Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Penang Part 2

I have finally managed to find some time to put together part 2 of my post from Penang. As I mentioned, the gardens were very well kept, and had a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and plants. Some were familiar, like Frangipani and Bougainvillea, but others were a complete mystery. I am used to seeing white Frangipani, but in Penang there were also deep red ones, and a pink one that had different shaped flowers, but the tree and leaves looked the same. The Bougainvillea came in a wide variety of shades from pale pink through to deep purple, but my favourite is the traditional lilac one. Here are some other flowers. And finally a couple more birds. This Common Iora had a nest in the same tree as the Barbet from my previous post. This Emerald Dove was the only bird seen on a walk at the forestry museum a few kilometers from the resort.

7 comments:

  1. Great colours! The Common Iora has a wonderful colour.

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  2. Hi Tony, wonderful flowers over there! Hope you had/are having a great time. Hopefully they'll be more from Penang! (-:

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  3. Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed the colourful show. That's probably all from Penang - back to Aussie reality now!!

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  4. Hello Tony, I saw you over at Mary's and thought I'd stop by and take a look around... so happy to have done so as beautiful flowers and photos always at the top of things to do. I'm looking forward to you posts.

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  5. Thanks di, It's always nice to see a new face on my blog.

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  6. Glorious. I am on a business trip and will be at Penang hotels Malaysia next week. I will definitely put this on my list of sights.

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