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:

ilanadavita said...

Great captures. I love the smell of pine trees.

Leedra said...

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

Greyscale Territory said...

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

Great shots!

RuneE said...

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

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great shots for this time of year.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

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.

Neal said...

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.

arleena said...

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

Reader Wil said...

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

Chrissy said...

Great pics and lovely blog :D

titania said...

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

Denise BC said...

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

fishing guy said...

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

The Good Life in Virginia said...

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...

Lilli & Nevada said...

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

Darla said...

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

Linda said...

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.

The Tile Lady said...

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

Marie

Cathy said...

I love pine cones, and these are lovely photos!

Mary said...

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

Carletta said...

Wonderful post for the season!
Your photos are excellent.

Yen said...

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

Leora said...

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

Luiz Ramos said...

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

Eve said...

Everyone loves a good cone Denise!!!

mommanator said...

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!

nonizamboni said...

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

Maria said...

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

Maria said...

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!

Arija said...

Just lovely Denise, and so seasonal.

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