Xiphidium caeruleum aubl.
FROM THE SHOEBOX — PHOTOS THAT RARELY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY
The Lone Cypress 1990
HOMETOWN VIEWS FROM MY AIRBNB RENTAL
Green, green grass of home ...
|Our iconic limestone hills|
The hills are reputed to be between 250 and 350 million years old, with the oldest being over 400 million years old. Sadly, they are disappearing due to quarry activities. Even more heartbreaking, two of Malaysia's snail species are being quarried to extinction as these limestone hills are their only habitat. In fact, a paper reports that one species, P. sciaphilum, which was first discovered in 1952, is now extinct.
These micro gems (a mere millimetre or two in width) live only in limestone hills
|Rare Plectostoma sciaphilum snails are being driven extinct by a cement company at their limestone home in Pahang. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons|
That dinner looks splendid!ReplyDelete
What spectacular images... especially the limestone hills. Also the one of the road in the dark... Love the mountains!
And the food made me want to eat it right now as we're having late lunch time.
After adoration, followed by Mass and then Pieter's nap time.
Was it nice visiting your home town? Mine is in Auckland in the opposite end of the country, not sure when we will be going there next, if ever.ReplyDelete
Hello again :=)ReplyDelete
Great day and night photography! I was saddened to read about those poor snails losing their limestone habitat and one species becoming extinct. Those ancient limestone hills look beautiful, and the cement factory looks out of place in such lovely scenery. The Durante fruit is new to me, and those purple flowers are gorgeous. I must say all the seafood dishes look so appetizing and make me feel hungry.
All the best.
What a greay highway! Love Salt and pepper calamari, Veronica!ReplyDelete
Nice picture of you taken in 1990s :-)
Have a nice weekend!
The food looks amazing, I must be hungry!ReplyDelete
The flowers you show today are very beautiful, Veronica! I love the Duranta.ReplyDelete
The Skywatch are lovely!
Have a nice weekend!
Hi, you find so many beautiful things. Love the look of the Duranta fruit and your nightskies are wonderful and so are the tiny snails :)ReplyDelete
The salted egg crab looks superb! Love the look of the cement factory tooReplyDelete
crab makes me pay attention... sound tasteful.... yummyReplyDelete
Sad to hear about the snails. We humans sure to disrupt the landscape, don't we?ReplyDelete
Such pretty sky shots, Veronica! As usual, a great assortment of pictures!ReplyDelete
Does crab have too much meat?ReplyDelete
The photos are fabulous, Veronica, especially the sky watch ones. How sad that the lime hills are being destroyed and the fauna, too. It's the same everywhere. Have a great weekend, hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
Thanks for your sharing...ReplyDelete
Extinctions are happening the world over, at an accelerating pace, and most humans are totally indifferent unfortunately.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful photos and interesting information about the most photographed tree, the fruit ( not berries of the flower) and the sad situation and perhaps irresponsible nature of the cement factory.ReplyDelete
Such pretty flowers and scenery. The calamari and the crab looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekendReplyDelete
What a wonderful collection of photos. The Xiphidium at the very top, and the purple Duranta flowers are my favorites, but I also really like the cement factory, and that last shot with the car lights in the dark is spectacular.ReplyDelete
Feeing sorry for those little snails.
Las flores y los paisajes me quitaron el aliento. Me dio ganas de los calamares. Te mando un beso.ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful little snails, and I hope they survive. It's good to see so much green close to cities.ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver estas belas e deliciosas fotografias.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Beutiful photos and the food looks delicious.ReplyDelete
A great collection of photos. The meal looks very interesting.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! I am loving those views from your Airbnb.ReplyDelete
i am in love with all those photos;)ReplyDelete
Your photos are always so interesting and diverse and I alway wonder where you are going to take us next! You have a great view from the B&B!ReplyDelete
So many lovely photos. I am in awe of all the beautiful flower pictures you post.ReplyDelete
Are duranta fruit edible? I'd never seen or heard of them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/10/rear-view.html
Amazing photos I enjoyed them you never fail, that food looks gorgeous and you still haven't saved me any lol :-)ReplyDelete
Have a galimaufrytastic week
Yes, please to some Salt and pepper calamari, Veronica Lee, as it looks delicious and has become one of my favorite appetizers. The views from your air bnb were wonderful too and I wondered where you had traveled to or perhaps missed when you said it in a previous post (?) I always enjoy photos from the vault as well to "see" where you have traveled to on past trips.ReplyDelete
I always love your pictures. The food looks so good.ReplyDelete
Now I want to take a walk and get something to eat. LOLReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Amazing views you shared - everything is so beautifulReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous views! The B&B sounds like it was in a great location. The food looks delicious. I love the plants and berries. Take care, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
PS, thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great week ahead.Delete
Glorious nature captured!ReplyDelete
You have some spectacular views near your home Veronica. The story of the snails is an increasingly common one. Unfortunately we know that the bottom line is always one money and how loud it speaks.ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing meReplyDelete
These pictures are so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
I loved being able to see the super cute photo of you at Lone Cypress. And the photo of the snails was so neat, they are such an amazing color!ReplyDelete
What an interesting and beautiful area, but so sad about those snails. Modern life is truly destroying the world. We love those orange berries too.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful combination of subjects: flowers, landscapes, food, your vintage memory... You are amazing, Veronica! Thank you so much for sharing all these beauties!ReplyDelete
Happy WW and a fine week!❤️
Your photos look great and foods delicious :))ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, have a good day..
Beautiful shots. Wow. I really like all the food the best. You made my stomach growl.ReplyDelete
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...thanks for the tour of your beautiful countryside.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. RegineReplyDelete
The fruits of the duranta looks interesting. Beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
The photos are lovely to see from your part of the world.ReplyDelete
Shame about the limestones and the snails, hopefully they will survive.
Your dinner is looking good enough for me to eat...take care.
Love the cement plant (I'm a chemical engineer though, so don't judge me) they are like huge co2 contributors. Lots of interesting research going on to drastically cut their emissions.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous photos and those seafood make me hungry......ReplyDelete
Such a great pleasure to look through all these photos Veronica. I am sorry to hear about the Plectostoma sciaphilum snails. I hope they survive. An unusual snail that I have never seen before. They are quite beautiful!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful photos. This mountain look amazing with field that surround it. I like to travel world with you and discover new places with your photos.ReplyDelete
Pure brilliant Veronica, the colours are beautiful and the snails, pleasing.ReplyDelete
Have a great day! :)ReplyDelete