Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Medinilla Astronioides

I am so intrigued and fascinated with this flower.
So I am documenting its blooming stages.
I have never seen a flower evolved so much.
Right from the very beginning.


It started as a pod..


Then the pod opens, scattering specks of white dust all over its foliage.


Revealing a cluster of tiny white pearls bound together like an engagement ring!
Outstanding beauty masterfully crafted and designed by mother nature :)



The 'ring' expanded all over.

Looking like a bunch of grapes.


And now it looks like a Christmas tree..
Leaning forward as the bunch gets heavier with the ever-growing pearls.

How enchanting..
What could be more 'magical' than this :)

I am taking pictures daily to capture the wonders of this beautiful creation.
I am curious to see its final 'bow'.
But as of now, this is it.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Hope you had an enjoyable stay :)




19 comments:

  1. Flowers buds are beautifully captured! More to come when they open and even more intriguing when the flowers fade to become the molecular structures.

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    1. Thanks Ms Belle.
      You know, I'm anxious really to walk through the end.
      Can't wait for that :-)

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  2. Your pictures really capture the transformation and it is magical to see! I love how the flowers went from pearly-white to pink opals. Imagine this tucked into a bridal bouquet, it would look so delicate and feminine.

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    1. You said it Rosemary!
      I was wondering there must be something more to the Christmas tree :)
      Today the pink is more intense.
      Glad that you like them too.

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  3. Stages of flowering well photo-documented. Hopefully you don't forget to capture the next stage.

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    1. Thanks Stiletto!
      Glad that you like them too.
      You bet! Can't wait for the next stage to be ready :)

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  4. Ash, you take photos every day and see like your favorite flower's blooming and growing. Wonderful!
    http://northern-garden.blogspot.com

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    1. You are right Nadezda!
      This is my favorite flower now.
      The bloom is more gorgeous and the pink intensified.

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  5. Beautiful blooming development. Yes, it will be thrilling to see all the little buds in full bloom.

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    1. Welcome to my garden Charlene. Nice to see you!
      I'm too excited, can't wait for full bloom :)

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  6. Magic!
    Mother nature works are wonderful!
    I am full of admiration!
    Looking forward to seeing the pearls open in full bloom!
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I can't wait for the full bloom too!
      Anxious yet patiently capturing the change everyday.
      Thanks for your visit :)

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    1. Hi Linda!
      Good to see back on the blog.
      Hope you had a good break :)
      The first bloom appeared this morning and I'm so excited!

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    2. I mean, "Good to see you back on the blog"..

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  8. Preciosas fotografias!!!
    Gracias por visitar mi blog y dejar tu agradable comentario.
    Tu blog me haustado y ya soy seguidora tuya.

    Besss.

    Manoli

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    1. Translated from Spanish:
      Beautiful photographs!!!
      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment.
      Your blog and I am already a follower haustado yours.

      Hello Nela!
      Nice to meet you and welcome to my garden.
      Thank you very much. Glad you like the photos.
      I am following you too on your beautiful blog :)

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  9. That's beautiful. I love watching plants grow and flower, especially if they are new to me. The anticipation adds to the excitement. Lovely photo story.

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      I'm trying to collate the flower's next evolution stage.
      Hope to post it next week ;)

      Take care!

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Thanks for your lovely words...