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Monday, May 30, 2016

Creative Spot by Indra Anandasabapathy

Yellow - Exbury Azalea

MY PURPLE (blue) PATCH- this took several years of work & is still a work in progress

Vigelia in bloom

The peony started to bloom

Pink Azalea

Azaleas at the tail end of their blooming cycle
Pink Azalea

FOX GLOVE- source of Digitals.

Iris time - and a rain casualty


  1. Indra
    I searched for the wisdom of Khalil Gibran to comment on your lovely flowers displayed so elegantly

    I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
    I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
    I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
    I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

    But I look up high to see only the light,
    And never look down to see my shadow.
    This is wisdom which man must learn.

    Thank you

  2. Indra, I wish I had green fingers like you. Your collection of flowers is simply gorgeous, and it must be a real treat for you to walk round your garden each day. Do keep sending us more photos when you have the time.
    Sriani Basnayake

  3. Wonderful flowers by a Man who knows his folia. ND your knack of quoting literary gems is quite something. This is William Blake.
    To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. Not really sure what it means but it sounded good! ND, over to you to enlighten us!

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  5. Mahen
    Thank you for your generous praise. Zita is our Queen of poetry. I am just an armchair observer like the rest. Mostly only the poet will know the context and what exactly he meant. The rest is in the eyes of the beholder. Your guess is as good as mine!! William Blake as you know was an English poet who lived 1757-1827 when life was short and tough. Mysticism, religion and revolutionary politics coloured his life. He wrote about what he saw and felt. Although he wrote about his time we can still make sense of what he tried to convey. Those words still seem to make sense and have some relevance. They resonate with our lives in the 21st Century. I think William Blake is underrated as a poet. His poems require wisdom, thought and loads of time. Such attributes will not be in short supply in those who have studied medicine in our years.
    Your choice of this particular poem in this context is infinitely better than mine.

  6. "RED RAZ"June 2, 2016 at 1:57 AM

    That is a wonderful presentation of your green fingered handiwork.I too seem to have green fingers in addition to a "Green stick" as I am a father of four'known' children!!!!!.


  7. Raz
    I remember the misspent youth and the wild oats sowed so generously by so many during those heady days at Medical College. The Block nights provided the perfect ambience for those fuelled by alcohol and testosterone. We were novices compared to those night owls who had 20/20 vision on those moonless nights at Reid Avenue

  8. Well said, Nihal, Mahendra and Razaque! Thanks, Indra for adorning our blog with beautiful blooms. 'As I walked through your garden in bloom, Azalea made me bright and happy, the purple patch reminded me, it's hard work, pinky vigelia struggled out of the fence to greet me and told me that life is worth living, red peony brightened my day, iris is brave and can stand rain and shine.' Thanks for all these lessons. Zita

    1. Zita,
      Thanks for 'Poetic' thoughts of the floral description of your feelings, albeit not in your usual Poetry. As the summer progress there awaits a lot more to come to fuel your talents--- just you wait, Zita.


  9. ND. Were the night owls looking for FLOWERS down Reid avenue. Anyhow spring is a beautiful time of the year & New York is full of flowering trees , shrubs & smaller plants. It is a bit heart breaking when it also rains at this time of the year & the pretty Iris and Peonies tend to bend over at the stem and fall to earth.
    They planted hundreds of thousands of trees , mostly of the flowering variety over the last 8 years all over New York city- as if there was a lack of them, beautiful they are in bloom but then they are an allergy sufferers nightmare, and I am one of them.

    But then it is an allergy sufferers nightmare & I am one of them- Beconase etc. Claritin does not do much good at this stage.Thankfully it is all Nasal, but the itchy eyes can be problematic too.

    By the way I am not the only gardener at home,my wife is at it too specializing in hanging baskets. However this spring she took leave of that stuff for lack of time, busy with the Tours to Cuba & Mexico & the grand kids.
    I am glad that my interest brings happiness to all of you- happiness is infectious.
    There is an added note on Cuba, please read it.

    Thank you all- Zita,Sriani, Nihal,Mahendra & Razzack for following my adventures with FLOWERS.

    Indra A

  10. Razaque aka RAZ.June 3, 2016 at 1:07 AM

    Thanks Guys ---- Zita, Mahen, Sriani & ND.
    Indra, I suffer a great deal with hay fever too... but never learn. Wait till my Lillies come into bloom & I suffer immensely. In UK the they are 'fueled' by banana peels... aptly called ----" Lilly, Lilly 'Kehel' Lellie" When SL the compost I used was coconut husks & was called "Lilly, Lilly 'Pol lellie"