... as in passionflower or passiflora! Such a sweet scent too. From a little play break with the scanner in the midst of a busy day in home and garden.
You may like to revisit the macro photos taken in 2010.
Marja-Leena | 26/06/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks
What a nice surprise. My mother grew passion flowers in her sun room and I loved to watch them pop open. It's a wonderful scan.
Susan, I grow this in my sunroom too but put it outdoors in the summer. The flowers only last a day. I remember your comment in the post two years ago about the religious symbols in this flower.
What a lovely flower! You really know how to bring out its beauty. I'm feeling guilty, because I just ripped away a passion flower vine (we call them lilikoi here);it was growing up into my fig tree. We had lilikoi for a while in the backyard, too, but it was overgrowing everything. I may try planting it again and keeping a better eye on it.
That's life in the jungle!
Looking back over the work I have missed and enjoying that, too.
My daughter has found perfect spots for two of the photos of yours and they look very nice. I'll take a camera over and get some pix.
Marianna, what different climates we live in. I love the name 'lilikoi'. Here this vine would not survive a winter outdoors. I remember a dear friend who lived in LA on a visit here remarking on my many houseplants and saying most of them were almost weeds down there!
I'm happy to hear my work has found a good home, thanks again for acquiring them, Marianna!
Lovely maypop! I do love them--there are passion flowers in my new book, in a scene and in a memory inside that scene.
Marly, I had to look up 'maypop' and see it's the fruit. Is that what that yellow fruit in a papery cover is on some restaurant dessert plates? Mine doesn't produce viable fruit. And how intriguing to have this in your new book - is it in Thaliad?
I've never seen a flower like this! The mix of colours is startlingly beautiful. It looks as though it is glowing in the dark.
Seems to me that in my Georgia summers we called both the fruit and the plant "maypop." I doubt that it's served. There's a scene in "A Death in the White Camellia Orphanage" where Pip is given a passion flower, and he remembers something forgotten from early childhood. It's just a tiny bit of a scene.
Rouchswalwe, have a look in a plant shop, it is not a difficult plant to grow. The glowing in the dark is the wonderful side effect of scanning with the lid open.
Marly, I'm sorry I'd forgotten that little detail in your book! I must read it again as it is so rich with these little scenes. And hmm, now I'm wondering what that little fruit was - I think I'd asked but have since forgotten.