Friday, 7 June 2013

Even A Storm Can Bring Beauty - Friday Garden (Nature)

Leading a not so housewife-like life here in India, I try to find some relief from a busy schedule in my favorite hobbies: reading in the evenings, crocheting, crafting and gardening... The latter to my disappointment has gone onto background these days. There are few reasons, one of which is hot Indian summer. Many plants, probably, under my not so experienced hand, simply can't stand the heat and dry. Unforgivably but I missed to post a birthday wish to my dear D, who turned... doesn't matter, he is still as young as when we met, though he was quite frustrated that he started another decade this year. Don't be sad, dear, we are yet to do so much in our lives (we don't even have children yet!)! Moreover, we ourselves still feel like kids, and behave like kids sometimes :)
This year I am planning to fully start planting again in the month of August, when the days will be warm and wet. Having nothing exciting in my garden as of now, I am enjoying whatever comes my way in a sense of beauties of nature. Thus yesterday we had an unexpectedly stormy evening. Around 5 pm the sky went dark and was having and giving away that strange yellowish glow. The wind was opening all the doors in our house, letting the rain to come in. The electricity was gone, and we had to lit the candles everywhere. The storm scared me first with all the thunders and lightnings... But it became fresh very soon, and I was grateful for this.
The rain brought some other beauty afterwards - the gulmohar flowers which were torn from the top branches and fell on the ground. I picked up few of them and brought home. The flowers made me very happy with their orange-green palette. 
 They were still with me today morning... when the power went off again. I lit up the candles and liked how my otherwise plain table looked like - festive and mystic at the same time.
 One more beauty I found in the morning was this solitary moss rose blossom (thanks to Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries for letting me know its name:)).
I am taking a day off tomorrow from my office, too tired to carry on like I did the whole week, participating as a teacher in our preschool's summer camp. It is a tough job to do, and so much responsible! Now I need a good rest, may be a good dinner, and a good drink... and a good dose of crochet! It has been long since the last portion of squares was made.
Wishing you to have a relaxing, joyful weekend, my dears! Thank you so much for all your beautiful, praising comments about fairy Angelonia and painted pebbles - I feel so happy being able to share my inspiration with all of you! Hugs!!!

29 comments:

  1. I like moss rose. I like to put it in a hanging pot and let it hang over the side.

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    1. Yes, these flowers look awesome in the pots! :)

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  2. We have been having rain here for the last couple of days. Thankfully, we haven't lost power. Beautiful flower.

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    1. That's good, Charlotte :) The rain and no power off. Here it happens frequently anyway moreover during a storm.

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  3. My planting area is a terrace on a 7th floor apartment. We are on the top floor, on a corner, so it gets really hot. I have pots and have to bring them back and forth, and some don't make it. It makes me sad, too, and my Piano Man tries to cheer me up by helping me find new ways to make our terrace less scorching. Let's see if it works...

    Love the rose (great picture of it!).

    Enjoy your day off. Have some 'me' time ;-)

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    1. Making a garden on the 7th floor sounds heroic! :) And it is always great to have your love done who understands your passion and supports it!

      Yea, the rose was the only colorful spot in my garden, no other flowers blossom - they feel too hot.
      Thanks, same to you, Magaly! Don't forget to enjoy coffee on weekend! :)

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  4. I don't like thunder storms either!!!

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    1. I like... but they scare me I admit.

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  5. I love gardening! However, here it's not a good idea to plant during the summer months since it is just too hard on the plant - no rain. Our bet time to plant is the fall so that plants can establish over the (usually wet) winter. However, there are still enough gardening chores which I love. I also grow vegetables and they need some "maintenance".
    The orange flower is lovely!!! I would like that one as well.

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    1. Perhaps that's what I am going tot do - wait for a proper season to plant. Thanks for a tip, Carola ;)

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  6. I love storms, so wild and everything is so serene afterwards. And candles, I love candles because they make everyone look ten years younger!

    The little moss rose is very pretty.

    Have you looked online for flowers that might thrive in the dry season? Like you, I moved from one climate (England) to another (Southern USA) and I didn't know what would grow. All the flowers I was familiar with just shrivelled up. Now I grow tomatoes and peppers, instead!

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    1. I lit candles quite frequently, I like their look and I feel good while they are lit - it makes the room cozy :)
      Yes, I shall do this, select some plants which will happily grow in Indian seasons.Thanks for a suggestion, Rhissanna :)
      Also I always feel that English touch in your works - nothing can change who you are!

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  7. Storms in the summer months fascinate me. I love their smell and the way they make my skin feel. I love their energies and i can'y stop breathing in the smell of the wet ground. Lightenings and thunders, i want to suck them all in!

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    1. How wonderful you described your feelings during the storm.. I have some close to yours. I bet your baby will be a great admirer of the storms too! Take care!

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  8. I hope you're having a great weekend ;o) I love the flowers! And, your table with the candle, looks very magical! The moss rose is beautiful and is actually one of my mom's favorite ;o) Take Care and be well ;o)

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    1. I am having a lazy weekend :) I also admired my table because of the candle light it looked indeed unusual to me.
      Take care too, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  9. My kind of weather...storms! What a mood enhancer. I love the rain and the thunder, that is if I don't have to be out in it.
    The bright orange flowers are beautiful and would look lovely in a painting. I don't paint, but I could envision them as a painting. And the moss rose is so brilliant of a hot pink colour.
    Oh, I finally am beginning to highlight the bloggers whom I chose to award the Liebster Award too...took me long enough to do it! I will probably be a bit slow, but I am going to highlight each blogger so they will possibly gain some more followers for their blogs. Thank you so very much for the honor of awarding me last year with the Liebster Award. I am ever so grateful for the praise.
    hugs,
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. I look forward to see who you nominate, Teresa :) Glad that you liked the flowers in my pics. Have a nice weekend!

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  10. Hello Dear and notice that according to what you tell us a negative situation, you had an outcome of positive things! Beautiful light from the candles! that every place gives a lovely touch! and I just happen to me in the garden, plants have short duration, (be me?) but always life and our creator gives us beauty everywhere! time and this simple flower how beautiful locks! May you have many more days filled with great crochet work! hugs, Rose M

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    1. You are right, Rose Marie, Gods give us beauty everywhere, we just need to stop and adore it :)
      Thanks for a lovely comment!

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  11. Pretty table and candle. That Moss Rose will grow and get more beautiful! Stay safe in these storms!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! We have a wonderful weather these days, I am so happy!

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  12. We have been having a lot of rain here too, but thankfully the power didn't go out. Glad you are safe and was able to enjoy some gulmohar flowers.

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    1. I saw that rains came into many places all over the world. Weather is unpredictable, tehse days we are having pleasant temperature, it is a pre-monsoon season now.

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  13. It is very hot 112* most days, I have been swimming and enjoying the pool and bbq or we go out to eat and find coolness in the casino restaurants, not much time for the computer! But I do enjoy your blog and all that is India. I love when the power goes out and I can light candles, happens a lot here in the summer as so many are using air conditioning and appliances. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! But I have more than India to tell about, I will soon start posting about my native country too. Moreover, my India is my variant of it..it is much more diverse!
      Have a nice weekend too!

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  14. That storm sounded exciting, even romantic, with the candles and flowers! It must have been a big storm to cause a power cut. But at least it cooled down afterwards. x

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    1. Oh yea.. it was romantic. I do feel like this when it is raining. Candle light also makes me dreamy..

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  15. Gorgeous flowers!!! Enjoy your weekend relaxing with your crochet and a nice drink!

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