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
Passion Flower at the Carl English, Jr. botanical garden in Seattle.
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Very attractive and unique little flower - hope someone can help you with the name. Lovely quote, too.
These are such beautiful and unique flowers and great shots. I don't think I've ever seen them before.
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
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
Passion flowers! They are very cool.
What a unique flower!
I can't help with the ID but thanks for sharing it's beauty with us.
Beautiful flower and quote.
Spectacular shots! Those are passion flowers. Eye-catching blooms.
Happy that you stopped by my blog. Thanks!
Oh my, what kind of flower is that? I have never seen one before...good shot!
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!
Beautiful. Never seen this before.
Have a great week Miranda.
so pretty :-)
These sure have a nice color and form.
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.
Very unique flowers...
Love it :)
Thanks for dropping by, Luna
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
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!
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!
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