Thursday, 5 June 2008

THOSE COXCOMBS!

After an enforced hiatus, caused by a malingering PC, I really have not got back into the swing of writing for the blog. But these beauties are just right to break the spell, and here I am.


The Celosias here are from Gardenia’s garden (photographs by Gardenia). They look and feel like velvet, (click on pictures to enlarge) and are also called cockscomb, because they look like the crest of a rooster. An appropriate word for them.

The dictionary definition of cockscomb is : a vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display. Equally applicable!

2 comments:

Anil P said...

Just curious. I wonder if the flower would like the dictionary meaning applied to it though :)

Nice pictures.

Indrani said...

When I was small i used to be afraid of the flower, I used to wonder how can a flower have a furry look, what if it suddenly moves when I try to touch it.

NO not now any more, my daughters would laugh at me. ;)

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