random snapshot 4/2015
First day of Chinese New Year, I took the morning easy….
Went over to mum and dad’s to 拜年 (simply translated as visiting/new year’s visit) and enjoyed a nice vegetarian breakfast with them. Then I wondered into dad’s orchid garden, bathed in the morning sun, smelled the intoxicating fragrance from a particular flowering orchid, and was surprised and delighted to see a little visitor…
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”
– Heinrich Heine, German poet
“The actual flower is the plant’s highest fulfillment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography: they are here first of all for delight.”
– John Ruskin, leading English art critic of the Victorian era & watercolourist