All posts tagged: flower

Lotus in morning mist

The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. In Buddhism, lotus flowers symbolize purity of speech, mind and body rising above the waters of desire and attachment.

Make adjustments

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― E.M. Forster Experimenting with my macro shots of a flower smaller than my thumb, using natural light by the window.  I first planned on going out the garden and stooping down to capture the teeny flowers.  There was a drizzle though, so I didn’t go out.  Instead, I brought a few to my room and held it up the light between my thumb and forefinger. When things do not go as planned, we make adjustments, and move on. © Jojie Alcantara

Dew on a rose © Jojie Alcantara

A flower’s gift

     “I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness; I am the last gift of the living to the dead; I am a part of  joy and a part of sorrow.” ― Khalil Gibran Found this on a couple of websites and I compiled it: What Do Flower Colors Mean? Steeped in tradition, the meanings of flowers have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. The practice of attaching meanings to the colors of flowers is also a long-honored tradition in almost every culture. Some types of flowers may also have meanings that accentuate or expand on the meaning of the color. For example, a red rose can mean love and passion, while a black rose can signify obsession. The following is a listing of common colors that are associated with a variety of flowers. RED is most commonly associated with love, desire, and passion. A red flower can be a symbol of desire, lust, devotion, and beauty. The color red …