Category — PNG Flowers
What happens when a dreamer dies in Papua New Guinea? What happens when the shining light of a rural village, the person with the dreams and ideas, the one with the spark, the one who learns from elsewhere and starts a project to teach his people about science and botany, passes away?
If you visit the Waiap Orchid Lodge in Enga, about 1 hour of Wabag, between Surunki and Laiagam along the Highlands Highway, you will find the Waiap Orchid Lodge. Behind the house is a hill, fenced all the way to the top. The fence protects a beautiful forest garden filled with orchids, trees and shrubs, and alive with the sound of birds. [Read more →]
October 10, 2011 4 Comments
Tucked away in a gully in the heart of Surunki lies the passion of an extraordinary villager – an amateur botanical garden filled with unique plants collected from all over Enga.
Albert is a 30′ish’ Engan male who when he was in his early teens asked his brothers to leave some land for him to build a special garden. He called it his Orchid Garden because he did not really know what else to call it. [Read more →]
September 18, 2011 No Comments
May 17, 2011 11 Comments
May 2, 2011 No Comments
I love waterfalls! Seriously, who doesn’t?!
The bigger they are, the more water cascading down, the higher the falls, the bigger and deeper the pool, the more ‘mysterious’ and jungle clad it is, the more fascinating the fall becomes.
I have been to waterfalls all over the country. Some large, some small, some which fall from such great heights the water turns to mist and droplets, others that power down hard, cold and fast, knock you off your feet, pound your brain senseless. [Read more →]
April 29, 2011 5 Comments
January 31, 2011 7 Comments