Flowers – Faces of Nature!

“Earth laughs in flowers” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Flowers are the faces of the Nature. It appears like nature smiles/laughs through each flower. Each flower uniquely expresses a feeling. Some flowers look like they are smiling at you and give you a hearty joy and some are even poisonous. Flowers are widely used for various purposes. Be it a wedding or a funeral, you shall find so many flowers. They add peace to the surrounding.

The above flower belongs to the Asteraceae family which also consists of daisies and sunflowers. This flower plant has a long thin stem with a widely spread yellow flower. There are also white and red shades of these flowers.

Hibiscus is a very commonly found flower in India. It is grown on most of the households and and is mostly used as offerings to Hindu Gods. These flowers are also used to make oil which is believed to aid growth of your hair. There are also white and white-red mixed shades of these flowers.

Allamanda is tropical shrub also knows as Golden Trumpet or Yellow Bell. They are native to Central and South America. However, these flowers are available in India as well as my house.

The City of Canóvanas in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, has named the Allamanda Carthica (Yellow Bell) it’s official flower/plant due to the vast amount of these through the entire city and it’s rivers. It’s also in their seal and downtown plaza.

One more picture of an unknown flower to share with you all.


A Beginning!

“Well begun is half well done” is a very common saying. The very first picture taken with my DSLR is the one below. I touched my camera very eager and desperate to click the first photograph. I happened to take my first picture at the Pallavaram fly-over in Chennai. The simple time-variant shot gave me a perfectly exposed picture for a novice. I still cherish the beautiful red and yellow lines drawn all over this picture. Thanks to Jaggy who was with me guiding.