Saturday, October 16, 2010

Macroflowers: Ginger flower

This post is to celebrate and congratulate my younger sister Margaret. She has been teaching at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sarawak.

Today is the Sarawak Governor's birthday. Often on this occasion he would give honours to prominent people in the society. Margaret is to be awarded with a Pingat Bintang Kenyalang (Gold) on the occasion of the Governor's (TYT) birthday. This is the highest level for a government servant for that level. The next level is the Datuk category.

Our parents have died, otherwise, I am sure they would be very proud of her. The siblings rejoice with her achievement.

This was when Margaret was awarded with her PhD from the University of Christchurch. She did her studies in Lincoln College.

Last December, she visited New Zealand with her family. ( Sam is with them in the photo.) Her Alma mater welcomed her in Lincoln.

Margaret is an expert in plants, especially tropical plants. She conducts workshop for tour guides imparting her knowledge of Sarawak plants. I choose this native of Sarawak, the ginger flower to present to her. This is grown in the tropical green house in the Winter garden of the Auckland Domain.

I have joined this meme for a while now, and I am loving it. First I love flowers. Second, the badge for this meme is the North Borneo Orchid.

Join Macro Flowers Saturday, a photo meme for macro photos and close-ups of flowers, garden flowers, wildflowers, blossoms, flowers with insects and butterflies (no insects without flowers), flowers with raindrops and whatever beautiful plants, plant seeds or berries you have, in close-up.

First time visitors, please read the rules. They are simple but I do ask that you, please, use a MFS badge or link back to MFS in some way. Thank you.

Macro Flower Saturday


Ginny Hartzler said...

Your sister is so beautiful, and smart as well. I know you are so proud of her. It is sad that your parents can't share in this great honor. The ginger flower, is that the same plant that ginger comes from? I have never seen one, it's beautiful.

LifeRamblings said...

congrats to your sis on her achievement. A great honour to your family.

love the ginger flower, how gorgeous.

Ruth said...

I didn't know that this is called ginger flower. Thanks for the info.

Congrats to your lovely sis. Thank you for visiting my garden today.


Maia T said...

Congrats to your sister for this great achievement and honor. You must be very proud of her, as she deserves.

Your ginger flower is gorgeous, I've never seen one before.

Thank you very much for the birthday wishes.

Ann said...

You have a very pretty sister and I can imagine how proud you are of her. Congratulations to her on her achievements.
That is a lovely ginger flower

Mylene said...

Gorgeous flower :)

The JR said...

Congratulations to your beautiful sister. That sounds like an amazing achievement.

The flower is breath taking.