Wednesday, March 28, 2007

While we were gone the rains came...








These stock tanks were just about dry when we left. Now they are full. How wonderful is that?


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wednesday... City Tour

Our tour bus waiting for us to hop on and go.
Our tour guide with the paper in her hand telling us about everything.


I couldn't resist shooting a picture of the daily wash hanging out to dry on bamboo poles.


City skyline...



Another view...



Sandra pictured just after we walked in to the orchid section of the Botanical Gardens, my favorite. Next are some of the many beautiful flowers we saw there.











































































Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Day in Little India

Friday March 16 was the day that both Lindsay and Greg took off work to be with us, so we all headed down to Little India to explore this interesting cultural area. This is one of the famous temples in the area. Check out the next picture for the details of the deities which protect people from all sorts of stuff.


On the street corner near the temple was this flower strand stand....if you notice what looks like a crocheted blanket to the right, it is actually multiple strands of the same flowers all hanging together.


Here is Sultan Mosque, another religious place just one block from the other temple. In Singapore, all the religions and peoples live in relative harmony and seem to do very well!



Here is Freddy and his 'favorite daughter' Lindsay standing near a wonderful fabric store we shopped in on Arab Street.




Fascinating place---an herb and seasoning store where everything you and I all buy in little bottles in the US are displayed for bulk purchase in the tubs and shelf containers. Turmeric, peppers, sesame seed...you name it! I was totally fascinated!





The end of our trip to Little India was a lunch stop for a very "Singaporean dish"....LAKSA. This is a noodle dish that has prawns, cockles, and a spicy coconut sauce that was simply outstanding! What a way to end the morning!






Thursday, March 15, 2007

A walk to the beach...

We decided this afternoon to walk from Greg and Lindsay's home to the beach. Our path took us to a tunnel which went under this pretty roadway.
As you can see everything is clean and pretty.


These are some of the many bouganvillas that are blooming at this time.

The ocean is in sight just beyond these trees.



Singapore must have a very large port because the harbor was filled with ships of many kind.





I spotted this raving beauty and got her to pose. It took us "old" people about thirty-five minutes to get to the beach. That included lots of stops. It was a very pleasurable experience.




Birds

Outside by Greg and Lindsay's pool this small pair of birds have built a nest in one of their plants and are hatching some very tiny eggs. This is the little male.
They built this tiny nest and the female is sitting on the eggs.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Orchard Road...famous shoping mecca in Singapore


Wednesday at noon we met Lindsay for lunch at a Thai Restaurant which was located in one of the buildings on Orchard Road close to where her work is. For you women out there imagine this ... multiple malls which are built vertically. Yes, if you can imagine it, anything you might want to shop for in malls built on multi level with many shops and on both sides of a street. And for you guys... the whole thing is scarry isn't it?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tour of downtown Singapore

The city skyline from our boat.
This is what our tour boat looked like as we along the river in downtown Singapore.

I have no idea what this piece of machinery does. It was quite impressive though and was situated along the side of the river.


More skyline with bridge supports in the foreground.



There are umpteen statues along the river, this one is a brass of some boys shucking their clothes and jumping into the river.



One of the bridges we traveled under with some of the city in the background. The pretty flowers are boganvillas which were blooming everywhere.





Sandra checking out some of the sights to see while waiting for our lunch.






This is part of the skyline of Singapore with the "Merlion" which is the symbol of Singapore since the 1920s.







Sunday, March 11, 2007

Landed in Singapore

We landed in Singapore after a long flight from Los Angeles. I think the flight was eighteen hours and forty-five minutes. We flew over on Singapore Airlines. I can't tell you all of how nice we were treated on the flight. They really cater to your needs. Anyway, Greg and Lindsay met us at the airport and taxied us home. The ride here was something. This is really a beautiful place. I told them it looks like paradise. It is taking some time to get our biological clocks adjusted, but Lindsay has us on a regiment. I'm looking forward to going for a walk with my camera this morning and hopefully I'll have some pictures to post later.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Off to see our "kids".

We are out of here....... we'll be back when you see us.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bandits!


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Fried Turkey Breast...

Fried turkey breast, mashed potatoes, cream gravey with onions and pepper, and, oh yes, veggies. Oops, I forgot, these are turkey hens.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sweet Williams

We always called these sweet williams but the correct name for them is Drummond's Phlox.

Springtime

I'm not sure what the name of this little flower is. I'm not even sure I can find it in the books.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Two bucks out eating oats and weeds...

I spotted these two out muching green stuff yesterday evening. They will be dropping their antlers at the end of this month.

Early Birds...







I guess these all qualify as "early birds". I thought you might enjoy some of the sky pictures I get on my trail cameras.