“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died!” ~ Erma Bombeck

This winter flowering bush is so attractive that people passing stop by and admire its beauty in fascination. And especially on a moonlit night the effect is beautiful and electrifying. The tiny white flowers grow profusely and very few of the green leaves can be seen. It seems as if there are no leaves. But sadly the bloom lasts only a few months :(. Once the winter recedes the bush once again turns green. People passing by try their best to guess the name of this bush but no one seems to know. If you happen to know its name please do share.

Cheers and have a lovely day 🙂

Postscript: I forgot to mention the flowers have a pleasant Jasmine like fragrance too. And the fragrance is evident even at a distance of 5 ft.🙂


About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

52 responses »

  1. BloomLisa says:

    What a great quote, wise words indeed.

  2. Lala Rukh says:

    What a beauty ! I so wanna smell the fragrance right now🙂

  3. Sheila says:

    So beautiful and the flowers look a little like snow. It must be magical with the jasmine scent filling the air too.

  4. I wonder if it is some kind of jasmine. I have a night blooming jasmine, so perhaps this is a winter-blooming one. Just a guess though – no real idea. Love the Erma quote.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ah yes quite possible a variant of Jasmine. Kind of you to give this input. I am sure in your world of writing Erma’s wisdom must be liked. Quotes really inspire me.

      Thanks Renee!

  5. Gorgeous tree! And I love the quote–I’m a big Erma fan! I’m going to the Erma Bomeck Writer’s Workshop in April and I can’t wait!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Nice of you to appreciate. Yes the wisdom in the quote is so believable. I am sure we bloggers can look forward to some wonderful thoughts from you after the workshop!

      Thanks for stopping by and cheers🙂

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Wonderful pic … especially on a very cold morning for me … an gotta love Erma Bombeck.

  7. Loralorapa says:

    Beautiful picture😉

  8. shellymona says:

    Nature at its best… marvelous

  9. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent quote, my smile for the day! And what an amazing plant!

  10. Gede Prama says:

    Amazing and Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings. Kindness blossoms in your heart

    • dilipnaidu says:

      I have just visited your blog. I found your writings and your thoughts very enlightening. Not only were you a great success in the corporate world but you left all the glamour and migrated to your roots of being a spiritual being and spreading peace and harmony.

      Indeed an honor to welcome you sir here. Regards.

  11. How can’t you love Erma Bombeck?! Gorgeous flowering bush! Margie

  12. I have no idea what kind of bush that is, but whatever it is…I want one!

  13. I hope you find out its name Dilip this is truly a wonderful Winter Beauty… Enjoy your weekend my friend🙂

  14. I love the comment about the doctor and dead plants… so true… Enjoying reading posts on your blog… Barbara

  15. Shay says:

    Gorgeous! I wish I knew its name

  16. Binky says:

    That is very beautiful. And a nice substitute for real snow!

  17. suhas says:

    First part is a statement.

    2nd part can be a question.

    • dilipnaidu says:

      True very true Suhas. Looking for answers for second part🙂

      • suhas says:

        Why the plants in S V do not die?? Visit any DU or a block.
        There are some plants in most of the places.And hence S V carries on.
        When in the arid zone of Pokran / Jaisalmer, I have seen greenery around the
        temp Army Camp of units who came for firing, training etc.And they
        had a no. of visitors for their Dr.
        I agree do not go to a Dr. who can not look after his own plants.

  18. This is so beautiful, Dilip – unfortunately I don’t know its name.
    That’s a wise quote by Erma Bombeck!!!🙂

  19. shreejacob says:

    Ooo..I’m curious to know too! It looks quite magical!

  20. VEDANT says:

    Wow! Simply Osum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s