Monday, 31 October 2011

An Awesome Sight To Behold !

I can't believe my eyes when I saw this para glider gliding towards my office building, as I was making my cup of hot drink in my office pantry. I was stirring my drink and looking out of the window ! Wow...what an awesome sight. I quickly ran back to my place, grab my camera and start shooting away.  I zoomed in as much as my camera permits ( my old faithful camera  can't really take a good picture that far but no complaints , it serves me well though :p  )  I wish I was up there gliding in the air like an eagle soaring up high ....this happens to be a powered one. Powered paragliding is the simplest, most portable and possibly the safest way to get into the air.  I am envious ...I too want to paraglide into the air free and I am sure these paragliders are enjoying themselves looking down at beautiful Ipoh :)    The weather was fine and I spent about 30 minutes shooting them in the air....of course , my boss didn't know that I was not at my desk working and slogging away but enjoying shooting these human birds with my camera  LOL!  Just sharing here with you some real action here :)    After a while, 3 more gliders were seen nearby and here are some of the shots I can see they were enjoying the scenery below them and I was there ogling up at them  through my cam :p

this is what I treasure most................
I carry my camera with me wherever I go, so that I can capture
some nice moments and have them posted here in my Knick Knacks corner !

Have a wonderful day !

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fragrance Farm ,Cameron Highland

This post is long overdue :p  I have been been pretty busy lately and now I can take a deep breathe and write this post .... we visited this Fragrance Farm on our way back from Cameron Highland retreat.  Gosh, I wish I work here...the air is fresh, chilly and the scenery is great. Surrounded by hills and this farm sells mostly herbs plants. They even have grapes growing there. But not for selling, the owner grow them for own consumption :) From mint to parsley, rosemary, lavender, lemon balm , fennel, dill, thyme, oregano , basil and sweet basil and lots more ,  some of which  I know they will not grow on lowland.  I bought back 5 types of herb plants which only  three survived till date :p  Okay..okay...I am do not have green fingers :) but luckily my rosemary , sweet basil and rosemary are growing well, the fennel and thyme died on me.  It is hard to grow thyme. They hardly can survive on lowland. I tried many times to grow them..I give up on them and whenever I really need them, I will buy them from Jusco our local supermarket .

This farm worker is so happy I wanted to take a snap of him :)  hahaha I guess not many would want to take a picture of him :p just the same , when I asked him whether he mind me taking a picture of him , he just smile not understanding what I asked of him...I just point to my camera and he that means YES !!! shoot away LOL! here you are ...a picture of the handsome worker :)

moss parsley...selling for RM9 per pot

lavender and rosemary selling for RM10 per pot

oregano selling at RM10

bird's eye chilli selling for RM10 per pot

dill selling for RM10 per pot

italian parsley selling for RM10 per pot

dill which I bought from the farm

thyme, I bought for RM9 after some bargaining but died on me
after two weeks :(

fennel died on me after a week :)
wasted my RM10

lemon balm....bought it for RM9 after bargaining
growing well...easy to plant...I used a few leaves each time
I brew my tea

Have a nice day :)