Bleeding Heart Flower: Lady in a bath

It was truly said by Ralf Emerson; the earth laughs in flowers. Flowers are the jewls of the lovely planet and perhaps are the gladest creature of God under the sun. Some flowers are really so romantic and fanciful like Lamprocapnos spectabilis. This extravagant flower is commonly known as Bleeding Heart Flower or Lady in a Bath,which is the inhabitant of the temperate regions of the world. Bleeding Heart flowers usually bloom in the spring season every year and attract the green panthers for their unique shape; droping bloods from the heart dangling at the bottom.

Bleeding Hearts - Lady in a Bath - Image by dfbphotos - flickr

Bleeding Hearts – Lady in a Bath – Image by dfbphotos – flickr

Bleeding Heart Flower or Lady in a Bath can grow in full sun in a moist and cool climate, but  on the other hand, in warmer and drier climates it requires some shade. Farmers all around the world love to grow Bleeding Hearts to improve and embellish their landscapes. The plants of  Bleeding Hearts can ideally be grown in semi shade or full shade places of the garden in well-drained soils. Once grown properly, Bleeding Heart Flowers take an average of 3-4 seasons to fill out to mature flowering clumps. They then bloom every spring for years.

Pink Bleeding Hearts - Image Courtesy yumievriwan on flickr

Pink Bleeding Hearts – Image Courtesy yumievriwan on flickr

Copper-rumped Hummingbird: A small but graceful bird

Copper-rumped Hummingbird is a small but very graceful bird who lives in the forests of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. Copper-rumped Hummingbirds are normally found near gardens and the floral cultivation because they depend upon the nectar taken from the flowers and the insects revolving around the flowers.

Copper-rumped Hummingbird - Image © Dave Irving ( flickr )

Copper-rumped Hummingbird – Image © Dave Irving ( flickr )

The Copper-rumped Hummingbird is a 8.6 cm long graceful bird which weighs 4.7 g. The bill of this small hummingbird is fairly long, straight and mostly black with some pink on the lower mandible. The adult Copper-rumped Hummingbird has copper-green upper parts, becoming copper-bronze on the rump. The head and underparts of Copper-rumped Hummingbird are bright green, the thighs are white and the tail and legs are black. The sexes are similar.

A stunning capture of the Copper-rumped Hummingbird - Image © Dave Irving ( flickr )

A stunning capture of the Copper-rumped Hummingbird – Image © Dave Irving ( flickr )

The female Copper-rumped Hummingbird lays its eggs in a small cup shaped nest on a low branch, or sometimes wires or clotheslines. The incubation period is about 16–17 days, along with fledging another 19-23, and there may be up to three broods in a season. The Copper-rumped Hummingbird which is a small but very graceful bird is the predominant species of hummingbird in the Trinidad and Tobago.

50 Colorful Butterflies: Magnificent Gift of Nature

Look at these fantastic images of 50 colorful butterflies, captured from different parts of the lovely planet. We’ve also dedicated the fabulous sayings to these awesome images of 50 colorful butterflies. Really magnificent  gift of nature ;

1- “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

An attractive orange and black butterfly - Image: adwriter Patrick

An attractive orange and black butterfly – Image: adwriter Patrick

2- “The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
― George Carlin

An appealing butterfly - Image: Aunt Owwee

An appealing butterfly – Image: Aunt Owwee

3- “He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.” ― Gemma Malley, The Declaration

So graceful colors of a butterfly - Image: Amy Lloyd

So graceful colors of a butterfly – Image: Amy Lloyd

4- “Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ” ― R.H. Heinlein

An elegant butterfly -  Image: B_cool

An elegant butterfly – Image: B_cool

5- The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

A beautiful capture of a Butterfly - Image:  TanWei

A beautiful capture of a Butterfly – Image: TanWei

6- “You can only chase a butterfly for so long.” ― Jane Yolen, Prince Across the Water

So eyeful - A butterfly green and black - Image: Choo Yut Shing

So eyeful – A butterfly green and black – Image: Choo Yut Shing

7- The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly. ~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

What a smashing beauty - Image: Chris Potako

What a smashing beauty – Image: Chris Potako

8- With the rose the butterfly’s deep in love, A thousand times hovering round;
But round himself, all tender like gold,
The sun’s sweet ray is hovering found.
~Heinrich Heine, “New Spring”

A brilliant orange butterfly - Image: Choo Yut Shing

A brilliant orange butterfly – Image: Choo Yut Shing

9- Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes !

