Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Witch fingers

As children we used to make 'witch fingers' with poui flowers. It's something I still do from time to time. Some of you may also remember making the 'witch nose' by removing the small yellow 'thing' from inside the Hibiscus flower and sticking it onto your nose like a wart.

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Silhouette of my hand against the afternoon sky, with poui flowers on each finger creating the witch-fingers effect.
('Witch fingers' photo taken by Kristen Alcantara)
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Pink/Purple Poui Tree on Abercromby Street, POS. Poui blooms are generally bright yellow (golden) or pink (sometimes darker pink, appearing to be purple ... or paler pink, appearing to be whitish). They say, whenever you see pouis in bloom, it means it's exam time for students.
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(In the park near Carlos Street, Woodbrook).
Falling from above and carpeting the ground, poui flowers always remind me of 'tropical snow'.

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Blogger wrdup said...

those pics are awesome. Vivid and full of life.

7:45 AM  
Blogger 1 1 said...

pouis and exam time... a walk down memory lane

10:26 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the carpet of blossoms in the last photo and I wish I'd had poui flowers around when I was young ....

11:23 AM  

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