Welcome to Blooming Friday! This week I'm posting photos of many of the blooms that I saw on the roadside. All the photos were taken on my recent trip to the neighbouring state of Meghalaya--a place so rich in flora that I only had to get off the car, and click away!
I'd never seen Cosmos growing in the wild. But there were several clumps scattered along the route. What a sight it was, especially, to see them growing on the hillsides! I even came across a Butterfly Bush. This is the paler version of the ones we see on Blotanical. You can see them below...photos 7 & 8.
I hope you enjoy going through the blooms as much as I enjoyed photographing them. I haven't labelled them all (still at it...trying to find the right names). The third is Lantana, much brighter than the ones we find here. The yellow ones in the sixth picture could be Marsh Marigold. And the purple blooms in the 9th picture is the Himalayan Melastome. Enjoy!
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