Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Modern Life

To me, a flower isn't a flower, it's an event.
Prospero



Stapelia gigantea













African Tulip Tree














Nepenthes madagascariensis













what's next on the agenda?













duplicity













strange laughter













juge pénitent













curtain













guilt













Amsterdam













fog













modern life (lots of movement and going nowhere)













for manuela

45 comments:

  1. your images are things of such beauty - i love dropping by to see them - have a wonderful day - jenean

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  2. Beautiful photos, great captions yet again. I am laughing still over the snail. So true! I hope you have a great day!

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  3. I don't know how you come up with these things....I just love it! Everyday!

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  4. At Last I am almost the first to comment but not quite !! Fabulous, beautiful images, you excel yourself. Guilt is amazing, and I want that little urchin !

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  5. They all great shots,
    the African Tulip Tree is VERY special
    (the color)
    Its always a pleasure
    to look at your pictures!!
    :)

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  6. Your posts are full of surprises. Today I am marveling at Angelina, the epic flowers, duplicity, curtain and modern life.

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  7. photos of random beauty...hard to choose a favorite as they are all so different, titles add so much!

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  8. Once again these wonderful photos - and words perfectly fit! "Modern life" is my favourite, you are so true! That shot speaks to me on many levels!

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  9. Very pretty with lots of texture. I have to laugh at the caption for Angelina - when my grandpa got very old, he always used to say, "What's next?"

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  10. Beautiful pictures, surprising as usual.
    "Modern life" is so true. Its one of these astonishing photos, which are so technically imperfect and - thanks to their imperfection - are talking so much.
    I like also the light on "juge pénitent"

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  11. Good morning,
    even though it's now close to half past three in the morning, your site provides once again much food for thought, keeping me awake throughout the night - such impressive photography accompanied by wisdom. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Your flowers are the main event in my blogging experience! They induce thoughts that are followed by guilt :) Gorgeous colors. They are all magic, but the silhuette of the laughter will hunt my evening! Thank you!

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  13. I love the titles you give your photos. You inspire and intrigue me.

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  14. Wonderful! I like strange laughter best.

    I've still been contemplating your Power post - lots of issues to ponder. I found the TV series 'Heroes' to have some interesting insights into power - even the one of invisibility!

    The 'mascara prison' gave rise to an observation that about 95% of the people I know (a lot of people) tend to either wear lots of make-up all of the time, or no make up all of the time. I think it's fun to wear as much eyeliner and mascara as the aforementioned Amy Winehouse some of the time, or no makeup at all, or be bright orange some of the time - freedom!!

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  15. I agree with you, it is an event. Maybe that's why I get so excited when a new one opens.
    I love modern life, so true!

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  16. You put such thought into your blogging! Puts me to shame! Lovely photos as usual!

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  17. I like these events. Dogs that ask questions are something else, though. We've got a Golden Retriever who thinks she ought to always be the center of attention - not a flower!

    Nicely done!

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  18. I have not seen Stapelia gigantea before. Beautiful flower. Blooms often? That picture, modern life... was the speed of your camera fast?... passing sand blown by wind?

    Btw, do you have a good online contact for seeds? I am trying to find dwarf plumeria to grow. I couldn't get this variety here and even if I do, it will surely cost a lot. And I must well get some nice desert rose seeds also. I think both will do well in my little 'hot' garden (though I haven't tried growing a plumeria ;-)).

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  19. Flower is an event indeed! Photos are superb as usually and 'The modern life' is a great metaphor:)
    Have a nice day
    greetings:)

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  20. Your modern life makes me smile.

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  21. Flowers are like friends to me...I LOVE them ALL:)
    Hello there Angelina...you're looking especially pretty today!

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  22. The snail for me please - I seem to recognize the symptoms...

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  23. TQVM for the useful information ;-) It really helps.

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  24. different computer, hoping comments will work for me this time. third time's the charm :)

    i was saying before that sometimes i try to imagine (feel?) your captions before i read them, and when i saw the last photo i thought, 'new roads' - my heart skipped a bit. thank you.

    curtain looks like the curtain of death - curtain of life? - maybe death since it can only be seen from that side.

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  25. What an awesome collection of images! Excellent!

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  26. Wow! There's a lot to see this time. I like curtain and the purple gaping maw of the Stapelia gigantea the best.

    Buenos Aires Photo

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  27. I slowly begin to walk and get lost among the corners of your garden ... beautiful feeling.
    "Nepenthes madagascariensis" the most beautiful thing in life

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  28. Such wonderful photos with captions to match... I love the first flower photo. What a beautiful flower, such an event! Angelina is looking quite lovely today, and I like that she's asking you "what's next"! :)

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  29. your photos are little meditations, every time i look i 'see' more

    like guilt, with its internal fire ready to consume everything

    or duplicity with its ominous shadow hearts

    (yay, reset my browser and now i can see the comments again)

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  30. This is so beautiful and lovely !! Fantastic series of beautiful photographs !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

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  32. You find the greatest things!!! I love those first flowers! Is that first one the stinky one?

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  33. Your pictures are wonderful! Wow, such beauty in your work. Thanks for stopping by...my Grand Pupsters visit often too. :) Mumzie

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  34. Excellent..you breathed something lovely into each capture..nice job and your right- we do share many of the same foilage- cheers-

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  35. Beautiful photographs and a very creative post!

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  36. Beautiful images of great clarity. Lovely.

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  37. Loved them all~~the events, especially! Always great to see an Angelina shot and as for 'modern life'...that made me smile!!!

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  38. Love the way you have composed and framed the photos! You made most of them look so mysterious. Nice work indeed!

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  39. Good Morning Propsero, I loved the Sfrican Tulip Tree, but then I loved the comparison of the snail to life in general. That was the best. Ofcourse your little puzzled friend is always a joy to see. Such a joy. Thanks for sharing this fine morning. Have a blessed day today and tomorrow is Pink Saturday for me. Stop by and say hi as always I love to see you come for a visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

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  40. Outstanding photographs.Really enjoyed this collection.
    Ram

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  41. the more i get to see of your work, the more i am fascinated. the concept is so interesting - the connections you make between colours and shape and the flow of an entire post are so alluring and at the same time challenging.
    right now, i am blown away by this simple line:
    To me, a flower isn't a flower, it's an event.

    a thousand bows.

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  42. Loved modern life, guilt, and curtain!

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