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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: The Taste Of The Flower

Tales From My Garden: The Taste Of The Flower

...if you are a flower

I am the gardener...

Tales From My Garden: The Taste Of The Flower

...if you are a flower

I am the gardener...

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Feb 2011, 01:37
If you are a flower
I am the bee...
vz-nostalgia: In this case, I have no choice but to become a beekeeper, Ray. smile
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 4 Feb 2011, 06:39
... and under your care
she will flourish... smile
vz-nostalgia: ...enveloped by his thoughts about her. Fragile. Trembling with tenderness and passion...
Who wouldn't flourish in such an environment, Ms. Iris? smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2011, 07:49
Deceptive ant: he's hiding his billions of friends
vz-nostalgia: ...or, maybe, he's hiding FROM his billions of friends under the aroma of teh flower. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2011, 10:00
From the thumbnail I was sure the picture would be called "The Persistence of Memory" after the Dali painting in MoMA. The ant being a symbol of death and decay (amongst other things).

I like the combination of the hard edged ant and the soft foliage, and of course the strong composition.
vz-nostalgia: :
Blackdog: ...I was sure the picture would be called "The Persistence of Memory" after the Dali painting...
VZ: Ah, why would I steal from the old charlatan-genius (or genius-charlatan, if you will), Mike? smile
BTW, a huge exhibition of him has just finished at the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta. It was lots of fun. Took me three visits to go through. There were a lot of photographs displayed by Philippe Halsman, which I liked better than many of Dali's paintings. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2011, 10:18
Trust Mike to bring it back to death and decay! I always thought the ant was a symbol of hard work. The delicate colours are beautiful and the ant, of course, perfectly placed.
vz-nostalgia: Placed? smile I had no control of the ant, Ms. Ingrid. smile Even though, the ant has the largest brain to body ratio in the animal kingdom (including humans), no one has ever managed to train it to stay still. smile
The Ant
by Ogden Nash

The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constant industry industrious.
So what?
Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?

Well I am a fan of Mr Nash.

Like the picture Viktor. You don't often see solitary ants
vz-nostalgia: :
Bill: Well I am a fan of Mr Nash.
VZ: I'm well aware of this, Bill. smile Check out your comment to this picture:
Very strong composition....I must say though, I am deathly afraid of ants and this ant is downright scary to me.
vz-nostalgia: The ants are usually too busy with their own business to pay attention to us, Tomekha, unless we intrude into their territory. smile Do you know how many ants are in the world? One quadrillion! And a quadrillion is a 1 with 15 zeros behind it. smile They rule the world, not we. smile
  • SChin
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2011, 15:15
That particular little gardener would offer a stinging proposition, if u troubled her assets...
vz-nostalgia: smile He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne, Sean. smile
If the flower does not want the attention of the gardener then she should remove the scent trail and sprinkle cinnamon to be left looking gorgeous. smile
vz-nostalgia: What flower doesn't want the attention of the gardener, Ms. Linda? I know none. Well, maybe, with the exception of militans feminists like Valerie Solanas, who shot Andy Warhol. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2011, 20:11
Wonderful detail in this; the flower must seem like a whole world to this little thing.
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Alan. So much to explore. smile
  • eva
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Feb 2011, 21:52
I can't see the flower! This gardener must be blind and the ant completely lost.. smile smile smile
vz-nostalgia: Oh my... You don't see the flower. Now, who's blind here, you or the gardener, Ms. Eva? smile
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 6 Feb 2011, 03:38
I think that this is a splendid macro Victor...the crisp detail of the ant against the feathered edge of the flower....well done....petersmile
vz-nostalgia: Contrasts are teh spices of life, Peter. The trick is not to overdo. smile
oh wow! a quadrillion ants...they could just rise up and take over the world if they wanted to! LOL
vz-nostalgia: Hope they won't find the way to grow in size. smile
Have you seen the classic horror movie from 1950s "Them"?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2011, 08:40
... and would you still marry me
and have my baby? ...

says the 'gardener'
vz-nostalgia: I think I lost your thread of thought here, Louis. smile You've been away for too long. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2011, 19:29
Shades - this hasn't happened before. Let me try the full verse:

If I were a carpenter
and you were a lady
would you marry me anyway?
would you have my baby?

sung by Johnny Cash amongst others, written by Tim Hardin.

...if you are a flower
I am the gardener...

sort of reminded of the song. Like the gardener can look after the flower as if in marriage smile
vz-nostalgia: Gee... Now I get it. smile I have an exuse, though, I'm not a Johnny Cash fan per se, or country music in general. smile Somehow, I missed hearing all other versions of this song. smile
You're in fine shape, Louis. Don't worry. smile
  • Tomekha McCarthy
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2011, 18:09
I haven't seen it ("Them" that is smile) I shall look it up though smile
vz-nostalgia: Classic movies are not per everyone's taste, Ms. T. At times, they seems a bit naive, especially the sci-fi ones. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 21 Feb 2011, 05:05
ant: Let me garden your petals
let me water them with my care

flower: please go ahead!
I'm so dried

...and the ant lingered in the flower for a very long time smile

nice picture mr VZ! I see your garden is unique! if i only could get to see it! smile
vz-nostalgia: very few are allowed into the Garden of Nostalgia, Ms. KA. smile
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