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Pointy petal Chrysanthemum-macro photo

These big pompom-like Chrysanthemums with their narrow, pointy petals remember me of a sweet story I've read one of these days.
White Chrysanthemum-macro photo
Here is the story:
On a beautiful moonlit night a young girl wandered in a garden. She gathered a blossom and began to pull off its petals one by one to see whether or not her lover cared. Suddenly, a little elf appeared before her, assuring her that she was very much adored. He said, "Your beloved will become your husband and he will live as many years as the flower, which you choose, has petals." When the elf had disappeared, the maiden began to search for a flower with the greatest number of petals. At length she picked a Persian carnation, and with a golden hairpin she separated each petal into two or three parts. Soon her deft fingers had increased the number of folioles of the corolla to three times the original number, and she wept with joy to think of the happiness she had brought her future husband. Thus it was that the kiku, or chrysanthemum, came into being many centuries ago in a garden where the moon shone over the flowers and glistened on the streams and little bamboo bridges.

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10 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

beautiful flower! nice white color.. i liked...

LC said...

Wow... what a blossom! I especially like the movement to the soft pinkish tone in the center... Larry

eileeninmd said...

Wow, a gorgeous bloom. Love this white color.

Arija said...

What a touching story, I hope she did not come to regret her diligence and end up taking care of an old ailing husband.

Randi said...

Terrific shot...love the pompom flower and the story!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flower.

kanak7 said...

Gorgeous! And a beautiful story behind it. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Works said...

Beautiful flower (I like the dark background that really shows off the flower) and a nice story!

Míriam Luiza said...

Que flor linda e diferente!

fini said...

pompom indeed :D It's simply beautiful, and I love the story as well :)

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