Here in the Philippines, my generation grew up enjoying the fruits of Muntingia calabura – locally known as Aratilis. Me, my siblings and our playmates would flock, almost everyday, our neighbor’s tree and picked those sweet fruits that seldom reached their red ripeness – the juice are so delicious even if the fruit still in greenish color.
All those times it was all about the fruit… I never noticed the flower that came before it. Fortunately, a tree had voluntarily grown in our backyard and somehow brought back those childhood memories. I can’t remember the last time I tasted the fruit and I don’t fancy eating them again. No, not this time when I am drawn to it’s tiny, lovely flower.
Great shot. Zoom in is so impressive . I loved all.
thank you… i’m glad.
i never knew they are that pretty, thanks for sharing… oh yes, i guess everyone of us had that childhood memory of raiding an aratilis tree..
oh, you too… wonderful.
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Such a delicate-looking flower.
thank you ruth.
Truly beautiful!! Love this series.
thanks alot, amy.
Beautiful images and pretty flower!
thank you very much.
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
thanks a lot.
Beautiful!!!! They look so delicate, like paper!!!