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2012年7月10日 星期二

Romance of Color

Summer may mean sweat on one's brow, streams running down one's eye lashes, face, neck, wet shirts sticking to one's skin and a sigh of relief when one slips into an air-conditioned home, office or mall. But to me, it means plenty of sun and with the sun, lots of light. Light to me is really a magician. It transforms otherwise plain leaves and flowers into unbelievably varied patterns of light and darkness, transparency, translucence and everything else in between and above all, a feast of colors. This feeling was peculiarly strong when I paid a short visit to Kowloon Park after a very enjoyable "yum cha" with some of my old classmates




I was greeted by a sea of daisies upon arrival at the park.




I love this ball with its shades melting gradually from clarity into a soothing vagueness.




And the fresh yellow of this allamanda




Nearby was this resplendent young bird of paradise.




and its buds.




Two real birds of the tropical paradise: parrots.




Flamingoes.




And these beautiful flowers growing at the side of the pond




A close up of one of them.



Nearby growing upon a fence, were these glory bowers or white lanterns.




And this one blooming



Another one




Close by, were these budding yellow daylilies or infundibuliforms (?)



These purple balls of bachelor's button




A flame?




dancing stamens of this bristly melastoma




And these cockerel crown




These leaves, though less elaborate, have their own beauty too.




A fallen flower.




One of the few remaining roses




Another one





It's very complicated heart!



The last rose of summer



Not far from them, I found many many of  these pink wishbones or pink torenias.



Another one





A perfect crown!

A true romance of color in yellow, red, pink, orange, blue, green, purple, brown, black and white...!