This is possibly the prettiest post I’ve ever done, thanks to Singapore’s Orchid garden looking exquisite at every turn.
The weather, to my mind, was as near to rainforest precipitation as I could imagine. Certainly my hair (blonde, fine, full) acted irrationally and reach levels of frizz Art Garfunkel would be proud of.
I could tell my hair status just by glancing at my daughters mop. I remind her, sympathetically, that back in England we can enjoy both the straight and soft curl look and luckily we giggle mid sentences at each others new look. So, no permanent scarring, but also no photos of moi.
It’s all very lush here in Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. So much nicer than the wild. Here there are lovely pathways to follow and inviting cafes appearing through the giant leaves.
The area we wanted to concentrate on was the famous National Orchid Garden. You’ll find it about half way down the park, you can hardly miss it!
I’m not exactly a horticultural guru. I’ve been known to nurture the odd weed. But that didn’t prevent me from appreciating the varied beauty that seemed able to grow on or up virtually everything!
Normally Charlotte would be coerced into posing here. But, really, no one wanted to see that. Besides her frizz free father was only too willing!
James also gave modelling his best shot.
Luckily for us all, the real posers here are the orchids themselves, which really did, at times, take your breath away.
So, baring the drizzle us (semi-hardy) Brits followed the pretty pathways and took it all in.
And it was magnificent.
While the Orchids bloomed in full glory in the heat and humidity of Singapore, we were melting like ice sculptures placed in an airing cupboard.
Even the boys were using Charlotte’s makeup wipes in a vain attempt to stay fresh.
Among the pretty petals, a bark of messages carved in languages from around the world pealed like parchment paper.
As the precipitation reached somewhere near 100% (think steam room), we head for sanctuary in some shade.
Spot the lady, looking as if she has just stepped out of a cool English meadow…!
Finally, not finding shelter here, we all decide to abort.
But then, you get so that you can’t get any wetter!
Put the gorgeous Orchid Garden on your itinerary, just remember to take a brolly, and maybe a snorkle!
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