We recently went on a trip to Bali – just five days for a friend’s wedding. As promised I took some photos of flowers to share with you.
Their waterlillies came in many different shades of purple and pink
Pale Lavender Waterlily
They had some wonderfully eccentric looking flowers in bright colours too.
I loved the way flowers formed an integral part of their religious celebrations.
“The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
and strung them up on special days (which seemed to be every second day). Our taxi driver joked that the Balinese, being Hindus, can’t ever travel overseas as they are so busy at home taking part in religious celebrations.
They carved the most beautiful flowers out of fruit.
There were flowers carved into wooden panels…
And flowers made from a flexible plant material – a reed of some sort? – and dyed.
When I returned to work after our holiday in Bali my office seemed so bland and dull in comparison – beige and white as far as the eye can see. I feel a workstation makeover coming up in the weeks to come.