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I took this picture of a blooming flower from a plant I have outside my home about two months ago. My mother is the one who is keeping it and I have no idea the name of the plant. For almost 4 years I have never seen any flowers blooming from it. However, about two months ago, it surprised me with this beautiful flower. I just have to take a shot of it with my Sony Cyber-shot camera phone. Yes, this camera phone can produce some decent shots.

There may be question in your head, “Why ‘Life and Death’ in the title?” When I was taking shots of the flower, I noticed a green bud next to it; promising yet another beautiful bloom – another life. One life was moving towards the end and the other was just coming into life. Is it ‘Life beginning at the ending of another’ or is it ‘Life ending at the beginning of another?’

Like ‘Chicken or Egg?’ Frankly, does it really matter whichever come first. Most importantly was that the flower bloomed beautifully for when it was time for it to bloom. Such is the work of nature, to keep the cycle going. The plant does not question what nature has for it. Until the next bloom, the cycle continues everywhere around us, everyday, every hour, every minute and every second.

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  1. by Betherann, on April 7 2010 @ 6:47 am


    Good stuff! Happy WW!
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  2. by Hilary, on April 7 2010 @ 7:33 am


    Hi BK .. lovely photo .. and I love the colour of the flower .. it looks like a Hibiscus to me .. anyone else know?

    I love the context of life and death .. nature just keeps on going .. but if it struggles over time it changes ..

    Thanks BK – have a good week – Hilary
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  3. by Preeti Shenoy, on April 7 2010 @ 7:45 am


    The title and the explanation makes the picture poignant.

    Thanks you for visiting.

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  4. by Tracy, on April 7 2010 @ 8:54 am


    Wonderful photo, BK! And sentiments I quite agree with too. It doesn’t really matter what comes first in nature… Things are what they are and we only have this moment to be with them, enjoy them, appreciate them, learn from them, so fleeting…before they are gone. Happy Day ((HUGS))
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Roses and Pearls =-.

  5. by Carver, on April 7 2010 @ 9:46 am


    That’s a beautiful blossom. It looks like it’s a gigantic bloom. I love the soft color. I think nature is a great place to view the cycle of life.
    .-= Carver´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Your partner got out of my camera’s view but I managed to get you =-.

  6. by Tarasview, on April 7 2010 @ 10:25 am


    this is beautiful! I like the title- very appropriate :)
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  7. by Jacqueline, on April 7 2010 @ 1:53 pm


    It’s very pretty and I’d love to know what kind of plant it is. I think the caption is very fitting! :)
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  8. by Lindy MacDuff, on April 7 2010 @ 3:41 pm


    Beautiful color in the blossom and a nice contrast to the green leaves.

    You pose some interesting thoughts. I much prefer the life beginning at the ending of another which, to me, conveys hope and faith.

    As for your comment –
    “Most importantly was that the flower bloomed beautifully for when it was time for it to bloom. Such is the work of nature, to keep the cycle going. The plant does not question what nature has for it. Until the next bloom, the cycle continues everywhere around us, everyday, every hour, every minute and every second.” – To me, this also conveys that we should trust we are where we are supposed to be in life at “every hour, minute, second.”

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and for leaving your comment.

    Wishing you a wonderful day.
    .-= Lindy MacDuff´s last blog ..Spring has Sprung =-.

  9. by jayayceeblog, on April 7 2010 @ 4:28 pm


    I love flower pictures. Close ups are so dramatic!
    .-= jayayceeblog´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Beautiful Bougainvillea =-.

  10. by Secret Mom Thoughts, on April 7 2010 @ 7:00 pm


    Beautiful flower.
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  11. by Mel, on April 7 2010 @ 7:18 pm


    Gorgeous flower!
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  12. by caite@a lovely shore breeze, on April 7 2010 @ 7:59 pm


    you have to find out what it is!
    .-= caite@a lovely shore breeze´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Docks =-.

  13. by Mumsy, on April 7 2010 @ 9:39 pm


    That is a beautiful flower!
    .-= Mumsy´s last blog ..White Daffodil With Yellow =-.

