Friday, October 05, 2007
senecios, and yet again

Here are a series of pictures of the Senecio Flower Puffs, before they get blown to the ground....I think they are so beautiful, especially when the 'light' hits them in a certain way....The many changes that these flowers go through is awesome! From the beginning of the flowering process.(See the previous post) to what you see here.... It is almost like the White Hair that we see these days on Ted Danson, on "Damages".....only this is real....I'm not sure about T.D.'s....lolAnd below, another view of these beautiful 'hair cluster puffs'....they just look so amazing, particularly with the light shining through....And then below, we have the semi-extreme close look at these hair puffs....Again...this just knocks me out....the delicate beauty of it and the complexity of it, too.... How did nature come up with this growth process? It is truly magical! I can see some Hairdresser adapting this for a 'new' hair style....but nothing could come close to the amazing beauty of these flowers.... Here above----an extreme close-up of these stunning 'hair puffs'....I wish the focus was sharper, but I'll take this and be very happy with it....!
Below, is a picture of the flowers on their way to the all white hair, where you can see a few all whites visible..... And below, another Senecio that is in a huge pot---another one grown from seed....it gets lots of light but not a whole lot of direct sunlight....and the 'white flower puffs' are even puffier and more like dandelions.... And getting in closer to this beautiful cluster..... And then, even a little bit closer....the delicacy is just so touchingly exquisite to me.... And then to see a bee or two supping on the lovely flowers of this exquisite plant....Well, it just makes my day! So let's go back to the present and look at a few of those bee's..... And another of these dear little creatures doing his work and spreading joy wherever he goes..... And then we look at these same flowers below, when they are no longer a meal for those dear bee's, but on their way to becoming full blown hairy puffs, though not all quite there in this picture.....Below, another view of these amazing life giving flowers just before these little puffs will be blown by the winds and land on the ground and take root and produce many many more of these beautiful beautiful plants and bring joy to me and the bee's.........And in case you have forgotten because it was sooooo long ago...here's the last view for today, of the about-to-be-blown-to-the-ground puffs....




More To Come.......







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36 Comments:
had this to say:

I am loving these shots, are they Senecios macroglosus by chance?
Also, what camera are you using, is it a DSLR or a point and shoot??
Oh so many questions... sorry!

Here from Michele's this evening!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You are so good with that camera. I'm pretty good myself. Glad that I found you.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:21:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You are sooo good with that camera. So am I (he said modestly).

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:23:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

I have a theory that you Naomi, and F:lux who is a photographer on my side bar, have a special lens in your eyes that enables you to see with the naked eye something that we lesser mortals can only see when it is captured on film for us.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:33:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Lovely! I am referring to both the photographs and the subject! Those seed puffs look so delicate and soft! I love how the light shines through them.

I can't help but notice the similarity with a certain fine young fluffy gentleman that keeps you com pany and purrs, LOL! But of course Sweetie is even more gorgeous! :)

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 3:32:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I feel like touching these flower puffs. I think it's funny they remind you of Ted Danson's hair, and I know what you mean! LOL (And for the record, I don't want to touch Ted Danson's hair!)

Thanks again, Naomi, for sharing more of your beautiful world with us.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 5:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

This is truly one of the most amazing plants I've ever seen.
And your expert photography skills captured it all perfectly for us to enjoy.
Those whisps of white borders on the mystical.
Thanks for sharing.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 5:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I looked at the previous post and this one to get the full effect. What an amazing plant and what great photos! You should do one of those giant coffee table photo books I've seen before with all of your flower and nature shots in it. It would be a best seller!

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 9:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

So much detail in the pictures, Naomi. You must have a super camera.

Michele sent me this way.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11:03:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi,
the combination of your dedecation to "the small things" like bees and flowers combined with your knowledge of entertaiment: The Bees and guys and dolls - a happy living - What a show - even with modern Tech - yeah even better

Something like that

Guess we are looking forward to meet you next summer?

btw. I'll call from FL.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 12:55:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

gorgeous pictures. I love the bee shots.

Michele sent me over to say hello

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 1:32:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

These photos are magnificent! You really have been blessed with a gift!

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 1:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Lovely photos, Naomi. They are so silvery! I wish my hair was like that!

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 5:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I didn't think you could top the last ones, but I love these closeups on the puffy Sweetie-Flowers. (wink).

