Believe it or not I have no more food or cakes to show you. So now I go to my back-up posts and show you my dad's garden instead hah..hah... OK, mou?
My dad is a retired electrical engineer who loves gardening. He loves to potter around the garden and our family house is surrounded by lots of plants. This is a continuation of my Kuala Terengganu post hah..hah..yes, still got stories to tell.
One morning, I heard some scary sounds coming from the garden. It sounded like Planet of the Apes was happening right outside the kitchen. Alarmed, I asked my mum "Mummy, what is that sound?".
My mum was calmly going about her chores and she nonchalantly replied "That's your Pa chasing monkeys." What? I quickly rushed outside, prepared to protect my father from the monkeys. I gingerly approached and I saw my dad carrying a long pole and making guttural noises at the monkeys. They whopped back from among the trees. I could see them swinging on the trees a distance away.
Monkeys like to come by the garden due to the fruit trees. They eat the mangoes and whatever fruits that they can find and make a nuisance of themselves. I tried to take photos of them but they were too far away.
Let's a take a preliminary tour of the garden.
|Chillies. I wish my chilli plants at home would do as well as my dad's.|
|There's Hibiscus too and some other vegetation.|
|Pomegranate. I spotted this beauty one morning.|
|My dad told me that the monkeys usually get to the|
pomegranate before he had a chance to harvest.
|Lots of mangoes. The monkeys love these.|
|Lime. My dad finally disclosed the location of his lime plant.|
Even then it took me awhile to find it.
|I have 2 lime plants at home and they have never produced any fruits.|
|Some wild fruits. I don't know what they are.|
|My dad also does not know what these are.|
|These are the berries of the Japanese bamboo. Look like earrings to me.|
|Jackfruit. Dad said they are not ripe yet. I did not have a chance to eat these.|
Besides fruits, my dad also has a collection of flowers and vegetables which I will show you next. But that will happen when I run out of cakes and food, OK?