Sunday, August 1, 2010

Passion Flower/Today's Flowers #2

@ mirandablue
A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.  ~Terri Guillemets

@ mirandablue

Passion Flower at the Carl English, Jr. botanical garden in Seattle.

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21 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

ganda!

April said...

Very attractive and unique little flower - hope someone can help you with the name. Lovely quote, too.

Carver said...

These are such beautiful and unique flowers and great shots. I don't think I've ever seen them before.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

lLuna, I do not have peace with a brazilian man...he visits me every month and writes bad words...
I dont know WHY????



Your shots are very nice, Luna..congrats

HAVE A NICE WEEK
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Denise said...

Your photos are wonderful. I think they are called Passion Flowers. You can find all about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passion_flower
An English Girl Rambles

chubskulit said...

Lovely blooms!

Moon Flower

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Passion flowers! They are very cool.

Carletta said...

What a unique flower!
I can't help with the ID but thanks for sharing it's beauty with us.

eden said...

Beautiful flower and quote.

kanak7 said...

Spectacular shots! Those are passion flowers. Eye-catching blooms.

Happy that you stopped by my blog. Thanks!

AL said...

Oh my, what kind of flower is that? I have never seen one before...good shot!

AL said...

Oops I have to drop by again to say that I agree with your amigas, Sonya's food is not so good shh. I prefer Bag of Beans especially they're freshly baked raisin bread! Wow!

lazyclick said...

Beautiful. Never seen this before.

Regina said...

Beautiful bloom!

Have a great week Miranda.

Cecile said...

so pretty :-)

Pat said...

These sure have a nice color and form.

Dharma Shots said...

Oh, it's called the passion flower. I've seen them in different shades too. Passion which doesn't refer to sex but the passion of Christ.

* The pointed tips of the leaves were taken to represent the Holy Lance.
* The tendrils represent the whips used in the Flagellation of Christ.
* The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles (less St. Peter the denier and Judas Iscariot the betrayer).
* The flower's radial filaments, which can number more than a hundred and vary from flower to flower, represent the Crown of Thorns.
* The chalice-shaped ovary with its receptacle represents a hammer or the Holy Grail
* The 3 stigmata represent the 3 nails and the 5 anthers below them the 5 wounds (four by the nails and one by the lance).
* The blue and white colors of many species' flowers represent Heaven and Purity.

I have them also in my blog. Have a nice day and great to see one new blog from you.

Lina Gustina said...

Very unique flowers...
Love it :)

Thanks for dropping by, Luna

leavesnbloom said...

lovely passion flower.

Kew Gardens have written quite a bit about how the missionaries to South America used the flower to describe Christ and His death

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, these are so beautiful. I'm glad someone said what they were so I can look them up. Thank you for your visit to me!

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

Thanks for your comment - here is my post on the hardy blue passion flowers we grow in the Pacific Northwest :) So glad to find you!

http://gardentherapy.ca/ff-passion-flower/