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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flowers of Today

This would be the normal for me to locate sunflowers in the rain.
At the Deli today there it was waiting for me.

What is this flower?
It is like a Calla Lily, blackish purple, soft velvet.

Would this be a
In the Lily family

This beauty grows in my son and daughter in laws home only 3 miles away.
They say it doesn't bloom every year.
My 9 year old grandson told me not to touch it because it is too delicate and pretty.
Isn't that special?

The outside is vivid green, the inside looks like a spider all spread out with a million legs.

Black, purple and green, is is an amazing plant, that I would love to have in my yard.
Oh gee, the deer may think so too.

My newest addition to the yard is French Lavender that I planted last week.

Birds love the rain.
The mallard has return, seems to be a steady resident. 
He contends with many other birds that eat all day long.
Spring is on its way...


Ellie said...

Janie you have stunning images here. I LOVE the beautiful colours and your macros are super That is a beautiful lily.
Flowers make lovely subjects to photograph don't they?

Ellie said...

Me again :))
You asked how long it takes for Karen to make a cake. That last cake took her hours - she was in the kitchen a looong time - a good few hours. But, it was something new she was doing and wanted to it look perfect (I think it did!!!)

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful flowers and stunning macro shots :)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Hi Janie.. Love the sunflower
which I can identify
but little else. I'm awful with names, just love their looks.
And you have a very handsome mallard there. Does he have a she? I also love ducks!
Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend.

lisa said...

Such beautiful photos and wonderful colors Janie!
I love your French Lavender.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Claeys said...

That calla is amazing! And Mr. Mallard looks quite content in his surroundings. :)

psychelyn said...

Oh my these pics are just sooo amazing! That special flower I thought was anthorium :)

I love your macro pics...they're perfect.

Sandra said...

that is a gorgeous and oh so interesting flower, never even seen a photo of one. wow.

TexWisGirl said...

love the shot of the lavender. so pretty! and your handsome, handsome drake! whew! be still my heart!

Chatty Crone said...

Very pretty pictures - I don't know about that flower name. And I love your Lavender! sandie

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shots. Mickie :)

Henrietta Hassinen said...

What ever that second flower is it is so cool colored.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

What a delight to see all these beautiful flowers that you captured to perfection I might add.
Poor Mr. Drake needs a mate and a family of his own to waddle around in your beautiful yard. And if you see a women with camera in hand in your back yard it might be me. Ha! Oh how I wish!
And wouldn't that be fun.
Have a wonderful week, Janie. :)

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi, that lily is known as a
Dragon's Blood lily. Your macros of it are stunning! :))