Fanning The Flame

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A weekend spent in this Methodist retreat centre in Port Dickson last month was truly a memorable one for me. The beautiful surroundings were landscaped with majestic pine trees and lovely plants that blossoms magnificent flowers. The hall below overlooks the sea that is about a kilometre away.


Opposite the hall, on the right side is a small chapel.




Right infront of the hall is a campfire site. The bonfire is probably prepared for the Girl's Brigade that was having a camp there.


The one night-stay in this old bungalow suddenly made me realise that we don't often get such privilege to stay in an old, colonial-style house anymore.


I didn't manage to take photos of those big and beautiful frangipanni trees in its compound. Only this...


The Ixora, Bougainvillea, Allamanda, Sandpaper Vine and Rose Cactus were all flowering wonderfully...




This wonderful place was built by missionaries from England who came to our shores
in the middle of last century. I am one of those who has benefited greatly from the good education they have brought us.


So I will always remember my school motto - Our Utmost For The Highest!

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15 comments

  1. Hallo Staphanie
    Wunderschöne Pflanzenfotos. Frangipani liebe ich sehr, ES Leider Kann Nicht hier wachsen, schade.Die kleine Kapelle ist reizend.

    liebe Grüße Dörte

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  2. Hi Steph. I love the look of Bougainvillea pruned as a standard.

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  3. Beautiful! I like the little chapel, your mosaic of flowers and the tiny pink plant in the last image.

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  4. Peacefull and beautyfull. What an impressiv flowershow those trees offer. Love your last photo, such a sweet little pink beauty :)

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  5. It truly must be very refreshing to have a retreat and also to experience in a place where time had literally stopped.
    (Hope you didn't see everything in black & white) lol!

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  6. The place looks serene and rustic for a great weekend getaway. Good for relaxation. I bet you had an enjoyable time.

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  7. That looks so relaxing and calm, unlike my noisy life at home, at school and almost everywhere else. I love the bougainvillea, but my parents hate them because they tend to drop their flowers all over the place.

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  8. Sounds like you really had a beautiful retreat. Old houses are mysterious and a step back into time. If only they could talk, the many secrets that they keep!

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  9. I love that last shot, Steph! Happy Earth Day!

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  10. is it near the Blue Lagoon area?

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  11. It looked like a very quiet place ... :)

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  12. peaceful placce.nice shtos
    congrats

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  13. A lovely, peaceful place with wonderful flowering plants; happy days! T.

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  14. Looks and sounds like a great spiritual retreat.
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Brad

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  15. Looks like a nice place :) I guess you'll be going there more often now - Debbie

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