Wild and Free

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.” ~Shannon L. Alder

Small Pleasures

I love flowers. Most girls do. There is this lovely line in a beautiful Tamil song from the 1992 film Roja that I absolutely love… pen illaadha oorilae adi aan pooketpadhillai pen illadha oorilae kodidhaan poopooppadhillai (In a town without women, a man doesn’t ask for flowers… In a town without girls, flowers don’t even…

Floral Beauty

    In our part of the world, it’s quite common to spot women adorning their hair with strings of flowers. Every flower has a significance and is believed to bring love, luck, prosperity, and above all happiness to the wearer. Women also believe it brings abundance to their households. Some of these have medicinal value too;…

In Wilderness

It is easy to be controlled, restrained and cultured; after all that how all of us were taught to live. Just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how as kids being wild and free came with conditions (read not being caught by parents). But there is a different kind of thrill…

Like A Rose

My dad turns 65 today, he is one of the few people who was born in pre-independent India (he was born in Feb 1947, India attained independence in August 1947). Even though he is not with us in flesh and blood, it doesn’t mean I love him any less. He will live forever in my…

Honest Gratitude

These is something about roses that warms up the heart. I do think that the concept of red roses is overrated, but when you get the right hues on the flowers on a gracious occassion makes it worthwhile. These were gifted to my mother by an admirer of hers, and it felt nice that she…

Golden Flowers from A Golden Tree

The Aapta tree that I first talked about a few months back, usually blooms in its full glory once in two months. Not many people have observed the tree closely so they don’t relate these pretty flowers back to it. While most people forget the tree after Dussera, I love seeing it bloom every now and then as it…

Red Roses Smell Best!

One look at a bunch of red roses and you can feel the love oozing! The flower has been a symbol of love and passion. How many of them are there you ask? Well, there are 10, and all for my special day on the 10th of November. Shakespear said that a rose with any…

Wild and Free!

The nature has its own way of showing us that not everything pretty is desirable and not everything desirable needs to be pretty. This is pretty much a wild flower, that no one would want to pluck but adds a bit of beauty to its surroundings. Being wild and free ain’t that bad after all,…

Floral Delights

Mogra, popularly known as Jasminum sambac a variant of the jasmine flower native to South and Southeast Asia is usually knotted in a sting and usually worn by women on their hair. It is a symbol of a woman who is happily married. Usually widowed or divorced women wearing flowers on their hair is frowned…