Saturday, February 7, 2009

Powder Puff

This is the blossom of the Calliandra shrub, more commonly known as the powder puff plant. It is extremely attractive to bees as you can clearly see.

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

How nice to know there are still bees around. Lovely colour

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your blog and this post and the red flower is really nice. I also liked the lion post.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like nature's version of fireworks.

Sharon, my photo posted today is a picture of you in a Costa Rican cloud forest, sitting near a giant tree.

Babooshka said...

This is co cool

Jilly said...

Like some magic brush we should all fly away on.

JM said...

Gorgeous shot, Sharon! So eye-cathing!

Glad I have inspired you to create a travel blog and I'm looking forward to see it! I'm sure you have wonderful photos to show us! :-)

K said...

What an interesting plant, and it's very pretty!

B Squared said...

Ours are in bloom here as well.

Jarart said...

A stunning shot. I agree with Dave, it looks like nature's fireworks. Cute little bee too.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent photo of feathery red. it looks very soft. Also, thanks for your comments on my website and I am glad you understood the comment about trying to photograph this particular Chihuly glass piece as I too had tried different photos on different days and finally got this one. The art installation now looks like it should; otherwise it was not very dramatic.

alice said...

Even me who don't speak English fluently, I do like this tittle! Sounds great!

Wayne said...

Nicely done Sharon.

Boise Diva said...

It looks like a plant from a Dr. Seuss book.

Lisa Wilson said...

What a pretty color!

Petrea said...

Wow, it's a dazzler.

Babzy said...

gorgeous red flower ,can't wait for spring ;)

Susie of Arabia said...

That's a gorgeous close-up, Sharon. One can hardly fault the bees for being attracted to such a lovely blossom!