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Nature's Inspiration Movie

http://www.flickspire.com/m/HealthierL433/NaturesInspiration -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Eternal Peace -- Is It That Much To Wish For...

Wishing you all of you a Happy Memorial Day. For those of you who kindly visit my humble blog from outside the USA, Memorial Day is a day for remembering the service and dedication of the armed forces. I hope a day will come in this world when no one will need the use of any kind of forces. So, in memory of all those men and women and in hope of eternal peace, I present these beautiful flowers. Why do we get moved by beauties of flowers? There is no evolutionary advantage in being mesmerized by the beauties of such tiny, insignificant flowers which you might not even notice while walking tall. Most of our habits, characteristics and senses have developed due to some kind of evolutionary-requirement reason. Do all of us get moved by such beauties? Or only few of us? If only few of us get affected so deeply by their beauties, then why? What do we have that we get affected and others don't? Such fleeting beauties can only be the apt symbols for eternal peace as enjoying their beauty we hopefully realize the insignificance of our short-lives, uselessness of wars and bickering, and that our lives should also radiate beauty.



I do not what these flowers are or where they have come from. They have suddenly appeared this year in my flower-bed, vegetable-bed, around the green-house and in lawns. In the first picture you can see how the buds look like. The buds and the flowers grow on tall stalk. They bloom in huge quantity as you can see in the last picture; the whole area/ground gets covered in their bloom. The blooms closes when the sun sets; with the sunrise and rise in temperature, the bloom opens. I am not sure if it is evident in the picture or not but the beauty of these tiny masses of flower is absolutely exquisite. It could be some kind of crocuses but I have never seen them blooming so late, and blooming profusely on the hottest days or in mid-day when the sun overhead is shining brightly. Also, I have never seen crocuses bloom on such long stalks. But, I might be wrong. Do any of you know what they might be? The long weekend was also spend in doing lots of garden-related works which will become another post.

19 comments:

  1. KL..I added this post to this week's Nature Notes for you. On Tuesdays when I post the Nature Notes post there is a box at the bottom of the post that says, "Mr Linky-Click to add your link" When you click on that box a page will open up showing the other bloggers who want to link their post to NN. You can write in the name of your blog and copy and paste the address of you post into the empty lines and it will appear when you refresh the window...Michelle

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    1. Michelle, thank you :-). I will try to follow it on tuesdays.

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  2. Very, very cute plants. I can't wait to help you and Mr in the backyard one day! One of these weekends.
    You should take your plants for a walk. Put them in a small stroller and walk around the neighborhood. LOL

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    1. Joolz...your company is always wonderful and welcome :-). Perhaps we should just outside, sip lemonade and talk philosophy :-).

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  3. I have no idea what they are, but they sure are pretty!

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  4. isn't there an smart phone app which recognizes flowers? Check it out...I just did...LeafSnap is one name.

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    1. Joolz awesome :-). Thanks buddy :-)

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  5. I think it might be Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum L. A pretty plant.

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    1. Jason, you might be correct. I searched online after reading your comment and seems like that only.

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  6. Hello KL, thanks for your visit i learned you are from India. Regarding those white flowers, they are very beautiful, imagine you didn't have to plant them. That is a gift from the elements, you are very privileged, haha.

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    1. Hi Kalantikan, thank you :-). Please visit me often. I will also visit you. Yes, I am originally from India :-).

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  7. Hello KL, these pretty blooms look like the fairy lilies, Zephyranthes candida we have here in the tropics. It is wonderful to see similar flowers in shape and colour. White flowers are pure and cheerful at the same time. Yes great for memorial occasions ;-)

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    1. Stephanie, fascinating because you gave a name and Jason also gave another name. My flowers look exactly similar to both the species!! But, Zephyranthes candida might not live out here in this cold. I now wonder what they are. Thank You :-).

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  8. Yes, I concur with Stephanie - they are Zephyranthes candida. I have these in my garden too.

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    1. Stilleto, thank you :-). Where is your garden blog?

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  9. Oh I was hoping someone would I'd the flowers.... Lovely thoughtful post.... If you go to the linky for nature notes and look for Donna... She is part of a gardening group and has a meme for gardening.... Michelle

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    1. Rambling, thank you :-). Thanks for Donna's information; I do regularly visit her blog. Both of you have exceptional blog.

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  10. Lovely thoughts...that looks like Star of Bethlehem.

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