They lived happily ever after”, but never quite tells us what happens at the real end; there is a reason most sequels don’t often do well – we don’t tend to like to get into the nitty-grittys of our heroes living their lives out. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: May 2018”