I had unwittingly taken a week-long break from posting Flower of the Day. I must have had subconsciously counted down to the long weekend over here. Today is the last day of the long weekend, so I will celebrate it with an orchid, the Bamboo Orchid. I briefly mentioned that orchids are arguably my favourite flower because my national flower is an orchid, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. But had I also say that my mother loves orchids? I have never […]
In response to Sylvain LANDRY, SL-Week 5: Light. I desperately wanted to hug that beam of light (photo below) to my chest but could not because there was a fence in front of me (not in photo). The fence had been built to prevent people like me from moving too close to the light and falling over. I like the dense and palpable look of it but could not reach it. Even if I could reach the light with the […]
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.” Krista asked on The Daily Post, What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy? Readers who have been following Cocoa Evenings for a while would have guessed the answer – sunsets. Thank you so much for your support. I agree with the guess. However, I hope to bring things a little deeper today. Rather than […]
The Poinsettia is well-known for its bright clear red leaves and recognised for its wide usage in Christmas floral displays. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, gave the plant its common English name Poinsett when he introduced the Poinsett into the U.S. in 1825. Enjoy! [Photo: Taken at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, 2012.]
I enjoy the radial symmetry, yellow center and white petals with a hue of pink at the ends of this flower. The flower is tiny and grows in large numbers in a bush, as seen in the picture below. Enjoy!