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Monday, February 8, 2010

Bottle Brush

a bottle brush flower
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and more awesome flowers here

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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

25 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So pretty and delicate. Nice job!


~Lisa

moresecretwhispers said...

stunning !

dibear said...

Beautiful bloom, makes me think of Spring. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love the Bottlebush, it is so different looking but very pretty.

colleen said...

I can't wait for Spring!!! Just beautiful!

Ed said...

WOW! Great color!! :-)

Manang Kim said...

Love the lighting and the colors! In other word, perfect!

Macro-Dama de noche

jay said...

Those flowers are so strange! They make great macros though!

awarewriter said...

Neat image Gena. I've never seen anything like this one. Wonder why they call it a bottle brush? LOL

Happily Retired Gal said...

Nifty capture of this ruby 'brush' ...
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Tammie Lee said...

lovely photo.
I grew up with bottle brush plants, the bees sure loved them.

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

Nice photo, Gena. Did you steal the Australian Bottle Brush or did we steal it from you? It looks the same. I can't check because ours has finished flowering for now.
Bruce.

Sara Chapman said...

I love bottlebrush and grew big ones in California. They do not like it when the temperature gets to 32 or below, though.

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

The ones in Canberra don't seem to mind. We get lots of below freezing temps.
Bruce.

luna miranda said...

beautiful flower, great shot!

Mar said...

Lovely shot, love those flowers!!

nice A said...

Such a lovely flower! You always share great macro shots:)

Dianne said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
I love the texture

Gena D said...

Hi Pat/ Bruce - yes these are the Australian version .... as far as I know no bottle brush species is indemic to south africa.
Some types to handle a fair amount of cold, other's not too much - but I guess it really depends on what we mean by cold, hey?!
Thanks for the visit and your comments
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Ralph said...

The brush may be man-made, but it has a natural beauty, too. I see this as an undersea plant, the red bristle 'fingers' would be moving with the currents in the sea. Maybe something else, the imagination is at work here. A fine ruby!

Jean Stockdale said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Ruby Tuesday Blessings

Kathy said...

We here in the desert Southwest have lots of bottlebrush. It's one of my favorite plants. Thanks for such a beautiful photo.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Gena, it's my first time seeing bottle brush flower. Great shot:)

Brenda said...

fun flower! This is the first time I have seen it.

Naturegirl said...

When in Arizona I see these blossoms and love them!Truly look like a bottle brush that I use for scrubbing!

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