Two weeks…

It’s exactly two weeks to Christmas…

Christmas reindeers
*Decor at this cafe here*

…and I got a card, and one for my birthday too along with it…

Cards & calendar from Jasmine

…all the way from my dear ol’ friend, Jasmine, in Adelaide, Australia. She has just sent me some lovely stuff not too long ago and now she has sent me some more…

Goodies from Jasmine

…including these mince pies for Christmas…

Christmas mince pies

…and everything else.

I love the calendar she sent me for 2016…

2016 calendar from Jasmine
*Archive photo*

It has been hanging on the wall all year in front of my PC, right above the monitor, so I get to see it all the time. Next year’s is no exception – it is really colourful, absolutely beautiful. I like this page in particular…

Calendar 1

…and also this one…

Calendar 2

They’re really nice, don’t you think?

Moving on, I wonder if any of you can still remember my post on my ulam raja flowers. Well, some critters have been feasting on my ladies’ fingers leaves too…

Ladies' fingers' leaves, eaten

…so they all end up looking like this. Tsk! Tsk! I did share some photographs on Facebook and somebody asked me to look out for grasshoppers. Well, I did see one big one…

Grasshopper

…hopping around but I was not sure if it was the culprit. It jumped on me when I was watering the plants in my garden and gave me a nasty fright and after that, I did see it once again by the fence…but I have not spotted it since.

I thought perhaps there were caterpillars so I went and checked the leaves but I could not see anything until one fine day when this…

Butterfly 1

…caught my eye – a very beautiful and colourful butterfly…

Butterfly 2

Gee!!! It sure looked absolutely gorgeous – I loved the bright colours. As a matter of fact, I had never seen a butterfly this nice before…

Butterfly 3

Well, the plants are still alive, still doing all right despite the mysterious attacks on the leaves, making them look like marijuana plants, and still producing a lot of ladies fingers. We have been eating non-stop since the first harvest so much so that I do think we have had quite enough of it. I suppose I will just share the leaves with these God’s little creatures and let them help themselves to all that they want and once the plants cease to produce any more ladies fingers, I would just get rid of all of them, the plants, that is…for good. After all, should I feel like it, I can always go and buy some new seeds and start afresh.

β€œLook at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…

God's little creatures on ladies fingers' flower

…Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “Two weeks…”

  1. Jasmine is so thoughtful and caring to send you all the nice things. You are so kind to share your plants with God’s creatures. The butterfly is so pretty and colourful.

    Indeed, so blessed to have such good friends like Jasmine.

    I’m ok with everything in my garden. Lots and lots of birds, everything…as long as they do not cause any harm…to humans and they stay where they are. Mosquitoes and ants, I would make sure they do not get near, especially into the house…and the baby iguana will get its head knocked if it pokes it through the toilet bowl. Muahahahahaha!!!!!

  2. I love absolutely everything in your photos!!! The gifts, the images and the grasshopper is delightful! πŸ™‚

    Thank you, very colourful today…and no food, for a change. πŸ˜€

  3. We have a white butterfly that lays its eggs on the vegetables you grow (cabbage, lettuce, etc), and the caterpillars will eat your produce. Happened to me.

    I did look thoroughly at the leaves, one by one – no caterpillar, nothing so I really do not know what hungry thing ate them all up like that.

  4. Cook the butterfly!

    Make butterfly fritters? We call them differently here though – horse’s hoof, direct translation from the name in Foochow but some of us prefer to call them lampha koi which is probably derived from the Malay name, pelir kambing.

  5. Christmas is in the air & goodies arrived just in time for the celebration. Love those lovely wordings of the calendar. Oh, God’s creation, the colours of the butterfly is absolutely beautiful.

    Indeed. Never seen one so colourful and so nice before. I love the calendar, so beautiful!

  6. Wow, it looks like you’re all set for Dec 25 already! Now I feel woefully unready, heheh πŸ˜‰ ooo, that’s a very striking butterfly – glad you captured it in photography!

    Yes, I’m glad too, love the colours! Not ready yet? Haven;t bought my present yet? Hehehehehehe!!! No worries, dijamin sampai hari esok, still in time. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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