Wednesday, March 26, 2008


With the flower

I hide myself within my flower,

That wearing on your breast,

You, unsuspecting, wear me too -

And angels know the rest.

I hide myself within my flower,

That, fading from your vase,

You, unsuspecting, feel for me

Almost a loneliness.

I have always loved this poem from Emily Dickinson and everytime I take pictures of flowers I think of it :) To me flowers represent the soft (female) side of life. Sensual and mystical, with their incredible colours and velvet petals.

There is a fairy tale called Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen and it was my favourite story as a child. Every time when I was scared or insecure I just pretended to step inside a giant flower. The petals would gentle close around me and I would be safe :) Even now thirty years later it still works hihi.

Here a part of this wonderful fairy tale of Andersen; "It is a beautiful flower,” said the woman, and she kissed the red and golden-colored leaves, and while she did so the flower opened, and she could see that it was a real tulip. Within the flower, upon the green velvet stamens, sat a very delicate and graceful little maiden. She was scarcely half as long as a thumb, and they gave her the name of “Thumbelina,” or Tiny, because she was so small."

After all these years I still can look in the centre of a flower and see a tiny person sleep between the stames. Take care and I wish you a beautiful day with lots of flowers to step into :)))


Anonymous said...

these are amazing shots!

Lakewood florist

Chandan said...

wonderful shots sas!

vk said...

Sas, you outdo yourself with every post. I loved this one. So warm, sensitive and tender...just like the flowers you photograph so beautifully. I should try the Thumbelina trick sometime :). It was my favorite fairy tale as a child and had a lovely board book of this story. I should hunt the book out next time I am at my parents' home. Your post rekindled many childhood seemed so simple then. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face.
have a nice day.

shelley said...

Beautiful Photos, and I loved the Kilim post as well - they have so much character. Thank you.

debby said...

hi sas, i love checking out your posts. your thoughts are truly inspiring. thanks so much for commenting on my paul villinski post, i have always loved butterflies and couldn't resist writing about him.


rkramadh said...

Sas, I am speechless at these gorgeous pictures! I LOVE flowers of all kinds and your pictures are just breathtaking to me! It's unbelievable that you take such amazing pics without years of formal training in photography! I wish I knew how to take those kind of pics but for now, I have you to inspire me!

Sas said...

Thank you Arlene and Chandan for the nice comments :))


Sas said...

Thank you dear Vani for this lovely and open comment, it moved me :))

Guess deep in our hearts we are all the same,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it brought a smile to my face too :)


Sas said...

Thank you Shelley for your lovely feedback :)

Take care,


Sas said...

Dear Rupa,

I don't know how to take these pics either. I just click a lot and sometimes I click beauty :)

Why don't you just give it a try? To me it is so rewarding and fun :))

Take care and thank you for your lovely comment,


Sas said...

Thank you Debby,

Nice to hear you like my blog :)

I just loved your post about Paul Villinski, so beautiful...

Thanks for sharing,


rkramadh said...

Sas, thanks for the encouragement. Inspite of not being as good as you in taking flower pics, I keep taking them anyway! It's just so much fun and I can't get enough of nature photography. In fact, when I paint, I only paint nature scenes...keep inspiring me!


Sas said...

So nice to hear that you are a creative soul too Rupa :))

If you need some inspiration for your painting maybe you like to look at these incredible pictures of flowers by Ginsky and karenA.
So beautiful..... :)

Take care and enjoy your creativity:))