Floral Fantasy II

Posted by: Aamir

Aug 26th, 2006 • Category: Eye CandyTags: ,

Flowers… everyone’s favorite subject. Used in every occasion. It is so amazing that color, fragrance, shape and beauty, all comes bundled in one package. Here are some from my collection for you to enjoy…

In the hope of reaching the moon
men fail to see the flowers
that blossom at their feet.
-Albert Schweitzer

Where flowers bloom
so does hope.
-Lady Bird Johnson

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made
and forgot to put a soul into.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Look carefully at picture 2 and 3. They have been cropped from the picture below. As you can see, a little creativity in cropping can result in a totally different perspective.

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
-Beverley Nichols

‘Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
-William Wordsworth

God has sown his name on the heavens in glittering stars;
but on earth he planteth his name by tender flowers.
-Jean Paul Richter

Many eyes go through the meadow,
but few see the flowers in it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When words escape,
flowers speak.
-Bruce W. Currie

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
– William Carlos Williams

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend 🙂


Posted by: Aamir

Aug 26th, 2006 • Category: Eye CandyTags: ,
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  1. samuru999
    August 26th, 2006 at 20:04:


    Oh Ari
    How very, very beautiful!
    And the quotes are so wonderful!
    You made my day so much better with all this beauty!
    Thank you so much!
    You are so awesome!

  2. Nabeel
    August 26th, 2006 at 22:33:


    what a vivid shade of orange .. i love the pictures .. the colors look soo vibrant .. the petals look soo delicate and yet are soo strong and beauteous.

  3. priya
    August 26th, 2006 at 22:52:


    Ari: I just love that orange, purple, blue and red. Amazing that all these nice colors are together in here.
    Back home I had a nice garden and I always had a feeling of talking to my plants. I know its crazy but when you water, plant and care them, it belongs to you just like you are to someone right.

    Hey, just turn on the comment moderation ok. Few months I received a nasty piece of comment and then I had to turn it on.

    Good job ari!!!!

  4. Reflex
    August 27th, 2006 at 10:08:


    Woah, great close-ups 🙂

  5. samuru999
    August 27th, 2006 at 15:11:


    I just had to come back and take another peek at this post!
    These colors are just so vibrant and beautiful!
    Actually breathtaking!
    You do take the most beautiful pics.
    well, Take care!

  6. Robyn
    August 27th, 2006 at 22:41:


    Ari –

    those pics are lovely. You are so talented! What kind of camera and lenses do you use for these close up shots? Beautiful…

    Take care,

  7. starry nights
    August 28th, 2006 at 00:03:


    Ari.. I love the quotes and the beautiful vibrant color. I love flowers so you made my day. thanks for the bouquet.

  8. Gangadhar
    August 28th, 2006 at 05:18:


    lovely post..I just liked the idea of a flower and a quote!! Great..Loved the Emerson quote verymuch..

    My first day of the week started with dis colorful post..thanks,Ari..

    take care

  9. Ash
    August 28th, 2006 at 05:48:


    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind comments…

    You have a great blog here…i’ll be back for sure!

  10. Keshi
    August 28th, 2006 at 06:59:


    beautiful vibrant colors wow!


  11. Corinne
    August 28th, 2006 at 07:13:


    What a stunning follection you have here, and beautiful macro work!

    I particularly like the composition in the first shot that draws the eye to the tips of the flower and the water droplets.

  12. Patty
    August 28th, 2006 at 09:58:


    Ari, I am finally back! Adored all the images you took at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and enjoyed seeing part of the progress of the pigeons.

    Especially love the purple flower colors here! Lovely shots and quotes!

    Do you know the name of the first flower? I remember carrying home one like this while out on a bike ride once.

    Here is the address for my new site: http://www.greenteaobsession.com/

    And who would leave a mean comment on your site? Anyway I never saw it nor what it said, but I think you handled everything well in writing those sentences above.

