Friday, September 21, 2012

Copper Leaf

Copper Leaf, Chrysothemis pulchella
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” ~ Albert Einstein


“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.” ~ Gerry Spence


 
 

26 comments:

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful photos! We call it Sunset Bells. Mine have finished flowering and getting ready to go underground.

Carole M. said...

the first time I've seen this plant; very tropical it seems

joanne said...

interesting flowers, and is that a bee I see? and your 'flower art' is lovely, though I personally prefer SOCC...the Spence quote is wonderful!

joanne said...

Oh yeah, I adore your header photo...are those a type of water lily?

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful, I love the colors.

Prem said...

beautiful flower and the name? wow...

joy said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for visiting. Have a nice week end!

HoodPhoto said...

This is so unique! I have never seen a flower like it... You should visit my blog and submit it to Orange You Glad It's Friday.

http://gresham-hoodphoto.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful coppertone! Beautiful photowork!

Pat said...

Lovely flower.

bettyl said...

Lovely colors and interesting textures you used.

Tito Eric said...

That is so glorious! Ang ganda!

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liz said...

First time I've seen this.

Double Hibiscus

Photo Cache said...

i'm curious how big or small the blooms are.

eden said...

Beautiful flowers! I haven't seen this kind before.

Modern Mom said...

Pretty and unique. Ngayon lang ata ako nakakita nito.

NatureFootstep said...

it is even more coppery after your editing. It looks great. :)

kanak7 said...

Lovely pictures! Mine are also going strong at the moment!

Rajesh said...

Great shot of flowers.

Fitness Buff said...

Very pretty.

DeniseinVA said...

Very, very pretty! I love the art-type effect you have added and thank you very much for sharing it with Today's Flowers.

Carver said...

The flowers are very beautiful and I also love the leaves. Thanks for visiting mine and to answer your question, rose of sharon is the common name for the variety of hibiscus in my photographs. This type of hibiscus has much smaller flowers than some hibiscus but it comes back outside in my climate while the tropical varieties of hibiscus aren't as hardy where I live.

guild-rez said...

Love the plants and your pictures!!

Carletta said...

A lovely flower and shot!
Both quotes give one pause to stop and think.

Genie said...

I adore working with textures so I really like the second picture. Beautiful with or without the addition, but the texture adds such a wonderful touch. genie

chubskulit said...

I like the edited version!

Visiting from Today's flower. Come and see my Rose