colours and fragrance

Combretum Indicum, Rangoon creeper or Chinese honeysuckle

Combretum Indicum, Rangoon Creeper or Chinese Honeysuckle

I visited a friend’s garden yesterday and when I went round the back of the house and was greeted by this amazing plant trained on an arch and blooming profusely with scented pink and red flowers mixed with white buds, I was absolutely in awe!

I stood still for a while and was just taking in the beautiful sight before me — the abundant blooms, the sweet colours and the pleasing fragrance! Oh, they were just so lovely!

“Just living is not enough …
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
— Hans Christian Anderson (Danish author, remembered for his fairy tales, 1805 – 1875)

rangoon creeper

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, lecturer, and poet, 1803 – 1882)

rangoon creeper

“What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven?”
— A.J. Balfour (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905, 1848 – 1930)

rangoon creeper

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, lecturer, and poet, 1803 – 1882)

rangoon creeper

“The Omnipotent has sown His name on the heavens in glittering stars; but upon earth He planteth His name by tender flowers.”
— Jean Paul Richter (German Romantic writer, 1763 – 1825)

《春日》 – 朱熹(宋)
勝日尋芳泗水濱,無邊光景一時新。
等閑識得東風面,萬紫千紅總是春。

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