Monday, May 10, 2010


My porcelain flower is 30 years old.I got it from a friend of my mother and have moved it with me around the town.Now it's covering a great widow facing east, and every time I remember to water it,I'm rewarded with bunches of pea sized blossoms, smelling like the costliest perfume.
Just now they are competing with the spring outside.
I am afraid I still have major problems in explaining myself in readable English.
The porcelain flowers come from a living plant.
The plant is 30 years old. The flowers are fresh and photographed in macro. They have the size of a flat pea, and in the evenings they send out tiny scenting drops.

clr gifEmily Dickinson

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown —
Who ponders this tremendous scene —
This whole Experiment of Green —
As if it were his own!

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today


Leora said...

What a lovely flower! And you have an interesting backdrop shown as well.

Yes, spring is tremendous!

Lola said...

Happy RT!

Mine's HERE!


EG CameraGirl said...

Wow!You have had a plant for 30 years? You must be a wonder woman! The blossoms are very pretty.

Jim said...

Those are pretty blooms, Felisol. At first I thought they were porcelain, man made. Now I understand.
I know they have a lot of meaning for you. Finally our 'Aunt Minnie' plant died. She was older than my dad and we were the fortunate/unfortunate keepers.
Happy RT! I'm up again for this week. I comboed it with a late Mother's Day post.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Pretty and so life like

Stef said...

Nice capture! They are so cute!

Mrs. Mac said...

I have never seen or heard of this lovely flower. Am going to google it and find out more. Thanks for sharing its beauty.

Meg said...

Vakkert bilde og vakkert dikt <3

lynda Howells said...

Love this imagexlyndax
happy Ruby Tuesdayx lynda
Hope you are enjoying your weekly walksxx

Ralph said...

The flowers have a life of their own, be they real or not. In the Spring, we look for flowers and the feel of the season. The smell of flowers we savor, the bright days we love. Any flower in the Spring is special indeed!

Kim, USA said...

Wow a lovely flower and it's 30 years old, that is awesome! Happy RT!

My Cardinal

Marites said...

such a pretty flower! I thought it's not real:)i love the poet from Dickinson too. happy RT!

Amrita said...

These tiny flowers are indeed are materpiece of God 's handiwork.
My goodness - Felisol what an adept horticulturist you are to preserve the plant for 30 years. You must have sheolded it from every mishap and fertized it wel. There is spiritual lesson in it too.

Maria said...

What a lovely flower:)
Happy RT!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh my, those are treasures to keep.

Spice Up your life

Snooze said...

this is so gorgeous and scented too. so pretty.

John Cowart said...

Your tiny delicate flowers show that God made some things for His own amusement and joy, and that the person who notices the tiny is blessed with insight.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Absolutely fascinating and beautiful flowers! The idea of the scent sounds wonderful!

Robin said...

How beautiful, I'd never have guessed they were real until I read your PS. I can't believe you've kept the same plant alive for thirty years, it wouldn't last thirty HOURS in my house!

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Auntie E said...

Very nice to see. Beauty to last a live time.
My Ruby Tuesday Link for You

maryt/theteach said...

felisol, such a lovely post about your lovely flower! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Trish said...

how unique...I have never heard of Porcelain Flowers. I will be doing some research on them!

Marice said...

you did it pretty well Felisol :) lovely flower! wish I could smell it too :)

u may view mine here

Patti said...

Pretty flower, what I can see of it. The photo won't load completely, unfortunately.

That's amazing that you've had a plant for 30 years!

You have a green thumb.

Kris said...

Beautiful! And I love Emily DIckinson.

Terry said...

oh beautiful!
these dainty sweet smelling flowers are older than the princess!
how much nourishing you have given both of them.....the flowers AND your princess and what great rewards you and gunnar are reaping!
just so beautiful felisol!
love terry you have given both of them.....the flowers AND your princess and what great rewards you and gunnar are reaping!
just so beautiful felisol!
love terry

Sue Seibert said...

The flowers are outstanding. What are they called?

Crown of Beauty said...

This is unbelieavable!

A porcelain flower...and the plant is 30 years old, and still bearing flowers!

Thank you for sharing this, as well as the poem to go with it.


Raven said...

What amazing little flowers. You are so skilled at macro photos... just lovely. And Emily D is a nice complement to the photo.