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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Are they pineapples?

That's what my kids wanted to know. They are almost done blooming now, and the forsythia is starting to fade. It's fritillaria imperialis, known to some as crown imperial. I don't think of it that way - to me a crown imperial is a big old Chrysler car from the '70's!Posted by Picasa

11 Comments:

Blogger luggi said...

Incredible. I've never seen them before.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Ditto - amazing flower! The stem looks unreal.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Wow, they are strange, never seen these before. Love the donkey

1:51 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Isn't that an amazing plant! I never saw anything like it!

4:20 AM  
Blogger bob said...

What strange plants. They look man-made

6:57 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Interesting shape of the flowers. I don't think I've seen them before.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

pineapple?? ..cute :)
Lovely shot, btw !

9:52 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

same here, never seen this before!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Seesaw said...

Strange, but beautiful!

12:58 PM  
Blogger kostas said...

Fantastic flowers!Excellent photography work.
Regards from Thessaloniki.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

OMG Jenny!

Can't believe this! I JUST saw this flower for the first time in my life in, of all places, ready?...Monet's garden at Giverny!!!

And here you post a shot of it!!! Amazing!

Thanks for bringing back yet another "WAAAAH-I-WANNA-BE-BACK-IN-FRANCE" moment, LOL!

Ame ;-)

12:12 PM  

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