pseuderantheum carruthersi van reticulatum
Do small flowers miss out on the attention that the bigger blooms get? I do not think so unless they are so inconspicuous and dull. But I think nature begs for our attention in one way or another. Something will attract and that's when our eyes see. A walk through the countryside , among wild flowers will reveal the rare find of small beauties. How often do we exclaim ' But it's only a weed!' Staring at us, the weeds too have lovely flowers! Just enjoy!
Strange enough, the song, Edelweiss springs into my mind when these flowers flash their beauty before me. And I've not seen an Edelweiss ever. But I guess, the words from the song enamour me:
Every morning you greet me
Small and bright, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me.
Some flowers in my garden are small and sweet looking. I especially like the pink pentas lanceloate ( star flower), a perennial. It hides among the clusters of different hues and it never fails to give the gaiety it possesses. As for the hoya, a sweet striking globe of small flowers, it looks deceptively 'plastic' with its waxy texture. Such symmetry and simplicity !
I used to dabble making pressed flower cards and these small dainty beauties certainly charmed not only me but the recipients. A delicate touch and a good dose of patience were needed to get it right and a pair of tweezers helped tremendously.
So, little flowers of the garden, heaven-sent, thanks for the joy you give in your delicate beauty.
Here's some lovely flower quotes. Hope they liven your day:
Be like the flowers
Turn your faces to the sun - Khalil Gibran
True friendship is like a rose. We don't realize its beauty until it fades
- Evelyn Loeb
Love is the flower you've got to let grow - John Lennon
Where flowers bloom so does hope - Lady Bird Johnson