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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Breakfast & Visit To The Flora Garden At Fraser's Hill.

The first night at Fraser's Hill was cold because of the rain. I did get a few hours of sleep and I was up very early the next morning. I went to the hall to do some reading until the others were awake. Then we put on our walking shoes and went for our morning walk. We had a very interesting walk, exploring the wild plants along the roadsides. That will be in another post. We returned to the bungalow just in time for breakfast.
 The dining table was all set up for breakfast.
 Big boys and girls need to wash up before breakfast.
 Toasted bread with butter and homemade orange jam.
 My plate of 2 sausages and 2 over-medium eggs.
We had hot coffee with our breakfast.
After a hearty breakfast, we were ready for our outing.
 There was a light rain and it slowed to a drizzle as we drove out to the little town.
 Passing by the clock tower covered with creeper plants in the town centre.
 After a short drive, we reached the Flora Garden at about 9.35 am.
Fraser's Edible Garden
The place was quiet since it was a weekday.
We got to see this vegetable pear plant which is a climbing vine.
 This green vegetable pear is called Chayote or Mirliton.
White Radish patch.
Cauliflower
First time I learned to handpicked these fresh and sweet strawberries.
Saw a few of this long and spiky bitter gourd or melon vine growing on a fence.
Can someone please confirm whether this is edible?
Ginger
Orangey Red African Daisy
Lavender plants
Fir Seedlings?
Big Pink Hibiscus flower
 We left behind our footprints but we took more than photographs. We left with plastic bags of edibles from the garden. We bought Chayote vegetable pears, white radish, ginger and strawberries.

 Then Peter began to mention all that he and

the other disciples had left behind.

"We've given up everything to follow you," he said.

(Mark 10:28, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following photos are for joining Saturday's Critters. 
 Back on the grounds of the bungalow, we noticed this big ant on the concrete path.
 We zoomed in for a shot of the ant.
 We met 3 black dogs on our way out for the morning walk. 
 They were taken up with their own business.
Looked like this one was having some disagreement with the other 2 dogs.
 This looked like the leader of the pack.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

48 comments:

  1. So pampered and relaxing, Nancy... for goldies like us especially.. hehee

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    1. Yes, yes..should have this type of holiday more often. Feeling so good...

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  2. great place and I love vegetable pear

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I love veg. pear too!

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  3. This place is wonderful Nancy! The variety of plants is amazing!
    The dogs were so friendly it seems!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I remembered there were dogs that will accompany us on our walking rounds like guide dogs.

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  4. Now this breakfast look familiar to me!

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    1. We requested for Western style breakfast and it was nice.

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  5. Nice. I like the setting on the table. English breakfast.

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  6. Hello, the breakfast looks yummy. Lovely images from your walk. I love the plants, flowers and the cute dogs. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. Nice place. I love the flowers & ferns.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  8. What a lovely morning outing! Chayote...nice for making soup or just stir-fried.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. I bought a few from the garden.

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  9. We used to grow Chayote in South Africa where it grew like a weed. Have tried it here but although the plant grows it does not produce fruit :-(( Have a good day Diane

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    1. Chayote grows well in the highlands but so far have not come across anyone trying to grow it in the lowland which may be too hot for the plant.

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    1. When we were there, we only get to see them once.

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  11. I love eggs in the morning! Lovely photos.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I wouldn't mind having eggs for breakfast too.

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  12. After all the awful heat you've dealt with it must have been wonderful to have some cool. We have one more hot day here and hopefully we'll be over our heatwave. It's been horribly hot.

    Loved your breakfast and your adventure.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. It is still hot here but not as bad as during the heat wave and we have rain to cool down the heat. Hope you will be enjoying cooler days.

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  13. Great photos! Nice place! Kisses:))

    xxBasia

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    1. Thank you, Basia. Have a great Sunday!

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  14. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great weekend too!

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  15. The dogs seem to be good company!

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    1. They were for that morning. We only saw them once while we were there.

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  16. What a great garden centre, Love the pear plant and amazing ginger.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I bought some of the pear and ginger.

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  17. Thanks for the photos. Now I must plan a trip to Fraser Hill since everything looks so nice there. Are you asking is the melon vine edible? Cos the spiky bitter gourd is edible of course.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I was wondering whether it is edible because it looked so different from the usual ones. Thanks for confirming.

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    2. You are welcome! You can google more info on them by using Indian Bitter Melon.

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    3. Thank you so much, Mun. I will go and read about it.

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  18. as always a very interesting post! I love the variety of photos, a real trip!

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    1. Thank you, Jens. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  19. That ant looks huge and dangerous! I bet that it bites! Normally I am not afraid of ants, but this one would send me screaming! I have loved your tour of the garden! The pink hibiscus is a favorite. Also there are many here that I have never seen. The pear plant, chayote, and melon plant. Love the daisy!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I have to get really close with my cell phone to try to capture it up close and my friend kept telling me to be careful with the ant. It looked nasty! The garden visit was fun.

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  20. Looks chilly up there Nancy. What are the temperatures like?

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    1. The lowest we experienced was 21 deg C in the early morning.

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    1. Thank you, Beena. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  22. I saw a chayote plant from my hotel window in Camerons before - it was a big plant and FULL of fruit. Maybe easy to plant?

    Never seen spiky melon before! It's so long some more

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    1. The chayote plant looks easy to grow but don't know whether it will grow in the lowland or not. I picked up a little rotted spiky fruit from the ground and it has only 2 seeds. Now trying to see if it will grow in my garden. He he.

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  23. These photos remind me of Cameron Highlands

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I love C.Highlands and am thinking of visiting one day!

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