Weekly Photo Challenge – Simple


The simple Plumeria Flower

Because of this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, I have really had fun looking at things and weighing up whether or not they are simple.

Trust me to make something simple complex.  Typical blondness again I suppose.

I was out photographing the evidence that our district is in fact in extreme flooding at the present moment here in Australia and I found this little wet flower laying on the green grass.  It was so beautiful, so simply beautiful.  I love these flowers and always bring them home with me because of the delightful perfume.

Frangipanis (known by their botanic name Plumeria in America) bring a heady, romantic fragrance to the garden, as well as a wide choice of warm, tropical colours.

Frangipani was the name of an Italian perfume used to scent gloves in the 16th century and named after its creator, the Marquis Frangipani. When the frangipani flower was discovered its natural perfume reminded people of the scented gloves, and so the flower was called frangipani. The genus name, Plumeria, commemorates Charles Plumier, a seventeenth century French botanist.

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2003/archives/2003/in_the_garden/flowering_plants_and_shrubs/frangipanis

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7 comments

  1. Beautiful. Growing up, we would go to the beach and this flower is abundant in the resort we frequently go. We would pick them up and smell it’s sweet fragrance. Nowadays , I see them around spas and tropical resorts. Beauty in simple things…unforgettable.

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