The striking image of a butterfly - Image: Derek Keats

The striking image of a butterfly – Image: Derek Keats

10- How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

A gorgeous butterfly - Image: Ton Rulkens

A gorgeous butterfly – Image: Ton Rulkens

11- Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring.

A superb butterfly - Image: Victoria Pickering

A superb butterfly – Image: Victoria Pickering

12- Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. – Mohammad Ali

So imposing image of a butterfly - Image: Derek Keats

So imposing image of a butterfly – Image: Derek Keats

13- I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? - Zhuangzi

An impressive image of a butterfly - Image: E mar

An impressive image of a butterfly – Image: E mar

14- The green grass and the happy skies court the fluttering butterflies.  ~Terri Guillemets

A butterfly with radiant colors - Image: Cloudtail

A butterfly with radiant colors – Image: Cloudtail

15- Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette 

A chivarlic butterfly - Image: Frank Peters

A chivarlic butterfly – Image: Frank Peters

16- I wasn’t a social butterfly at all. - Kate Bosworth

An excellent photograph of a butterfly - Image: Frank Starmer

An excellent photograph of a butterfly – Image: Frank Starmer

17- We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

A splendid photograph of a butterfly - Image: Garry Wilmore

A splendid photograph of a butterfly – Image: Garry Wilmore

18- A million butterflies rose up from South America,
All together, and flew in a gold storm toward Spain…
~Winfield Townley Scott, “Annual Legend”

A dazzling butterfly - Image: Gustavo Durán

A dazzling butterfly – Image: Gustavo Durán

19- This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.  ~Joseph Conrad

A classy yellow butterfly - Image: Helene Schmit

A classy yellow butterfly – Image: Helene Schmit

20- As for butterflies, I can hardly conceive of one’s attending upon you; but to question the congruence of the complement is vain, if it exists.  ~Marianne Moore, “To a Steam Roller”

A cute butterfly -  Image: I'm[Nannie]

A cute butterfly – Image: I’m[Nannie]

21- The tulip and the butterfly; Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. ~Isaac Watts

An angelic butterfly - Image: Jean in TX

An angelic butterfly – Image: Jean in TX

22- I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.  ~Chuang Tzu

A butterfly with an alluring look - Image: Kurt Qvist

A butterfly with an alluring look – Image: Kurt Qvist

23- I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one – like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.- Gillian Flynn 

A ravishing butterfly -  Image: Lars Hammar

A ravishing butterfly – Image: Lars Hammar

24- “Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.~Jeffrey Glassberg”

A charming butterfly - Image: Maia C

A charming butterfly – Image: Maia C

25- “I have butterflies in my stomach, I have the biggest smile on my face and I’m totally crazy about the boy who are giving me these feelings!”

A lovely photograph of a butterfly - Image: Mark Philpott

A lovely photograph of a butterfly – Image: Mark Philpott

26- “Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.” - Henry David Thoreau

So sighty photogrph of two butterflies - Image: Mike Renlund

So sighty photogrph of two butterflies – Image: Mike Renlund

27- Not everyone can give you butterflies, so don’t just let them fly away !

A stunning butterfly -  Image: Thierry

A stunning butterfly – Image: Thierry

28- Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. - Alma Gluck

So fascinating image of a butterfly -  Image: Tatiana Gerus

So fascinating image of a butterfly – Image: Tatiana Gerus

29- LOVE IS LIKE A BUTTERFLY, IF YOU HOLD IT TO TIGHT IT WILL DIE, IF YOU HOLD IT TO LOSE IT WILL FLY AWAY.

