The last time I saw this flower was last Thursday when it was only half opened. Today I witnessed the bloom in all its splendour and beauty at its peak. I wish I could bring this plant into a studio and take lovely pictures of this model of natural beauty. I wish to have photos that would make it look like the flower was dancing and swirling before my lens. I was distracted by the people walking by nonchalantly and conscious that I was not doing what was normal in the park i.e. walking, jogging or doing Tai Chi or Zhi Gong. I knew that my camera though lauded as the masterpiece in digital photography (Amateur Category) would not be able to do justice to this wonderful work of nature but I just had to make do with what I have to record the best performance of this flower to date. I could see a sign of abuse already in the broken 'whisker' and a missing capsule of seeds. I fear that if I lingered too long, I might draw too much attention and that curiosity might invite more abuse of the flower. So I was careful to pretend to look elsewhere when I sensed that there were people coming up the path. Some kind of paranoia perhaps but I have watched this flower from infancy to the state it was today. I hope it will enjoy a few more days of glorious health before fading away.
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