I esp. love the ones with blue sky, and also the ones with the green taller leaves.

Ted Danson would be honored. lol
Michele sent me this time. :)
~S

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 5:14:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

As ALWAYS, you leave me wanting more and loving what you've given me! My daughter said, "WOW! Look at THOSE wish flowers!"

Michele sent me to admire your scenecios!

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 6:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my nose is tickling! These are so light, fluffy, and fun. I want to blow them.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 8:16:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M
had this to say:

I genuinely love what you do with your camera and I'm fascinated with the bounty and variety of flowering plants in your garden. What a marvelously beautiful calendar you could produce with photos captured like the ones in today's post.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 10:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hello, Michele sent me to tell you how lovely those photos are. They are a good subject, but your talent has definitely brought them to life. I enjoyed these (and the review info from the Spoon River Anthology post).

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 10:25:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My comment just vanished - I'm not sure if it posted or not. Michele sent me over to admire your wonderful flower photos, it is not always easy catching the right light.

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Michele sent me today, but I'm always somewhere around here.

Those photos are so cool, I just wanted to reach into my laptop screen and run my fingers over that beautiful white fluff.

Thank you, thank you so much for showing us all such beauty in nature.

cq

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 1:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Such beauty! in every single stage of life :)
(Thanks so much, dear Naomi, thank you very, very much *wink*)

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 3:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

you definitely have "the eye" for capturing God's creation in action ...

i love to stop by here to see what you have posted lately ... :o)

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 10:53:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm laughing at what you said about Ted Danson's hair!!
BTW, I'm addicted to Damages. I started taping it from the beginning because Glenn Close stars in it, and she is usually quite wonderful. The show really captured my interest. There's so many unknowns and such suspense as to what all is actually going on that we don't know about yet.

We've got wild berry bushes growing by the hundreds around here. They look so pretty. I'll e-mail you a photo. They have a neat series of tranformations too, like your senecios.
They start out with little white flowers. Each flower turns into a green berry, which turns into a dark purple berry. The stalk and stems of the plants are purple, and the leaves are green.

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 12:15:00 PM PDT 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

You are so good at this! You never miss. Thanks.

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 3:51:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

This lovely soft white fluff looks like you could stuff a pillow with it and sink back in comfort while breathing in the scent of Mother nature. Lovely photos. Your garden must be a dream garden!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 4:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Been to Cal. only once but if I'm ever totally across the Country again I want to visit you and your garden. What an amazing sight!

I've been a bad, bad blogger lately because we are doing some painting and have had the computer unplugged, but I am glad I checked in. Your posts are always a feast for the eyes. And the Short People always enjoy the photos too.

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 5:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

That is eye candy! Great shots. I had a whale of a time looking at those photos! You are so good with the camera!

Michele sent me here to enjoy myself!

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 7:51:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Sure is pretty Naomi!! You must have a good camera. I feel like I can reach out and touch them! Makes me want to upgrade my camera!!

They do look like hair and/or somewhat like a feather duster as well.

Hope you are having a great weekend!! XXX

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 8:08:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi, thanks for visiting. I need you camera - too gorgous! The puffy parts remind me of the trees in Dr. Suess's "The Lorax".

You can tell I've got kids, huh? LOL!

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 8:15:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Glad to be back here. The photos are too good to be seen once.

No wonder Michele sent me again!

Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 10:20:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Light & puffy and it looks like cotton wool to me too. I'm intrigued by such beauty Naomi, thank you :D

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:48:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

So glad Michele sent me again and I can feast my eyes once more. But Naomi - is nothing sacred? Ted Danson with white hair? It seem only yesterday he was young and handsome and behind the bar at 'Cheers'
Oh well - none of us are as young as we were:(

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 3:53:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I love so much those photos, Naomi! You did a good job with your camera! Those photos are so real that I just feel like touching these delicate flower puffs!

Have a lovely and pleasant Sunday! Many hugs!

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 9:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

your close ups are marvelous. better than de mille's.


the sunlight looks like it's shining on snow.

thanks for sharing.

mck.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

So furry! :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You really ought to teach photography. I'd be your first student.

I swear I can feel the puffs on my screen. The delicate beauty isn't limited to the flowers themselves: it extends to the way in which they've been captured, shared and described.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 6:50:00 PM PDT 

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