Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Que sera, sera

Some of you may remember the old Doris Day tune 'Que sera, sera,' from Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 film The Man Who Knew Too Much. In English the singer wonders if she'll be pretty or rich, but her mother tells her, 'whatever will be, will be.' I was reminded of the song by this flowerbud, which actually doesn't even need to ask its 'mother' what it will be, since it will turn out just as pretty as she is!

16 comments:

Jacob said...

A fine photo! The bud, though, looks like it's not too sure what it will be - to those puckered lips and squinty eye. Cool commentary. And, yes, I remember the song very well and can still see Doris Day singing it!

Tash said...

That's so sweet...The photo on my blog roll immediately drew me in and it seemed tender and nostalgic.
My son likes the song (and has downloaded it) and said knowingly "Doris Day was a good singer".

B SQUARED said...

Like mother, like daughter.

Bob Crowe said...

What can I say? Simply gorgeous. Subtle color, perfect DOF and inventive composition.

Gaelyn said...

I've always loved that song. it just seems to make life simpler. It's like "no worries, be happy." Beautiful flower, and the bud will be too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I thought of that song as soon as I read your title!
Love this flower and bud. They do look like mother and child. Very creative of you to imagine that Bibi.

dsinla said...

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Olivier said...

"Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc

Superbe photo de fleur

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
We're dating ourselves when we remember that song!

«Louis» really likes the new masthead photo!

Thérèse said...

And no doubt the little one will follow her mother's footsteps if no snail is around...

James said...

A beautiful and poetic post.

Daryl said...

Superb depth of field on this one .. and the mama is so lovely ..

Rebecca said...

Reminds me of a mom and a baby. Hmmm. Great for a mothers day card.

Jilly said...

Hmmmm. I hate to tell you but I do remember that song. I love the way you tell a story via photo. You do it so well and a lovely photo too.

Chuck Pefley said...

Clever link to the song -:)

Kitty said...

a very nice macro :-)
I quite like the que sera sera motto and try to live that way.

Thank you for the reminder!