Madeira is often called the flower island, and it’s easy to see why. The island has an astonishing variety of flowers, even in mid-winter. And I thought it might be nice to post a few pictures to give you an idea of what I’m talking about here.
However, you should understand that these are just random photos of flowers by someone who knows absolutely nothing about the subject. And therefore I’m using the term ‘flower‘ quite freely here: I tend to lump together everything in the same category (here referred to as ‘flowers‘), whether they’re actual flowers, trees or something else.
So, why is it that I know nothing about plants? Well, as far as so-called wild flowers are concerned (or trees / hay etc), I’m probably allergic to all of them and tend to avoid them. And gardening, well, I live in a flat with a huge balcony and couldn’t be bothered with flower boxes. The balcony faces south and gets extremely hot in summer, so any plants would just get scorched. That’s my excuse, anyway. Although how my neighbours manage to make their plants thrive is a bit of a mystery to me… In my defence, I have, on occasion, over several years, tried to grow some potted plants (or flowers, cactuses, whatever). However, for some mysterious reasons they all committed a deliberate suicide, sometimes within mere hours of ending up in my care…
As you can see, my track record with plants is impressive, although for all the wrong reasons. I’m telling you this so that you could fully appreciate the photos here. My interest in the subject matter is purely esthetic: my interest in plants is limited to admiring colours, shapes and textures. In a way, I tend to look at these flowers / plants as magnificent sculptures by Mother Nature…
And since we’re on the topic of sculptures, or flowers as works of art, why not include a few man-made flowers, too:
I hope you enjoyed this art exhibition by Mother Nature.
Have a great weekend!
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