03 September 2010

I Grow Them In My Hands . . .

One of my favorite local flowers Santan is forever blooming around my country. They do not require much except sunshine (loads of it here) and survive even with less watering! I am just so glad that we are having rains and that the weather is cooler. But this weekend, a storm is coming so I need to gather everyone in Heaven to prepare again while beautiful flowers like this Santan has to be held with love and caution not to throw much to the wind! ;-) My flowers for MacroFlowerPhotography on Saturday and TodaysFlowers on Sunday. A year ago we had storm Ondoy unleashed rains that flooded all of Manila except Heaven! Please pray that the coming storm Henry would not damage as much and instead fill our thirsty dams . . .

20 comments:

maiaT said...

These are lovely bushes and those bright red flowers pretty indeed.
I like flowers that don't need much care but I don't remember seeing these beauties by us.

My thoughts are with you, I hope storm Henry will not hurt anyone.

Viola said...

Lovely flowers the last of the year and this summer! I hope you'll not have the storm, it's not good. I hope your Heaven will be saved, in peace! Greetings from Viola :)

Flower Town said...

I think they are also known here as Ixiora with a lot of varieties...this color is beautiful.

Kramer said...

Lovely capture of the flowers, nice, pretty shades.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful photos.

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful collection of colour! And enjoyed reading your words beneath each one too!

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely! Prefer this red colour to the yellow.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are so sweet and pretty. What a treasure.

Ann said...

when I was young, we used to put out that centre bit and suck the sweet nectar.

bfarr said...

Lovely flowers. I like the progression of shots from bud to bloom. When I first read your headline I wondered what I would see. Good job.

The Gardener said...

They look even lovelier with raindrops on the petals. Thanks for sharing! Blessings.

leavesnbloom said...

Your blooms are lovely

ruma said...

A feeling of throbbing pulse of the life. . .


Thank you for showing the splendid brightness.




From Japan.
Greetings.
ruma

Regina said...

How gorgeous!
Happy Sunday and a great week ahead.

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Pat said...

Beautiful bright red flowers! You are fortunate to have such a temperate climate that flowers floom all year round!

Jama said...

Beautiful! I remember plucking the Ixora as a child just to suck it's sweet nectar. Did you do that too?

chubskulit said...

I love santan too, too bad it doesn't exist here hehehe.

Yellow Rose, have a safe labor day tomorrow.

Luna Miranda said...

i was in Ilocandia two weekends ago and Santan was in bloom along the way.

LC said...

Are these Pentas? They are really very nice... wish they grew wild here! L

Andrea said...

I've been here before, and today again. Your Santan (Ixora sp) looks so healthy after thorough drenching. BTW, where is Heaven exactly here in MM? We occupy the same patch on earth, am in QC.