May 10
Wesak Day's little Buddha

Wesak Day's Little Buddha

Today the Buddhist celebrates Wesak day, which is the day of Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away. The standard ceremony is pouring water over the Little Buddha. And this is always accompanied by beautiful flower arrangment.

My wife has been doing the Wesak Day flower arrangment in Kluang Zhi Zhu Ting temple for several years. And this year is no exception. Since time is tight, she did a simple design for this year Wesak Day.

Helping hands from relatives

Helping hands from relatives

My wife trying different arrangement

My wife trying different arrangement

Early design overview - has been slightly changed later

Early design overview - has been slightly changed later

Design closeup - left

Design closeup - left

Design closeup - right

Design closeup - right

Looks futuristic

Looks futuristic

A different angle

A different angle

Back row

Back row

Little Buddha

Little Buddha

Overall, this year Wesak Day decoration looks futuristic with UFO shape tower. Close up look gives an impression of future city with green grass, trees and pathway. This continues my wife’s flat design theme from previous year. It breaks away from traditional heavy use of flowers and leaves.

Me of course lend a helping hand. Do you see the tiny green chrysanthemum flower spread across the table? We planted it one by one. And with longer feet and hands, I was responsible for planting those chrysanthemum flower in the back row. Ouch! My back!

Happy Wesak Day to those who celebrates it.

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