16 May 2008

Photo Hunt - Candy

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is candy. I don't have any pics of chocolate but I do still have one Zaluzianskya capensis form last year in bloom. The common name for this is midnight candy because it opens at night and fills the air with a delightful smell like dolly mixtures

These are dolly mixtures if you are not familiar with them

78 comments:

Carver said...

The midnight candy is beautiful. I love the way it stands out so well in the dark. The dolly mixture looks delicious. Hope you have a great weekend.

Mar said...

That midnight candy is my kind of candy :)
Enjoy your candy mixture and a happy weekend !!

mousey said...

i love the flower! never heard about it.

colorful candies.

happy weekend jams!

mirage2g said...

First time I saw the flower!

Love these mixture, its so inviting even though the colors, texture and taste(?) would be different...Happy PH!

pat said...

Oh what a pretty flower!

Happy Weekend.

littlepolaris said...

Waaaa... look so yummy. Haven't eaten those candies for few years already. Looking at the photo make me miss the taste of it.

jams o donnell said...

Ah thanks for visiting. I'm glad you liked the midnight candy. Littlepolaris, they are very more-ish eh?

Charm said...

the flowers sound delicious too lol!

happy weekend!

ellen b said...

I like both your candy photos. That Midnight candy is beautiful and that's a great photo of the sweets too...

julie said...

Those flowers called Midnight Candy looks cool! We have a plant that has flowers that bloom from January - March (here in the Philippines) and these flowers too give a wonderful scent at night. The Midnight Candies, the edible ones, these look cool too :)

Have a sweet weekend!

leslie said...

What a beautiful flower, I took a similar "take" on the theme this week so pop over & check it out. :D

Randi said...

Both photos are wonderful. I love the flower, but I have never heard of it. I have a plant that opens 8 a´clock every evening. Now I must search for some info about the Midnight candy.

Heather said...

Such beautiful shots.

I only have one up on my art blog: http://elasah.com/?p=41--will post a regular photo later.

Sarge Charlie said...

midnight candy and sweet candy, can I have a bite

mama meji said...

I love your shot. Looks yummy!

keeyit said...

Nice photos on the candy!!

Melli said...

I was NOT familiar with Dolly Mixtures ... and I thought I was pretty well aware of ALL candy! LOL! I can tell you which one I want! It's that little black one in the bottom left corner... the licorice one! Yep! THAT one!

Katney said...

The first is great eye candy. In fact, both photos are good eye candy. Some of the lolly mix are called gumdrops here.

Katney said...

Sorry, I mean dolly mixtures.

Sue said...

Both terrific shots for the theme! Happy weekend to you too Jams!

david mcmahon said...

Dolly mixture? I've never heard that phrase - but what a great shot, mate.

SabineM said...

oh wow, I was just writing that I DO NOT LIKE CANDY! But YOU JUST reminded me of ones that I LIKE! I LOVE THESE!
NIce photo!
Happy hunt

jmb said...

Beautiful flower photo Jams. I haven't heard the phrase dolly mixture for years. Have a good weekend.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat nickname for a flower. I had never heard of dolly mixtures but I have seen that type of candy, I think.

eastcoastlife said...

A flower called candy. :)
Dolly mixture is too cute. I have never heard this phrase, sounds like a medicine you know.

Blur Mommy said...

I've never heard of dolly mixtures but they look really good.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh - dolly mixture - It was always being mentioned in the (now very) old Goon Show on the Beeb :)

chateau aka imom said...

Midnight candy - it must smell heavenly!

Leslie said...

That flower looks beautiful - I have a lily on my kitchen counter from Mother's Day - but I'm not keen on it - it isn't one of the nice smelling lilies that I've had before.

Dragonstar said...

I (used to) love dolly-mixtures!

The midnight candy looks beautiful, and it's a great shot.

Yen said...

My..I love that flower shot there!!! And that candies looks really inviting:) Great shot as always!

Little Peanut said...

Such colorful candies! Great take on this weeks theme:)

Pea in a Pod said...

