Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Day 6/37

Dear sweet readers.

It's Day 6 of the 37-Day Holiday Challenge.

I've been sharing my colourful flowers in my garden with you. Now. it's succulents' turn. They were plants of a chance. To tell the truth, non flowering plants like succulents hardly have the ghost of a chance to strut in my garden. I don't fancy leaves and shrub!

They were a buy-one-free-one gift from a friend of mine. They tagged along jasmine plants; sharing the same pot for a couple of months. I decided to transfer them to an individual pot when they seemed to overwhelm the host with their thick broad leaves. They were transplanted in a beautiful pastel green ceramic pot each and have grown well since then.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Day 5/37

Hi sweet people.

It's Day 5 in the challenge. And, the topic, still is about flowers and garden.

Hibiscus ~ our national flower and a rare beauty. Ironically, they are the minority in my garden.
(A repost from my FB.)

It's not only rose bud that is pleasant to the eyes, even the bud of a hibiscus flower is a sight to behold.

Orange was never my favourite colour but this orange hibiscus caught me off guard!

Yellow has never failed to attract me and this yellow hibiscus is an exceptional one.

Pink  looks a little droopy due to the heavy pounding of the late night rain. Nonetheless, its beauty outshines the rest of its kind.

My individual posting of the flower might have deceived you into believing that I own a garden full of these rare beauties. Believe it or not, the three beauties are sharing the same pot! Yes, all of them are from the same plant.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Day 4/37

Hi peeps.

It's Day 4.  Let's view my garden after a heavy rain last night. Some flowers stay fresh but some were slightly bruised.

One of the many buds.


One of the pink survivors... she has survived several assassination attempts -  black spots and the torrential rain, to name a few.

Repeatedly attacked by black spots. However, it continues to bloom in spite of the ordeals.

Thank God! It's a total bliss - a feeling of such incredible contentment and serenity -  a feeling that envelopes me when I took a shot of this fragrant beauty.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Day 3/37

Hi peep.

It's Day 3 for the 37 Days Holiday Challenge, and still the focus is on my flowers and my garden. Today I'd like to parade my zinnia, the very first flower that made its d├ębut in my garden, Dusita Vista Garden.

Zinnia is one of the easiest plant for the garden; it grows quickly and blooms heavily.

My zinnias are very happy to be grown in flower beds alongside other flowers like butter daisy, marigolds and roses. Yes, you read it right! Zinnias and roses sharing the same bed!

Shown in the picture above is zinnia with pink button flowers (locally known).

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Day 2/37

Hi peep.

It's Day 2 for the 37 Days Holiday Challenge.

I'm still with my new found interest - gardening.

This is what I shared on my FB this morning. Enjoy the beauty of marigolds in my garden. 

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Having said that, beauty of a flower lies in the eyes of the beholder too. So let us not despise marigolds as someone sees the beauty in them.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Farewell My Kids

Hi peep.

It's almost half a year since I last updated Sophyta's Casita. I'll try to make it a daily routine for the rest of the holidays, and I'd like to call it The 37- Day Holiday Challenge. I'm obliged to write a blog entry a day.

As for the Day 1/37, I would like to share with you my sweet readers about my students. This batch of students is our education system latest lab rats. They were tested with the new revised curriculum, KSSR and the outcome was a big frustration. Nonetheless, I wouldn't use this platform to rant about the system. My 'kids' are the focal point of this blog entry.

These kids of mine are adorable, witty and at times mischievous, too. I've been entrusted with the task of moulding them since they were in Year 2 (8 years old), and yesterday was their last day with me. Tears flowing down our cheeks like wine when we bade each other goodbye. One thing for certain, two things for sure - I'm going to miss them. I'm going to miss my kids.