Thursday, January 08, 2009
cabbage beauty

I got some flowers for New Years Eve, and as always, Van, of "The Conservatory", outdid himself.....He used all sorts of beautiful flowers including the above 'cabbage' flower....I absolutely love the colors in this, more than I can say...... The combination of colors, just knocks me out....the Lavender/Purple/Shocking Pink.....The Green edges.....The pale almost white...And those beautiful veins.....Oh My..........! A closer look at those veins in the above picture.....and then that little touch of green on the edges of the leaves.....I mean.....nature, nature, nature.....the color palette variety is endlessly surprising and so very stunning....... Above, another slightly different view of those lovely green edges and the lavender petals.....I find this particular Cabbage Flower utterly fascinating....! And it's because of the shape as well as the colors.... And above.....another view, yet again.....I can never ever get tired of this flower.......it is never ever boring to look at, and in fact, I could just stare it it and study it, for hours and hours and hours...... And no matter where you look---from whatever angle---you see something different and you see something 'more'.....This is such a lush flower---so sensual in every way.....Droolingly beautiful---Mouth-Wateringly Beautiful.....I mean, it just looks so damn b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l....It looks good enough to eat, but....this 'art' is not for eating. But it is for savoring with all your other senses, though......Oh, My!And above, more of that fabulous contrast of the greens and the lavenders....And there is something about those veins that I find extremely fascinating....Also the abstractness of the green just kind of looking like it has spilled every which way over those edges in this seemingly haphazardly poured manner, as if poured from a paint can or as if the petals were slowly dipped into a container of paint and gently swished around. It is completely 'perfect' in it's abstractness..... This was just one flower in the arrangement---there were two Cabbage-types, this one and the other being more towards a cream color with green edges.....And, of course, there were many other flowers that were stunning in their simple natural beauty, too, (which I will be showing as we go along....)....But this was the one that I personally resonated to in a big big way.....And here below, a somewhat closer look at the perfection of it all......... In truth, there really are no words...........










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31 Comments:
had this to say:

I had no idea there was a Cabbage Flower! It looks like one of those flowers that would stay pretty for a long time.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:54:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I love to see flowering cabbages appearing in the fall, and they last so long, well into the first snowflakes, which can only add to their beauty.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 3:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ornamental kale is one of my favorites, Naomi!

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 4:00:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Everyone needs a Van from The Conservatory in his/her life. ;) Nothing shouts "Happy New Year!" better than this wonderful gift.

Wow! The veins and the mix of colors are amazing! This is an all-around beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing its beauty (and your fantastic camera skills) with us, Naomi! :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:36:00 PM PST 

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Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:55:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! Lovely close-up shots of the ornamental cabbage. I've always been fascinated by its green-colored lace on hues of purple on each leaf. Cheerio.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:19:00 PM PST 

Blogger jac
had this to say:

how beautiful! those colors are amazing. you inspire me to pay more attention to my own garden. i've bought quite a few plants / flowering plants after looking at your wonderful photos. some have gone to the great big greenhouse in the sky and others have struggled to survive under my not-so-watchful care. still, your photos inspire me to keep trying!

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 10:03:00 PM PST 

Blogger Mar
had this to say:

I'm wordless too, in front of so much beauty!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:07:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those cabbage flowers are absolutely beautiful....I saw a fabulous sunset on Wednesday night that I know you would have enjoyed.

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:13:00 AM PST 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Heavenly colours. One thing's for sure Naomi: I could never imagine you living in a black and white world. When we see photographs of your home there is always colour to lift one's spirits and my goodness doesn't one need it in dreary January?

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:43:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! And you did a fabulous job, your photos are stunning!
Have a nice day!

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:38:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

see i learn something new today i didnt know they had a cabbage flower and they colors were awesome!

kisses

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 6:38:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I have never heard of the Cabbage FLower - but I often think those purple type cabbages you can get are stunning (& you eat them!)

Thank you for sharing their beauty with us.

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 7:53:00 AM PST 

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God is quite the artiste' isn't he? *sigh* Just beautiful, Naomi!

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:31:00 AM PST 

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It is very beautiful, and now that you said that part about it looking good enough to eat... I'm imagining that it IS edible!! It would be delicately sweet and melt in the mouth. Yummmmy for the eyes and yummy (in my imagination) for the tummy.

:-)

I have more to read to get caught up, so I better scroll down and get to reading!
It was great to talk with you yesterday.
Take care and don't be too stressed over the plumbing troubles. They will be resolved in time.

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 12:45:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi,
you know very well that your wonderful photos from your Garden, well I must admit: You are a teaser.
You know that;))--- what more to say?

btw. I'll comment your very personal and unique ---- shhs - X-Mas Gift. Did I reveal too much?

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:45:00 PM PST 

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Oh my goodness! Okay, those are absolutely breathtaking! I have to have them. Can I get them in electronic form? I'd like to play with the contrast and such and matt and frame them. I'll send you a copy? Pretty please? I know, I know, begging is so unattractive....but it worked in front of Congress!

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:06:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those are so gorgeous, passionate, intense colors with great shapes and lines. Wonderful photos for a drab winter time

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 6:07:00 PM PST 

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You CAPTURED the passion of the CABBAGE flower in a wonderfully whimsical yet dramatic way. I loved your photos and I loved your accompanying descriptions. I could "hear" you say those words Naomi....your voice came through loud and clear. It made me feel like I was there when you took the photos and then as you uploaded them onto your blog. That was great.

Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:36:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those cabbages are absolutely exqusite, Naomi !

Tagged you for an award, Naomi. Please come get it :)
Cyber-hugs,
Loving Annie

Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 8:40:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

If you hadn't told us it was cabbage I would have guessed it was an exotic flower from Hawaii

Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:40:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I have never had an ornamental cabbage before but they are so pretty. As usual you have brought them closer to my attention!! The colors are quite lovely, as nature provides such delightful art works for us to enjoy! I have never seen this used in an arrangement before. Van does a wonderful creative job!!

Hope you are well!!! XXXX

Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:59:00 AM PST 

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Oh wow - that is absolutely fabulous! :-)
I am stunned by how gorgeous that flower is!

Kudos to Van, he surely knows what you like! :-)
And I hope you have directed him to your blog so he can admire your homage to his beautiful flowers.

cq

Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 12:07:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I was aware of the beauty of this flower however you certainly have given it a new visual of it's beauty...

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:09:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

One word: Magnificent!!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 7:07:00 AM PST 

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Just passing via Loving Annies blog. I simply love those colours together. Truly wonderful and vibrant and alive. I love lavendar and green together an pink and organge too. Wonderful photos. I shall call back and see you again to see you rother pictures that Annie mentioned on her blog.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 9:30:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Indeed they looked so beautiful and I was tempted to ask if it is edible ;)

But no....I promise I won't eat it heheh...

Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:26:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

These photos are breath-taking, I absolutely love Cabbage Flowers. I have never seen them this color here in my part of Texas, only the ones in shades of green (and sometimes with a touch of purple).

I also learned something new and interesting about one of my favorites, Lana Turner, in your previous post. Thanks for some good reading.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 11:35:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Simply glorious! What beautiful shades of purple and green. Who would have thought that the humble cabbage could be as beautiful as any flower?

Monday, January 12, 2009 at 3:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Purple is my favourite colour!

Monday, January 12, 2009 at 1:58:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Oh wow....there really aren't adequate words to describe the beauty of these colors. You're right...once again, Van outdid himself! Just gorgeous!
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Monday, January 12, 2009 at 5:15:00 PM PST 

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