it is just lovely just to be alive.

24 Apr

london friday 1pm 2015

just enjoy being alive, garfieldhugs did a post today about just being, and though she says the day  is nothing special i was reminded it is lovely to be alive and be able to do all those mundane things and enjoy it. it is nice to be reminded it is lovely to be alive.

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its the turn of the cherry blossom and this blue cluster of flowers to burst into bloom now. it is like each plant taking turns to show off. the blue one has a lovely fragrance and there were lots of bees busy visiting it. the changing show is lovely to see. and another thing to enjoy being alive to see it. and smell it and touch it. hehe. 

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7 Responses to “it is just lovely just to be alive.”

  1. Garfield Hug Friday April 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Gorgeous photos!! So pretty!! Again you made me envious of your 4 seasons…ha ha. Thanks for the mention my friend. 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Friday April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      spring is always very colourful and full of flowers. the plant can look really dead and u can walk by it countless times and you dont notice it at all, until one day u see it in all its glory and gasp. like cinderella.

      • Garfield Hug Friday April 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

        Well described and believe it or…I get what you are describing as right now for us the scorching heat and intermittent rain showers have caused the bougainvilleas to bloom in its full glory and suddenly I see pink, orange or red blossoms!

      • alifesgayventure Friday April 24, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

        i love bougainvilleas, they bloom in france too, i first saw them in the toulon-le lavandou area ,there they bloom in vast amounts;and now it reminds me of malaysia , where i remember it as being grown usually in big chinese cauldron like pots, and france.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday April 25, 2015 at 2:36 am #

        Ah I learn a new fact! Never knew bougainvilleas are in France too! Hardy plants and yes over here grown in cauldrons too (the same ornate kind of cauldrons used for salted vegetables “kiam chye”)

      • alifesgayventure Saturday April 25, 2015 at 3:20 am #

        oh, that is news to me, that those big pots are for salted vegetables. dont they use them to store the hundred year old eggs too? they must produce those big cauldrons in their thousands, and recycle them as plant pots. they grow frangipani in them too. and you would see them in the old fashioned shop houses that have narrow frontage but goes deep back into a enclosed open air courtyard that collects rain water and allow sunlight in. dont see much of these old shophouses anymore, though malacca still have them.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday April 25, 2015 at 3:44 am #

        Yes. Also for centuries eggs too. Correct I have also seen them used for frangipanis and now people use them as ornate fish tanks for their ornamental fishes eg gold fish or guppies with nice water hyacinths. Memories rekindled….yup rain water I saw these still being used by those with conservation homes….they add nostalgia to the home decor

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