An exquisite butterfly - Image: Nigel Jones

An exquisite butterfly – Image: Nigel Jones

30- “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

So colorful butterfly - Image: nottsexminer

So colorful butterfly – Image: nottsexminer

31- “Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes”

An enticing photograph of a butterfly - Image: OZinOH

An enticing photograph of a butterfly – Image: OZinOH

32- I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.~Charles Dickens

A bewitching butterfly - Image: pamsai

A bewitching butterfly – Image: pamsai

33- And what’s a butterfly? At best,
He’s but a caterpillar, at rest. ~John Grey

A persuading image of a butterfly by OZinOH

A persuading image of a butterfly by OZinOH

34- We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.~Maya Angelou

A butterfly with her seducing beauty - Image: Phil Parsons

A butterfly with her seducing beauty – Image: Phil Parsons

35- Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.~Rabindranath

A butterfly with enchanting colors - Image: photoholic1

A butterfly with enchanting colors – Image: photoholic1

36- “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

A magnetizing butterfly - Image: Phuong Tran

A magnetizing butterfly – Image: Phuong Tran

37- ”Nature’s message was always there and for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies.”~ Kjell B. Sandved

So tempting image of a butterfly - Image: Piers Hallihan

So tempting image of a butterfly – Image: Piers Hallihan

38- ”This great purple butterfly,In the prison of my hands,
Has a learning in his eye Not a poor fool understands.”~W.B Yeats

A matchless butterfly - Image: plancas67

A matchless butterfly – Image: plancas67

39- ”Love is like a butterfly, It can fly away.”

A butterfly with incomparable beauty - Image: Richard Taylor

A butterfly with incomparable beauty – Image: Richard Taylor

40- ”To make a wish come true, whisper it to a Butterfly.
Upon these wings it will be taken to heaven and granted, for they are the messengers of the Great Spirit.”

~Native American Legend

A meticulous butterfly - Image: Ronald Saunders

A meticulous butterfly – Image: Ronald Saunders

41- ”We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it’s forever.” ~Carl Sagan

A peerless butterfly - Image: Scorpions and Centaurs

A peerless butterfly – Image: Scorpions and Centaurs

42- ”Happiness can be as elusive as a fluttering butterfly, But as easily attainable as a crawling caterpillar. Put aside the net and let it happen.”~Brian G. Jett

A dainty butterfly - Image: starrynight1

A dainty butterfly – Image: starrynight1

43- ”How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. ”You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give
up being a caterpillar.” ~Trina Paulus

So pretty image: Photographer: Steffen Ramsaier

So pretty image: Photographer: Steffen Ramsaier

44- Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. - Vladimir Nabokov

A butterfly with admirable colors - Image: Stephen Klein

A butterfly with admirable colors – Image: Stephen Klein

45- Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.                        William Moulton Marston

The rare transparent butterfly - Image: warrenski 2

The rare transparent butterfly – Image: warrenski 2

46- What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? - Roy Rogers

A wonderful butterfly

A wonderful butterfly

47- We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. - Gerald Brenan

A beauteous butterfly - Image: warrenski

A beauteous butterfly – Image: warrenski

48- “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson

A glorious butterfly - Image: Victoria Pickering

A glorious butterfly – Image: Victoria Pickering

49- The green grass and the happy skies court the fluttering butterflies. - Astrid Alauda

A fabulous butterfly -  Image: animantis

A fabulous butterfly – Image: animantis

50- The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet. - Paul Erlich

A hanging butterfly - Image: Tambako The Jaguar

A hanging butterfly – Image: Tambako The Jaguar

These lovely 50 Colorful Butterflies are really the magnificent Gift of Nature.

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show is held at Sea View Park, Karachi by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan in collaboration with DHA and Cantonment Board Clifton. This magnificent show is organized in the spring season with the display of  wonderful variety of plants and flowers, garden decorations, and various artistic installations.  The Annual Pakistan Flower Show was established in 1948 and held every year in February. There is an exotic flowers competition which is participated by a large number of individuals, organizations, amateurs and professionals in various categories. The Annual Pakistan Flower Show attracts tremendous amount of visitors from whole of the country for the heavenly floral pants. The main purpose is to promote the idea of clean and green environment in Karachi and create the awareness for the affection of plants.

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show - Karachi - Image: Raja Islam

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show – Karachi – Image: Raja Islam

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show of Karachi provides the aesthetic delight to the people for its soothing and calming effect on their nerves and it also spreads message of love, harmony and tolerance in society.

