Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Frangipani

The evening air, redolent of Frangipani blossoms, excites my dull senses. Energized, I plan to save the world of its unalloyed follies, or, in a more sober icy blue heartbeat, I resign myself to coordinating my steps with the undulations of the rain soaked grass. My penury of will, induced from the relentless patina of indifference, is gently transmuted by strengthening sojourns under rapturous trees.






















chiaroscuro








shocking







Myth Of The Cave






Christopher Columbus






Fear








wind on my back









intruder







Stop








TT

42 comments:

  1. Hi Prospero, love the sublime frangipani; I think it was the first of all the tropicals that caught my heart with its endurance of flowers and its wonderful fragrance. You describe it so well with your feelings.
    Every flower with its caption is spot on. It is a pleasure to see all your varieties and your thoughts and imagination about them.
    On "this and that" I have a post about Billy in "Pet Pride" you might like to post your cutie.
    Now I come to your question; No, I was never so lucky to see a Tillandsia setting seed and growing small new plants at its ends. Could you post it? Bromeliads, like Vriesias etc. sometimes set seed but they usually are gone with the wind!

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  2. Very beautiful and wish I could enjoy the fragrance you describe. Wishing you a great day.

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  3. Once again a fabulous collection of photographs. Your titles are sometimes mysterious, I like that! 'Wind on my back' is very funny. The Frangipani is beautiful.
    Hope your corn is ok with all that rain.

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  4. Love your paragraph!

    I like coordinating my footsteps with undulations of grass, or patches where there is no clover.

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  5. The Frangipani are delightful. They kind of look like oleanders, but two-toned and the petal edges curl up. I wonder if I can grow them. I also love the cave myth, Angelina in the wind and TT, WOW!

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  6. Another overdose of plesure on your blog. The little flowers - so fresh and full - I want to decorate my ice cream with them! The wind in her back made angel wings:) I like the bold colors - that is how the fear should look like! Thank you for this beautiful visions!

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  7. Prospero, thanks for the info on plumerias. I was thinking of Plato's allegory of the cave; I love that story.

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  8. Wow .... Love your photos ... My favorite this week is Frangipani.... done in the blue tones. but its really pretty yellow too.

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  9. Simply love your description....! I'm drunk on its beauty and fragrance too. As for the other photos, I'll have to come and admire them again. Love "Wind on my back" and the blue-toned ones. 'Shocking' literally screamed at me to take a good look!:)

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  10. Beuitful flowers, Loving all these..
    wind of my back definitely a stand out.

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  11. I just don't know where you come up with all the amazing things to photograph. You do such a wonderful job of it. I love the spiky pineaple looking plant and the white/yellow ones the best. The first shot looks like white chocolate candy with lemon coating. I could eat it! Christopher Columbus is great too. Your blog is so entertaining. Thanks for your nice comment on mine. I am happy all around! :)

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  12. The frangipani is just beautiful, they look like they smell delicious!

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  13. Prospero, I like frangipani. The flower always never fail to cheer me up. Every time when I see them in nursery I am so tempted to get one. But my garden just couldn't fit in one. I would like save some room space for my other plants to grow and add more plants later (I like to have varieties!). Btw, I just bought my first carnivorous plant, a pitcher plant called Sarracenia soper last weekend as I was at a highland market place. I am exciting to see how this plant will grow. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Frangipani flowers are awesome and they also smell very good! In this series.. where all the photos look koOL Iloved "wind on my back" & "intruder" very much!! Nicely done!

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  15. They are lovely delicate flowers those frangipani:) I don't know them - thanks for showing. As usually I enjoy all your photos:)
    Greetings from rainy Poland.

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  16. In Poland it's raining, and raining, and it is so nice to see so beautiful flowers and seaside landsacape:)

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  17. I have never seen that type of flower but you certianly hve peaked my curiosity. Great photo's.

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  18. Those frangipani look glorious, not something we see here but I'd love to see one in the flesh some day.

    'Wind on my back' is a very familiar image. Living beside the sea in Scotland, our paps do 'windswept and interesting' on a regular basis.

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  19. I LOVE the Frangipani blossoms...such beautiful flowers...but wait...don't let Angelina blow away!
    LOVE all your images:)

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  20. I like your close-ups of the Frangipani blossoms. You have a wonderful artistry.

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  21. Prospero, Adore your frangipani. I remember it in Singapore, en route to Australia where I lived for six years. Thanks for those memories.

    And thankyou for your comment on Riviera Dogs. I'm so glad to meet your beauty and want to tell you there are 7 other Papillons on Riv. Dogs plus a Phalene too. Just whizz down the list of breeds. I love them too...

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  22. I can see from your words that you're another one who needs that walk to write. Lovely blog you have here, and I admire your skill with the camera.

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  23. Frangipani flowers are really gorgeous. I like its white and yellow color. If only I could have such flower in my garden! I also enjoyed all other photos that you posted. And, "the wind on my back" photo is lovely, indeed; it made me smile. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  24. We have the exact same one on our back porch! I love them!

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  25. I just love those Frangipani but looking through your photos, I think they are all magnificent.

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  26. Angelina is adorable with wind on her back too!

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  27. What gorgeous frangipanis and your verse is very eloquent... however, my favorite is "wind on my back". :)

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  28. The first images and your words are beautiful and stirring!
    I too loved 'Wind on My Back' - couldn't help but smile.

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  29. Oh oh.. yes it is Sarracenia Juthatip Soper ;-( Now I have to think more of this guy. I just put some ice on it (watering it slowly) after reading your comment. I think I should not be overly excited about it anymore... lesser expectation of it is better then he he... TQ for the quick tip ;-D

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  30. Fantastic snaps. Loved each of the snaps the way they have been taken.

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  31. All the pictures are awesome. I liked your lighting effects very much.

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  32. Frangipani! Those flowers always make me think of cake! I have only seen the sugar variety - never the real thing. Love Columbus and Stop too. :)

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  33. Noted your advice! TQVM! Sphagnum peat moss is not easy to find here. While I look for it, I think I will use coconut fibre first and a much bigger pot to keep the roots cool. Also, I will make sure it is kept moist/wet. The current little pot does come with sphagnum moss though (not sure whether if is sphagnum peat moss or not). Oh, btw, I placed the plant undershade with indirect sunlight during late afternoon as I think the hot sun here will easily scorch the plant. Cheers :-D

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  34. Noted and will soak and rinse the coconut fibre really well and pot with drainage surely. TQVM for the generous welcome :-D

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  35. The Fragipani looks like it was dancing!

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  36. Beautiful shots!
    I'm a frangipani lover, but we don't have them here so, when I was travelling through Burma, I collected two cuts and brought them with me. One died, but the other grew too much to be on my terrace and I had to offer it to a friend. Now it lives happily in her big garden and has already bloomed.

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  37. Plumeria are most favorite of all the flowers in our garden.We have almost 20 growing.Love your photos!

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  38. I had a good laugh at your comment on my Skywatch post, nice song.
    Love your intruder photo, the colors are awesome :D

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  39. Shocking is my favorite, I also like the plumeria photos, my tree is too high and can’t get good close up pictures of the flowers

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  40. You are a master of macros, but I prefer being "shocked" :-)

    PS
    Thank you for the comment!

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  41. All so beautiful, great macros. While I love all the flowers I really do like Shocking.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. Thanks for visiting our blog, you have a colection of interesting pictures here. like them a lot.
    Take Care!!

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