As the petals unfold

Flower  spreads its petals to catch hold of the light.


The Lord’s own bloom!

The Lord's own bloom!The Brahma kamal, or botanically Saussurea obvallata, in my backyard. The flowers bloom late in the evening, and shrivel within a few hours. It’s sighting is considered lucky and the plant has it’s home in the Himalayas. A heavenly smell, and it’s sight an overwhelming experience. The leaves in the backround are betel leaves ­čÖé