Here are some spectacular photographs of the Annual Pakistan Flower Show for you;

Gorgeous Plants - The Annual Pakistan Flower Show

Gorgeous plants at the annual Pakistan Flower Show - Image: Ali 123surfer

Gorgeous plants at the annual Pakistan Flower Show – Image: Ali 123surfer

Fantastic floral exhibition – The annual Pakistan Flower Show

Fantastic floral exhibition - The annual Pakistan Flower Show - Image : Ali 123 surfer

Fantastic floral exhibition – The annual Pakistan Flower Show – Image : Ali 123 surfer

Magnificent Cactus Plant : The annual Pakistan Flower Show

Magnificent Cactus Plant - The annual Pakistan Flower Show - Image: Kalim Qureshi

Magnificent Cactus Plant – The annual Pakistan Flower Show – Image: Kalim Qureshi

Fabulous Butterfly full of flowers – The Annual Pakistan Flower Show

Butterfly full of flowers - The Annual Pakistan Flower Show - Image courtesy - dawn.com

Butterfly full of flowers – The Annual Pakistan Flower Show – Image courtesy – dawn.com

A catchy floral presentation – The Annual Pakistan Floral Show

A catchy floral presentation - The Annual Pakistan Floral Show - Image: Kalim Qureshi

A catchy floral presentation – The Annual Pakistan Floral Show – Image: Kalim Qureshi

 

Colors of Frigiliana, Spain

The historic town of Frigiliana in Spain was inhabited by Moors which is particularly well-known for its magnificent conservation and beauty. The village of Frigiliana in Spain is located about 6 km from Nerja and about 56 km from Malaga. Frigiliana has fantastic architecture ; The ancient town is of Moorish origin, and the modern town is built in the traditional style of a white Andalucian village. Frigiliana has tremendous mosaics picturesque narrow, windy streets, with decorative cobbled lanes and these all reflect the pride and prestige of the people of Frigiliana. The people also adorn their streets and houses with plants and flowers and they use a lime whitewash called “cal” to whiten the outside and inside of their walls and places.

The historic town of Frigiliana, Spain - Image : Adam Reeder

The historic town of Frigiliana, Spain – Image : Adam Reeder

Frigiliana is so traditional and cultural. The colors of Frigiliana, Spian are much resonated during the annual celebrations of the historic festivals like  Saint Sebastian Festival, which is celebrated on 20th January, the Day of the Cross which is celebrated on 3rd May and the annual “Ferria” which is celebrated each year in June and in particular the Day of Saint Antonio on the 13th June. For four days at the end of August each year, Frigiliana hosts the Festival of the Three Cultures (Festival de las Tres Culturas), celebrating the region’s historic confluence and co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions.

Frigiliana - Streets and White homes - Image marcus-and-sue

Frigiliana – Streets and White homes – Image marcus-and-sue

Here are some fabulous images showing the Colors of Frigiliana, Spain ;

The floral decorations along the walls in Frigiliana, Spain - Image by Adam Reeder

The floral decorations along the walls in Frigiliana, Spain – Image by Adam Reeder

Feria de San Anotonio : Bull fighting in Frigiliana, Spain

Bull Fighting in Frigiliana, Spain - Image : Robbie Sherman

Bull Fighting in Frigiliana, Spain – Image : Robbie Sherman

Traditional dancing on the streets of Frigiliana, Spain

Traditional dancing on the streets of Frigiliana, Spain - Image : Alberto Carrasco Casado

Traditional dancing on the streets of Frigiliana, Spain – Image : Alberto Carrasco Casado

Extremely colorful and adorned wall in Frigiliana, Spain

Extremely colorful and adorned wall in Frigiliana, Spain - Image by yuki*

Extremely colorful and adorned wall in Frigiliana, Spain – Image by yuki*

Mosaics, tiles and patchworks : Wonderful collage in Frigiliana, Spain

Mosaics, tiles and patchworks : Wonderful collage in Frigiliana, Spain - Image: marcus_and_sue

Mosaics, tiles and patchworks : Wonderful collage in Frigiliana, Spain – Image: marcus_and_sue

We hope, you enjoyed these amazing Colors of Frigiliana, Spain.