There is beauty in everything, don’t you think?
The natural setting was so perfect, that I had to take another shot. But this time, from the other side -
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers
So, which one did you like more?
… Gulmohar from top on a party cloudy day …
. . . Black & White Closeness . . .
. . . Like an umbrella . . .
Well, Instagram is something hard to avoid.
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Oh, by the way, Gulmohar is Hindi (Urdu) word for Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant (Scientific name: Delonix regia). In India it is known as Gulmohar (Hindi and Urdu -‘Gul’ means ‘Flower’ and ‘Mohr’ is ‘coin’.
It had lot of flowers – bright beautiful red flowers – but till June/July. And now is the time for it to be just green, which is fantastic too! I did share a photo of a petal which fell from this very tree. You can click here to check that (It looks like a sting-ray!)
Hope you are having a nice and peaceful time.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein
I did capture one climbing moment of this ant, but, this ant knew how to run while climbing! With all the wind and the glossiness of the leaf, I was afraid that it would fall down, hehehe.
Have a good time.
Oh wait, brutal and nature don’t go together, right?
Oh, well… let me show you how the story sometimes go differently.
Close up – Oh the piercing!
Now, the culprit in B&W. You definitely don’t want to hold it in your hands.
“Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous — indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.”
– Richard Dawkins
“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.”
~ Auguste Rodin
This photograph was taken on 11th March of this year.
The header picture is of the tree just outside the window of my workplace. Recently, the red flowers have bloomed, and red and green make a good couple, so I just clicked it (a few hours ago).
As I always say -
GREEN. IS. GOOD.
I don’t know what was the reason for the dryness along the edges of these “brand-new” leaves, perhaps the harsh winter of early January, but it was worth capturing. Green color is a rarity in winters and if you find it, keep it.
It was a cloudy day when I took this picture, and I really liked the yellow-green warmth added by these leaves.
GREEN. IS. GOOD.
The flowers which I have posted are very tiny, smaller than your smallest finger nail! They, as you already might be knowing, are Fennel Flowerheads (a well-known herbal plant).
I have been waiting for them to grow since December last year when I had posted about the beginning phase of this plant. Winters got extended which further delayed their arrival. The post “Threadlike Green Plant” included two photos (one of them is the thumbnail on the left) of this plant which I had posted back in December, 2011.
Anyways, now coming back to the pretty yellow flowers on a bright sunlit blue sky day -
Winds didn’t help me, so I took several photos. Some of them turned out pretty pretty!
Shining yellow along with our “Star”!
Experimenting with the background.
Technically, “fennel seeds” are not seeds at all but the dried fruit of the plant. Did you know that their seeds are very useful? Click here for to know about these tiny little things.
March inspires me to look out for colors. I hope my photos added colors to your day.
“Circumstances and situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be.”
~ Robert Holden
Have a GREAT weekend!