Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Revisited

How things have changed.....

.....A tattered coat upon a stick...

Stick wielding Senior

Although I am not yet (I hope) a tattered coat upon a stick, but still when it comes to BTNR I am a stick wielding senior 😩
South View Path. Difficulty Moderate

whereas 30 years ago the nature reserve was my regular training ground for treks to Himalayan mountains, I could summit twice ...

Old Summit Path I need assistance of a walking stick and can't even summit once.... so maybe instead of mountains, I should contemplate sailing away with WB Yeats to the golden city of Byzantium. 😇
Sailing to Byzantium

...An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium....
from WB Yeats Sailing to Byzatium

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Hello Sorbee
Looking for me?
Peering through the window panes

Hello ! Is it me you're looking for?

In my darkest hour you turned up again
altho I cannot capture you well
thro the window panes
I can see your curved beak
What are you trying
to express ?

Welcome to my world !

Sitting silently at my window pane.

dear yellow bird
with olive back
thanks for your visit

Sorbee the olive sunbird

Update Dec 2018

Chance Encounter at Botanic Gardens