Wordless Wednesday: White Flower (Sagittaria latifolia) and Bee

Wordless Wednesday: White Flower (Sagittaria latifolia) and Bee

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Last Sunday, I was at the Singapore Botanical Garden. As it was a Sunday, there were not only a lot of tourists, but there were also a lot of Singaporeans. Some were jogging, some were just taking walks and there were some who were having picnics with their families on the grass patches.

What were I doing at the Singapore Botanical Garden? I was intending to take some pictures of the place, with my Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone, to take part of a competition. However, the picture did not turn out all that well. Nevertheless, I still managed to get some pretty decent photos to share with you. I guess it was worth spending $55 to get the camera phone fixed.

There is a Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanical Garden which sits in the middle of a pond. While I was taking photos of the Symphony Stage, I saw these white flowers growing out of the water at the side of the pond. And there were dragonflies and bees.

Finally found out the name of this with help from someone. This plant is called Sagittaria latifolia and is sometimes known as broadleaf arrowhead, duck potato, Indian potato, or wapato. This is usually found in shallow wetlands

From my previous experience trying to take photos of the Leopard Flower and the bees, I tried to move in slowly this, to steal some shots of the dragonflies and bees.

Apparently, they were much more ‘cooperative,’ comparing to the bees at the Singapore HortPark and I managed to take a few shots. Frankly speaking, I am quite impressed by the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone although it has its limitations. Perhaps, I have yet to master the usage of it completely.

If you want to take a break from all the shoppings in Orchard Road, the Singapore Botanical Garden is definitely an ideal place for some family bonding activities in the heart of the city. The best thing is, there is no entrance charge; you can bring your whole family along.

In a difficult time like now, this is an inexpensive way of spending quality time with your family. The Botanical Garden is a great place for kids to explore nature and to teach them to love their environment. For dating couples, pack your picnic baskets and spend a romantic day in the garden. Just take care of this garden and clear your rubbish when you are leaving.

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47 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: White Flower (Sagittaria latifolia) and Bee

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Dora, I definitely had fun and sweats taking those photos. The weather been very hot in Singapore. 🙂

      @ Joanne, it’s alright. Just hope someone will know the name. 🙂

      @ Liza, indeed it looks delicate; it is a small flower actually.

      @ liferamblings, it was good to see bee in flower; it was working hard.

      @ Shannanb, it was a good thing that the bee was friendly. I wouldn’t mess with it if it was a hornet or a wasp. 🙂

      @ Secret Mom Thoughts, Stacie, BeadedTail, thank you for dropping by. 🙂

      @ MamaFlo, it is indeed good to see them hard at work. This always reminds me of a passage I studied about bees when I was young; about how hardworking the bees are. Most time I wouldn’t want to get near to them too. 🙂

      @ Julie, the bee would have said the same thing, “scary human.” 😉

      @ Sue, there is so much to see in a Botanical garden, especially if you like plants, trees and nature.

      @ Dddiva, it must be really sweet, I could see that the bee couldn’t stop itself. 🙂

  1. Mamaflo

    I love to watch bees as they go about their work and of course in doing so I get to see beautiful flowers (and hope that the bees stay away from me personally) :).

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Sara, Buckeroomama, I don’t fancy bee very much too especially hornet or wasp. But this seemed to be the friendly neighbourhood bee. And somehow I was thinking much of that at that time. I just want to take a good shot. 🙂

      @ Diana, I believe you had lots of fun in KL.

      @ Tanya, haha, interesting idea; I have never thought about it that way. I was always thinking that it was working hard. 🙂

      @ Drahdrah, thank you.

  2. Tanya

    You know, when I look at that second picture, a vision comes into my head of a little bee so happy and drunk on nature that he is doing summersaults in the flowers. Is that bzzzzz’ing I hear?

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Brooke, you are right. My first experience with flower and bee over at Leopard Flower, I did not manage to catch a shot because I was too slow. 🙂

      @ Connie, I think patience will play a big part; probably we may have to wait, very still, at a certain spot for the bee to appear. I was lucky that day, the bee didn’t seem to be bothered by my presence. 🙂

      @ AJacobsen, it is a great place for picnic or just to spend quality time with family and friends.

  3. Connie

    I think these are great…I never seem to be fast enough or maybe patient enough to capture bees, butterflies etc.

    thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting…I so love the company 🙂

  4. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ blueviolet, I think most people would run, I didn’t run that day, I just wanted to take a good shot of it and the good thing was, the bee was friendly or rather it was too busy. 🙂