Jan 22, 2009

Weekly Macro

This week I chose this beautiful Chrysanthemum that bloomed after sooooo......oooo long! I named him 'Dewy Sun' as he bloomed during this dewy season.
Chrysanthemum 'Dewy Sun'

22 comments:

Gary said...

Lovely soft colours, and very good composition.

Also thanks for visiting my blog, I don't always get a chance to answer comments but I do always read them. Gary

Darla said...

What a lovely photo you have here. If I may be so rude as to reply to your comment about germinating cosmos. I put some in pots, watered them, covered with a thin sheet of plastic and placed them under a light, viola! in three days they were up. I am going right now to put them in larger containers. You probably don't need the plastic if you will put them under a light. I used our piano light. You can visit my blog and go to the older post and see the set up if you like. Hope I didn't step on any toes by commenting on your comment to someone else.

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely closeup of this flower. It looks like it was worth the long wait. :)

Jamie and Randy said...

Oh, Chandramouli! What a beautiful color!I don't believe I've ever seen one that color before!--Randy

tina said...

Pleased to meet you Dewy Sun.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Love the colors of your Dewy Sun! :)

Chandramouli S said...

Gary: Thank you Gary. It's all nature's art! I understand about not being able to visit the blog due to time constraints. I always enjoy reading your posts.

Darla: Hey, that's so sweet of you. I really appreciate the help. Will try that and keep you updated.

Racquel: It really was!

Randy: It's pretty common here though they don't sell this in flower markets, I've seen this color in many Indian gardens.

Tina: Two more Dewy Suns asked me to convey their regards today :)

Catherine: Me too! As Racquel said, it was worth the long wait.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I'm always looking for new varieties of chrysanthemums, so I'm thrilled to have a new one added to my list--especially Dewey Sun. She's the best and brightest yet;)

midnightgarden12 said...

Beautiful mum, Mouli...lovely photograph, too!

walk2write said...

I was just about to say she looks like a blushing bride, but then I noticed you said "him." What is about pink flowers (okay, any color of flower!) that makes me want to assign the female gender to them? Guess I'm not the only female who thinks that way. Jan also said "she".

Gail said...

Hello! He's a beauty! Isn't it fun to name them...for some reason I always assign gender to the plants, too! Some plants are definitely male or female....Dewey is a pretty boy;-) gail

Chandramouli S said...

You bet, Jan! I was told that it'd bloom in blue, but I was surprised with this lovely combination.

Thank you so much, George

Hmmm... May be it is a she? I don't know. You're right about associating Pink with females, but somehow I chose to call Zinnia and this beauty a HE! Still wondering why...

It definitely is, Gail. It makes them extra special and more attached to you. Though I haven't literally spoken to my plants (okay, the reason might be because it's in terrace and my apartment's watchman's wife who lives in terrace might think I'm crazy) I've always spoken to them through thoughts. Whenever I see a plant wilted or a new bud appearing or a plant not growing so well.... I talk to them in my mind and I believe they can hear me.
I do the same - assigning gender, though not based on flowers but whatever gender comes to my mind that very moment.
He IS pretty isn't he? Ahhhh.... my Dewey!

James (Digtoplant) said...

a perfect picture

A wildlife gardener said...

What a lovely composition of the chrysanthemum..pretty pink and all the detail of the seeds in the centre :)

Rose said...

I'm partial to pink flowers, so "Dewy Sun" would be welcome in my garden, too!

Chandramouli S said...

Hi James, Glad you liked it :D

Wildlife Gardener: Thank you so much.

Rose: Oh I guess that from your choice of coneflower. Perfect choice. May be I should bring this to our picnic in the desert!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Great photo Chandramouli!

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Kanak :)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Chandramouli, such a pretty pink colour on your Chrysanthemum.

xoxo Tyra

Chandramouli S said...

Isn't he pretty, Tyra! On, he's become such a star now! Thank you. :)

Sue said...

Seeing how good that pink and yellow look good together makes me think I'm on the right track having lots of colors in my new bed, including pink, orange, and yellow.

Lovely pic!

Chandramouli S said...

Sorry Sue, I somehow missed this comment. Isn't that a beautiful combination! With days the chrysanthemums are becoming more violetish, losing their white.