“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change”

~ from Buddha quotes

We are so busy in daily routine and time bound activities that we take ‘Nature’ for granted. But a person in awareness looks at nature in true wonderment and is in peace. Do enjoy a few shots of the flower arrangement exhibits from the flower-show.

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College students

College students

For college assignments

Students  floriculture assignment

First Prize?

First Prize?

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Have a  great week ahead and keep smiling🙂

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.

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  1. Shanti Baku says:

    Such pretty pictures!
    I do the flowers for one of our meditation rooms at our local Buddhist centre. It feels most fortunate to be able to make such beautiful offerings.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Glad you liked the flowers. On Sundays we watch a TV serial based on the life of Lord Buddha that shows how a prince,Siddhartha became a Buddha.

      Arranging and offering flowers for any spiritual process is by itself a form of meditation. We call it “Seva”!

      Thank and kind of you to pass on the Universal energy.

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  2. Beautiful arrangements Dilip ji. Also, the prize winning entry is well deserved. Imagine a sari!! Wow!

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  3. Hello Sir,

    How are you.

    The flower arrangement are so exquisite. it is so truly said “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into”. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

    Regards
    Supriya

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh how wonderful to hear from you Supriya. I am doing very well thank you. Keeping occupied and “Living life less serious” – motto of Chupa Chups🙂

      And thanks for the beautiful quote by Henry Beecher like it.

      I am sure you must be very happy both professionally and family wise. All the best always.

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      • That is so nice of you sir. I’m happy and now I’m working with AIr India, there’s no much work pressure and about family wise I’ve learnt to handle both family n work properly.

        Regards
        Supriya

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        • dilipnaidu says:

          Supriya nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing that my dear friends ( ex-students) are doing well and happy. True success in life lies in the art of balancing work and home judiciously and I am sure you have this ability.

          Love and regards to you and your family. Cheers🙂

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  4. Loved these arrangements. I think you’re right though. Sometimes the single flower really stands out best. Nice.

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  5. Madhu says:

    The last one with the sari incorporated into the arrangement is rather unusual!🙂

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  6. YellowCable says:

    Beautiful event, I would say.

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  7. In my own small way, I love arranging bouquets I get from the local stores. They bring me joy, especially when winter blankets the flowers outside our home. Lovely Dilip. Margie

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  8. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely Dilip. I especially like the quote at the end😉

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  9. Yatin says:

    Such a thoughtful post!!
    And imagine if everyone harvests that single miracle in life, would will be a beautiful garden!!

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  10. Bindu says:

    Beautiful! We are too smart for the little wonders of nature. Who has time to stop and stoop to take a look at the silly flower on our path? But if we could do that we are blessed as it means we are grateful for those tiny treats.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Beautiful words Bindu. What you say is so true we have lost our virtue of ‘gratitude’. There is so much there in ‘nature’ to elevate our spirits yet we are distracted by the material attractions.
      Thanks for stopping by.🙂

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  11. luchanik says:

    What a beautiful saying! I love your flower pictures and I do love looking at flowers. Have a beautiful February.

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  12. So true. Serenity can be found in the smallest flower. Plants, animals, even doing the dishes. I love finding serenity in the smallest things.

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  13. shellymona says:

    Lovely quote…and beautiful pictures

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  14. Shoba Menon says:

    Wonderful quote and lovely photographs ! True, we realise their importance only after we lose these things !!

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  15. renu says:

    I love flowers..especially in Ikebana ..

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  16. seeker says:

    I’m glad you followed Buddha’s wise saying. Wonderful Ikebana.

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  17. Binky says:

    Nature produces beauty that we will never surpass. And it has such variety that even in our entire lives we will see very little of it.

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  18. Bird of Paradise always a winner in my book. I mean my garden. I mean my greenhouse. O whatever.

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  19. Nature is only one of many things we take for granted. We realise their importance only after we lose these things.
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs.

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  20. Beautiful are these arrangements… But even more exquisite are the flowers… I love going to flower shows of this nature and seeing how artistic the flower arrangers are… Thank you for sharing .. For when we really take time to LOOK… we SEE just how miraculous a flower is…🙂
    Enjoy your Sunday🙂
    Sue xox

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      You are right Sue even Eckhart Tolle has said if you ‘really’ gaze at a flower or a branch of a tree you are connected to the universal energy.

      Thanks and have lovely week. Regards🙂

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