Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cadena de Amor

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Cadena de Amor, Coral Vine, Antigonon leptopus
A tropical climbing, perennial vine I found at the back of an old church in Culion Island.  Cadena de Amor (Chain of Love) is used in folkloric medicine and wild-crafted all over the Philippines.  Studies have shown that extracts exhibit anti-thrombin, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and lipid peroxidation  inhibitory activities.

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What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness?  Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and wilderness yet.
~ Gerard Hopkins

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Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature.  ~ Kelly Scheaffer


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13 comments:

Sivinden said...

Lovely flowers - with and without insects - and - words for reflection...

Pieces of Sunshine said...

We have that vine and it grows like a weed. I never knew it had so many useful properties.

Kim, USA said...

I think this is my first time to see "kadena de amor" it is very pretty. And I love the color so dark pink. I like the name in english too "Chain of Love" ^_^

Pink Rose

Cheryl said...

Love that Hopkins poem. Your floral shots are beautiful. That last one brought a big smile to my face.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful compositions.

Regards and best wishes

Joyful said...

Stunning photos!

Anki said...

Wonderful photos, fine cattleja.

chubskulit said...

Love your macro shot Luna!

Indrani said...

Wow! Double capture.

eden said...

Beautiful flowers. I remember, we used this flower to decorate our church during Flores de Mayo.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Pretty flowers, Luna...the color is awesome...

Denise said...

Incredible captures!

kanak7 said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the colour and the bugs!