Friday, November 26, 2010

We were walking past lonely trees in the evening

























































The tree/shrub in my far-away dream is Protea obtusifolia (Bredasdorpsuikerbos in African). The Proteaceae genus was named by Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus. The genus is so varied that Proteus, who could change his form at will, was invoked as namesake.

17 comments:

  1. I'm glad you stopped for a moment - a photo like this makes the winter a bit easier for us.

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  2. wow,Prospero...tes photos sont si belles...
    chaque fois ça me laisse sans voix..
    La lumière est extraordinaire...
    je t'envoie tous mes compliments...
    Passe un beau weekend..

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  3. how beautiful are these shots ! the colours and the light are wonderful !
    have a nice weekend Prospero !

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  4. The way you have shared these feels like the heart at the center, to me, so lovely and dear.

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  5. I love these photos - especially the wonderful spectral colours in the first ones. Beautiful sculptural forms too, so rhythmic in pattern.

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  6. It's so beautiful, the first one is adorable!

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  7. To bask in the glow of nature's beauty ...
    How warm I feel now!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Prospero - and the lovely Angelina as well.

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  8. Excellente
    Work
    Tank you for sharing

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  9. I have seen this plant in photo before on the web. But your photos are far better. And this flower is magnificent and captivating at the same time. The shrub must be huge...

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  10. It is a marvelous study of such a wonderful form.

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  11. the trees glowing from within? and my heart, my heart...

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  12. Glad to see you are posting more often once again. Great shots as usual!

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  13. Hi There! Thanks for your recent visit. I like your dreamy, elusive way of representing flora, almost as creatures of the night which is quite unexpected and unique. Your titles are also very lyrical and intriguing.

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  14. gorgeous images. i enjoy your site so much and learn so much by viewing your images. I hope all is well. We just got back from Easter Island so sorry we have not been dropping by as much as we would like.

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  15. Wow, wonderful shots. Vaguely alien and sort of mystical. Something about them reminds me of the Hubble telescope shots.

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