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2016年4月24日 星期日

Time to Visit an Old Friend (重訪老朋友)

I haven't been to the HK Park for a while now.

 

 It used to be a place where I practised photographing flowers.



I can still do more practices there.  


Since it's raining, Not very many people there.



There, you can still find all kinds of flowers.


Flowers which look like leaves.


Flowers which look like flowers.


Flowers which merely have retained the form of flowers.



Many of them are potted.


Many of them have been specially arranged.


 
like these



or these.



Whether they are really well arranged may be disputed but that flowers are beautiful is beyond dispute.



Many of them are colorful



And many of them have variegated petals.



Flowers can be really tiny.

They can grow in strings.


But I don't suppose the bear will care.



There are many colorful leaves there too 
 

But most leaves are quite content with being simply green


There are cacti there too



Some look really strong

Some look like veggies

Some look like spiked pumpkins


Some got thick petalled flowers



Some hang them out like a string of tiny chillis


But most got tiny flowers

But some flowers are really huge

Like these



Really nice looking sepals




Look at those bunches of buds !


This is their name


There are plenty of colored leaves in the hot house


and some weird looking shaped flowers



Some hang their flowers out in octopus-like tentacles



But others are quite happy to have the simplest shape


Some don't like their helpers to outshine them



Some like to bloom together



Some like to keep a safe distance from the others




If, so, they must be prepared to bear the solitude and be battered all alone.