Monday, April 27, 2009

Pachypodium Parasols and Other Things

Elegant.



Sad.



Pond(ering).



A familiar friend.




Pachypodium Parasols.




Aloe sinkatana.



I'm glad.



Jatropha podagrica (Buddha belly plant)



Who is the joker with the red paint can?

15 comments:

  1. The first picture reminds me of one of Mapplethorpe's "Irises" photos -- one of my favorites.

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  2. Your photography is beautiful. I love them all!

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  3. You have some amazing plants, and the photography is so good. Do you have all of these plants or are they taken on visits ?

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  4. Maureen. I'm glad you like the pictures and the plants. Most have been grown from seed (much to the chagrin of the local plant nurseries). I usually have a pack of seeds at hand and am always planting something.

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  5. I do love your photos!
    Just about the Woofers I do believe they are available in the US and Canada. If you look up WWW.wwoof.org you may find something.

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  6. I love the elegant flowers. So charming. And the pot of cacti look so attractive from below where you were. Nice photos!

    Btw, if you wanted to climb Mount Kinabalu, training is important. The steps going up are very challenging. Each step is about 1' height and scale all the way up.

    Have a great day!

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  7. Lovely shots! Very vivid colors. Thanks for these beautiful captured scenes.

    :)

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  8. So many wonderful sights! I wonder what that plant is doing waaay up there. Red spray paint? ha ha

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  9. Oops, I totally forgot to mention how much I truly love that first shot!

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  10. Great series of really lovely plants!

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  11. Gorgeous flower shots!
    The last one is the Venus Spytrap isn't it? I've never seen on this colour.

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  12. Jama: I'm going to do a post some day on the Venus Flytrap. It has such a wide ranging array of characteristics: trap size, trap color, growth habit (upright or rosette), leaf color (from green to pink to deep red), teeth (fine-tooth to saw-tooth). This is the reward of growing plants from seed (incredible variation).

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  13. That is such a great shot of your goldfish!

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  14. What's the name of this form of Dionaea ? I have never seen one so red !

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