Friday, May 15, 2009

Who's controlling who... and the last of the Curcuma

Cedar berries.



Wildflowers.



The door.



Flower stalk forming at center.




Elegance.



Neoregelia "Black Forest"



Tillandsia ionantha "druid"




Curcuma cone. Alas, the Curcuma flowers are coming to an end for this season.

The pretty flowers are replaced with large banana type leaves with a red strip down the center.



Morning Glory.



Feijoa, also fading fast...




Kaleidoscope Eyes.







Here's what you get when you use the "watch me" command on an urchin. You're the one that's supposed to be in complete control. But with those eyes, I wonder who's controlling who.

22 comments:

  1. Prospero you have got a sweet companion in the garden and I know who is in command. The curcuma are such exotic flowers but I also love their long tropical leaves which are attractive too with the red stripe. Mine has started to hibernate. Are you growing many Bromeliads? They are such easy plants to grow, very showy. I am fascinated by the Tillandsias "air plants" no roots. Love cannas, like you say, such elegant flowers and come in beautiful colours. The Feijoa with delectable flowers and fruits is not so well known. Very interesting and lovely post.

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  2. I bet Angelina has everyone who sees her "wrapped around her tiny paw." She is adorable!

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  3. So MANY pretty flowers! I had no idea that venus flytraps bloomed! I love the second shot "wildflowers"!

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  4. The Urchin in irresistible control, definitely!

    I love the Neoregelia 'Black Forest' - I've not seen that before.

    Love the door photo too, with the abstract qualities.

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  5. You take the most beautiful pictures. I love seeing the different plants that grow there. Our little dog definitely thinks she the boss around here too.

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  6. Such extraordinary photos! Angelina is definitely in control. Harriet sends hugs your way for a great weekend.

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  7. great photos....love the reflection in the window...love the pink wild flowers...wild flowers are my favorite...

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  8. What a collection of intresting and inspiring photos!! Wonderfully done!

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  9. The morning glories are wonderful. I like the deep blue with pink colour combination. I was just telling my friend about morning glory plant last night. It is so nice to see the blooms here this morning. And, as always, your collection photos are very good :-) Have a blessed weekend!

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  10. Thanks for the beautiful photos, Prospero!

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  11. these photos are superb, as are the others I viewed on your site. I love the various cactus and flower photos, as well as the sky shots. The cochineal cactus shot is very artsy. very enjoyable. Thanks for your comments on my site. I have my nightscape series going for the next few days. I have a saguaro at night painted with light on long exposure up today and will have moon photos up for the next three days.

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  12. All sorts of interesting plants. I never knew flytraps bloomed like that either. The reflection in the window is gorgeous. Fascinating post!

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  13. my favorite (apart from the urchin of course !!) is the beautiful flower that is replaced by a banana type leaf, it's amazing colours are so lovely.

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  14. These are photos that one can keep on looking at for ever.....and ever! Hmmm...the urchin is definitely in command! Love the blooms--many of them I've never ever seen. Which is why I find your photos so interesting.

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  15. Another beautiful collection of photos, but I LOVE Prospero the most!! What a sweet dog she is!

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  16. You have some very neat blooms!

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  17. Such a sweetie that Prospero. You have some really awesome shots there. Prospero just takes the cake for being so sweet and Buddy says hello. Wish we could play.

    Becca

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  18. What an interesting variety of color and blooms! Urchin is adorable,
    Faye

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  19. is that really a white Curcuma or just a b/w photo ?

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  20. Only your Elegance and Morning glory are flowers that are familiar to me. It is too early for lovely flowers of Morning glory over here. I like your wildflowers photo very much. Those little pink flowers look great against the dark background. All other photos of various and interesting flowers are really beautiful. And your little dog is so cute; she makes me smile.

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  21. Where did you take the photo of the feijoa flower? We have feijoas in New Zealand. My Peru studetns tell me they have feijoa over there too.

    Thanks for visiting my site.

    We normally don't get such cold weather. They say is the wind blowing from Antartica. I think today, almost the whole New Zealand had frost. It has been the coldest day. I drove to work with my gloves on.

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