Monday, June 11, 2012


Imagine, I was invited out to dinner with friends and given a lovely gift by them as well.
It is a delightfully interesting plant. At home, I gazed at the plant with no thoughts cluttering up my mind. I found myself drawn to the petals; there was something different about them. I wanted to examine the detail of the petal more closely. It was why I took a couple of pictures of the plant. A magnifying glass would have done, but,it would not have been so relaxing to view the larger flowers at leisure. They looked terrific on the screen. These chrysanthemum petals were clearly tubular. It is obvious to see why they are described as quilled;  it is exactly what they are.


Flighty said...

What a lovely gift. We often miss just how amazing plants and flowers are when we don't look at them closely.
I never cease to surprised at how intricate, and beautiful, they are when I do. Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Hello Mr F,

I couldn't agree with you more. Usually, I will take the pleasure from the perfume, if there is one, or the flower or plant's overall form. It is a delight to have homed in on one really unexpected feature of the natural design of this particular flowering plant.

keiko amano said...


I love that chrysanthemum! I love daizy, margaret, and blackeye Susan, too. I don't know if I bought that same chrysanthemum before, but I pay extra attention when I see similar flowers. And they smell fresh.

ZACL said...

What interesting and happy names for the various plants, Keiko. Mine, is giving me an inordinate amount of pleasure.