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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tropical Lily


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An indigenous lily - to me looks like it may be related to the canna family or the ginger lily.

Picture: Gena D Images for thinking aloud 2009

15 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Gena sweetie...
I found you blog through Claudia. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking. I could spend a day just gazing at the beauty seen through your eyes sweetie. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to come back and see what you camera lens views next. You have a beautiful God given talent and I am so thrilled that you have shared with me today.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be thrilled if you choose to follow my blog as well. Maybe my beauty will inspire you as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Ed said...

WoW! Thats really pretty, I can't wait for spring..:-)

Spiderdama said...

Really lovely flower and color!:-)
Thank you for your nice comment!

Ps: The boys in my "I <3 faces" is my spiderkids, Petter and Levi:-)

fickleinpink said...

a great RT post!
lovely flower!


Come and visit my place if you have the time!
have a great day!

xoxo
~Fickle in Pink

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Very strong colour on this lily!
Great shot.

jay said...

I have no idea what it is, but it's spectacular! Stunning colour, too!

MJ said...

I have seen that kind of flower here. It has orange and yellow colors also

Hootin' Anni said...

That is BEAUtiful!!!!

Mine's Here A sweet kitty...but sour puss under the Christmas tree with ruby colored, red bows...you need to scroll down on the post, just below my pencil sketch!

Tj said...

pretty stunning red!

happy rt!

Gattina said...

Wow ! usually lilies are always in pastel color ! beautiful !

Xavi said...

Really nice! This flower of Alpinia purpurata.
In Barcelona we have plants of the same family (Zingiberaceae)named Hedychium grardnerianum, make the white flower and the leaves appear.
Thanks Gena, for sharing these beautiful plants you have in South Africa
Have a nice day.

Ralph said...

This lovely ruby flower is a bold red, and stands out so wonderfully in the forest sea of green. A flower - and photograph - of distinction and beauty...

Dimple said...

This is s beautiful lily. I love that it's so bright; I crave color now.

Gena D said...

Hello Gattina - no lilies come in all sorts of colours from white to deep vivid colours!!!
thanks for the visit

Hi Xavi!! thanks so much for the info - I know it's not indigenous to South Africa and not common to Johannesburg either, so was difficult to identify!!!
Gena @ thinking aloud

Paz said...

Lovely! Lovely flower and lovely red color.i

Paz

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