Flowers, Our Constant Friends: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

Flowers, Our Constant Friends: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom


โ€œDonโ€™t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.โ€

โ€“ Luther Burbank

Ruskin Bond’s Flowers


The most intoxicating flowers I stumbled upon at Arusha airport, Tanzania


Flowers, by Ruskin Bond
Have you read it? I’m still to buy it. Spotted it at the airport enroute East Africa


Ice flowers, my most treasured flowers. Love its different guises; radiant and colourful



A creamish ice flowers, as pristine as it gets


A flower plate at my favourite cafe, Cest la vie. My little token of love to the owner on her big day. ๐Ÿ™‚


Flowers, Our Constant Friends

Flowers are our constant friends, in good times and the not-so-good times. Just gazing at a blooming flower can infuse us with so much joy and radiance. 

I know this is my second post this season on flowers, but I can’t seem to have enough of them, as they nod their heads in full bloom. I love the riot of colours doting our condo and the nearby alleys, this time of the year. It makes the Corona Virus scare less larger than life. Something optimistic to fall back on, you see!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Everywhere I go, I carry back a flower from that place as a keep sake. I sometimes even carry back the leaves, like I did of the Baobab tree in Maniyara, East Africa. 

Do you recognise the flowers in the second picture and in my feature image? Would love to know their name if you do. I spotted them in the very basic, tiny Arusha airport, in Tanzania. I was bowled over by the intoxicating fragrance and the purple, lavender hues. 

Do flowers enchant you too? Do they give you more reasons to smile? Any life-lessons you take back from them? 





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32 thoughts on “Flowers, Our Constant Friends: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. To be honest, I am not a very outdoorsy person. But there are some ‘nature things’ that always bring a smile to my face. Flowers are at the top of that list. Followed by the glow of fireflies in the dark during long summer evening walks.

    1. Wow, Shantala. Thank you for reminding me of the fireflies. I love them too. In North India we call them “jugnu” and we have spent many childhood nights, when we would have power cuts, trying to catch them and hold them in our palms, as they glowed a hue of red encased in our palms. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Flowers have there own soul and they have so many stories ,if only we have the patience and heart to feel them and hear there stories.
    Beautiful pictures

    1. Thanks Vikram, for swinging by. Touched. ๐Ÿ™‚
      So very rightly said. Flowers can teach us many life lessons, if only we tuned in to their magic more often.

  3. These are so pretty, Natasha. I’m pretty sure that the ones you saw at Arusha airport are the African Lilies or the Lily of the Nile as Monika said ( or Blue Lily). The Pink and White African Daisies are no less stunning! Nature gives us so much to treasure, Natasha that despite the chaos that we human create every now and then, with walls that divide us, there is still plenty of beauty and wonder left for us to savour together, so we might feel blessed again. Time and again, we take Nature for granted, don’t we?

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post, today, Natasha! Happy #ww and a fabulous week ahead, my friend!
    Much love always,

    1. Yes, we do take nature of granted, Esha. But I’m so glad that the current generation is slowly but surely waking up to a certain level of awareness.

      I’m so glad this post resonated, my dear friend. Lots of love always. Keep smiling and beaming like a precious flower always. <3 <3

  4. I agree that we need to take pleasure in flowers and in nature despite what is happening in our world. I could guess that your flowers are Osteospermum, what we call African daisies but I am not that familiar with them.

    1. Yes, there is so much of good as well happening in the world. It’s just that the skewed reports keep getting circulated more. Though I know things are tough but if we look back historically, people have lived in the worst of times – plague, world wars and so much more.

      Have a blessed week, Alana. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lovely flowers. Indeed the precious friends, that help us being better!
    Lovely images! The plate is very beautiful. I enjoyed looking at it! Thank you!
    Happy WW!

    1. Thank you dear, lovely Suzana. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your comment always make me smile, as do your blog posts. Thank you for for being part of Esha and mine, #WW. Hugs and love. <3

  6. I love the subject of the post Natasha. I love flowers, they tug my soul and I find them a source of unbridled joy. I have been posting a floral series on Delhi Spring and its a task choosing the pics…… each being so beautiful and unique. The ice babies are such a delight. The lilac flowers…… are they the Drooping Lily of the Nile? The name is as exotic as the bunch ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a very Happy Wednesday and a happy week ahead Natasha!

    1. I figured they are African Lilies, Monika. I have a picture of the same variety in white. Think I should post it sometime soon. Or maybe add them to this post. What say ? ๐Ÿ™‚

      You have a florally gratifying week too, Monika. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

      Would love to go on a Delhi walk with you one of these days, exploring the blooming sidewalks. I would love to see those tulips you posted about. Are they still blooming?

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