Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ancient Egyptian Flowers

These are blooms from the cactus in my back yard, but they reminded me of the Egyptian flowers you see in hieroglyphic paintings.

Isn’t there a similarity?

9 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The flower bud may look similar, but the Egyptian woman in the hieroglyphic is holding the flower stem in her hand. I don't think she would hold a cactus flower that way.

Interesting how the ancient Egyptians had a sense for color coordinating the aqua color of the flower bud, the hair piece, and the woman's dress and jewelry.

Birdman said...

What beautiful designs in nature!

Magpie said...

I love these blossoms. My cacti like this have been blooming quite often this summer.
Good eye on seeing the similarities.

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Tracy said...

Now that you said it I see it, too. I'm glad someone has something blooming in their yard around here. LOL

Jarart said...

They do look very exotic!

Randy said...

Mother Nature sure is a wonderful artist.

Kate said...

Cacti blooms are always compellingly lovely and so delicate.

JM said...

You are definitely right, Sharon! And it never occurred to me...