i was poking around in the succulent garden the other day. look what i found hiding beneath the mexican feather grass!
this strange beauty.
this is the first time this succulent has bloomed. i'll get a pic to show you, but for now will simply describe as a pickle plant. looks like pickles standing up straight. velvety soft.
there was a perfectly ripe bud ready to open, and this flower resting on the dirt, having bloomed very low to the ground.
set your alarms for the blood moon! times and more info HERE.
I meant to tell you … EXCELLENT use of the macro lens on these photos!!!!!
paulette adams says
Hi Mary Ann,
I LoVe that you are always finding surprises in your garden and sharing the fun with your readers!
Your “strange beauty” looks like a star fish flower, aka Stapelia grandiflora.
A few of my neighbors have this cactus and it looks lovely in a hanging basket or used as a ground cover.
Cautionary note, it doesn’t seem to like being touched and will become quite the stinker if bothered.
LOVE THESE !!!
Judy H. says
Awesome plant, awesome photos!
ASTOUNDING!!!!! In every way. This is stunningly strange and BEAUTY-FULL!!!!!
Amazing sensibility and that camera ain’t bad either….:))
Ingrid Petrini says
There is a plant, there is a camera, there is a lense on that camera BUT there is a hand and an eye behind it all. And some magic!
Bravo you captured a beautyful moment
Art. And, right there in your garden.
Fabulous pix. More Art. Right?
Janet Ghio says
I thought for sure it was a woven piece of art–not a real blossom! I hope you will be making some sketches!! Fabulous photos!
Shelley Noble says
Woooooooo. Wonderful macro pix, MAM!
Mary Ann Moss says
michele my belle – click on CAMERA right upper sidebar to see the kind of macro lens i have..
I think this plant is part bird with those fuzzy feathers! I love succulents but have to say I’ve never heard of a pickle plant. Can’t wait to see pix of it.
I didn’t get much sleep last night…hope I can get up to see the eclipse but I might be in dreamland.
What colors! And it’s “fur”! Most beautiful. Thanks for sharing that treasure.
Michele R. Unger says
Wow, fantastic photos! What sort of a macro/camera set up did you use to take those close-ups?