I’ve never been one for zoos as they generally make me feel sorry for the animals and I don’t like to support the caging of creatures but this world renowned zoo was something I didn’t want to miss. I realized during this visit that the zoo really does teach adults and children about animals, their habitats and the power we have to both destroy all the rain forests but also to preserve them.Read More »
Just a quick update for this little outing we did earlier in the week. What struck me about Emerald Hill was the small scale of the old quaint buildings compared to the huge malls and high rises around. It really was a little gem in the middle of an otherwise central area of shopping, metro stops and traffic. The colors were beautiful. I only had the iPhone camera this time but I hope to go back with the DSLR and have some fun with the colors and textures.
Yesterday a new friend (yay a new friend!), her 14 month old son, Lulu and I set out to find our way downtown to Marina Bay Gardens for a walk. It probably wasn’t the best day to go on this particular walk as it was a scorcher. The sun blared in the bright blue sky and I swear I have never been as hot as I was walking through these gardens. Enough complaining. The gardens were crazy interesting and very manmade. They were on the water side of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the three towers with a boat on top pictured below. In the gardens there were huge tree like structures, called Supertree Grove,Read More »
Saturday was Kim’s day off before flying to India for the week so we set out for the Singapore Botanical Gardens again. The walk from our place is a perfect distance to get a little exercise while staying mostly in the shade and not getting overheated. Lulu has adjusted over the past week to the heat, as have I, so we did much better this time around… phew! I’ll let the photos speak for the beauty of the gardens. Oh and that spider was the size of my palm by the way. The picture doesn’t do it justice to show just how big it is. This isn’t exactly the Academy of Sciences where these big spiders are behind glass! He or she kinda freaked me out and the image still haunts me a little bit when I feel anything light like a hair brush my skin… eeby jeebies. And the last photograph is an all you can eat butterfly buffet of ginger plant. There are three on there!Read More »
Lulu is sleeping now but before I put her down I wanted to get a quick shot of her cute little outfit. When Kim and I opened the envelope with the little message “it’s a girl!” inside we popped open pear cider and toasted to our baby girl. Within the hour I hopped on the web and bought a slew of dresses. I know it’s so cliché but I grew up dressing dolls and barbies until I was… well probably too old. This is one of those first dresses that got hung in the closet on the tiny hanger with giddy anticipation to get to know the little girl who would fill it out one day. Today is the day! I kinda went nuts and got more than just a shot. I’m a photographer. I can’t help myself.Read More »