Sunday, June 21, 2009

MellowYellowBadge


a plant from April
whose name
I neglected to remember
in full bloom, until
I neglected to water
has sprouted
new buds in June

17 comments:

claudie said...

Hello fellow Canuk
What in the world is that??
Happy MYM
Love Claudie
xo

Susan said...

Gorgeous!

Sally in WA said...

What an interesting plant that is! I've never seen anything like it before.

at the cottage said...

This is a great photo of such a pretty flower, they remind me of little pillows :)

Great picture

Carol said...

Very pretty! I don't know what this is but I like the way it looks, and it's perfect for mellow yellow.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Those little flowers make me want to pop them, they're like bubble wrap.

wncmountainliving said...

I know what this is but don't remember the name either! Cute poem.

VioletSky said...

I have been told this is a calceolaria also known as a pocketbook plant.

srp said...

I was going to say they looked like little purses. Very pretty.

storyteller's other blog said...

Marvelous little puffy blossoms! They DO resemble tiny purses ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

Those are really cute...

I can see wht they are called a pocketbook plant ... they look like dainty little handbags..

Ruth said...

I thought I left a comment here the other day, but now I remember that my Internet connection failed then.

I was remembering that I had a potted plant of this in my living room in Istanbul! I didn't know it was a pocketbook plant.

VioletSky said...

Ruth: it looks like a variety of orchid ...a not as delicate ladyslipper. And thanks for the 'follow'!

Nukke said...

That is a "slipper flower " in Finnish and in Easter time we have those in flowershops :)

Martha in PA said...

Stunning photo!
Mellow Yellow Monday

Jientje said...

In Belgium we call them Venus Shoes. Lovely picture. A bit of a blast from the past for me, it's been ages since I've seen one?

VioletSky said...

Jientjy: that is an interesting name for them. it's funny how there are variations in names fro flowers in different areas.

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