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Flowers...what will become of this world without it?

Updated on July 9, 2011

Counterpointing with flowers about LOVE

"She loves me, she loves me not"....he loves me, he loves me not."


Two people in love echoing doubts on love through flowers,

Plucking petals, weighing the uncertainties of their destiny.

Two hearts still searching for re-assurance,

That their love will last for a long time.


"It's better to have and lost than never have loved at all."


The only comfort is the flowers around her.

Blurring her vision with the outcry of her pain,

Her heart slowly heals with the fragrance that emanates...

Making a promise to hope for a new-found love.


"Flowers for you in this lovely evening."


How can a lover resist the allure of the invitation?

With the hand of her man outstretched offering a gift;

A symbolism that is known for a long time,

Flowers that reduces hatred to love.


"Roses are red, violets are blue."

Roses in hand, gazing at you from head to toe,

Reconciliation is in the air as heat begin to ignite

Eye-to-eye contact that neither of the two can resist,

Declaring heart's passion of longing and love.


"Flowers everywhere."


What a lovely couple they are!

With family and friends attending

Bouquet of flowers here and there,

are the silent witnesses of their wedding!


(Note: This hubber tried counterpointing in a poem for the first time. It is mainly used in a song.)

Flowers - one of my subjects in photography

Flowers is always associated with romance. People are romantic and more often than not, we always say our affection or love with flowers. Colors indicate different meaning and the use of each type of flower will be suitable in a particular gathering.

Capturing the flower blooms or even in its bud yet, it never escape to fascinate me once I see a rose, a hibiscus or gumamela, a euphorbia cactus sprout its flowers. I also point and shoot wild flowers and vegetable flowers. There are lots of flowers to be appreciated through photography.

Here are some of my flower photos that help me respect the beauty of nature.

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An American Rose at home (Photo by Travel Man)Flowers of Zigzag plant (Photo by Travel Man)Bandera Espaniola (Photo by Travel Man)A Rose Bud (Photo by Travel Man)Yellow squash flower (Photo by Travel Man)Papaya flowerette with its fruit (Photo by Travel man)Tomato flowers (Photo by Travel Man)Euphorbia flower (Photo by Travel Man)Red Euphorbia flowers (Photo by Travel Man)
An American Rose at home (Photo by Travel Man)
An American Rose at home (Photo by Travel Man)
Flowers of Zigzag plant (Photo by Travel Man)
Flowers of Zigzag plant (Photo by Travel Man)
Bandera Espaniola (Photo by Travel Man)
Bandera Espaniola (Photo by Travel Man)
A Rose Bud (Photo by Travel Man)
A Rose Bud (Photo by Travel Man)
Yellow squash flower (Photo by Travel Man)
Yellow squash flower (Photo by Travel Man)
Papaya flowerette with its fruit (Photo by Travel man)
Papaya flowerette with its fruit (Photo by Travel man)
Tomato flowers (Photo by Travel Man)
Tomato flowers (Photo by Travel Man)
Euphorbia flower (Photo by Travel Man)
Euphorbia flower (Photo by Travel Man)
Red Euphorbia flowers (Photo by Travel Man)
Red Euphorbia flowers (Photo by Travel Man)

Flowers - Its significance in this world

What do you have in mind once you see a flower? Are you going to puck it, just admire it or photograph it?

Well, as for me, I will admire it then photograph it for future use. I always carry my small digital camera to record whatever interest me wherever I go.

We usually give flowers to our betrothed or loved ones and even deceased relatives. That's how important flowers are in our lives. COMFORT is too big for the word.

There are many answers that I can come of with the question I raised on this hub. I can't imagine a flowerless world. It will be barren, like a desert planet.

Flower means life, the spontaneity of plants' existence. It inspires us to plant more that gives us hope for a better life.

Even cactuses sprout flowers amid its thorny appearance. From wild to domesticated plants, our appreciation never stops.

Flowers will always be associated in every occasion in our lives.

Ace Of Bace - Life is a Flower c/o etci

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mib56789: Thanks again, Ms. Treathyl. I literally grew up with Ace of Base and this particular song (plus video) got stuck already in my mind. I liked all their songs.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Peggy W. Thanks for your appreciation. When I was on the radio working on my own request and dedication show, one of my sponsor owns a Flower Shop. I became interested on it since then as if I was 'brainwashed' by her stories how flowers helped her provide for her son and daughter for their studies.

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      mib56789 

      7 years ago

      P.S. Loved the video! Always liked Ace of Base.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Absolutely stunning photos of flowers you have added to this hub! Beautiful!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mib56789: I'm sure we do, Ms.Treathyl. When I was on board ship our captain always told us to never forget flowers (plastic ones) on the table of the officer and crew's mess halls. He said, it lessens his stress on board ship.

      BTW. I'll follow the link on that hub. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Flowers remind us how beautiful it is to be living in this world. Thanks for dropping by!

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      mib56789 

      7 years ago

      I suspect we could survive without flowers. But it would definitely affect our mood. If you don't already read them - there are HUBs by another writer about flowers that are excellent.

      https://hubpages.com/@a1flowers

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      earthbound1974 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I loved your counterpointing poem on flowers. I loved flowers, every girl does. I'm still feeling giddy whenever I receive flowers from admirers (LOL!!!)

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, keazzel. I just finished this hub, but you're fast on leaving such a nice comment. :D

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      keazzel 

      7 years ago from Marilao...

      swit.....:)

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