Sunday, December 7, 2008

Today's Flowers

Today’s Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is now managed by Santilli and Denise BC. Thank you Luiz, Denise and Santilli. It is still a very favorite part of my week. Please click on the icon above to see wonderful flowers from all over the world, or join in by posting your own.
A flower of sorts, the pine cone.





32 comments:

  1. Great captures. I love the smell of pine trees.

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  2. Made me think of stuffing the pine cones with peanut butter for the birds. They are so pretty.

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  3. Love the amazing shapes and textures of pine cones! They make wonderful table decorations for Christmas!

    Great shots!

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  4. The cone has an important job to do - and you did a good job with the photos. Especially the first one.

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  5. We have these pine cones all over our backyard. The first Christmas we lived here, we had a live Christmas tree, and we planted it in the backyard. The kids use to decorate it with popcorn and cranberries, which the birds would eat. Now it is a large old tree, trimmed up so we can walk under it. It's been a home to many squirrels. One year Abe put a squirrel house up as high as he could in the tree and believe it or not, a Mother raccoon took it over and used it. That tree is 47 years old this Christmas.

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  6. Those are neat. I can remember going out and gathering them as a kid and painting them silver or gold to use as Christmas ornaments since we were so poor we couldn't afford to buy any.

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  7. Great captures. These are now for this time of year.

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  8. Great cones! I didn't know there was such a variety!

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  9. Pine cones look very intricate, the seeds are a valuable source for many animals. Lovely pictures, Denise; Have a happy week.

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  10. Hello, Denise
    Nice post, I have a bunch of cones ready for the Christmas party, congratulations.
    hugs, Denise

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  11. Denise: It is definitely the flower of the Pine Tree. You captured them wonderfully.

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  12. Happy Sunday Denise
    Love your pine cone post. Beautiful shots. It is very cold here today...and what was I doing...taking a ride into the countryside and shooting pics with the wind whipping around...

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  13. Those are some beautiful pine cones, they do smell so good. I like your kind of a flower

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  14. Those are some loooong pinecones there! I love gathering them and using them in arrangements or just sitting in a bowl.

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  15. We had long pinecones at school when I was little. It is the only tree I have seen. Maybe I should have collected some seed at some point.

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  16. Oh Denise, I just LOVE these pine cone shots! They are really beautiful!

    Marie

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  17. I love pine cones, and these are lovely photos!

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  18. Those are some great pinecones! I love those last green ones.

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  19. Wonderful post for the season!
    Your photos are excellent.

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  20. WOW! Great captures of the pine cones! Happy TF!

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  21. How pretty! And I never thought of a pine cone as a flower, but why not, especially as you have captured it so well.

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  22. Beautiful natural built.
    Pine cones are some male and other female for pollination.
    Thanks for share.

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  23. Everyone loves a good cone Denise!!!

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  24. I am always looking at pine cones and the wonderful things God has given us! I just set some outside I gathered on a trip up north. Here in Fla ya don't see too many!

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  25. Wonderful choice for this time of year. Cones are mysterious and lovely--and smell heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Great idea, Denise, for season's föpwers! Thanks for your visit! Hugs, Maria

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  27. SORRY: FLOWERS! That's what I wanted to say...
    I'm a bit tired after a 3 hours tour with my friend on foot and a glass of beer afterwards...
    Have a nice week!

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  28. Just lovely Denise, and so seasonal.

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