Sunday, 4 November 2012

Day 354- Chatuchak's Clay Flowers


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. 

25 comments:

The Old Maid said...

Can't wait for your miniature posts and pictures taken with your new camera.:) But these are GREAT too. Besides I am sure whatever kind of camera you have in hands your photos are always FANTASTIC!!!:)

Love colours of these flowers! Need to go there with you one day...:)
Higs and kisses!

rosanna said...

Lovely flowers, very good buyings dearie and I agree with Ewa, we must go there together one day or another.
The sooner the better.
Red Hot Ginger ..... umph, I might like it but let me improve a lot more ;o)

Sans! said...

Rosanna, Ewalina, you both come and quick quick, before I have to move !!!!

it's the little things... said...

Love the roses! Everything is so pretty!

Daydreamer said...

Are these Mini Flowers you have made? The pictures are Fabulous... no matter what camera you use!!! (But I am excited for you .... and us.... that you have a new camera!)
Seriously... your mini flowers are Gorgeous!!! I Love it that they are the Tropical Plants I am not so familiar with... but have seen pictures of... Those Birds of Paradise are Truly Special!
(You Are working on your Garden for your Mum???)
And what is this about having to Move????
(Please forgive my Nosiness!)

Fabiola said...

Your plants and flowers are wonderful!
Bye Faby

Rosamargarita said...

Que flores tan perfectas, amo las rosas (Huelen de verdad, hasta acá llegó su olor)
Siento lo de tu cámara, yo tengo una samsung y es vieja tambien y me da problemas :(
Muchos besos

Drora's minimundo said...

Your photos manage to be fabulous, no matter what camera you use. I look forward to see how you "better" them.
Beautiful flowers, both real and mini ones.
Hugs, Drora

Maria Ireland said...

Your flowers are wonderful. I love the birds of paradise ones so beautiful colours.
Hugs Maria

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

The flowers are beautiful! I am wondering the same as Betsy? A new camera :) Hurry up and take some pictures :)

Hugs,
Victoria

Mona said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I think your photos are good. Congratulations on your new camera.
Mona

Ara said...

Lovely flowers Sans! You can never have enough flowers.... or thorny stems in Morticia's case! Congrats on the new camera! You should not have told us because now we will be expecting a mini parade! hugs, ara

Janice said...

Beautifully evocative as usual. Thank you

BiWuBär said...

A new camera... *teehee* this sounds sooooooooo promising... your picture-taking has already been outstanding with your old baby, I'm really curious which heights you might reach with the new one. Expectations are hitting the sky around here... - You've made fantastic purchases, all the plants are beautiful(ly made). But I have some mixed emotions about that... on the one hand I'm green with jealousy because we have no comparable shopping possibilities here - on the other hand this way it's much more safe for my poor bank account... (LOL).

Hugs
Birgit

Plushpussycat said...

Congrats on your new camera, Sans! I agree 100% with Drora! I love the gorgeous bright colors of the flowers you've shown today--yummy! xo Jennifer

Ilona said...

These plant are great purchases, Susan! Love the bright colors too :)!! I am curious to see the pictures you will take with your new camera ;)
Hugs, Ilona

Eliana said...

Amazing flowers!
Congrats on your new camera. ;)
Kisses.

Ascension said...

Preciosas flores (pense que las habias hecho tu con fimo).
A mi me encantan las fotografias, pero espero que consigas pronto tener la tuya.
besitos ascension

Kim said...

Beautiful post about flowers- makes me miss being a floral designer. I love Ginger- although I have never seen it as a plant in real life. I like the way Ginger feels as you cup your hand around the blossom- rigid but soft also. The colors of the roses are fantastic!! Love them too :)

Kikka said...

So wonderful Flowers! Love them all, You really never have too many flowers!
Hugs
Kikka

Sans! said...

Bets, I didn't make them. I wish! :). I bought these flowers during my last trip to Bangkok and at my favourit-est flea market of all time, Chatuchak Market/ JJ Market. I have posted previously about this weekend market. It's a must visit for me everytime I am in Bangkok.

I love flowers too and plants and I have just realised that they are in every mini project of mine. I suspect that they will figure in a big way in my next few creations. I really don't think there are very many things that can epitomise life and beauty the way plants and flowers can.

Sans! said...

Ola Rosam :) :). Lamento lo de tu Samsung. Tal vez es hora de cambiar. Lo recomiendo encarecidamente el Sony Cybershot. Muy bueno para la toma de miniaturas.

He tenido la intención de darle las gracias por su sugerencia de no permitir comentarios Annonymous. Funcionó! No más spam! :) Gracias!

abrazos y besitossss

Sans! said...

Drora, these are all mini flowers. :)

Sans! said...

O yes, Bets, about the moving, I may have to move out of this home that I have been living in for the past 16 years in another year or 2. High likelihhod. I will miss it dearly.

Daydreamer said...

Oh, Sans! Moving can be Very Hard to do... Emotionally as well as physically! I survived my move from my Old Farmhouse (the painted one) by taking pictures of EVERYTHING I loved about the place... inside, outside... the way the light came in at different times of day and year.... Everything!!! So now I still have those pictures to "Visit"... and no leaky roof to repair...! ;)
I remind myself that I have loved Every place I have lived... a new House is like a New Canvas for painting....!!!
I hope you will find a wonderful new place that you will love just as much...!

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