Friday, October 19, 2012

saying it with flowers

    i was never big on flowers. they took their time finding a place in my heart. even now, i have not entirely succumbed to their charm and beauty. the two or three that bloom every two three weeks find their place in the living room, in my daily pictures, in conversations that must bore the heck out of the other mothers at the bus stop and since the cover photos started on facebook, updated immediately with glee. 

    on my Friday jaunts through the fresh farm produce, i pass through men and women weaving garlands in time for the morning prayers in the temple. flowers by the roadside increase during the festival season. this morning i found these ~
trh - saying it with flowers

last week, the son had to make rangoli in school. what was left of the flowers i hurriedly bought ~
marigold

when i bought some yellow roses to cheer my sunny house ~
trh - saying it with flowers

it being the month of the Holy Rosary, this little statuette of her stayed with me for a day before moving onto the next house ~
at thy feet.

the orange gerberas bloomed together in my teeny balcony garden ~
once your mind is calm

in the company of the fragrant frangipani from my now dead plant ~
no more Monday blues

plucked from the pathway downstairs ~
kindness

weeds from the roadside are VIPs in my house ~
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8 comments:

Hindustanka said...

it's a festival season here too, of course. so much of colors, lights, decorated markets... wishing you to have more such cozy days as in your pictures... Anna

Shalini said...

Lovely collection of shots. Esp that first one....is that some kind of lily, looks beautiful. I love having flowers in my home too, love the idea of it, the way they make a space look more loved.

arundati said...

gorgeous post....

shilpa said...

thank you all :)

kala said...

Wat a lovely captures of flowersss..Wanna see the rangoli too

shilpa said...

thank you Kala!

the rangoli was done in school. i just drew out the simplest pattern on a soft board and then plucked out the petals and told him which colour goes where. he did everything nicely, i thought :D

Vasudha S said...

I didn't know weeds could make such a pretty picture -:) Good shots...

shilpa said...

thank you Vasudha :)