Thursday, September 25, 2008

Changing Colours

Fresh crispy mornings and sunny noon of late September give an All-is-well feeling, especially as they were preceded by the humid, sunless, dull grey of the rainy season. But, in the month of June the first bout of rain accompanied with same dull grey skies was more than welcome, since it had followed the scorching hot summers! Yes, I do live in a place where we experience some extreme weather conditions, and the good thing is that as soon you start getting bored with a particular weather situation, there are signs of change visible. Change is the most permanent feature of our existence, and it is this change which gives and adds color to our lives; Something beautifully exemplified by the Brunfelsia flower, which was purple yesterday,has turned pale Lavender today and will turn white tommorow-so aptly named Yesterday, Today and Tommorow! That is one reason why I love gardening, because a garden is ever changing. A stroll in the garden and you find color and a constantly changing flora all around, which is so very essential to prevent the monotony in life, a refreshing detour from the daily humdrum. The garden is such an apt reflection of nature’s colorful creative abilities with a myriad of colors in all hues and shades. In fact all the colors existing in the nature have a reason. The bright colors make the flowers look attractive and easily locatable. Animals, including we humans are attracted to it, and help in the process of pollination. It is said that one should keep mixing the colors of fruits and vegetables in the diet, as it aids the body in getting a wide variety of antioxidants and vitamins. The bright color fruits are particularly rich in these pigments with anti-oxidative properties. Colors keep us happy and gay, helping to keep the day’s blues and grey away. And, there are some whose presence alone is enough to make the life appear colorful…

11 comments:

easygardener said...

I agree that colour is essential. Just catching sight of a flower in the garden can raise our spirits, and make the day that little bit brighter. So can a smile :-)

Rusty in Miami said...

The brunfelsia in my garden bloom around December and January. Is amazing how similar your garden is to my.

Nicole said...

I love your new rose header. Once again, your flowers and foliage look just like mine LOL. I cannot believe how we have the same exact crotons in India and the Caribbean.
You daughter continues to grow sweet and beautiful.

Julie said...

Your plants and flowers are indeed colorful, but that angel in the last pic is extrordinary!

Andrea said...

Do you know why I enjoy coming to your page? I'll tell you. I enjoy your ability to put life / nature in perspective. There is always a reason for what is happening around us - beautifully put in your writings. Your page always brightens my day. Your daughter is very cute, but I bet she already knows that. Best regards from Germany, Andrea

Annie in Austin said...

What a beautiful meditation on our need for color, GreenThumb - and for enough change to keep us attentive and interested.

There must be just enough color and change in your little one's life - look at those sparkling eyes! I wonder if seeing colorful fruits like the pomegranate & eggplant on the monitor can have a virtual anti-oxidant effect ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Kanak Hagjer said...

Love the pinks and yellows. And your beautifully put last line...so very true. What an adorable little girl your daughter is!
Thank you leaving a comment on my blog.

Aiyana said...

Very nice collection of flower and plant photos--and your little daughter is very cute!
Aiyana

Gail said...

Years a go I found Brunfelsia in a nursery, but couldn't keep it happy. I remember how much delight it gave all the roommates! I was in college then....

Are children are the best blooms in our gardens!

gail

Chandramouli S said...

Seems you had a good rain in UP. Indra's happy I guess with you. He wasn't all that with Chennai as usual as we didn't have too much of it. Yum! The Pomegranate looks soo tasty! I'm sure it'd be more tastier when it ripens more... True that nature's an artist

islandgal246 said...

We live on opposite sides of the world and yet grow many of the same things. In fact many plants came from your country when migrants came to the West Indies. Your flowers are beautiful especially the little one with a smile. Yes this world would be very boring without colour and varieties.

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