I decided that it is necessary to buy new plants for a new apartment. This one is my favourite. I am sure it is a „she“, because she is wearing purple. A man - I am sure - wouldn’t do that. At least they don’t in my understanding of male taste. A few evenings ago (I was on the way to bed) I looked at her briefly and saw this tear at one of her blossoms. Suddenly I kinda felt strange. After another closer look I discovered more tears at her leaves and now I am hoping that she is not missing her purple friends from the market garden. And therefore I am trying to be a bit nicer to her than normally.
Zu einer neuen Wohnung gehören auch neue Pflanzen. Zumindest habe ich das so beschlossen. Diese mag ich am liebsten. Ich bin mir sicher, dass es eine „sie“ ist, denn sie trägt lila; immer dann, wenn sie blüht. Ein Mann würde sicherlich kein lila tragen - zumindest nicht in meinem Verständnis von männlichem Geschmack. Als ich meine neue Pflanze neulich abends ansah, wurde mir ganz komisch im Bauch, denn an einer ihrer Blüten hing eine kleine Träne. Beim genaueren Hinsehen entdeckte ich, dass an den Blättern weitere Tränen langsam an die Spitze kullerten. Nun hoffe ich, dass sie nicht ihre Freunde aus dem Gartencenter vermisst und versuche besonders lieb zu ihr zu sein. Mal schauen, ob es was bringt.
Ah, I talk to my plants all the time. And, well... the gender issue is not really an issue at least for italians, as we don't have the "neutral" like german, but all names are either female or male (even for plants, or inanimate objects). So, we have male plants, and female plants based on the gender of their name.
And yeah, I cannot think of any male plant wearing purple...
Posted by Massimo at May 19, 2007 06:04 AM
This is just gorgeous - Very nice!!
Posted by Ian at May 19, 2007 11:10 AM
Such a delicate image...
Posted by Turfdigger at May 19, 2007 02:30 PM
Zum Niederknien. Und Atemanhalten.
Was den Grund für die Tränen anbelangt: es ist das Glas...
Posted by thomas at May 19, 2007 05:34 PM
It's a beautiful thought (and image) but I'm sure she is very happy.
I am wearing purple socks, I guess that's not allowed...
Posted by miles at May 20, 2007 04:41 AM
das ist seltsam, und schön! liebe grüsse an die weinende :)
Posted by birgit at May 20, 2007 01:02 PM
This is a wow, fabulous macro.
Posted by Jesus at May 21, 2007 12:07 PM
THis is a wow...superb macro
Posted by Jesus at May 21, 2007 12:09 PM
Marina, this is a beautiful shot! Reminds me of an Art Wolfe shot we saw together at REI. Hope you are well. Congrats on your new apt. I'm living in a new location too (still in Seattle).
Posted by Lee at June 4, 2007 04:39 AM
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