When I need time off, not to think but to just “be”, I take a walk. A quiet time, not quite reflecting. Trying to be mindful, breathing deeply. And I take notice of the trees.

This picture doesn’t quite do justice to this grand tree and it’s birds-nest ferns.Sunlit Birdsnest

Closer to home, a bird’s nest, abandoned.DSC_2110

Here’s a sunbird courting a banana flower.


A pink frangipani, living precariously between a busy road and a previous railway line (the ties have been removed).


Mangrove tree roots are home to crabs…


… and a family of otters.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. A diseased tree is “dead-headed”.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Note: Not all the pictures are from a single walk. The last three pictures were from Sungai Buloh Wetland Reserve.


17 thoughts on “Trees”

  1. I wonder if those beautiful trees are as “ordinary” to you as the oaks and crepe myrtles are to me here in Texas? To me, they are so exotic. Thanks for taking us on your walk. I wander out into my backyard to look up through the trees and into the sky nearly every night to calm my nerves and put things into perspective. Beautiful.


    1. The otters and crabs are both found at a mangrove reserve in the northern part of Singapore, just 30 minutes drive from home. Wildlife has been returning especially with the government’s efforts in cleaning up the waterways.

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