Saturday, July 4, 2009

Flower power on the terrace


A hawk moth buzzed the Silk Road lilies this evening and disappeared over the roof. I looked at the flowers carefully this afternoon, after seeing this bee go right into one: drops hanging from the petals turned out to be spicily sweet nectar, thick as syrup.

5 comments:

  1. The last flower picture reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey, when Bowman is tumbling down the rabbit hole in the pod after falling into the monolith...

    And I've had a single sip of my red wine.

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  2. What's that top flower? Cosmos? I actually said 'ooh', when it first appeared and that surprised me almost as much as the photo. Ha.

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  3. Sounds like cider to me...:-)

    Yup, cosmos. From seed...

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  4. the sky colors in the last pic are fabulous and the plant silhouettes make me think of tropical palm trees. Your macro lens is fantastic with the bee shots.

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  5. I love that Silk + Road picture - beautiful!

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