Monday, February 28, 2011

A Final Stroll Around the Yard


These beautiful bells are fully a foot long.










A bit closer view.




















I had to lie down on the ground to get this shot.






"Spanish moss is a flowering plant." So begins
the encylopedia article on this plant. As much of it as I have seen over the years, I never saw any flowers until this trip around the yard. Here is a very blurry shot of a bloom, the entire length of which is less than an inch.

7 comments:

Grace said...

Those bell flowers are intriguing - never saw anything like that - well, not so large anyway...

Lin said...

Oh, the GREEN! And flowers!! Please bring the warm with you on your way home, Vanilla. Pleeeeeease!

Vee said...

Truly a tropical paradise!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

The trumpet flowers are the subject of many an artist's work. Always spectacular.

vanilla said...

Grace, they are beautiful, and I have no clue as to what they are. Except beautiful flowers, that is.

Lin, it is fervently to be hoped that that is just what we are doing. But I'm not holding my breath.

Vee, indeed, it is.

Shark, looking at the "real thing" it is easy to see why the artist choose them as subjects.

Silver said...

THe bell flowers are beautiful. Trumpet flowers always make me think of garden fairies who make their homes in them. ;D

vanilla said...

Hi, Silver. Interesting image: fairy domicile. I have been told that these flowers are sometimes called "angels' trumpets."