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

‘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.

Another pink bloom!

Natonchabi * Pink baby rose * rosa multiflora

Natonchabi * Pink baby rose * rosa multiflora

Pretty flowers that happily bloom in clusters and tend to be gregarious rapidly spreading its branches along fences. For some reasons, this pretty flower is not valued and not particularly cultivated but grows more like a wild flower. with an infamous name as natonchabi , the beautiful blossom is quite underrated.

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