2010-10-25

Torch lily and guest

Torch lily 1Torch lily 4

I took these photos back in September at the Ornamental Gardens. From afar, what I thought looked like oddly shaped and coloured stamens and anthers, was actually the rear end of a hornet sticking out of a Torch lily flower.

Torch lily 2Torch lily 3

Here's a full view of the few remaining blooms at the time:

Torch lily full

8 comments:

  1. What a luscious color! And yes, I can see you thinking it was an odd stamen sticking out. I love prairie type gardens – unfortunately they don't work too well on my property which is mostly shady. My areas of sun are reserved for roses! – g

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  2. Your work is so beautiful! I was shooting today and made sure to get the Fall details!!! =)

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  3. What beautiful color! And such a cute little bee bum, too... lol

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  4. Nice macro view of the hornets. I like the last one with its ... ehm ... lets call it hair style! :-)

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  5. Beautiful photos. I am amazed that your torch lilies are still blooming, or was this taken earlier? Our bloom at the height of summer.

    Lovely work as usual.

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  6. Your work is so inspiring! love,love coming here to see all of it and to dream...so lovely!
    hugs
    Lila

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