Saturday, February 25, 2012

World's Extraordinary Gigantic Flowers

Flowers are naturally beautiful and attractive. Most of them are used for decorations whether at home, churches, offices and many more; and they are used too in occasions like wedding, birthdays, valentines, etc. Men also give flowers to women to show their affection. But can you imagine if the flowers in these photos will be used for decorations or to be given to wives or girlfriends?  Get to know each of them and see if they fit.

Rafflesia arnoldii, one of the national flowers in Indonesia, is a parasitic plant. It's noted for producing the largest flower on earth that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager's acne-ridden skin. It smells bad, that's why it is nicknamed as "corpse flower". It has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots. 

What comes into your mind when you see these flowers? It is Hydnora africana, an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa.The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.

This burgundy-colored flower is called Dracunculus vulgaris. It smells like rotting flesh, and has a burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black appendage which, for me, also looks like a an eggplant.

Another rare gigantic flower is known as Amorphophallus. It comes from the Greek words amorphos which means "without form" and phallos which means "penis". In short, it literally means "shapeless penis." The name comes from the shape of the erect black spadix.

They are extraordinary, aren't they? They are really unlike the common flowers that we know which simply have petals and other parts and which also have fragrant smell. But even though, they are similarly attractive.
They are extremely amazing and fantastic!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Heart-warming Story of Two Dog Pals

Who among us would willingly sacrifice for the sake of other's welfare? Who among us would unconditionally offer a helping hand to less fortunate people? Well, let's try to evaluate ourselves about this matter. Perhaps we are one of those who would or those who wouldn't.

A story of two dogs touched my heart and made me realize the virtue of helping one another. It also taught me the importance of friendship. Though they are of different breeds, still they have been great real friends!

These two buddies have been inseparable since Lily (left), a Great Dane,  had lost her sight. Maddison (right), a canine, is her kind-hearted friend.
 Maddison turned to be the guide of Lily so that she would know where to go. They are very close to each other; they enjoy each other's company.

Madisson is a true friend whom Lily can count on. She is there to help her friend to live normally despite her pitiful situation.  We can see in them a lasting friendship --a friendship that will stand despite the adversities. Though they are only animals, they teach us great lessons.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter's coming!

In springtime, flowers bloom so abundantly...
These photos show a picturesque description of a farm in blossoms during springtime..
It is full of life.
It's very attractive...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Small but Terrible Bonsai

Bonsai, as you may already know, originated in China but it spread and flourished in Japan. It is an art of training and taking care of the miniature plant to grow in a low-sided pot. It gives an aesthetic effect especially when the plants bear many colorful flowers. What makes them even more amazing is the fact that they are naturally beautiful and attractive. Take a look...               

It can be a very nice table decor.

Regardless of its height, this bonsai looks like an old tree that stood still despite the test of time. It endures; it's proud... So amazing...

It brings home the scent of an abundant forest.

"Everything has beauty."
It is definitely true; but these creations have much more beauty --a beauty that you could hardly resist!
I really admire natural beauty most especially 
flowers.  It seems that they make me fresh, youthful and glowing. They attract my eyes that  I want to  take them, hold them, touch their petals and smell their fragrance. It seems that they call my name whenever they are near me. They take me to cloud nine. I'm definitely addicted to them. They are like my best friends that soothe my anger. Indeed, they set up a good mood for me.