Thursday, March 05, 2009
lush and colorful

Many many months ago---eight, to be exact---I did a post on some of the Succulents that are out on my deck....There were a few pictures of this particular plant, but none that I am posting today. In looking through some of my Photo Files, I've come across some beautiful pictures of many different subjects that are dear to me....this particular plant is one of a number of plants that I want to share with you....... It is so very lush in color. Particularly the edges of the leaves, if you can call them that, being pinkish-redish and all the shades in-between. The rest of of the leaf making up the rest of the plant is a pale beautiful shade of green....I don't think of green as a particulatly warm color, but it sure is on this beautiful plant....Probably the beautiful pink/red edges make it warmer...... Although, in these particular pictures, the green looks closer to a gray....It was partly the light that was on this particular part of the plant as I took these pictures, but also this one isn't as warm a green as my other one.....I love the fleshy look and feel of Succulents....and you can really see that 'look' in these pictures...... These edges kind of look like rushing/ruching----at least I think that's what it's called, in fashion----I love the swirly irregularness of it all, actually making it look really regular, if you know what I mean.... Now you can see the warmth of the green.....I swear, this looks good enough to eat. I was just thinking...Maybe the look of these edges is more like 'crimping'...... But see how beautiful that green is in the background? And it does look very warm to me.....This plant is an Echevaria Gibbiflora. There are many types of Echevaria, but I must say, this is one of my very very favorites..... As I aaid. I have two of these out on my deck, and in fact, the one just above has the warmer green leaves.....The other one has the slightly darker---more towards the gray-green leaf....like the first pictures above....Here it is, below....... Yeah! Crimping! That would be the correct way to describe the edges of these leaves. I could look at these edges and photograph them, forever. I have more of these pictures and will be posting more of them, as time goes on.....Can you believe it is already March? This year seems to be flying by in a way.......




More To Come........







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33 Comments:
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March! *I know!!*

Great photos. How are all those curly-wurly edges on those plants. Fantastic?

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:40:00 AM PST 

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Beautiful pics as always Naomi.
Yes the year DOES seem to be flying by.... before I know it - it will be fall again. With my job i'm just anxious to see what changes lie ahead! Best to you dear!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:27:00 AM PST 

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No doubt, your photos are beautiful and I'm glad your flowers provide you with so much enjoyment. It's good to have beautiful nature all around.

Cheers.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 9:12:00 AM PST 

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I wish I could crimp the edges of pie crust to look as pretty as that!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 9:43:00 AM PST 

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Brilliant photos Naomi!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:21:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
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Hi Naomi, very pretty, love the textures, as well as the colors. As always thank you for sharing. Am on cloud 9, my car which was over due for inspection, and I was sweating it thought would need a $300+ break job. Happy Dance...Am good to go. Now will be able to please others on my list of to do's... It's very pretty here today, the snow that VV received missed us this past week. Instead we had 3 days of single didget temp. But today the sun is smiling on us and it's about 45 Happy Happy, needed some warmth and sunshine.:)

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:21:00 AM PST 

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These truly are beautiful. Every time I see a succulent with lots of color, I want to bite into it, even though I know it would likely taste bad or be poisonous. Must be an oral fixation left over from my baby days.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:31:00 AM PST 

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The year has gone so fast already Naomi !
You made those succulents look lie candy ! How lovely...
How are you and the cats doing today ?

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 12:00:00 PM PST 

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When really coming close to our fellow plants and flowers, then we realize how beautiful they are.
It's a pity to many human beeings do not understand or ignore the beauty of the complete nature and accept homo sapiens are only one species among the millions here on our scarce planet.

btw. Your comment on Suzann's latest post gave me a whole new dimension (and very positive) about you, my dear Naomi.And we received a gift from her today, which is posted on my blog, of course.

Hugs from
T and A
in Oslo

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:10:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Stunning photos, Naomi! They are gorgeous and these succulents looks to me so desirable...looks yummy... I have the desire to eat them... they looks gelatine... Lol!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:48:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I love March. Am looking forward to your beautiful flower photos!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:28:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

They certainly creates a lovely pattern Naomi :) Looks good to wear them too.

I've replied your email from office because having problem with my hotmail this morning. YES!!! I'll be happy to meet Seemah :D

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:46:00 PM PST 

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Wonderful blog, I enjoyed reading your posts and pictures. Keep writing.

Invite you to my blog and leave your comments.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:11:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, it almost looks like coral at the bottom of the sea...but softer!

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:34:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Very beautiful and as you said lush. Great photos as always

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:59:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful plants. I love looking at flowers.. My husband wants to build an area where we can have plants all year round here and be able to sit and read or just be together in this area off the house sometime. Not sure when but sometime.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 12:15:00 AM PST 

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These plants are fascinating. In fact they look almost surreal in a way. They have such wonderful colours and texture. Y'know Naomi, I actually wish some foods looked as attractive as this! LoL :)

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:47:00 AM PST 

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It reminds me of ribbon candy we had at Christmastime as kids. The color really gives me a lift and the curls make me happy.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 7:33:00 AM PST 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Lucious frills and furbelows!
If it's possible for a plant to be sexy then that one sure fills the bill:)

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 8:09:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

.... or perhaps ruffles?
Love the colours and the textures. It reminds me of a tropical undersea coral. Luvverly.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:03:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi, thanks for your visiting and I am sorry that this time Google Translator was not accurate... Thanks so much for your hard time and attempt to decipher this post... Anyway, I am glad you like this post.
Have a nice weekend!
A big hug to you and to Sweetie too. See you soon.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:24:00 AM PST 

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Oh Naomi, this is beautiful!! Kind of like ruffles around the edges, and what a lovely color! Your plants are amazing!!

I also can't believe it's March already. The time just goes so quickly! Where does it go?? They say the older you get the faster it goes, and I think they are right. It sure seems to go faster for me all the time.

XXOOXX

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:42:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I love, love succulents! And you always have the most gorgeous.

I'm finally back! Please come say hi.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 12:48:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

As always, beautiful. The pictures you share of your gardens are some of my favorites. So different from what we have here, so always a joy to get to see something new and different.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 7:10:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

These are beautiful. And the color reminds me that spring is on the way!

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 4:39:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I tried to comment on this beautiful post before...but it never published. :(

I love the pink and green combination in these photos. It reminds me of Monet's home in Giverny (the pink one) surrounded by all the greenery.

You have the most exotic flowers in your garden, Naomi. If I were a butterfly, I'd flutter in your yard forever.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 5:13:00 AM PST 

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I had never seen these plants until you started posting photos of them and I think they're my favorite now. I like the lack of "leafy" leaves. They are sensuous looks plants, if you can call a plant sexy!

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7:33:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi

What beautiful photos really l0ike them thanks
.

Love,

Herrad

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:17:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Those colors are so lovely and feminine. :) I love all your posts, but I love your plant posts the best. :)

I hope you're doing ok... I worry about you.

xoxo

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:57:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I have just the photo's of the plants and descriptions up at my place. I have a few with the descriptions you might want to enlarge though to read the plaques.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 1:10:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Crimping sounds like a good description to me.
I think it also resembles the bottom of a frilly dress.
The colors are so warm and lovely. It's calming just looking at those wonderful photos.
:-)

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7:46:00 PM PST 

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I love how the still image draws us in closer to examine the beauty in a detail we don't when we just walk by.

I was near California Cactus in Pasadena today- but they were closed or I would have checked their stock for some of this beauty.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:27:00 PM PST 

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what pretty colors and crimpled edges. nature's still out there if you're in the right place.

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:08:00 AM PDT 

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