Thursday, May 14, 2015

Carnations From China

Neehow all the way from China & Happy Friday, my friends

I saw the Carnations and thought to myself...
Humans are like flowers...
They may grow in various parts of the world...
But they all, are basically the same.
A Carnation is a Carnation, whether it grows in China, Africa, ...,or in the U.S.
A human is a human, whether label a Chinese, African, ..., or American.

Friday, May 8, 2015

White Blossoms against Blue Sky

White Blossoms against Blue Sky

They looked like floating in air by the lake.
 I could not take a single step further without clicking some pictures and inhaling their fragrant beauty that seeped into my soul.
 The Nature smiled :-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Medina Azahara

Medina Azahara, Spain (House of Ya'far)
It is also called Versailles of the Middle Ages.

Umayyad Caliph, Abd ar Rehman lllal Nasir built this de facto capital of al Andalus in 936.
Only 10% of 112 hectares  have been excavated and restores of this once beautiful city andit's  majestic palace.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Yellow Tulip in rain

Yellow Tulip in rain

One of the three tulips that bloomed in my garden this year. 
The petals open up in the sun and close overnight.
When it rained, the drops looked like emotions kept inside.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Purple Tulips

Purple Tulips

They usually come out later than the yellow ones but when they do, they look amazing.

Tulips are very easy to grow for many but I gave up the effort some years back.
I used to plant hundreds of bulbs each early spring to enjoy the blooms,  and dig them out every fall to store them in the garage during cold winters.
A bad back did not let me dig out the bulbs for some years. That's when my battle with the tiny terrorists began. They started having a non stop party in my garden. Don't jump to hasty conclusions. I'm talking about mini things called chipmunks.
I'd watch the chipmunks diligently dig and eat my precious bulbs. Tried shooing them away but finally they won and I gave up.
The number of bulbs reduced over years and only three have come out this season.
These are not the ones in my garden. Took the shot elsewhere :-)