Saturday, May 3, 2008

NEW PLUMAGE

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Here`s a new set of feathers on the bird. Some of the flowers seem to have only one set & others two, then three.
I`ll keep an eye on this one. This is the exact same flower from the series of this past week, although I have dozens of them.

12 comments:

Evangeline said...

Wow! That has to be the most elaborate bird-of-paradise I've even seen!!

Thanks, Head!

Knucklehead said...

Evangeline,
Candice`s birthday was May 1st.
These birds of paradise are like weeds here in southern california. Some places have them 10 feet deep along the whole front of their properties. They don`t require much care at all.
The same type of bloom is on giant plants 15 feet tall with a whiter flower of the same type only much much larger. I`ll go find some in the neighborhood to shoot.
I think they flower a little later in the summer, but I`ll remember to keep an eye out for one.

Evangeline said...

Holy Moses! 15 feet tall? Much larger White flower? That I gotta see! And in case you forget to keep an eye out for one later in the summer, I'll remind you.

Sleep tight – if you do.

Knucklehead said...

Evangeline,
The base of the flower, which in the posted image is green, is a deep purple, on the large ones I`m talking about.

NDD said...

'tis very nice to see some colour blooming out somewhere in da vurld, here, so far, we have some dandelions... amidst a few green blades of grass.

olivia said...

Hi Head!

I really loved the earlier version (over at flickr) and this one is just as amazing!

Evangeline said...

Hi Head, Olivia, NDD!

NDD's dandelions and sparce grass sound a lot like what my window is offering me today – minus the dandelions. My lilacs are coming out, just anxious to be ripped out of the tree (along with half the branch) by the usual suspect: a MontrĂ©al passerby. One of these days, I think I'll spike my lilacs with a trap he (she) won't forget!

Meanwhile, have a nice day!

olivia said...

Hi there Evangeline!

Oh no -- someone is making off w/ your lilacs ... that's not fair! :-)

Knucklehead said...

NDD,
Do you make Dandelion wine?

Knucklehead said...

Olivia,
I noticed that at Flickr.
I`ll go see which one you`re comparing.
And thanks.

Knucklehead said...

Evangeline,
Les hosti calis.

katiebird said...

Lovely, really lovely, knucklehead. Like weeds? Really? Wow. I'd love that.

(waving)