Wishing For A Hearth

  Lonely heart, lonely alone, Cold people, coldness adorned; Intense thoughts, laughter long gone, Home doesn't feel like home. No one cares, nobody knows,Like guests, come and go;Like mismatched puzzle pieces,A wrong picture, they always show;What do you expect?With a closed shutter;What can you find?When hearts are not aflutter. So much can change,With people alone;Sinking …

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Z for "Zephyranthes (Rain Lily)"

Common Name: Rain LilyScientific Name: ZephyranthesRain Lily is one of my favourite flowers. Most of the year, their bulbs would lie dormant. And once the rain  touches them, they would spring back to life in a myriad of colours. I remember rain lilies blooming in my childhood home, in the monsoon in three colours, pink, …

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Y for "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"

Common Name: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, Morning-noon-and-night, Kiss Me Quick, Brazil raintreeScientific Name: Brunfelsia paucifloraAssamese Name: Bou-PaagolYesterday-today-and-tomorrow is a flowering shrub and has pretty fragrant flowers. The flower blooms purple with a white throat, then turns lavender and then white, hence the common names. Many years ago, there was a bulky bush of this plant at my grandparents' …

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