Photos speak a thousand words. More so to the photographer herself/himself. The memories that these bring back need not always be good ones. I agree no one tries to hold on to bad memories. But what about that path in-between. Memories that cannot be classified as good or bad. They are just bitter sweet memories. These Pink Periwinkle flowers are very common here in Dubai. You will see them on road sides and parks in plenty. They smile with a radiance that can make an aching heart smile too. This was clicked somewhere in February/March this year near The Palm using my Canon 550D. On one of my many business outings. Yes, I used to carry my camera with me whereever I went. I was the boss after all. 🙂
Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle) is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar. Synonyms include Vinca rosea (the basionym), Ammocallis rosea, and Lochnera rosea; other English names occasionally used include Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, and “Old-maid”. Other names include Sadaphuli (Marathi: सदाफुली),Nityhakalyani in Tamil (Tamil: நித்யகல்யாணி பூ).
In the wild, it is an endangered plant; the main cause of decline is habitat destruction by slash and burn agriculture. It is also however widely cultivated and is naturalised in subtropical and tropical areas of the world.
It is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant growing to 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2.5–9 cm long and 1–3.5 cm broad, glossy green, hairless, with a pale midrib and a short petiole 1–1.8 cm long; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red centre, with a basal tube 2.5–3 cm long and a corolla 2–5 cm diameter with five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2–4 cm long and 3 mm broad.
Pink Periwinkle Information Courtesy : Wikipedia