  14. by Evan's Mom, on April 7 2010 @ 9:44 pm


    I love the way nature work. Beautiful capture!
    .-= Evan’s Mom´s last blog ..WW: Snack Store =-.

  15. by Amy @ Marvelous Mommy, on April 8 2010 @ 12:11 am


    Beautiful! I can’t believe that’s a camera phone! Thanks for linking up today! Hope to see you again next week!
    .-= Amy @ Marvelous Mommy´s last blog ..Mamarazzi Monday =-.

  16. by Symphony of Love, on April 8 2010 @ 12:24 am


    @ Betherann, Thank you.

    @ Hilary, frankly I have no idea what is this plant at all and I am hopeful that someone can enlighten me. :) Nature has its own way of keeping things going.

    @ Preeti, thank you for the visit too.

    @ Tracy, indeed, we only have this moment to be with them. :)

    @ Carver, thank you. It is actually quite a small flower; just that I took the picture quite close to it.

    @ Tarasview, thank you.

    @ Jacqueline, I have no idea what it is. Hopefully someone will enlighten me. :)

    @ Lindy, indeed, “…we should trust we are where we are supposed to be in life at ‘every hour, minute, second.'” Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful day too.

    @ Jayayceeblog, I love flowers too. :)

    @ Secret Mom Thoughts, Mel, Mumsy, thank you.

    @ Caite, can’t promise on that, I’ll try. :)

    @ Evan, indeed, the beauty of nature. :)

    @ Amy, yes, advance of technology. :)

  17. by Angelia Sims, on April 8 2010 @ 12:46 am


    Every ending is a new beginning. I’m thankful for that.

    Beautiful photo! Camera phones have come a long way. :-)
    .-= Angelia Sims´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  18. by self sagacity, on April 8 2010 @ 12:56 am


    Hi! I have a Sony Cyber Shot camera too! And it’s my third! Love your flower, and how lucky you are to have those flowers in your yard!
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  19. by meleah rebeccah, on April 8 2010 @ 1:42 am


    what a lovely photo! The color of the flower is just beautiful. Your camera phone sure takes a nice picture!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently™ – My Week In Review [Part Nine] =-.

  20. by Linda, on April 8 2010 @ 2:25 am


    Beautifully observed. Sorry – I don’t know what the flower is, but I think that just adds to the mystery and wonder of the shot.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Skywatch Friday – spring rainbow =-.

  21. by Symphony of Love, on April 8 2010 @ 3:40 am


    @ Angelia, indeed, “Every ending is a new beginning.” We must be thankful for that. Camera phone has indeed come a long way. 😀

    @ Self Sagacity, Sony Cyber shot camera is pretty reliable. I used to have one too but decided to sell it since my brother has a Canon digital camera at home too and it kind of wasteful. I am lucky indeed to have such beautiful flowers just outside my house. However, it did not have any flowers before for about 4 years and doesn’t seem to be having any in the near future. :)

    @ Meleah, yes, the camera phone does has it good use, acting as a camera besides making and taking calls. :)

    @ Linda, yes, the unknown that adds to the mystery and wonder.

  22. by Jackie, on April 8 2010 @ 8:23 am


    I love your photo! And I think your title is so appropriate – what you wrote is so true :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Peek A Boo =-.

  23. by Rachael @ Empowering Mommy, on April 8 2010 @ 9:03 am


    What a beautiful picture! Having just attended the funeral of my husband’s grandma – the life cycle is truly beautiful. She had little great grandchildren there that will continue her legacy even though she now gone.
    .-= Rachael @ Empowering Mommy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Easter Family Pictures =-.

  24. by Symphony of Love, on April 8 2010 @ 10:14 am


    @ Jackie, thank you.

    @ Rachael, sorry to hear about your husband’s grandma. I believe that she will always be fondly remembered by the one she loved. And yes, her legacy will be continued by the little great grandchildren.