  13. Keshi
    August 29th, 2006 at 00:54:


    tnxx Ari 🙂 I come really early to work…finish up alot of work before middday…and then I have loads of time. Liberties of working in the IT field.


  14. Rauf
    August 29th, 2006 at 01:06:


    Oh what a treat Aamir, Just beautiful. You’ll be tired of giving numbers to floral fantasy.
    Its was a relief to see the curtains on the pigeon story. Now I am obsessed with making templates
    Been spending my time on it. Without any knowledge.

  15. samuru999
    August 29th, 2006 at 01:28:


    If you ever want to use any of my poems here, just go ahead!

    You are just the most nice person!
    I really mean that!
    You are always so supportive of so many others on their blogs.
    If only there were more people like you in the world… it would be a pretty good place!!!

    Thanks for always giving praise
    on my poetry!
    I do so appreciate your kind words!
    Take care!

  16. Nabeel
    August 29th, 2006 at 02:16:


    i dont see the anonymous comment 🙁 wanted to read what he said.

  17. V N
    August 29th, 2006 at 04:24:



    These are just awesome!! Eeeeessshhhhh!! And I am so angry at myself that I dont have much of a clue abt photography. I guess though, that apart from the technical know-how, one needs to have an ‘eye for things’ to make those pics look as beautiful, as u make them!!


  18. V N
    August 29th, 2006 at 04:25:


    And the way u have interlaced those pics with some real motivational lines is quite inspiring. Way to go, Ari!!

  19. Ash
    August 29th, 2006 at 06:12:


    way to go fellow…
    you do know where to look and what to shoot and post the best ones …

    it has always been a pleasure stepping in here to see the pics ..

    missing the pigeons ….
    i love to see them sleep ….nodding their heads while they do so ….


  20. anand
    August 29th, 2006 at 07:48:


    Hey fab photos
    Very impressive…!!
    Ur camera seems to be talking for u!

  21. kathy
    August 29th, 2006 at 08:37:


    Awesome Ari4u! the contrast in colors, the greens and the purples are sooooo pretty! loved the quotes to that went with each photo! wow! enjoyed the Pigeons…i was noticing these Pigeons (i think they were pigeons!)up high on a wire this evening with my husband and i pointed out how all of them were facing the same direction on the line…they were chatting away and talking about all the activity going on down where we are. lol well…so it seemed 🙂

    August 29th, 2006 at 10:02:


    Breathtakingly beautiful. These are very lovely photos and the colors are very brilliant. Beautiful quote too.
    Thanks for your prayers and sympathy and thanks too for your happy greetings. I’ll be back by Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday.
    My sister-in-law was finally put to rest. Cremation took place yesterday. It was a very painful moment for all of us as she was loved by the family. However, when one loves someone, she/he must also learn how to let go. As of now, my head seems to be floating on air. I can’t seem to find my brains anywhere yet.

  23. Suji
    August 29th, 2006 at 13:49:


    Awwww they r so beautiful! Amazing colors n awesome photography. This is a quote about flowers which I like very much and i had used in one of my posts about flowers.

    Silently a flower blooms,
    In silence it falls away;
    Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
    The world of the flower,
    the whole of the world is blooming.
    This is the talk of the flower,
    the truth of the blossom:
    The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
    -Zenkei Shibayama

  24. dumbdodi
    August 29th, 2006 at 14:43:


    Beautiful photographs…you are magical with your camera and what great quotes. Your post was sooooooo colourful, loved it.

    BTW for that nasty anonymous commentor &***%%5=%%%£££”””@@@~###****!!!**^^^^^..that should serve that person right

  25. Sugarlips
    August 29th, 2006 at 17:14:


    Its so ethereal.
    Beautiful hues & awesome photography.
    I loved ur pigeon story & I love flowers 🙂

    As for anonymous “Ignorance” is the best lesson to teach.

    Stay Beautiful..!!


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