October 24th, 2006

Sun

Singapore Pictures (The first of many!)

Last year it was butterflies that I took pictures of on the tour. This
year, I took the tour that went to the Orchid Garden. Whee! So pretty,
and I had so much trouble deciding which pictures to post! Here come
the flowers!


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Last year it was butterflies that I took pictures of on the tour. This
year, I took the tour that went to the Orchid Garden. Whee! So pretty,
and I had so much trouble deciding which pictures to post! Here come
the flowers!


<<Blush Yellow.jpg>> <<Purple.jpg>> <<Big yellow.jpg>>
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Sun

More Singapore Orchids, #3

> The green ones look like so many spiders on a branch, and the white
> one with the dew is probably the best picture I took all day.
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> The green ones look like so many spiders on a branch, and the white
> one with the dew is probably the best picture I took all day.
>
> <<Green spiders.jpg>> <<Spotted spray.jpg>> <<Dewy White.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore Orchids - So many pictures, so little bandwidth, #5

And one would think we spent more than an hour there ... but we didn't.

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And one would think we spent more than an hour there ... but we didn't.

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Sun

Singapore Orchids - Will she ever quit posting? #4

I was mistaken earlier. It's these itty bitty yellow orchids that I
love.

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I was mistaken earlier. It's these itty bitty yellow orchids that I
love.

<<Tiny Yellow.jpg>> <<Green!.jpg>> <<Spotted.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore orchids - Margaret Thatcher's orchid, #6

A lot of the pictures are from the special VIP Garden. Singapore honors
some visitors by naming an orchid for them. The only orchid whose name
I remember is the spiky purple one--because it just seemed to suit
Margaret Thatcher so well.

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A lot of the pictures are from the special VIP Garden. Singapore honors
some visitors by naming an orchid for them. The only orchid whose name
I remember is the spiky purple one--because it just seemed to suit
Margaret Thatcher so well.

<<Mrs. Thatcher.jpg>> <<White trio.jpg>> <<More blue.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore orchids - almost done! #7

And won't I feel silly if I sent all of these emails and messed up the
posting.

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And won't I feel silly if I sent all of these emails and messed up the
posting.

<<Pretties.jpg>> <<Pink!.jpg>> <<Pink.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore orchids--Last one! #8

And now to end with a couple of pretty sprays of orchids. Weren't they
all so pretty?

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And now to end with a couple of pretty sprays of orchids. Weren't they
all so pretty?

<<Purple Spray.jpg>> <<Pretty Pink.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore Orchid Pictures, #2

More pretties. The little bitty yellow ones are my favorites, although
not the best of the pictures.

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More pretties. The little bitty yellow ones are my favorites, although
not the best of the pictures.

<<Spikies.jpg>> <<Dainty Yellow.jpg>> <<So blue.jpg>>
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Sun

Singapore Views

> One is the view from my hotel room window on the one night I stayed
> off-ship. (It had a bidet!) The other is of Orchard Road, and the
> trees all dressed up. Orchard Road is one of the main
> tourist/shopping areas, and my hotel was smack in the middle of it.
> Very nice.
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> One is the view from my hotel room window on the one night I stayed
> off-ship. (It had a bidet!) The other is of Orchard Road, and the
> trees all dressed up. Orchard Road is one of the main
> tourist/shopping areas, and my hotel was smack in the middle of it.
> Very nice.
>
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Sun

Smoky Singapore

Three views from atop one of the highest places in Singapore, but darned
if I can remember the name of the place. Singapore was very smoky most
of the time we were there because of fires down in Indonesia. One could
watch the smoke curl through the hangar bay onboard. There was a koi
pond up there, too, and of course I had to feed the fish. I think it
was only about $2 Singapore for fish food, which was about a buck and a
half US. Those were some fat fish.

Almost out of pictures to post now, except for one of me at the Orchid
Garden. Forgot to move it to the flash drive.


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Three views from atop one of the highest places in Singapore, but darned
if I can remember the name of the place. Singapore was very smoky most
of the time we were there because of fires down in Indonesia. One could
watch the smoke curl through the hangar bay onboard. There was a koi
pond up there, too, and of course I had to feed the fish. I think it
was only about $2 Singapore for fish food, which was about a buck and a
half US. Those were some fat fish.

Almost out of pictures to post now, except for one of me at the Orchid
Garden. Forgot to move it to the flash drive.


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