Style No. 63: Botanical

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A blooming marigold rustles in the wind, air whistling through its fragrant petals. It is absorbed in its own flowerness, contemplating xylem and phloem. A neighbouring flower, whose creeping shoots curl around the marigold’s stem, points its stamens toward the bustling forest in the distance.

Adjacent to them, a squat and ragged shrub conceals its berries in its upper foliage. Meanwhile, behind them a crooked birch peels gravely and leans knowingly the other way.

Periyar National Park, Kerala, India. Clicked this in 2011.

Periyar National Park, Kerala, India. Clicked this in 2011.

 

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