Friday, January 6, 2012

Pink Zinnia


Zinnia, Youth-and-Old-Age, Zinnia violacea, Crassina elegans

Zinnia is a Mexican wildflower and widely distributed in the Philippines. It belongs to the Daisy family and  there are more than 200 species---Zinnia elegans is the most well-known.  The early Spanish colonists in Mexico found the flowers ugly and called them "mal de ojos" (evil eyes).  


Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

~ Veronica Shoffstall





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15 comments:

Modern Mom said...

These are beautiful!

Violet Flowers

Carletta said...

Lovely!
Nice depth of field in the second shot.

Jama said...

The Zinnias are so stunning!

Giga said...

Śliczne zdjęcia kwiatów, a jest urocze. Pozdrawiam.

Beautiful pictures of flowers, and is charming. Yours.

CameraCruise said...

They're beautiful!
Great shots!

Lui said...

Very lovely. And I love the Shoffstall quote. Haha!

Viola said...

So very beautiful, especially the last picture!! :)

Maia said...

They are so, so beautiful. I love this magenta-pink color and the words too.

mary said...

Make me smile why it is called "evils eye". I love zinnias and it's the last flower that withered a midst several frost. Thanks for sharing.

Pink Rose

Tito Eric said...

Gorgeous!

kanak7 said...

Pink zinnias will be an eternal favourite! Lovely photos!

Carver said...

Beautiful zinnias. So bright and colorful.

Photo Barista said...

They're beautiful though, no matter what the Spanish said. :D

Denise said...

They are beautiful! Thank you for this very interesting post.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous zinnia bloom!

Creeping Phlox, have a nice week ahead!