Leucospermum Pincushion Protea - Tropical Sunburst
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A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to descend from the height of noon, it leaned over and struck my shoulder as if with the flat of a sword, granting me honour and a task. The day's blow rang out, metallic - or it was I, a bell awakened, and what I heard was my whole self saying and singing what it knew:
I can - Rilke
René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke - better known as Rainer Maria Rilke - was a Bohemian - Austrian poet and novelist.
Leucospermum (Pincushion, Pincushion Protea or Leucospermum) is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where they occupy a variety of habitats, including scrub, forest, and mountain slopes. A member of one of the oldest families of flowers on earth, protea flowers date back 300 million years and, according to Greek legend, are named after Proteus the son of Poseidon. Incredibly mystical and slightly mysterious, protea flowers symbolize transformation, diversity and courage.
Leucospermum Pincushion Protea Flower
Kula Maui Hawaii
From my collections:
Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
The Protea Collection
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September 29th, 2013
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