05 March 2010

Photo Hunt - Foreign

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is foreign. A lot of plants in our garden came from across the world. This one, phygelius capensis is from South Africa

52 comments:

ewok1993 said...

how beautiful, it looks like one of those plants that eat insects.

have a great weekend.

Nevin said...

absolutely marvelous. it looks as if it's made out of sugar...

CalumCarr said...

I don't think it's real!

Fabulous.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks! Calum it is a very real flower

Knatolee said...

Is it just me, or is that a very sexy flower??

Carver said...

What a unique and beautiful flower. Great idea for the theme.

Sean Jeating said...

It's not just Knatolee. This is a very sexy flower, indeed. :)

jams o donnell said...

Haha a bit of plant porn eh?

beakerkin said...

If you do not watch it with this plant porn you will get a warning on your site like poor Sonia.

Steve Hayes said...

Commonly known as Impala Lilies, and of course they aren't foreign here.

candi said...

What a pretty plant! Very interesting looking and looks foreign to me.

Happy weekend.

jmb said...

It looks as if it is about to swallow me up. But definitely interesting.

Happy weekend to you Jams

CherryPie said...

Love the textures :-) I think I am safe :-)

YTSL said...

That plant looks very exotic... and beautiful but scary! :O

Annie said...

Wow, that is one awesome flower. Amazed you can grow something so tropical looking in the UK. Great photo of it too. Happy weekend!

Kay Dennison said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Randi said...

What a beautiful flower. Looks very exotic to me. Great take on this theme!

gengen said...

Yes it looks interesting but pretty. Happy hunting...Mine is up also.

Andree said...

What a gorgeous flower. I've never seen or heard of this.

Colin Campbell said...

I have been a foreign flower for many years.

I was surprised to note a thistle down the road recently.

Have a nice non foreign weekend.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

cool and odd ly fascinating very unique( I finished working my post after you visited:) Thanks

Sparkle said...

Oooo! Gorgeous flower! Sadly, few blooms are allowed into our home - they have to fall into the not-poisonous-to-cats category.

archiearchive said...

What a beautiful bloom. And it is even foreign for me :)

Sandra said...

What an amazing flower, it looks like glass. Thanks for showing this amazing flower.

Liz said...

You do have some marvellous plants in your garden.

julie said...

what a lovely flower! :)

happy weekend!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you like the phygelius

Anna said...

Beautiful flower, and very clever take on this theme. Not all "foreign" plants are desirable. But this one is very pretty.
My solution is conventional and simple.
Happy Weekend!
Anna

Sandy B said...

I just have to add my WOW! Very beautiful, lucky you to have this in your yard...

Gattina said...

A yawning flower ! Beautiful, but really it made me yawn, lol !
I was already one week ahead with the theme !

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

Again this is one of those themes that can easily take so many directions. I'd have never thought of that. Beautiful and perfect for the theme.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

Marites said...

it sure looks like a pitcher plant..it's beautiful! have a nice weekend!

The Social Frog said...

That is very beautiful :)

Mrs. Mecomber said...

WOW! Beautiful! Great choice for the theme.

My Photo Hunters is up. I hope you have some time to take a peek. Happy weekend!

Marta said...

That is a great shot of Phygelius. And perfect interpretation of this week's theme. It is a pretty foreign looking flower but great for adding color.

Bonggamom said...

I've never seen a flower quite like that before! It looks like a cross between an orchid and a pitcher plant!

My photo hunt post:

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/03/foreign.html

Lisa said...

Beautiful. It looks like candy.

Alice Audrey said...

That thing looks scary.

Claudia said...

Beautifully exotic. A gaping mouth! I wouldn't put my finger near it...

Furkidsmom said...

Beautiful and mysterious!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Carolyn Ford said...

Gorgeous capture...eerie plant!

ipanema said...

wow...very pretty!

happy weekend! :)

nursemyra said...

Exotic and erotic

Teena in Toronto said...

What an interesting flower!

I played too :)

Susanne said...

So beautiful! I've never seen that flower before.

susan said...

That's a real beauty. I have a streptocarpus that came from Africa to my uncle's home in Durham and from there to my mother in Ontario and then made its way to me. Life is strange.

catsynth said...

Nice take on the theme of foreign. We just came from a site where "foreign" plants were probably less welcome than those in your garden.

Irene said...

Very interesting and beautiful flower. Enjoy your weekend!

azahar said...

Juicy!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

girasoli said...

Gorgeous flower!

The Lone Beader® said...

Wow, that's the most interesting flower I have seen in a long time!