  25. by Sue, on April 8 2010 @ 1:05 pm


    I am not sure what kind of flower it is – but it is very beautiful. That’s great your mother kept it all these years, and now has the reward of some nice flowers. :)

  26. by carol, on April 8 2010 @ 1:27 pm


    Gorgeous photo. I can’t believe it’s from a phone.
    .-= carol´s last blog ..So Easy by Ellie Krieger =-.

  27. by Amanda Caldwell, on April 8 2010 @ 5:17 pm


    Ah, don’t you love surprise flowers! Beautiful.
    .-= Amanda Caldwell´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Mailing a toddler =-.

  28. by Symphony of Love, on April 8 2010 @ 7:27 pm


    @ Sue, indeed. All these years I don’t even know that it can give such beautiful flowers. It is such a beautiful surprise.

    @ Carol, thank you. Phone can certainly do wonder these days.

    @ Amanda, I certainly love surprise like this. :)

  29. by Raquel, on April 9 2010 @ 9:59 am


    So beautiful. This is some a great photo.

    Raquel @ Blessings on Savings
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  30. by Symphony of Love, on April 9 2010 @ 10:01 am


    @ Raquel, thank you.

  31. by Mark, on April 9 2010 @ 1:02 pm


    It is a beautiful flower followed by your beautiful thoughts. This journey is never ending that is the magic of it.
    .-= Mark´s last blog ..Love – It Gives You Wings! =-.

  32. by meleah rebeccah, on April 9 2010 @ 3:31 pm


    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently™ – My Week In Review [Part Nine] =-.

  33. by Belinda Munoz + The Halfway Point, on April 9 2010 @ 4:53 pm


    Beautiful and profound. Profoundly beautiful. Beautifully profound.

  34. by Jude, on April 9 2010 @ 6:49 pm


    Very nice BK even though I don’t know my flowers except for roses, daisies, orchids and a few others. So glad it bloomed after so many years….Great weekend to you.
    .-= Jude´s last blog ..I Like Being Semi Reclusive =-.

  35. by life ramblings, on April 9 2010 @ 10:31 pm


    what a lovely bloom. It shows the value of life being nurtured with well care.
    .-= life ramblings´s last blog ..PhotoHunt – Vertical =-.

  36. by Symphony of Love, on April 9 2010 @ 11:19 pm


    @ Mark, very true; the journey is never ending.

    @ Meleah, :)

    @ Belinda, thank you.

    @ Jude, indeed, it was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t even know the plant can produce flower. :)

    @ Life Ramblings, pardon me, my mother really only water it everyday and changed its soil once. But I guess even watering it everyday is also a sign of love and care. The plant itself is pretty sturdy.

  37. by Will, on April 10 2010 @ 4:30 pm


    It does look like Hibiscus, I think. I love the unusual color too. Odd that it has not bloomed in 4 years and now has the one flower.
    .-= Will´s last blog ..Can Depression Sometimes Be Helpful? =-.

  38. by Laura, on April 10 2010 @ 11:23 pm


    Beautiful picture!
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Crafty Saturday =-.

  39. by Symphony of Love, on April 11 2010 @ 5:52 am


    @ Will, one of my friends thought it was a Hibiscus too. However, from my previous observation of Hibiscus, it is a much bigger flower than this. This flower on the other hand is much smaller compared to the Hibiscus. You are right that for the past 4 years it has not bloomed at all until recently.

    @ Laura, thank you for dropping by.

  40. by Fatima Da, on April 11 2010 @ 3:15 pm


    I wonder what type of flower it is… but I must say I love the message attached to it. Nic Pic :)

  41. by One of The Guys, on April 11 2010 @ 8:25 pm


    That is a nice pic with your phone. My phone takes blurry pictures.

    I like your thoughts about the cycle of life.
    .-= One of The Guys´s last blog ..A Personal Ads Fairy Tale =-.

  42. by Symphony of Love, on April 11 2010 @ 9:21 pm


    @ Fatima, I do not know the name of the flower too and it seems that no one knows too.

    @ One of the Guys, thank you.

  43. by David, on April 13 2010 @ 3:18 pm


    Very cool picture. Coupled with your title, it reminds me of the poem by Thomas Moore, “Tis the Last Rose of Summer.”
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