For Mary…

Mary, a long time reader of these pages, wanted to see some island flowers and to feel the touch of warm ocean breezes.

So here are some flowers. You’ll have to use your imagination for the ocean mist, as social-media technology has not evolved to the point of producing the sensation of having the Atlantic ocean embrace your skin with a sprightly tingle. You’ll also have to conjure for yourself the perfumed effect of passing under a Frangipani in early morning.

There’s so much work for the poor reader to do that I’m including some music–so much easier than having to imagine the abluent nature of warm sea water or the intense fragrance of certain tropical trees.

This is another take on the blithesome changes to Pachelbel’s Canon. And you are probably thinking to yourself–that’s the only piece he knows! And you’d be right. https://app.box.com/s/t9qavo3ktrpmhib4fk0i

Well almost. I also know this ethereal piece too…
https://app.box.com/s/eylwz5vd1z15nqhgegic

P.S. Mary’s pages are found at
http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2014/07/14/blue-bowl-and-pears-oil-pastel/
and if you are quick enough, you can see the blue vase I like so much.

Frangipani

Frangipani

Feijoa

Feijoa

Heliconia rostrata

Heliconia rostrata

Black Mission fig

Black Mission fig

Oleander

Oleander

Guava

Guava

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6 Comments

  1. Oh what a treat Prospero, thank you for taking the challenge! Your flower images are a perfect relief from this long day as I marvel over your photographs. Try as I might, it’s too difficult to pick a favorite (although Feijoa is gorgeous), so I’ll quietly sit back and enjoy these island beauties as I listen to your music selections and dream of white beaches and warm ocean breezes. Have a wonderful evening ~

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  2. I know that plumeria is the essence, also, of certain commercial perfumes, but, as the intimate friend of an Italian, I have most often heard the word “frangipani” in reference to a sweet, delicate dessert tart. Now, alas, this is all reminiscence, even as the synaesthetic loveliness you present here is peradventure.

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  3. l’imagination me permet d’entendre les vagues, de sentir le vent salé et les fragrances de ces merveilleuses fleurs ! merci à toi et à Mary pour sa bonne idée !

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  4. Lovely tropical images to help take us away to magical spaces:)

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  5. I just love this post:) Gorgeous tropical flowers and a link to Mary’s site-terrific. I like the blue vase as well.

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  6. From my soon to be deserted desert, I long for cool ocean breezes! Nevertheless, your amazing tropical flowers should have the label – “what makes life worth living.”

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