Early in September the leaves were beginning to turn brown and from this lime tree.....
|Lime Tree - Victoria Park, 4 September|
|The biggest leaf in the centre, the freshly fallen. One lime leaf down but not out because next spring, young green leaves will take its place.|
Came October and November and the trees in the Park kept on giving up their leaves. This year, instead of scrunching them under my shoes, I decided to pick the leaves and take them home instead.
|An assortment of autumn leaves from Victoria Park|
|Maple leaves, at various stages of turning to autumn.|
|The oak seems to get "browned off" earlier than the maple.|
My years of living in England has made me more aware (with a lot of tutoring from the spouse) of the beauty of nature around me. I learned to recognise the trees (well, some), the leaves, the flowers and the berries - but don't ask me their botanical names. It's something that most afficionados of trees and flowers like the spouse and Jack, who can reel off these names off the top of their heads.
|Jack - in - the - Garden , 21 September 2014|
|This was all I could manage when I was working in Brunei . It was my pride and joy.|
But it's never too late. I can identify my favourite wild flower - the Bunga Tahi Ayam (Camara Lantana). They flourish in our garden at Setiawangsa.
The spouse even made me a hand-drawn picture of my favourite bloom.
But I have discovered a new love - the Senduduk - not the garden centre variety, but the wild Senduduk.
|Lely's (Pickled Herring) picture of the wild Senduduk in our garden.|
I was absolutely delirious when - after endless searchings - I found my beautiful and bountiful tree at Paya Jaras, Sungai Buloh a few years ago.
|That one red juicy wild cherry - how my brothers and I would scramble over each other just for a bite and a gulp.|
Those were the days. I hope that Pokok Ceri will still be there when we get back.