I found this unusual flower on my trip to Sri Lanka where the hotel grounds were scattered with them. After some research I discovered they are from the tree ‘barringtonia racemosa’, otherwise known as the ‘powder puff tree’. They really do look like exquisite little powder puffs – dreamy, light and graceful. I love the way the festive shocks of vibrant pink and gold contrast against the creamy white strands. They look so elegant and otherworldly – like floating sea anemones, or delicately unravelling strands of silk – against the rustic earthy- grey concrete wall. I overlaid textures of crumbling Sri Lankan walls to the images to give added character.
© images and words Emily Hughes, 2015
Reblogged this on No Limit Travels and commented:
We are gathering a herbarium with kids
thanks for the reblog!
wonderful how you photographed this flower
thanks, and thanks for visiting!
Beautiful fluid motion in these gracious forms Emily. Love the colours!
When I read ‘powder puff dreams’ I was thinking of snow! These are so delicate and gorgeous. I like the layering, Emily.
no snow here just yet sadly; a smattering on Saturday but it didn’t stick. I bet you have loads! THanks for your lovely words 🙂
Ooh!!! I love how you have presented them, including the titles! Beautiful motion! 🌸🌸🌸
a micro bunch of flowers in the flower, beautiful nature ;O)
I love what you did with them!
These are marvelous!
lovely delicate flourishing captures!