One of my friends, Luna, has a wonderful collection of potted plants. Her surroundings come alive in winter when the flowers of the season get all ready to show off!:) I went to check out her potted area today and here's what I photographed . There were other blooms too, mainly marigolds, but the mums were what I fell for! A group photo of the usual suspects...Front row--(from left) Indrani,me with my eyes closed, Ruby, Chandana Second row--(from left) Lisa and Luna. This was taken on Lisa's birthday at her place. Last--Epy
Indrani often comments on my posts. Some of you must've come across her name in the 'comments' section. While at Luna's, I couldn't resist taking a photo of her informal sitting area. It's got a very welcoming look with cane furniture and potted plants. A colourful garden umbrella from outside is reflected in the mirror. As for my mums in my mixed flower bed, they're yet to bloom fully.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau