Merry Christmas from the Singapore Botanic Gardens


Snowman surrounded by orchids. At the Tanglin Gate.


At the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a snowman made of airplants. On a landscape of sand. Very creative.


Who needs a pine tree when tilandsia are more everlasting.



Or get a local tree in a pot and decorate with orchids. More environmentally friendly.


This tree is sponsored by the Korean Embassy in Singapore.


Decorate with straws and spoons. So creative.


Gnomes hard at work at the Nassim Gate entrance.


Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone

My aunt sent me this text and if you know who wrote it, let me know so I can give you credit. I kept hearing this song and not knowing what it means.

First day of Christmas, my true love sent to me .

• The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
• Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
• Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
• The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
• The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
• The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
• Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
• The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
• Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit–Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
• The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
• The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
• The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

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