Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Pachira macrocarpa

Yesterday the sun was shining brightly on my part of the earth and I caught a glimpse of this flower against the light. Freshly bloomed for the day this single flower on my young Pachira macrocarpa tree was young and beautiful. Sun or rain, what is my preference? I like both because I like the sun for its warmth and the rain for its crystalline beauty.
 This morning the cool air beckoned me outside and there it was, this flower still going strong covered with rain droplets having survived a heavy downpour earlier.

 In the afternoon, the droplets of water evaporated and the flower wilts.
 Pachira macrocarpa

4 comments:

  1. Lovely photo of the raindrops on the leaves.

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  2. Like Monet, I love the effects of light eg on flowers and leaves as well as fresh raindrops. With my poor eyesight even if I chance upon them I will likely 'pass by' them. I hope one day I can observe & feel fresh snow on rocks.

    Each time I log into your blog, I feel relaxed and learned something from your postings. You are amongst those who can 'see rather than look' just like a lot of people 'hear but not listen'. Congratulations and thanks.

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  3. Thanks Lindy and Alice for always bringing sunshine into my blog. I used the Canon 400D on manual mode to take these photos because the camera allows me to feel deeply about my subjects and to capture the connection I have with them. The photos are not as sharp as I would like them to be. Still, it is as good as holding a brush in hand and letting the energy flow from the heart to the paper when one practises callligraphy.

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  4. Yes, let the energy flow from the heart to..... be it cooking, painting, calligraphy, writng, etc. This is what is referred to as the 'flow theory' hyppothesized by Austrian philosopher, Mihaly Csikszentmihali
    ( pronounced as 'mi-hi cheek san mi hi'. Such flow is experienced by people like you and I at times, runners ( called runners' high ) when you are totally immersed 'in the world of your own and are most relaxed;hence produce wonderful results as you don't think.. and let your energy flow esp from your heart..."
    Like I often said, I paint with my heart and eyes ( I don't need good eyesight though) and not with my hands when I am in the 'flow' state.

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