It has been quite some time since we were last here. The area has changed a lot. Most noticeable was that the number of nurseries have dwindled. To make way for new developments in the area, many nursery operators have moved to new locations I was told - Subang, Damansara etc.
But the place still continue to delight me, nevertheless.
This time I came upon a plant of about 7 feet in height with foliages which seemed rather familiar the very instant I set my eyes upon it.
It was a Japanese Maple tree.
''What? A Japanese Maple tree, in Malaysia, so far away from the Land of the Rising Sun?'' I thought to myself .
So it was.
Japanese Maple, or ''irohamomiji'' as it is called in Japanese, is native to Japan, Korea and China.
It has attractive leaf shapes and wonderful red colors during autumn, so much so that it was one of my favourite subjects for autumn season photography during our three year stay in Japan.
Fancy seeing it in our own backyard.