Saturday, March 6, 2010

Portrait # 4 - Flower Vendor

Though I rarely wear flowers in my hair, I often buy these jasmine strands just so I can soak in the fragrance. If I keep a couple of them beside my pillow at night, I can be assured of great dreams.
Strangely, most of the vendors of these very feminine of things are men!

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Cruella Collett said...

The flowers are pretty, and they smell good too, but I couldn't imagine keeping them close to my bed at night - I would get a headache from a scent that intense!
The picture is interesting (as always). What's that he's doing with his hand? He looks almost ready to do a pirouette ;)
Also - I love your new profile pic. Another masterpiece by one of your young masters?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Maybe the men just want to be sure their women smell nice!

Jan Morrison said...

I like this too! Perhaps he is saying with his hand "oh no, not another photo - I want to make a sale lady!" The flowers are so gorgeous and he is so business - nice contrast.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Mari - I grew up with these flowers, which is perhaps why I love them so much. The smell can be overpowering, but for me it is a nice overpowering.
And I wish I knew what he was doing with his hands - he kept it that way, but I don't know why.
And no, this pic is by the hubby.

@ Diane - that's a possibility!

@ Jan - not that for sure. He loved the idea of his photograph being taken, and insisted on posing for me. That's his idea of a pose, I guess.

Ann Elle Altman said...

I didn't know you could do that with those flowers...I should do that. Also, I love the clothes in the background. Do you call them saris?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Ann - yes, most of them are sarees, the rest are 'ghagara cholis'. Sarees are unstitched garments that you drape around yourself, ghagara cholis are stitched. That's the essential difference.


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