A Bunch of ......

@anuraa32 (2452)
India
March 9, 2013 2:31pm CST
In India there is an apparant increase in poverty. Many people have left their villages and come to the cities with their families to make it big and live on roads. SOme of these families sell bunches of roses and Gerberas. Yesterday as I was driving, I had to wait at the signal. There was this small kid selling bunch of roses. I bought two and they were beautiful. I love roses in bunches and usually buy them at the signal or at the flower shop at the petrol pump where I refuel. Which flowers would you put a bunch of in the vase and display it on the table or somewhere in the house.
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@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
10 Mar 13
do you know what I have in mind while reading your story? I was thinking you buy different sort of flowers.. on different street children selling in streets. Until you reach home and put all those flowers in a vase...
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
I dont buy too many and there is this just one spot I buy at.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
30 Mar 13
I also think that there are lots of street children are selling different tings in the street and hope something can be done to increase their quality of life and remote their poverty.
• Thailand
30 Mar 13
have you seen Schindler's list? it was a movie about the jews being saved from Nazi..and in the end he was crying for he could have saved more.. selling all his properties.. when he saw his ring in his finger given by his father he thought he could saved more with his ring. but he has saved enough... We can do so much Ajith.. we can just do so much
@maximax8 (27410)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 13
It is sad that in India there is an increase in poverty. There is not much work available in rural areas to folk come to the cities to try to make a living maybe selling things. I feel sorry for the little kid selling the bunch of roses. It is lovely you bought some. I really like roses, tulips, carnations and daffodils. Today is Mother's Day. I have a vase of beautiful yellow daffodils and a vase of a stunning mixed flowers. Wow! I display them on my lounge window sill.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Yeah. It is really sad for the kids. I really feel bad. Daffodils are lovely flowers. Nice Gift. Hope you had a great mother's day.
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@toniganzon (48525)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
I love tulips. They're expensive from where i'm from and i could hardly see them in a flower shop. Malaysian mums are pretty to look at in different colors. I remember my husband giving me a bunch of that many years ago on valentine's day instead of roses.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Malayasian mums, sounds interesting. Yes I agree Tulips are expensive.
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@gkutti (111)
10 Mar 13
I love roses too. The baby pink and the red roses are the best I can find. But when it comes to putting them in the vase I would prefer tulips and bluebells are are really cute to look at and kind of smell good too. it lifts up your mood. so reduces the doctor's bill sometimes... what say?
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Tulips are great. And yes flowers would be a great way of reducing doctor's bills.
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@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
10 Mar 13
I love roses too, my mind feels calm and refresh when seeing a beautiful rose on my vase or other kinds of flowers, I bought roses only if my girlfriend comes to my home. feeling its wonderful if had a plenty of roses on the vase
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Yes. Roses look nice in bunches mostly. I like a variety of colours. But all flowers have a calming effect.
@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
12 Mar 13
you got me there haha.. I only want to ask if you still feel calm if you see a poisonous flower on the vase? for me not, indeed im afraid to smell when I get closer on it.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
12 Mar 13
But even those poisonous flowers look wonderful.
@cherigucchi (4108)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
I think all countries have that same scenario. here in the Philippines you can also see some of them. They left their hometown hoping to seek good fortune in the city only to be scattered on the big streets begging for food. Nowadays, the government wish to clean the streets with these street people because of the threat and dangers they are facing when they are out of the streets.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Oh yes. But I am not sure whether this government in India is really interested.
@mammots (3282)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
it was very noble of you to buy from the child street vendor. here in the Philippines buying from street vendors is discouraged cause it can be the cause of traffic jams or accidents but there are still many who ply their wares on the streets. pink roses are my favorite flowers and i would love to put them in vases and have them displayed on the dining table or the altar.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Oh these kids are on their feet and weave their way to stationary vehicles at the signals. Pink roses look good
@justyou (68)
• China
10 Mar 13
I love wild flowers,though they are not so fragrant or bright-colored.But when they stand among the grass or under a tree,they look so beautiful....it just let me think of freedom......
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Oh I agree. They look lovely
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
I prepare roses for my flower vase it is meaningful and beautiful.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 Mar 13
Really, that must feel great.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
10 Mar 13
Hello anuraa, Actually poverty in India is a bit lessened recently. It was more hectic a few years back.But still there is it. I too love to see roses in bunches or flourished in gardens...that too in various colours of red, pink,rose, yellow etc.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
I am not sure if poverty has reduced, because in Pune I see more people living on the streets and more people begging. But that issue apart, yes bunches of roses can be pretty pleasing but so are all the flowers.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
10 Mar 13
I probably will buy from her if she has red roses, blue orchid or tulip. Either one of them look good when display inside my living room. I also like the smell of them filling up my house.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
Blue orchid sounds nice. Yes all the flowers would look good in the living room.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 13
That was a very kind, caring act you did, most people would have ignored that small kid or seen him a nuisance and certainly wouldn't have bought anything of him. Many years ago we used to have people ask you to buy heather, as it was deemed as lucky, they were usually romany women. I actually like heather, but I don't see it often. I would definitely buy a bunch of daffodils, they look lovely in a vase, brightens up any room!
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
Thank you Wolfie34. Actually I feel sad for these kids. They should be in schools enjoying life and studying but instead they are here, in the traffic, risking themselves and selling. Daffodils. That is something that we dont find much in India. I had seen Tulips once. But they were way too expensive as they were imported.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
9 Mar 13
I am with p1ke..Roses and or/Hyacinths..and then I have some Irises that have a pretty heady perfume! AH...I just love flowers, and the more odiferous..the better! Have two special roses, that I love; "St.Joseph's Coat" as it is multi-colored, oh so spectacular...and Silver Anniversary..pungent, and opens a Royal Purple, and fades to a silver mauve! Can't wait for them to bloom in my side of the world!!!!!
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
Oh Yeah! I love the Hyacinths too. The water hyacinths stay for months with their sweet fragrance. I love them. St Joseph's coat and Silver Anniversary sound very interesting. The problem here is that we have very limited choice of roses - for buying cut flowers or a sapling.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
9 Mar 13
Like you I love roses. I have a rose garden with roses that flower across the summer and provide delicious scents.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
A rose garden is a really a wonderful sight. We have a rose park in pune and a rose garden, a huge one in Chandigarh and both have beautiful species of roses.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
30 Mar 13
I think it was great for you to buy flowers and I think you should try to help the others. I think there are lots of people who comes to live in cities from village in India and is trying hard to support themselves. I also sometimes wishes that something can be done to remove their poverty.