Friday, May 30, 2008

Memories from the grandparents house...

About 4-5 years ago, one of the "maali" who roam around on cycles selling plants and little saplings, sold me a pot of lily saying bright red lilies with bloom from the plant. Since it was for Rs. 20.00 I didn't think much and bought it. And all these years it just bloomed leaves, leaves and some more leaves. There was no sight of a flower or even a bud but I still liked the lush green leaves of the plant and didn't exchange it with the maali even though I bought many more plants from him over the years. I could have, saying it is not blooming as he had promised, like I did with some other plants but somehow I just didn't want to.

Since this week it has started blooming. Blooming white lilies. The day I saw them I was so ecstatic. As my memory of these lilies is from my Nana-Nani's house. That's where I saw them first and that was the last too. I never saw these lilies again till this week. And I'm so happy that they are blooming right in my house!!



It feels like that something that had gotten lost has come back! Is it a sign? I don't know. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it. Anyhow, that is the picture of it which I just couldn't resist sharing it with you all!

15 comments:

  1. Yes, it looks like so. Good things are happening again. :-)

    Cuckoo

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  2. Hey, it doesn't matter it is a sign or not. It put a smile on your face, bought back pleasant memories.. Enjoy it.. And if something that you lost comes back to you, that would be a added bonus :)

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  3. beautiful...and they smell lovely... white lillies r my secodn fav flowers, next to jasmine :)

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  4. You know what, about 15 years ago, this amazing thing happened with me at my parents house too. Every morning I used to wake up to check this plant for any flowers and after many months of looking at green leaves, the flowers smiled.
    And I smiled...

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  5. :)

    it look so beautiful! and it has nostalgia attached too!

    hope they keep blooming!! :)

    cheers!

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  6. how beaufitul !!

    Hope it gets all full with the flowers :)

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  7. ah, for the simple pleasures of life!

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  8. ahh lovely post.
    I remember bachpan mein touching its yellow part and getting nice haldi-like stain :-)

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  9. Oh wow, such beautiful flowers and such beautiful memories :)

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  10. Awesome..ur patience paid off.I was thinking of getting a few potted plants in the apartment and this post just inspired me :-)

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  11. am a maali myself. gud job madam! [:)]

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