Saturday, May 19, 2007

Purple Enigma

Here's another mystery shot for tonight, but for most gardeners, this should be a pretty easy one. It's actually a detail of a bud in a photo I took that I wasn't really very happy with, so I just cropped the part that I thought turned out well and liked the result very much. This is actually a pretty common flower that you'll find it in a lot of gardens around here. I'll be posting more of this variety soon, but I thought I'd post at least a "teaser" of things to come.

Tell me what images come to mind when you look at this up close ... to me it looks like some kind of sea creature reaching out with its tentacles to grab something ... while for Fernymoss it resembles four exotic birds grouped together having a very purple tête à tête. I'm sure it conjures up other things for other people, so if you feel like saying what it evokes for you, leave your thoughts in the comments!


olivia said...

Morning IVG, Fernymoss! It reminds me of one of those hats a court jester would wear.

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hey there Olivia! I hadn't thought of a jester hat myself, but that's a good one! That's why I wanted to just throw this one out there and see what others saw in it... will be interesting to find out what others think!

Hey, what do think about my new badge? I managed to get it installed with no help ... slight incremental improvement, eh?

olivia said...

Yep! The badge looks great!

Family Man said...


I've got so much catching up to do.

It reminds me of a SciFi space ship. Don't ask me how, it just does. :)

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hmm, sci-fi space ship, eh FM? I like that one too! I like the idea of purple space ships actually, but then again, purple always has been one of my favorite colors (right up there with orange and red).

Thanks for weighing in on that one ... I hope others still do that before it scrolls off the page, even though it's no longer an enigma, since I posted the full shot of the flower afterwards. Still, for just a crop of a picture I wasn't happy with, I'm pretty proud of it, lol.