Tuesday, January 31, 2006

a few photos from the weekend


and snapped again ......

an all too familiar sight

and yet beauty still exists:


Blogger Karoda said...

Is this flower a chinese lantern? Its beautiful!

5:45 AM  
Blogger cfent said...

i think it's a flowering quince, tho it could have other names as well.. isn;t it just gorgeous?? very inspirational!

8:10 AM  
Blogger brdhsbldr said...

Is the red by the storm damaged trees more of these flowers?
Kind of like after a forest fire, when very soon new growth and fireweed emerge, or like at Mt St Helens, where after the volcano blew the landscape is being rejuvenated and what they can't figure is there are now fish in the little lakes that had been destroyed.
It speaks to hope, doesn't it.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous CLAIRE said...

the red flowers are azaleas....we;ve had so little cold weather this year, they're getting an early start. i have to say, they do appear to glow with vibrant life next to the dead branches etc.

8:05 AM  
Blogger brdhsbldr said...

And, where I wouldn't hold much hope for the top tree, we had a large, wild balsam hit by lightening a few years ago. It blew a good sized Christmas tree off the top and ripped out a 2X4 sized strip the length of the tree. The 2X4 felt like it was kiln dried as did the sides of the wound in the tree, and I thought, "This tree is firewood" but it lived.

1:04 PM  
Blogger brdhsbldr said...

My guess on the drop flower would have been Abutilon, which can also be called Flowering Maple or Chinese Lantern.
Of course there are the other Chinese Lanterns that are like a delicate papery package.
Flowering Quince blossoms are different bright pink to orangy shades and the blossom is shaped like an apple blossom.

11:40 PM  
Blogger cfent said...

must be a chinese lantern then!
i don;t know what i love more, the shape or the colors......
it;s just perfect isnt it?

8:11 AM  
Blogger brdhsbldr said...

And in your part of the world you can probably grow them outside year round.
Here I have seen them in the nurseries, to be enjoyed on the deck in summer and brought in in winter.
The challenge being to have a big enough "in" for all the tender plants.

11:28 AM  

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