Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Blue Flowers

My response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Blue-Purple Flowers

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Commelina/Dayflower – Wangden Khoibi (in Manipuri)

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Blue Pimpernal – called Neel (literally blue) in Hindi, not sure what it is called in Manipuri

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not sure which flower this is

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Morning glorymayeplei (Manipuri)

I realised i had many photographs of flower in the blue-purple colours and some I had already posted earlier on my blog. I am sticking to the colour Blue. Just for the fun of it, i have arranged them in order of the size of the flowers. Except for the third flower, the others are considered wild/weed. I wonder what the third flower is.

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Flowers

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Roses, marigolds, crape jasmine and daisies with camphor cubes, incense sticks and cotton ropes soaked in oil: all set to be offered to Ganga @Rs.20, Haridwar, India

‘Don’t send me flowers when I am dead. If you like me, send them while I am alive’ – Brian Clough

because …….

‘what sunshine is to a flower, smiles are to humanity’ – Joseph Adison

and……

‘to me, flowers are happiness’ – Stefano Gabbana

but……..

‘if your heart is a volcano, how shall u expect flowers to bloom?’ – Khalil Gibran

also,….

‘Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them’ – A.A. Milne

Poppies in the wheat field

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poppies in the wheat fields of Punjab; ©Rekha Konsam

“And that furthermore in my own technique I have the same ideas about colour, even thought about them when I was still in Holland. Cornflowers and white chrysanthemums and a certain number of marigolds – see here a motif in blue and orange. Heliotrope and yellow roses – motif in lilac and yellow. Poppies or red geraniums in vigorously green leaves – motif in red and green.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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‘Just living is not enough …. one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower’ – Hans Christian Anderson

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Blue pimpernal: the little blue beauties   

My walks at the nearby park continues. I chanced upon these sleeping beauties (below). A flower after my own heart for the simple reason that it is a late riser like myself! At eight – eight thirty in the morning when most people are up and about, they were still sleeping so I had to come back again for them at a later time – i went around eleven to give them enough time and i found them in full glory like bright little blue stars in the green bed of its foliage. oh yes! I would definitely love to have them when I have my own garden.

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sleeping beauty: blue pimpernal yet to open

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The appeal of an unexpected surprise – my romance with wildflowers continues

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April blossoms of wild flowers – Gomphrena weed: life in Delhi

I came across these small flowers in the nearby park couple of weeks back. I had plucked the blooms to put them up in my room. Yesterday, I found that parts of the park had been turned white with patches of the plant spreading out. It is a low growing little plant that rather tends to spreads out horizontally. The blossoms are about an inch at the most. I am not sure what this plant is but its details are certainly fascinating!

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“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” – Walt Whitman

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morning glory – a glorious English name for a wildflower that is commonly noted for crawling up walls and dismissed as creeper *mayep-lei in Manipuri, in the name of the amplifiers called mayep corrupted from ‘mic’

prickly poppy on the sidewalk

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“What a pity flowers can utter no sound!—A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle … oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!”
–  Henry Ward Beecher.