Monday, August 11, 2008

Today's Flowers


Last winter I found a big dried pod while out walking and I couldn't find where it came from. This year I found the pods while green.
Look close and you will see vines growing up these two pine trees.
This is the flower growing on the vine. It's called the Trumpet Creeper or Cow Itch because it might cause a mild determatitis in some people.
Today is the debut of Today's Flowers sponsered by Luiz. Pay him a visit to view other flowers and sign Mr. Linky.

26 comments:

Judi~Gmj said...

yep, it's a good one! I pulled tons of this stuff and Carolina Creeper from my trees in OK. I felt guilty because the hummers love it so. However, so do the bees.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my goodness i have never seen anything like that. Great shot.
I love the color of the flower also the name of it.
Been busy around here. So tired but need a day out getting house bound

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love trumpet creepers, Dot. Nice photo.

We have some growing in our side yard but I've never taken such a nice picture of it!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Thank you for your participation in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Great post!

Basil flower is very small, my daugther buyed a new camera Nikkon and she's learning to use!!

Luiz

Daryl said...

Neato .. and I have seen that flower before and didnt know its name! Thanks for that.

I simply cannot keep track of what photos I have posted on B&W .. so forgive me repetitions and dups to the ones I use on my 'regular' blog .. I would blame age but this ain't a new problem.

:-Daryl

April said...

Very beautiful flower and vine. Gorgeous color! Nice photos of the blooms.

Thanks for the link to "Today's Flowers". I think I'll put one up on my flower blog.

Our visitors left early this morning; it's so quiet here now without the children - I miss them already. There's a picture on my nature blog.

happyone said...

That's really pretty and it does look like a trumpet. Something I should stay away from. I seem to be allergic to anything that grows lately.

Marie said...

Wonderful flowers :)

Mike said...

Wondered what the name was...seems obvious to call it a trumpet. Nice shot Dot.

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Marcos Santos said...

Very beautiful. These pods are edible?
Therefore seem appetizing. :o)

nonizamboni said...

I've seen this occasionally but had no idea that it started from a pod--I've seen hummingbirds hovering around them before. Beautiful set of photos!
Thanks for your kind words on my post--and yes I did write the poem a few years back while visiting Custer's battlefield & the badlands.
Happy week!

Cathy said...

Think I have heard it called Trumpet Vine around here in these parts. Pretty!

deborah wilson said...

Good pics, Dot...I haven't thought about this vine in many years...probably because I haven' seen it around in a while. A neighbor of my Grandmother use to have it growing in her backyard. Many years ago.

I guess so much development in this area has gotten rid of a lot of things.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I want to grow these too! I never heard it called Cow Itch before though! The hummingbirds and butterflies love these.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this flower is also favored by hummingbirds.

smilnsigh said...

How very lovely!

Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh
Photos-City-Mine

theysaywordscanbleed said...

pretty shots!

arlene,
West Bremerton florist

Photo Candy said...

Very pretty flowers. I bet they hummingbirds and butterflies love them..

diXymiss said...

Beautiful and interesting flower vine ~ a new variety for me. Congrats on solving your pod mystery!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very pretty flowers... very well photographed.

Kerri said...

Lovely Dot! Absolutely lovely!

fishing guy said...

Dot: That is a very cool flower.

Paulie said...

That is a beautiful series and a gorgeous flower! I have never seen it before.

Ida said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures.
Very good photography. :)

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