Floral Delights

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time. ~Georgia O’Keeffe

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;…

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…

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red 3

The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, or shoe-flower as we popularly call it here, is a beautiful  evergreen flower. It is often offered along with prayers in a temple, generally to Lord Ganesha. The name shoe-flower thus is reminiscent of its purpose, to be placed at the feet of God.

Forever Fresh

I have a fascination for flowers, which you might have figured out by now, but it’s very saddening to see them wither away. That is why I love having paper flowers to do up the house. They add the much needed colours, and never ever fade. They do need to be dusted and maintained, but…

Summer’s Bounty

Summer is the most amazing time of the year that is captured by the lens. As the new year starts, and as Mother Nature gets into the festive moods,  she wears her best colors of the year. As the entire world celebrates in style, Nature reminds us one the most important lessons in life: that…