Bougainvilleas are probably the most commonly seen flowering plant in my country as they are grown on almost every roadside. They are hardy; able to withstand the tropical climate with harsh, burning sun, and pouring rain the next moment. The bougainvillea flower is actually only that tiny white one that looks like a nano-daisy. The brightly coloured parts are called bracts, which are modified leaves. The bracts vary in degree of violet. In this post, I am showing you the […]
I took picture of this flower because it has incredibly long stamens. I did like to think that it is a hibiscus, yet it does not really look like the images on Google. Do feedback if I am wrong, as I am still learning about flowers. Enjoy!
I was pleasantly surprised to find such a beautiful pink flower weaving its way out of the sand on the beach! Plus, look at that beautiful perfect star shape formed by the shaded lines on the petals! EDIT: This is identified as a Railroad Vine after some search. 😊 There was no flower elsewhere. Many leaves crawled along. Do you know the name of this flower/ plant? Have you seen other plants growing on the beach? Feel free to post […]
Flowers are gorgeous when they are in full bloom, especially those that have obvious pistils and stamens. Flowers are even more interesting when they come in a bunch, on which some are still in various stages of growth before the bloom. Here, there is not just the pistils and stamens, but also some buds with obvious sepals. The sun-facing formation of the flowers can also be observed. EDIT: This has been verified to be a Hibiscus after some search. 😊 Comment […]
Finally, I am posting the photo of an orchid! I love orchids because it reminds me of homeland, Singapore. I also love orchids because they always look like beautiful ladies dancing elegantly in the wind. This flower below sure looks like a beautiful lady. I am not sure what the species is, but I like this shade of pink. Cocoa’s notes: The national flower of Singapore is Vanda Miss Joaquim, a species of orchid. And Singapore has a sprawling 74 hectares […]
This flower looks like the variant of a sunflower – with florets in the centre and many petals radiating in perfect symmetry around all 360 degrees. This flower even looks like it has pollen grains at the time of the photo! EDIT: This flower has been verified to be an Osteospermum with common names, African Daisy, South African Daisy, and Blue-eyes Daisy. However, it has a centre construct that is closer to the sunflower, with ray florets and disc florets. […]
I love white, and so I could not help taking a photo of this little white flower growing in a bush by the overhead bridge. I love how perfectly symmetrical the five petals grow. I love the apparent female pistil with tiny little stigma and style. I love the ten miniature stamen with pretty yellow anther and pale green filament. And I love the rich green leaves surrounding all of the white goodness. Do you happen to know the name […]
The flower today is dedicated to Cee of Cee’s Photography. I thought I would give her a sunflower from my country because her flower for today, July 14, 2015, Tuesday, is a sunflower. Sunflowers are one of the brightest and most beautiful flowers of all, which is just like how Cee’s Photography is for me. Every time I read a Flower of the Day post, I feel positive and inspired, so this is a thank you to Cee: This is a wild […]
Flowers are one of my favourite subject to photograph because they are usually colourful and symmetrical. Flowers are also found easily by the roads in this garden city known as Singapore. Here is one that I captured on the way back from work. Enjoy!