Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Conversations with flowers

Why can't you be more photogenic? I do love the clasping leaf, but there's this gap where a petal should be. You look like a gap-toothed flower. Snaggletooth!

You just didn't get my good side.

The light's too bright. I had to stand here to shade you.

Not my fault. You could have brought an umbrella or something.

It's hard enough sneaking off without a large curious dog in tow. I didn't have time to pack a lot of photo equipment.

Not my problem. You should just be happy to greet the first bloodroot of the spring.

Well OK then.


Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis).


Floridacracker said...

Now that's what I'm talking about...good ol' interspecies communication. I've got animal speak down, but am pretty rusty on my botanica...that and high school French.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Do all your flowers talk, or is it the Bloodroot that does all the talking?

I Gallop On said...

Your Bloodroot is much more polite than the cactus in my back yard.

yllstonewolf said...

...at least you HAVE bloodroot! :)

Rachel said...

Great picture even if it is snaggletoothed! :) I love talking to plants too. They don't usually talk back though.

so said...

With a slight squint, it looks like a fairy with with wings outspread. Very nice....

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

wow, love this photo! The light... Awesome!

Rhodent said...

PLEASE! You have got to look at the photography on a blog listed in my Favorite Links... it is near the bottom of the list. no text just gorgeous pictures...birds, flowers, sunsets, etc. You will love it!

Ontario Wanderer said...

Great to see your Bloodroot and hear what it has to say. Some years our Bloodroots come and go in a day's time and I miss them entirely.

Since you like conversations, you might want to have a look at a fairly new blog called "i5 inquiry" http://i5inquiry.blogspot.com/

It's an art group from which I am currently receiving instruction and which appears to be a place of interesting communication and I think it would be great if more people would join in. Since you are a photographic artist, an artistic soap artisan, and write well, I think you could make some great additions to the conversations in the salon. Hope you, and at least some of the many people that read your blog, can take a look at, and participate in the i5 adventure if you have the time and interest.

OK, now I’ll get off my soapbox. . . .

Rurality said...

FC I know it's not as advanced as, say, a pelican, but it's a start.

RD I think they all talk, but it's mostly in whispers.

IGO, we have some of those rude cacti too. Just prickly pear though.

YSW, yep I was really happy to see one in bloom! They're just starting.

Rachel, the booldroot thanks you. :)

so - nice observation!

Mrs L, thanks very much. I finally learned that I have to shade them if the light is bright, or the pics don't turn out well.

Rho - I have seen it before! Will have to check it out again.

OW I seem to remember missing the majority of ours last year so this year I wanted to catch them early. I will check out i5, thanks!

Ericka said...

Pretty flower! I'll be SO happy to have them around here. I'm really hoping the daffodils that I transplanted from home come up.

Hmm. Most flowers are more vain than your bloodroot. Be glad it didn't demand a redo, with its good side more prominent.

zhoen said...

Now that is a flower with attitude.