Lotus buds wrapped in their own oversized leaves in exactly the same way they are sold at the Chinese temple a stone's throw from where I live. These flowers in full bloom, when out of the water, droop in a mere day. I think they are the handsomest as buds.
Stalks of Heliconia in red and orange, even when carelessly thrown together, make a pretty picture. I use them during dinner parties for a sense of drama and a touch of vibrance.
45 degrees off and the arrangement takes on a different visual structure. I love how they are a sight to behold, no matter which angle you look.
Watching a red ginger plant in a red pail swaying to the winds of a balmy Sunday afternoon is like watching a dance to poetry with music.
Imagine the tango danced by a lady wearing a sexy red dress with a plunging neck line and all the men in the room, watching, with their tongues hanging. Let's name her, Rosanna, the red hot ginger.
Now, I want to celebrate the craftsmanship of an old man with one of my favourite flowers. So beautiful these blooms are that they are likened to the Birds of Paradise. Three of them stuffed into the pail that the old man had painstakingly made, to do justice to his handiwork. The ensemble, like the previous two, will liven up the dullest corner or the most run down shed.
I never thought I would buy any more roses but how could anyone resist these? Whether they are red or orange, yellow or pink, they look divine.
Take in a deep breath around these flowers and you may smell heaven.
Postscript: I haven't been able to post much about miniatures since I broke my 5+ year old camera, the Sony Cybershot TX something. I took these pictures with a very old Nikon Coolpix 8400, so old that I couldn't even buy the battery anymore as they were out of production. I hated the Nikon and I was sure the feeling was mutual because I just couldn't get any good pictures with it. I finally bought myself a new camera on Friday. A Sony Cybershot DSC Rx100. It's the best camera I have ever owned. These pictures are therefore the first and last you will see from the Nikon.