Friday, February 15, 2013

Focus On Life Week 7 ~ Beauty of Flowers


Sally started the email containing this week's prompt with:

Earth laughs in flowers
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I agree :-)



I look just like this when I see flowers, especially daisies...they bring me a waaaiiiiide smile :-) But I have never liked to receive flowers as gifts. I feel very uncomfortable that something so beautiful and innocent was cut off to adorn my desk. That makes me sad. So on my desk, flowers are in this form...like up there!

Real flowers, I need to see like this...wild and thriving!


Or like this....graceful and beautiful till the end!


Want to smile more? Go here to Sally's blog!
http://thestudiosublime.com/2013/02/15/focus-on-life-week-7-2/

PS: I will be away from my PC and mostly, the internet until Monday night. Will hop and comment and reply when I am back!

48 comments:

  1. So you Kashmira. Love your floral piece on the desk, and the last shot. Great job!

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    1. Yeah, that's my bright smile, but I cheated, its not on my desk. I saw it at my doctor's office.

      I really like that last one too!

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  2. Ooooh I love that last pic especially! I hear it's bad fen shui to have "dried" flowers in your home, not sure about cut. Guess I'll risk it from time to time - I live on the wild side!

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    1. Yeah, I love that last one too! Was a small carpet of flowers there on the sidewalk. Too pretty!

      Cut might be ok, I think. I didn't know dried ones were bad feng-shui, because we do see so many arrangements with dried stuff. hmmm...

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  3. Fun post Kashmira. I like my flowers in their own environment too!! Especially wildflowers.

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    1. Oh I LOVE wildflowers! I have heard that the cactii in death valley bloom all at the same time once a year. Its my dream to see that happen! Have you heard of it? I am hoping its not a myth!

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  4. gorgeous images - esp. the fallen blossoms... thank you :)

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    1. Thank you, Claire :) That one is my favorite too!

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  5. Love your sentiments about flowers on your desk, especially like the last photo of the petals strewn on the bricks.

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    1. Thanks Mary :) There is very famous Hindi poem which talks about the wishes of a flower...what it wants the gardener to do with it. Its very sweet. There's a translation here:
      http://rang-thecoloursoflife.blogspot.com/2008/12/pushp-ki-abhilasha.html

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  6. I would love to have a smile like that at my desk each day! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hey Courtney, I must confess, its not my desk. Its at my doctor's office, but now I want one too :)

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  7. l love the tiny blossoms on the walkway... so delicate and pretty.

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    1. Laura, oh they were. I brought them home to dry them, but they don't look as good. I guess I didn't do it right :(

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  8. Oh! the little blossoms on the ground are so sweet!

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    1. Aren't they :) I brought them home, and tried to dry them, but I think I didn't do it right, they look so small now.

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  9. Beautiful pictures, enjoy the weekend!!

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  10. Your flowers are so happy! Love the daisy - must find one myself :) and the cherry blossoms are perfect!

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    1. Alicia, make that two of us. Its not my desk, I found it at my doc's office :( I want one too!

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  11. Kashmira - these are perfect! Love your 'wild flowers' and the one on your desk is the best!!

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  12. Love the fallen cherry blossoms on the sidewalk!

    (no. 45 this week)

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  13. I really like the blossoms on the bricks.

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    1. Me too, they looked so pretty. The colors were really nice in person.

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  14. Flowers bring smiles in so many ways

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  15. Your monitor buddy would make me smile every day!

    Love that last photo.. something about it is just perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Janet :) The monitor buddy is not mine, but now I want one too!
      And I really do like that last one a LOT!

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  16. What a happy flower on your computer! You're right, too, that flowers are best in their natural setting.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I found the sunflower on a desk in my doc's office, I need one for me too now!

      And I can't tell you how much I love a field of wildflowers! There is one on my way to work, and it blows me away every single day!

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  17. Beautiful photos Kashmira! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sally! I had a great time on my vacation last weekend :)

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  18. you always crack me up! that is one cheery flower for you desk :) but wow, I do love a field of flowers - it is always so lovely!

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    1. Yeah, those fields of flowers! They are there all over the bay area this time of year...until April I think :)

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  19. I love your smiley face sunflower. Some flowering pants actually produce MORE flowers after some flowers have been cut. Maybe receiving flowers is just another way to receive beauty into our lives.

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    1. Thanks Ema. Yeah, I did hear that about cutting them. But since I know NOTHING about growing anything, I go with my instinct of "let it be where it is", lol :)

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  20. Ahahahaha!! Daisies are MY FAVORITE TOO!! I get what you mean about receiving flowers, but I can't resist someone thinking enough of me to send me a vase full of blooms. Of course, from there I dry them and save them. Yup, I'm a bit of a hoarder, but that way the death of the flowers never goes to waste.
    Oh, and your desktop daisy totally gave me a big-ol-grin :D

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    1. Hmmm...now I did not think about that! About someone thinking of me. But then...I think everyone knows how I feel about flowers, so I am not expecting to get any ;)

      I used to dry them up too, and make cards for my teachers when I was a kid...stopped doing it a while back, no one to give cards to anymore, I guess.

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  21. I really like that last shot - the contrast between the soft, pretty flowers and the hard paving. It's nice to appreciate the beauty in little things like that :)

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    1. Thank you! They looked SO beautiful, sitting there, smiling up at me :)

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