on the beaten path

Happy Place, Happy Space / The Changing Seasons Roundup

Headed to Gardens by the Bay again yesterday (Loving Husband didn’t have Saturday morning off like last week, but did start a little later) where we explored outside the gardens proper.

We ran along the service road and found ourselves some interesting nooks & cranies.

Like this “Ventilation Building” – not quite sure what it’s for.

Or this nursery for the main gardens.

Found our way to the end of Marina South Promenade to a stretch of breakwater, where we spotted this lovely fellow. A Purple Heron, perhaps?

Back in the Gardens, we found stones to clamber over and other critters to greet (Clouded Monitor, in this case). All in all, a very entertaining outing.

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It’s almost time for The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is coming soon on 31 May (7:00 am, Singapore time). Hope you will join Brian and I for a wrap-up of May (follow this link to find out more about The Changing Seasons).

Thank you to those of you who shared April with us:

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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  1. Wonderful photos! Sometimes, the beaten path does indeed take us to beautiful places. (Crowds can have wisdom…) I particularly love the photo of you and Loving Husband in blue and red shirts — along with the lizard next door. Finally, thanks for the mention!


  2. I love so much how you guys get up and go! I wonder if I’ll ever get to the place of experiencing that runner’s high. The shoreline… I could almost feel the wind and a bit of salt water spray, hear the boats and the birds… How delightful. I know I’ve said this before, but those monitors still give me the heeby-jeebies! But, yes, I absolutely must see one before I leave from my visit there!! πŸ˜›


  3. Morning Ju Lyn, A lovely walk indeed, although hopping over, or around, the monitor might have me making a u-turn. Interesting just the same. Have a nice rest of the weekend. Donna


  4. It’s always interesting to see what you can discover close to home. I love your heron shots, especially the one of him in flight! And thank you for featuring my April contribution πŸ™‚


    1. Very happy to share space with you, Sarah! Yes, indeed – one of the joys of the past couple of years is the opportunity to play tourist close to home!


  5. JuLyn do you notice as well that these past couple of years (or 3) there are more and more uncommon birds flying around our little red dot? There are so many hornbills (i think) now – outside our window, at a tennis court in River Valley, on the trees near Alliance school in Novena. And I once saw an eagle on the tree outside my son’s window. But never yet this long-legged bird in your post, lucky you. Also I always get inspired when you call your hubby ‘loving husband’ I feel like I need to be a more loving wife these days hehehe πŸ™‚

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