That flower looks very beautiful and it stands out in the black background too! Cute colorful candies!:)

Carin said...

Wonderful midnight candy! And if it smells like dolly mixtures it must smell delightful but won't last lang (at least dolly mixtures don't last long, around this house!)

Lynn said...

I like the flowers and the story why it's called midnight candy.

Aisha said...

Delicious! I really want to have some!

Nunyaa said...

How clever to use the first photo. The dolly mixture looks like what we call allsorts.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Glad you like my entry. THe dolly mixture shot is a stock photo though

Anonymous said...

My sons used to love dolly mixtures when they were little. Myself, I'd prefer the midnight candy. Stunning shot!

June said...

I'm not familiar with this flower or with dolly mixtures (by name)...thanks for sharing. Very interesting!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent...both are very much eye candy!!!


Well, I have one candy that's nutless, and one candy with nuts...stop by and enjoy the sweetness!

Have a great weekend.

Rebecca said...

Love the midnight candy! :)

Colin Campbell said...

Dolly Mixtures were one grandmothers favourite sweets. The other like Roses.

CherryPie said...

I like your take on this theme and those candies are making my mouth water!

Sandy said...

Love the midnight candy...good choice

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch for today's theme!!! thanks for dropping by... enjoy your weekend!

Sandy M said...

Never heard of midnight candy, but it's beautiful. Great shots.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Me want!!!

My plants smell like butt, stinky butt, or overperfumed butt. It's quite a variety I've planted. :)

Bengbeng said...

i love the midnight candy. it is exquisite

Midas said...

I don't think I'm familiar with this candy...not really a candy person...but the flower's cute.

shoshana said...

That looks delicious and colorful!

Gattina said...

I like the picture so full of colors, I am not a "sweet" person, lol !

genny said...

that looks delicious and very sweet. happy hunting!

Sabine said...

aaaah! *takes deep breath* ...wonderful! Both takes!! :)

Sammawow said...

Both shots are wonderful! I have never heard of either of them but the candy looks very tasty and that flower is incredible!

Anonymous said...

that candy sure looks good.

Anonymous said...

oh wow i love dolly mixtures :lol:

Babs (Beetle) said...

That is a beautiful flower! I love dolly mixtures too ;O)

crazy working mom said...

Beautiful shot! I could SO go for a hand full of that candy. Thanks for stopping by.

Jenty said...

What stunning macros!! Both the flowers and the sweets are great captures.

jams o donnell said...

THanks for your comments everyone!

the teach said...

Jams, I can almost smell the midnight candy! Great take on today's PH! I've seen the dolly mixtures before but we don't call them that and I can't think of what we DO call them...:D

girasoli said...

Beautiful flower! New to me also. I also love your photo of the dolly mixture. Looks yummy!!

starnitesky said...

Not familiar with that flower, it must smell lovely in the night air.

John said...

Both photos are wonderful Jams!

Thanks for visit mine.
Have a nice sunday!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Really great shot for the theme! I bet they smell lovely.

Napaboaniya said...

The midnight flowers are lovely. Pity they only bloom during midnite, lots would be in door in bed and missing out those beautiful blooms :(

Dolly mixtures :P Is the brown one chocolate flavor? *slurpz*

Daisy said...

I have never heard of dolly mixtures or midnight candy before. I sure wish I could sniff that beautiful flower.

ancient one said...

Never heard of that flower but if it smells like that candy... wow... makes my mouth water! Good Photos!

YTSL said...

Great entry! Fun to know about the flower and very nice shot of the dolly mixtures! :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Terrific pair of photos for candy! :) That's a lovely flower. :)

ZJ said...

Have a great weekend, Jams!

Rach said...

i've not have dolly mixtures for years!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I had some recently Rach and they taste as good at 45 as they did at 8!

Heart of Rachel said...

Midnight Candy is a nice name for such a lovely flower. I'm sure it smells sweet.

I love the second shot. Irresistible sweets.

lingovise said...

both are terrific shots...but i really love the midnight candy, so lovely.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

that was a fun combination of photos


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