the mudpond

It's good to let things breathe in your imagination because often your initial response to it is not the best thought-through response. I savour little glimpses of life. Mine and those of people who turn me sideways and around. Friend or stranger. Even a child. (the world looks different from down there) Sometimes an author, photographer, artist. I let things saturate and incubate here. Hopefully, deeper meanings can percolate up and flower.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A stray cat.


Orange Comfort

MY BELOVED IS gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices,
to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
Song of Solomon 6:2

I am missing someplace and the special people who are there, rather badly. For comfort, I sought the tranquility of a nearby plant nursery.

This lovely shrubby Orange Jasmine tree with its dense crown of dark, glossy pear-shaped leaflets and heavily fragrant flowers was simply begging to be noticed.

Murraya Paniculata
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It was difficult to walk within 10 feet of this plant in flower and not be seduced by the enticing fragrance of the small orange-like blossoms, like the bees are. Likewise, birds will find the bright, decorative, red berries that follow later, irresistable.

Oh, and on the way home, I also picked up some Orange Oreos which are of course, not flowers. But they are oddly, also comforting.



Blogger 5xmom said...

Hey, I like your blog/thoughts very much!

BTW, do they have Oreos in orange flavour? I love a combination of chocolate and orange or mint.

1:25 PM  
Blogger percolator said...

Hey 5xMom,

I enjoy your Penang Faces too. I was thinking of you yesterday when I was cooking Ladies Finger. Tell me, how do you avoid the gumminess that happens when you cook this veg?

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

I find the scent of orange blossoms intoxicating as well. Also strangely uplifting -- I feel cheerier.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Hecate said...

orange oreos? u mean oreo cookies oranged flavoured? INTERESTING...=P

thanks for linking me by the way!!! =)

2:28 AM  

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