Thursday, 19 January 2012

Looking At Nature Through The Lens

I love nature and seeing things in its natural at the Polo Ground , Ipoh where I go for my brisk walk every weekend, makes me HAPPY.   This ground is very nature orientated.  Lots of big trees around the walk path , some as old me :p . Beside this polo ground lies the chinese cemetery . The old fashion tombstones are truly classic!  As I walked along the path alongside the cemetery,  I get the spooky feeling...hahaha and it does give me a kind of excitement and at the same time scary feel :)

As I walked past the fish pond , I sighted this wild weeds in full blooms. I took this picture after a light shower of rain,  most of the flowers are wet and looking limp . But when the sun is out, the flowers will be swaying and dancing when the wind breezes by....beautiful sight !

The little stream is full of lotus plants and some have blooms, pink and white....some dragon flies are sighted hovering over the flowers waiting to settle down on the flowers, I managed to catch one sitting on the white flower.  It is at this time that I wish I have a better camera and that I am a good photographer.  Well, all this will have to wait...retirement is nearing....I know I will not be bored with my extra time.   I intend to take up photography when I my time is packed with blogging, cooking, baking and baby sitting my children LOL!  Just kidding, I travel often to KL to visit them.  Bonding time is important now that they will be flying off the nest soon :)

And here are some inpromptu photos that I took of  a pair of squirrel...yea SQUIRRELs :)  They were running up the tree chasing each other or rather the male chasing the female . It ao happened , I was walking past that tree. I quickly took out my camera from the pants pocket  ( I always keep the cam in my pocket so that I can take pictures as and when I want )  and zoomed on them but the female was too fast for me, the male ( I assumed, coz the male always protect the female :p)  stood on the branch and ready to pounce on me while I hold the cam and pointing at his direction.  Haha... Wild Boar said he is posing for me. The male squirrel jumped to the left and then jumped to the if he knows I wanted to take a shot at him :)  And he did posed sexily for me and I managed to capture a close up of him .

I hope you enjoy reading this post and the pictures I posted up here.  It is me looking at nature through my camera lens :)) 

and here is me wishing
my family , readers and friends
'Happy Dragon Year
and Gong Xi Fa Cai '

may the new year brings
good health , happiness and prosperity
to all !

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Storage/Accessories Box With Cute Piggy Face Lid - One Cute Xmas Present!

This Piggy Faced storage/accessories box is so very cute.  And I think you can guess who gave it to me if you are a regular visitor to my blog :)  Yea....Piggy Cuz gave this cutie to us as our Xmas present.  It is a plastic treasure box with the lid covered with a Piggy face that is so adorable.  I can now use this treasure box to store all the other Piggies stuff/accessories that I received from her.  I did not remove plastic sheet that covers the lid for fear that it might get dirty. So the plastic sheet can act as a protective cover for my Piggy faced lid :p    I don't wanna dirty my Piggy's  face for sure.  

I love the sweet pink color and this container is a multi purpose plastic box . You can use it for anything. A multi purpose box with a cute Piggy face that will light up your morning when you see it. I will store all my other Piggy stuff/accessories in it.  And thank you Piggy Cuz for surprising us with such a delightful Piggy box.

This truly makes me happy each time I see the Piggy face
reminds me of my Piggies LOL!

love the dreamy look.... :)

the height of the box is about 16 inches 
and width is about 14 inches

and this is the note that came with the box ...
Piggy Cuz printed it out herself....she is so cute
and creative enough to put us all in
this home printed Xmas greeting card !

Piggy Cuz...thank you so much for being so thoughtful :)

Love ya !

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Cookbooks !!!! :)

What did I get for Christmas 2011 ??? Yessss.....four more cookbooks to add to my collection.  I don't have to buy them for one sweet  Santarina & one handsome Santa gave me these wonderful books for being a super momsie for the year 2011 :p  Yea....Jo and Josh gave them to me as christmas pressies.  What a wonderful gesture on their part.  Knowing Wild Boar will surely stop me from buying anymore cookbooks, they did the job for me....hahaha I don't call them my partners-in-crime for nothing !   Thank you darlings for these wonderful cookbooks.  I LOVE THEM ALL ! These will last me till next Christmas.... ** hinting hinting strongly  ^_________^  One whole year of cooking  :)

Take note family :-
I  need a new book shelf to keep these books that keep coming to me :p the old shelf is bursting already ...once again hinting strongly.  so next Xmas present will have to be a new book shelf..big enough to hold all my precious books !

 For more details of the books You can click here