Category: plants

close up of purple orchid, with many more in the background

Purple orchid at the Singapore Orchid Garden

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Purple Orchid

Very blue pool of water in the forest

The water really is that color blue. See more photos of my visit to the Kuang Si Waterfalls in Laos.

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photo of ginkgo tree bearing fruit

Ginkgo tree bearing fruit in Washington DC.

Flower Dome with iconic Marina Bay Sands building the in the background

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, with the iconic Marina Bay Sands (ship building) in the background (Singapore).

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Electrical outlets on a large tree

I spotted this in Luang Prabang, Laos. I couldn’t really understand why.

A few days later I visited the night market which is along this street and they string up electricity for all the vendors. That still doesn’t exactly explain why someone decided to mount an electrical outlet box on a tree trunk but I do believe it was put there in support of the electrical needs for the night market.

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Electrical Outlets on Tree Trunk

Red and yellow dates on a Date Palm tree

I think these are dates on a date palm tree; please let me know if you know for certain. I took the photo at Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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Banana leaves on tree

Banana tree leaves while driving up to Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. For 20 km (more probably) before you get to the small town of Fraser’s Hill you drive through a nice forest.

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photo of Pink Lotus Flower

Pink lotus flower in Yangshuo, China.

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Pink Lotus Flower

photo of white fungi growing on tree trunk

Santubong Jungle Trek, Mount Santubong, Damai, Borneo, Malaysia.

Quite a wonderful hike that is very steep as you climb to the summit (the longest steep climb I have ever done, by far). This photo is taken on the trail that runs along the base of the mountain.

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