a word a week photo challenge: flower

Garlic vine is a tropical long flowering plant which produces lilac colored trumpet shaped flowers in clusters. The flowers have that pungent scent resembling garlic, hence the name. The landscaper who arranged and did my garden told me that garlic vine could repel snakes and it is good to plant them along the fence. But of course, it was just a belief and an old tale.

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When in full bloom, the flowers are deep lilac in color and then slowly fades away as it wilts. Thus, a cluster of flowers would be in different shades of lilac. They are very attractive and they bloom all year round. Click this link to see my 1st post about this flower last year.

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weekly photo challenge: purple

purple waterfalls

purple waterfalls

This purple waterfalls is located in the alley behind a cluster of restaurants. I do find it beautiful and unique.  Had it been located at the promenade, this would surely attract more attention, fun and excitement.

purple beauty

These photos were taken using Canon SLR camera.  I’m just a newbie in photography.  I think that flowers are one of the easiest to photograph.  Well, of course the hardest part for me is catching a photo of the elusive bee on the flowers.  I’m so glad it was there right at that moment when i was taking photos.

purple flowers

purple buds

hello bee, finally catched yah

purple flowers

what are you doing there ant?

Hope you enjoyed the photos of these lovely flowers in my garden.