11 October 2009

Today's Flower . . .

. . . is Santan. The Santan blooms all year round in the Philippines. It can survive intense heat of summer (with 36 degrees heat!) and the rainy and stormy season! Last week, I took a picture of the Santan flowers in the garden of Denise. I was actually looking for something colorful for Denise and her group to paint. (I design and conduct non-formal art sessions with kids and adults upon request through the houndsinheaven studio) I promised Denise's group that we will do an on-the-spot painting of the Lantana flower but the Lantana I got the day before our painting session died! It might be amusing to note that in Pilipino "lanta na" means "faded or wilted" which is an apt word for the small Lantana that fades and wilts fast when you remove from the stem. So on the day of our painting session I went around Denise's huge garden scouting for a fresh Lantana without success but instead chanced upon this white and red Santan. . . .

No, we did not paint the Santan. Denise's group decided to do the Lantana which I sketched from memory. I'll try to post their work in my studio blog. Meanwhile, go check other painterly flowers in Today's Flowers!

14 comments:

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Those flowers are so beautiful. I have seen the red Santan here in Malaysia, but never seen the white one. Thanks for sharing..
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Denise said...

These are beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for sharing them and have a great week.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flowers. Great shots.
Thanks for visiting me too
Gunilla in Sweden

Sandy Kessler said...

looks quite sturdy

Grace Olsson said...

This week, I am guest at the FLOWERS FROM TODAY and I am here for to congratulate you for you to be part of our group. Your photos give more charm, color, class, life and light to the TF. Thanks u very much, dearest.
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2009/10/flowers-to-ebie-lasola-at-flowers-from-today/

Marju said...

Oh, how beautiful flowers!

Carver said...

I love those little flower clutters. Beautiful.

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Lovely, I'll take the white ones anytime :)
Looking pure and innocent!

Regina said...

Lovely ixora ( santan)

Ebie said...

I love santan too, they are so beautiful!

Arija said...

I love seeing your bautiful tropical flowers. It is always nise to see something one cannot grow oneself.

Nance said...

hi lui,
if i remember it correctly santan smells sweet, right? although i think we call them santal but could be wrong. santal i think are bigger.

Carletta said...

To bloom all year long they must be quite a treat to have around.
Lovely!

Grace Olsson said...

dear

How are u?and the storm, finished?

havea nice day