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Friday, 1 January 2016

Windmill & Cactus Babies at Cameron Highlands.

"Happy New Year 2016!"

After our walkabout in Tanah Rata, we got into the car to drive uphill. We intended to make stops for short visits to gardens and interesting places along the way. We spotted a cactus farm sign. We turned left and drove up a very steep slope. I wouldn't dare drive up or down such steep slope.
We got a pleasant surprise. We didn't expect to see this.
We were expecting a cactus farm.
Imagine having to drive up and down this steep slope.
These are luxurious gated properties.
The Royal Chateau with a Smurf Inn.
 I like the design of the buildings and the windmill.
We found the small cactus farm on the right side.
We were the 2nd car visiting here at that time.
I was happy snapping these flowers photos.








I bought these cactus babies from the cactus farm.
At first I was undecided whether to buy or not but I am glad I did.
7 cactus babies for MYR 10 (approx. 2.32 USD).

My cactus pink beauty
Angel's Trumpets
Yellow Daylily or the edible Golden Needle Flower (Kum Chum Fah in Chinese)

Once again we were driving uphill after the cactus farm.
We were stuck in a traffic jam. The traffic was moving very slowing.
Saw these giant ferns along the road. I think these are the ferns that produce the Golden Rooster fern or Pokok Ayam Mas (below pic.).

Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young,

before the silver cord of life snaps and the golden bowl is broken.

Don't wait until the water jar is smashed at the spring

and the pulley is broken at the well.

For then the dust will return to the earth,

and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

(Ecclesiastes 12:6-7, NLT)

56 comments:

  1. What a great find. I love cactus plants.

    Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA

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    1. Thank you, Yogi. Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Nancy, I love those flowers! The one below the orchid in particular is so lovely. And I like the baby cactus that you bought especially the one with the pink flower. Happy 2016!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. The cactus with pink flower is my favourite.

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  3. I love everything here in your photos, Nancy, and the flowers are captivating and gorgeous! :) Happy 2016!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Lots of beautiful flowers besides Cacti. Love them all.
    Enjoy your new baby cacti.
    Happy New Year.
    MB

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  5. I like the windmill, and also your choice of baby cactus.
    Happy New Year, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Marleen. Have a great day!

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  6. We didnt visit the cactus farm. Look like a nice place to see and buy. Glad you bought some home.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I have been thinking of adding some cactus to my garden and I am glad I bought them. Have a wonderful day!

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  7. The flowers are lovely.
    Good luck with your cacti's.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I hope the cactus will grow well. Have a fabulous day!

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  8. Wow, lovely flowers. I like the design of the house. Guess it's the high residential area. The sky looks dark.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Fortunately it didn't rain while we were in Cameron. Have a happy day!

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  9. A wonderful array of blooms and that unexpected windmill.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Unexpected but pleasant surprise. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. Very interesting post today Nancy. I love all the cactus flowers. Or is it cacti flowers?

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. I love them too. Have a great day!

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  11. The first few picture, so nice the place...

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    1. Hi Sharon, they look new and expensive. Happy new year!

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  12. What a beautiful place on the high slope. It looks like a rich place but like you I prefer the flat roads.
    I was expecting to see lots and lots of cactus of every description. It looks like you bought an assortment of small cactus.
    Happy New Year Nancy and thanks for all your comments on my blog. I appreciate your gifts.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. This farm has only the cactus babies and I forgot to photograph them. Thank you for being my friend too!

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  13. Such a lovely place to visit! The cacti are a bonus!

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  14. Happy New Year Nancy. That gated community looks like you visited the Netherlands. And those flowers-gorgeous! Glad you had such a beautiful day out. Hugs!

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    1. Happy new year, Erika. Have a great day!

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  15. so nice to see beautiful colors and blooms this time of year!!! looks like a nice, well kept gated community, a nice unexpected surprise to see the windmill!!!

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    1. Happy new year, Debbie. It was a pleasant unexpected surprise. Have a lovely day!

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  16. Hi Nancy, Happy New Year to you. All the flowers look beautiful. The small cactus are cute and pretty, at one time I was crazy over it. But give up cactus, now plant orchids. :))

    Best regards,
    Amelia

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    1. Happy new year, Amelia. Now I am starting to craze for cactus and orchids. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. Wow, I did not know that there is traffic jam even in CH. Your cactus has such a pretty pink flower.

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    1. Happy new year, Mun. For the last few trips we have made, there was traffic jam especially near the Kea Farm, where the S curve is.

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  18. I would have loved to visit there. Living in California there are lots of palm trees and lots of cactus too.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I would love to visit California one day. Have a fabulous day too!

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  19. The windmill is amazing.. and the flowers are awesome...

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. I used to have a big Christmas cactus by my front door when we lived in Los Angeles. It got so big I divided it and had two big ones in no time. Cactus is such a forgiving plant to grown. Happy New Year to you as well. - Margy

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    1. Hello Margy, this is the first time I am interested in cactus. Hope to have success. Have a lovely day!

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  21. Belas fotografias, desejo um espectacular e magnifico ano 2016.
    Um abraço.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  22. Nancy some houses reming me Germany.... Have a great January

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. The houses have beautiful designs. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, William. Yes, unexpected but a pleasant one. Have a great day!

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  24. Some beautiful flower shots today Nancy. I like those ones that hang down like light shades and open up as if shining their prettiness below.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I like that too. I am wondering whether it will grow in the lowland. Have a beautiful day!

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  25. That was certainly a productive photo shoot! Love the windmill...and all the flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It was a pleasant surprise to see the windmill there.

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  26. The blooms on the different cactus plants never cease to amaze me. How could something like a cactus produce such a beautiful bloom? And the windmill. I have never seen a photo of one made of stone. What a find for you with your camera in hand. Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Thank you, Genie. My latest craze is cactus plants. Have a happy new week!

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  27. What a beautiful place to visit, Nancy. I'm admiring your cactus purchase too - it's a bargain!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I am happy with 7 cactus babies @ MYR10 because in Ipoh, they are selling 3 for MYR10 but they are slightly bigger.

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  28. I had to buy cactus too, haha. The ones you chose look like they'd last a long time. I succumbed to the beauty of leafy-looking ones and they were the first to die. Those fat barrel-shaped ones are still around.

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    1. Hi Stacy, I had one big round and thorny but got stolen. The babies will take a long time to grow and I hope they will not die on me.

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