A new chapter to life, my first blog, have no experience on writing anywhere other than my mails for office communication which is a different talent altogether, the start is so difficult, I have to think so much for the start and I couldn’t get anywhere, but then introduction should work.
So here I’m Mr Somnath Pradeep Pal, born and brought up in Mumbai, have graduated in Arts from Mumbai University, work in Mumbai for an IT Company, a hobbyist & water lily hybridizer & just like any average person on earth, Simple, down to earth, straight forward & at times hurt people too, but my blog isn’t about myself, in fact that would be a boring both for you and me; the blog is about my details on my passion and I am sure it is very few from India & across world people participate and do & that is “Water lilies”,
As a child I was very active and as an adult I’m still trying to be as active as I can. I was doing gardening since childhood, saving my little pocket money and buying roses, experimented with many plants and killing them with my poor hands on fertilization but one fine day things changed, I went to a Plant Nursery saw some Water lilies and you can say that was my love at first sight, no second thought not till date that it is one of my closest in heart; I couldn’t able to buy water lilies then, had no money but I swore to keep water lilies with me and with God grace I hold some breath taking water lilies now, in fact I became a hybridizer and now I create my own water lilies.
A simple definition about water lilies would be, Water lilies are an aquatic plant, face in water and foot on mud; the example gave my millions of parents & teacher to us when they refer to water lilies that we all need to be like them, no matter from where we come from we should always look and reach to sky and when water lilies bloom they look heavenly, their fragrance will reach to your soul, when you stare them you will feel peaceful, relaxed and joyful. I find myself whenever I spend my time with them, I talk to them & they talk to me back. I know when they are in stress and maybe at times my own hand doesn’t give them what they want just like a baby doesn’t get everything from a parent. A love, irreplaceable.
Water lilies are also very easy to grow, you can grow in a container, you can create a pond or you can enjoy them in natural pond. They do not like moving water. They are beautiful and with many hybrids from breeding you may say we have thousands and thousands of water lilies in the world but wait! How many you think we have ever seen or come across in India, no we haven’t much but we are gradually learning a great deal and my motive to start this blog is just not to educate them about water lilies but to fill their heart with love the same I hold for them and then see the potential of India.
I am ending this blog on a note that people will appreciate and would take interest to know this more & I promise that I will come with more knowledge and details on my next blog. This was just an introduction & I hope you like it. Keep your comments open for suggestion and watch some of my collections