Saga Seeds are the bright red, hard, shiny seeds from the Saga Tree (Adenanthera pavonina). Also known as "love seeds" due to the color and the almost heart shape of the seed. Used for decorative purposes or fashioned into necklaces and bracelets and given as gifts as an expression of love, these seeds are really interesting. My love seeds occupy a Mango wood bowl and brighten up a corner of my apartment here in Singapore. And yes, I LOVE THEM!
I first saw these seeds on a shopping trip to a Mall in Holland Village.
Although I bought mine, you can of course go hunting for the Saga Trees here in Singapore and gather them yourself. The trees can be found in various places over the Island but remember, you must not eat the seeds as they are quite toxic when raw. Roasted seeds can apparently be shelled and eaten. They are way too pretty for that in my opinion though, so pretty, they deserve to be photographed.
Which leads me to this. On my recent trip back to the USA, I bought a small set ofLIEQI camera lenses that clip over the camera lens on my I-phone. Consisting of a Macro, Fish Eye and Wide Angled, I thought it would be fun to try some different shots and just play around a bit with my phone. They were super cheap, obviously they are not going to give you super duper professional shots, but for $16 bucks, I thought I would give them a try. Besides they are red - so, there is some method in my madness!
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