Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today's Flowers

Today’s Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is now managed by Santilli and Denise BC. You have my thanks for allowing me to participate in such a delightful event. Please click on the icon above to see wonderful flowers from all over the world, and even join in the fun by posting your own.

My contributions this week were flowers found in or around The United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. I'm afraid I only know the flower above which is part of the orchid family - Spathoglottis Plicata. The others I couldn't identify.





48 comments:

Paz said...

Lovely flowers, all!

Paz

Janet said...

Your photos are always amazing.

Arija said...

Lovely post, the last one is a single Dahlia and that green pompom surely belongs to the Onion family, sorry I can't help with the others without major research.

ellen b said...

Such beautiful photos of these great flowers. Well done :0)

Denise said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments, and Arija, really appreciate you identifying a couple of them.

Deborah said...

Lovely photos, beautiful flowers, the last one is my favourite. :)

dot said...

The next to the last is a Mexican petunia. The pompom one could be garlic. My favorite is the second. Pretty shots all!

Denise said...

Thank you Deborah and thank you Dot for identifying two others.

Lizete Vicari said...

Parabéns Denise!
Suas flores estão maravilhosas!
Um beijo. lili

Mary said...

Each one is beautiful! You take very lovely flower shots and such nice close-ups!

Denise said...

Hi Lizete and Mary, thank you so much.

Leora said...

All lovely photos. I love the bright pink against the blurred grey in the bottom photo. The top one, yellowish with a tinge of red, is so delicate and pretty.

Deborah said...

Thankyou for your comment on my other photos, I enjoy coming here too. Have a nice day, Deb. :)

Quiet Paths said...

Once again a rich post. I wondered about the green clustered one too; looks just like my bloomin' garlic! The blue flower is wonderful. Congrats by the way on your newly acquired citizenship. I read your post a couple weeks ago and forgot to offer my comments.

Jenn said...

Oh wow.. all are great pictures! Very very wonderful! I love that one with the less petals the most. I love its character.

My entries are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by, too! Thanks!

2sweetnsaxy said...

You sound like me. Most times I just go crazy shooting the flowers and it's not 'til I get home that I realize I forgot to look for any identifying labels. These are beautiful! :-)

Denise said...

Leora, thanks so much.

Deborah, you are very welcome and it is always nice seeing you here.

Quiet Paths, that is really sweet of you, thank you for your congratulations and for the info on the flower.

Jenn, thank you and I will check your post to make sure I leave you a comment. Always fun to see everyone's flowers, I don't want to miss even one.

2Sweetnsaxy, yes you've guessed it. Thank you for your lovely comments and for stopping by.

janet speaks said...

hi denise,

i love your flower shots. beautiful. and thanks for visiting my flowers :)

Carletta said...

What a lovely array of blooms!
Did you change your profile picture - thought I was on the wrong blog. :)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Beautiful flowers and fabulous photos Denise. I must say I really like these 'special' posts - "today's flowers", skywatch Friday" etc - and feel I should do something about taking part. Thanks again.

A x

ilanadavita said...

Great selection.

Roses and stuff said...

Beautiful flowers like these, need no identification - they are easily enjoyed anyway.
/Katarina

antigoni said...

Awesome flowers.
Your new photo is very beautiful.

Ladynred said...

They are all beautiful flowers!

krisuh said...

Wonderful flowers! Very nice selection of photos.

Webradio said...

Very beautiful flowers today, with pretty colours : pink, blue, yellow...
Very nice, yes...

Sandradb said...

So many beautiful color and colors - I just can't stop looking at them :-). Thank you very much for your visit

Old Wom Tigley said...

WOW...
These are such a delight to see... each one shows off the flowers own special beauty... :O)
Tom

Neal said...

Denise, I love all your pictures but the second from top really caught my eye because it's so unique.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

So pretty are your images... I am very impressed!!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Denise said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, and yes Carletta I did change my photo. I do every now and again. I get bored very easily - lol. Anne would love to see you participate, and Michele thanks again. You are all so kind.

Deslilas said...

Fine macros about very fine flowers.

Jan said...

Amazing photos. Botanical gardens are the best place to find unusual flowers.

dulce said...

Great choices. They are all beautiful.

Elma Carneiro said...

Denise
As always their flowers are beautiful.
I love when you make your visit in my blog. Thanks

chicoelho said...

beautiful flowers and colors

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love this collection of photos!!

Craver Vii said...

That second flower is quite a remarkable thing! I have never seen anything like it. Very nice pics!

mirage2g said...

A truly beautiful set! I like the orange macro best! Have a nice week!

John said...

Wonderful series!

Flávia Maria said...

Congratulations!
Beautiful photos and very, very nice flowers!

Norm said...

lovely set of flowers..beautiful..

Gattina said...

The first once look rather strange to me, but the last one must be my favourite flower ! sunflowers ! beautiful !

RuneE said...

You may not know the names of the flowers (neither do I), but you know how to Show them off!

nonizamboni said...

Your photos from D.C. are lovely and you picked a nice assortment of flowers for today.
My daughter goes to school there and we used to live in VA so I know just how beautiful it is.
Thanks for sharing!

Leedra said...

Love your macro shots. Think the
1st one is my favorite, if I HAVE to choose.

lepis2 said...

Beutiful set! So delicate way to aproach these beauties. Lovely.

Louise said...

Each one is gorgeous!