Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Test of Patience!

Flawlessness
"One look at the flower and you will know what can be the most significant meaning of plumeria flower. Yes, it is beauty, charm and grace. Plumeria flowers with their beautiful colors and fragrance symbolize natural beauty. Secondly, plumeria flowers represent spring and new life. They are also associated with beginning or birth of something. Plumeria flowers have a special meaning in the Hawaiian culture as it symbolized everything good in it. The plumeria flower also stands for paragon or flawlessness."~google search~
These beautiful flowers grow as a tree or a bush here in Florida and in many tropical and sub-tropical climates. They are dormant for a long time and actually are quite unattractive. Just wooden sticks in the ground, or so I thought. Aha, but he who has patience will reap the reward of their showy blooms and sweet fragrance. If you have been to Hawaii, you may recognize them as the flower of choice for the welcoming leis.
Just another one of those wonderful surprises that Mother Nature holds in store for us to savor it's presence. My neighbors tell me that they are easy to propagate, just cut off a branch and stick it in the ground. You know that could work for me, but do I have the equanimity(big girl word for patience) to withstand the dormancy that is the prelude to a symphony by nature??? Patience is that a virtue?

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5 comments:

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful flower!! And thanks for the info - I never knew much about them!! Wonderful!!

lisa said...

This would definitely be worth waiting for. It is just beautiful.
You did such wonderful work on this one also!

hootnonny said...

Beautifully processed.
I stuck a dead-looking stick (a French hollyhock) in the ground and it lived and had the biggest, prettiest green leaves on its way to giving me flowers, and the yard guy cut it down last week - on purpose. Thought it was a weed!

Louisiana Belle said...

Ah! So that's what they use in leis. I did not know that. I always learn something when I visit you. Hope you had a great weekend!

Genie said...

All of your posts are beautiful, but these is something that really caught my eye...the texture you used with your image. It is wonderful and works perfectly with the picture. Lovely processing.

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