Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tangelo

A delicate but fiery beauty I spotted by the road while walking my dog on Christmas Day.  I remember this has a bright magenta variety.  The size and shape are similar to a Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata and Barleria repens) and Ruellia tuberosa.  I hope somebody can identify this flower.


“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.” ~ Joss Whedon

Mirabilis jalapa, Four o'clock Flower, Marvel of Peru - thanks, Andrea!

 

28 comments:

Andrea said...

I have posted this a few times Luna, it is the 4 o'clock plant or Mirabilis jalapa. It has many color variants. Mine today is also of this color, which i also got from the roadside, haha!

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures!!

Liz said...

It's beautiful and i love the color.

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Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour.

joy said...

Beautiful flowers and qoute! Have a nice week end:)

NatureFootstep said...

I thought it was hibiscus at first. Looks great.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an amazingly beautiful flower. This is really my favorite color of all time!!!

Self Sagacity said...

fantastic colors luna. they are vibrat.

lotusleaf said...

I love that colour!Sometimes, the flowers in the same plant have different colours.

Zosia said...

So vibrant and elegant. Nice to looks at beautiful flowers when we are in the middle of winter in Europe.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Gorgeous! The bloom has a similar look to the hibiscus, except it has much longer neck. Blessings!

lina@womens perspectives said...

So bright color.
Thanks for dropping by :)

DeniseinVA said...

A real beauty! The color is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this Luna and have a great week.

Judy said...

Fiery is the right word to describe the colour!! I love the way the stamens curl!!

Jannibele said...

What a beautifull orange flower. My favourite colour.

Carver said...

The orange flowers are so cheerful and beautiful.

Jane said...

Pretty! Almost looks painted. Love the scent of these flowers-it will travel across the yard!

chris and angela said...

flowers always seem to express joy to me and your photograph does so also

Maria @ LSS said...

Lovely flower.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I remember this flower, so pretty!

Hopping from Mandarin Orange Monday.

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Have a great week ahead!

lorik said...

It really is an exotic looking flower. Great capture of it too! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Edna B said...

Beautiful flower. I love the color. I don't think I've seen any of these around my parts. Thank you for sharing.

vincibene said...

Beautiful flower!

Faye said...

Gorgeous flower. I'm not familiar with this variety of flower.

SandyCarlson said...

These are very beautiful!

Katy Borela said...

i saw same type of this,you shot this perfectly..

visiting you here

Indrani Ghose said...

These are called 4'o'clock flowers here, they bloom at four in the evening.

Luna Miranda said...

Thank you, Indrani.

Thank you, guys, for visiting.