13 October 2007

Photo Hunt - Smelly



The theme for this week's PhotoHunt is smelly. This photo shows the flowers of Thalictrum flavum, the meadow rue. Flowers should be sweet smelling (if they have a smell at all) Thalictrum, on the other hand, smells of ammonia - definitely a case of pretty blooms but a vile smell!

(I know this is a re-posting of this photo but I haven't had the chance to get out and take new photos for a while now)

59 comments:

Liz said...

Horrid! I don't think I know that plant; is it native? I certainly don't know a plant that smells of ammonia!

Carver said...

Good idea for the smelly theme. Ammonia is not a good smell for a flower.

Amy said...

Isn't that the worst when something should be sweet but it's stinky...hmmmm...mother nature's tricks!

Sabine said...

Funny, I have a foul-smelling flower too! :D Unlike you, I have no idea what mine is called. But it's from a bulb.

Happy weekend to you!

mousey said...

I remember when someone fainted they just let the patient smell ammonia and his back to consciousness. that would be a good alternative.

great shot.

david mcmahon said...

Great image, especially against the black background. Ammonia, huh? I'll steer clear!

.:mar said...

Elegant take on the theme. I am not playing this week since I don't have any "smelly" pics and I was honestly afraid of disgusting pics...
Good job!

farmingfriends said...

What a beautiful looking flower but if it smells of ammonia it won't be very nice. sara from farmingfriends

Rach said...

Eugh that doesn't sound like a nice smell at all! happy weekend :-)

Anonymous said...

I bet that is smelly!! I've never smelled anything like that. Nice work and great shot.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I knew yours will be a nice one, unlike my crude stuff ;-)

Incog & Nito said...

Great theme, but don't like those smelly flowers. Enjoy your weekend.

genny said...

Nice pick of a theme!

pat said...

Great choice for the theme, even though you "reused" a photo. :-)

Happy Weekend.

ellen b said...

Yuck that would be hard on the nose! happy hunting to you...

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. We think it's a native plant Liz although Thalictrums are found all over the world

Talk..to..Grams said...

Yuk!! this would really smell bad!! Great idea! Have a nice weeked! Grams

Nap Warden said...

Ammonia! That's not a good smell...great picture!

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh yes....I bet it IS a strong, eye-watering smell!

Great idea. I like how you think!

Sue said...

Fascinating! So pretty yet so stinky too! Happy photo hunting, and thank you for stopping by!

GHD said...

GOOD to know! Thanks for info and the great pic!

Have a Good Weekend!

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Great choice for the theme

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Heather said...

Wow--I am learning a lot this week. Great shot and explanation.

maiylah said...

interesting plant! am not so sure if we have that here ...
happy weekend!

CRIZ LAI said...

This should be useful to wake all those who have fainted seeing my yucky millipede photos last week... haha. Good work here!

mharia said...

what an elegant shot! couldn't imagine a flower like that that would actually smell ... :)
happy weekend

Andrée said...

Ammonia! That's quite a potent flower. I wonder why??

Katya said...

Ewww...ammonia? Yuck! That is one nasty odor, for sure!

Happy Weekend, Jams!

eastcoastlife said...

I've never seen this plant. But if it smells like ammonia, I'm not gonna try looking for it. hehe....

ipanema said...

looks so pretty but that's how nature works. deceiving eh?

happy weekend! :)

PowersTwinB said...

I've never seen anything like this plant before, and it stinks? thats not good, its very pretty actually! My photo is up, please come and visit soon

Siani said...

Eeeww. I hope I don't come across that stinker on my travels! Great pic, Shaunie - hope you have a fab weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

We have Australian Lavender that is attractive but very smelly.

pelfy said...

Smells of ammonia? Argh!! I never want to smell that flower. Had enough of the smell when I was doing experiments in the Chemistry lab. YUK! Hehehehe (=

BirdieRoark said...

An ammonia-smelling flower? Just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover.

Beautiful shot.

Yen said...

Great photo but never heard of this before or should I say I have no idea this is the name:)

Mines up here;
Photo Hunt: Smelly
Happy Weekend!

Corey~living and loving said...

ewwwwwwwww I would hate to be in a field of those. :(
Have a great weekend!

Heart of Rachel said...

I could almost imagine the strong smell in the air. Interesting flowers.

BlurMommy said...

Beautiful photo! It smells like ammonia? That's so interesting.

Dragonheart said...

That is a lovely photo! A plant that smells like ammonia? Interesting. Not a very nice smell for a flower to have.

My smelly photo.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone.

Opal Tribble/Vegan Momma said...

Oh what a good smelly. I have a few fowl smelling plants at my house. I hate the way chestnut trees smell when they are in bloom.

Bengbeng said...

is ok to recycle pics ;) i do it some time too. going out to take the right pic is one thing but the rigt opportunity must be there too :)

Cindy said...

Guess we wont' be sniffing those blossoms. Good take on the theme!

WorksForMom said...

Excellent shot!

crazy working mom said...

I missed it the first time around, so I'm glad you reposted it. :)

Happy Hunting.

Joyismygoal said...

eww on the smell my favorite flower colors on the awesome picture

Huey said...

You took that photo? Smelly or not, I am not sure, but it looks so beautiful!

tanabata said...

That's a lovely photo. Hard to imagine that they smell like ammonia.

Gattina said...

Have never seen this flower !

Whirlwind said...

Interesting. I've never heard of them.

Cheysuli said...

Wow! That sounds like a nasty smelling plant.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Anonymous said...

How can something that pretty smell so bad?? Great photo and have a good weekend.

Moe said...

I was not aware of this plant. Nice photo and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't seen your pic before. It is beautiful!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Smelly! Finally a Photo Hunters I could have participated in. I got more smelly things around here than you could shake a block of smelly gorgonzola cheese at!

jams o donnell said...

Ha I'd match my socks against any of your noxious items EWBL!