the morning sun was just showing itself behind the cloud - the air was so fresh and crisp
water cascading leisurely over the boulders in the river nearby, which is the same river that flows behind my house - the Ampang River
although the skyline is changing fast, the track around the residential area is quite peaceful for a morning walk
majestic willow trees on one side of the river bank behind the Ampang Waterfront, the IN place to chill out (lepak) with rows of restaurants, cafes, furniture shops etc etc...just 15 mins walk from my house
on the other side, cascading bougainvilleas and palm trees are lining the river bank
while walking near the houses, I saw some plants and flowers in their front yards...this is buah kedondong (Spondia dulcis or Ambarella or Malay Apple), sourish fruit which can be eaten fresh with a hot spicy sauce or salt, or it can be pickled in brine and sugar
this petai belalang (Leucaena leucocephala) is found near some secondary jungle or bushes.... the last of a green lung near the houses
betelnut tree bearing a bunch of little fruits
close-up of the betelnuts
spider orchids...one of the oldest known species of orchid, blooming profusely in front of one house
a shrub of little white flowers found near the roadside, known as Asian rosebay or Tabernaemontana divaricata, a double layered variety, usually these are stringed to make a garland to be worn by Indian ladies on their hair, though it has no sweet fragrance like the jasmine
I saw lots of big bright orange flowers littered under their tree on the sidewalk on my way back
such lovely colour...African Tulip or Spathodea campanulata (thanks Arati for letting me know the name of this lovely flower)
near a modern apartment, lovely sepit udang are flowering, part of a beautiful landscape there
their bright colours are very attractive from far
just next to the apartment which is close by the river bank, I saw these polystyrene containers perched precariously on the narrow ledge, with okra, chilli and some other vegetables being grown by a garden enthusiast, probably one of the residents of that apartment!
this placid river, the Ampang River, is flowing down towards my house...how nice if I can have a small sampan (boat) tied near hear and I can row back to my house!
Lets visit Susan of A Southern Daydreamer for more outdoor Wednesday postings!