Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Remembering Father

A scientist and an engineer, my father was an extraordinary man. He was a philosopher and a handyman at home. After his retirement, he developed a beautiful garden in his house in Mysore, where he grew jasmine, roses,mangoes and grapes. He would have been 100 years old tomorrow.
The fragrant damask rose in the picture was one of Father's favourites. A single flower perfumes the entire garden. This was the rose used by Empress Noor Jehan to perfume her bath water.

7 comments:

  1. How beautifully you've captured Papa's favourite rose in your picture! Cent percent marks to you!!
    Love your blog.
    MSS

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  3. The apple didn't fall far from the tree, you have certainly inherited his love of gardening and his brains. You are truly your father's daughter! That Rose is beautiful.

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  4. its a lovely rose by any name.
    gouri

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  5. Thank you, MSS.
    Thanks for the compliment, Islandgal.
    You must have seen the rose sometime, Gouri.

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  6. I can see why it was one of his favorites. Beautiful flower.

    Cher
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