Friday, October 28, 2011
and in one of the street gardens, gladioli flaming on their stalks.
In the book by Maoshing Ni on Secrets of Longevity, I came across a page called 'Stress-Busting Flowers'. She describes the effect of flowers on a person's moods, and declares that colourful flowers combat stress. A study showed that people typing beside a bright bouquet were able to relax better than people who sat beside foliage alone.
As I came down the hill towards home, I passed the softness of camellias,
and finally, as I came in the gate, here were two tall trees enjoying their pink frilly leafing time. I can't remember the name of these trees because I think of them as 'truffula' trees - as in Dr Seuss's book The Lorax. As long as the truffula trees are thriving, the world is doing OK.
And as long as the streets are blooming with such exuberance, I am uplifted.
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Gorgeous.. is the Dr Suess tree a toon? The name sounds a bit Dr Suess-ish.
Street flowers. I love it, Juliet, and delight in yellow roses as well. Your photos are spectacular and I do appreciate how your caught the sun on those roses. Ah, spring!
Thank you, Joan and Penny. I was pleased with the way the yellow roses came out, Penny. Joan, I'll have to check if it's a 'toon' - that's not a name that I know.
Love the top foto I am a big fan of roses and I am attracted to the last one as well and to Dr Seuss, so that works out well. Have a great weekend or what's left of it. :)
Thanks Marja; glad you like roses and Dr Seuss. Enjoy your weekend too.
The delightful pink leafed tree is a Toon. A Chinese Toon....I found that when I was searching for another plant. I think Truffula suits it even more Juliet.
Toon is such a funny name, almost as odd as truffula.
The beautiful clear colours of the spring flowers make my heart sing with joy!
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