Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Beautiful orange-white butterfly - KL, Malaysia

A beautiful butterfly came to visit us...  I wish I had time to google and research what the name of this butterfly is, but just been super busy lately. If anyone knows, let me know.

Orange butterfully with black polka dots, with black-white alternating rings at the rim of the wings

Gorgeous butterfly!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Not seeing double - Spider Spider - KL, Malaysia

I think it's quite rare to find two spiders of different species on the same spider web. We found these two in our garden a few days ago (the spider web is the home of the bigger spider since a day later, only the big one remained). 

The larger spider had a yellow and black striped body, as well as legs. It looks pretty cool. Sometimes, some parts of its body would turn red when it flexes. The smaller spider is a black one with hairy legs. 

So dear reader, tell me have you ever seen two spiders on a web together?

Can you see a small insect in the mouth of the larger spider? Yup, he was having his dinner!

My daughter was very curious! She also wanted to see the two spiders;)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Queen Ant - KL, Malaysia

A queen ant is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony; generally she will be the mother of all the other ants in that colony. Some female ants do not need to mate to produce offspring, reproducing through asexual parthenogenesis or cloning, and all of those offspring will be female. 

Queen ants have one of the longest life-spans of any known insect – up to 28 years in captivity. Once mated, the "queen" will attempt to find a suitable area to start a colony and, once found, detach her wings.

Source: Wikipedia.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Dark pink-yellow frangipani (plumeria) - KL, Malaysia

We bought another frangipani for our garden... this one has dark pink with yellow centre flowers. :)

After the rain

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sunflower - KL, Malaysia

Last week, we visited a nursery near our home to buy some new plants for our garden. One of our hauls was this beautiful sunflower plant. I really like it, because it's so big and looks so prominent in our garden. It has been blooming for more than 10 days now. 

Beautiful sunflower

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bright pink frangipani (plumeria) with raindrops - KL, Malaysia

Hurray! One of our frangipani (plumeria) plants is blooming again. Love the bright pink flowers with yellow centres. Pretty!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Red insect (macro) - KL, Malaysia

Chasing this tiny red insect as it hops from the purple wild flower to the white daffodils.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Some flowers from our garden - KL, Malaysia

Sui mei (Wrightia religiosa)

Ulam raja flower (cosmos caudatus)

White frangipani (plumeria)

Pink frangipani (plumeria)

Monday, 8 October 2012

Wild daisies (Tridax procumbens) - KL, Malaysia

A bunch of wild ones ;)

Scientific name: Tridax procumbens

Common names: Coat Buttons, Tridax Daizy
Chinese name: 长柄菊 (chang bing ju - long stalk chrysanthemum) , 羽芒菊 (yu mang ju)
Malay name: Kancing Baju
cadillo chisaca (Spanish), herbe caille (French), Jayanti veda (Sanskrit), ghamra (Hindi),
gletang (Indonesia) vettukaaya poondu (Tamil), kotobukigiku (Japanese)

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Tropical America
Category: Weed

Friday, 5 October 2012

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