09 July 2011

Beauty at the Mall!

"The events in our lives
happen in a sequence in time,
but in their significance to ourselves,
they find their own order. . . .
the continuous thread of revelation."
- Eudora Welty

I know the name of this flower yet it escapes my memory at the moment. Its like I lost the thread of meaning and memory when so many things are happening at the same time. Like an overloaded database, the mind blinks, the memory bank closes and goes on a holiday . . .

"Every blade of grass has its Angel
that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'"
- The Talmud

. . . but yes, it is a beautiful flower and quite a popular plant seen along the borders of commercial centers like the mall. This one I shot at the Alabang Town Center entrance while waiting for the car that would pick me up. It is pretty subtle among the greens yet in its pristine beauty, it made my waiting moments a joy and an inspiration all week. . .

For my friends Maia at MacroFlowerSaturday and the TodaysFlowers team of Luiz Santilli, Laerte Pupo, Sandy Carlson and sweet Denise G. Happy Birthday Denise! ;-)
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11 comments:

Denise said...

Awwww Lui, that is so sweet of you, thank you!!! And thank you for always sharing your beautiful flowers with us here at Today's Flowers. I always enjoy my visits to this wonderful blog of yours and must add that I think your bling-bling is fantastic.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful shots of the Spider Lilies, I especially like the second one. Great quotes too!

Jama said...

These are the Hymenocallis Speciosa or more commonly known here as the Spider Lily .You photographed them beautifully.

maiaT said...

Its a pretty flower with those long sepals (I think). I've never seen it here.
Beautiful series of photos Lui.
Have a great Sunday!

Luna Miranda said...

it's called Spider Lily...they're everywhere. must be easy to maintain.

Wren said...

These are not only lovely, but interesting. I'm glad to learn their name from the comments.

Lui said...

Ahhh, bless such wonderful friends for reminding me. Yes, it is Spider Lily and they grow abundantly in my country!

ester said...

Oh we must have been at the same mall. :) I am featuring this flower too. :)


My entry.

Judy said...

Such an exotic looking flower!

Carol said...

Beautiful shots!!! I will have to add the Spider Lily to my "WANT" list for sure :)

Henrietta said...

That is really interesting flower, the shape is really out of space:)