Weeping tea tree flower – The Secret Garden of 1 Utama.
A soft breeze was blowing down from the hills. The pendulous branches of the weeping tea tree swayed back and forth. I pointed the camera at one of the flowers and waited for the swaying to subside. I was not even sure if the autofocus could pick up this tiny little bloom that measured a mere 5 mm in diamater only. In between the lull, I quickly took a few shots. This is one of the sharper ones.
Lily magnolia flower – The Secret Garden of 1 Utama.
When we went back to The Secret Garden the following weekend, the lily magnolia bud had bloomed. Unfortunately, a few petals had already fallen off. Looking at the fresh condition of one of the petals on the ground, I estimated that we were late by one day only or less. Still, I am fascinated by this species of magnolia. Its large firm petals, white on the inside and purplish pink on the outside, makes a bold statement without being showy. This is one of the plants I would love to have in my garden.