Thursday, August 02, 2007

SWEET FACE


I have no idea what the name of this flower is. It grows on the end of a long stem. This was growing by the Flamingo Pool at the Sacramento Zoo.
I think it has an almost human face. Don't you?
To enlarge just click on the picture.
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27 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow! I don't know what it is, either, but it sure looks nice.

Annie said...

It's so beautiful. I'll bet lots of your readers will wish they could figure out what it is so they could grow it themselves (or try to). I know I'd love to have these in my garden. I love white flowers.

Beverly said...

That is really pretty. I hope someone can identify it for you (and me too).

Steve said...

Wow, I like the symmetry here. Nice shot.

John Roberts said...

Let's just call it a Sueblossom!

Moi said...

very pretty....not seen it before ever....love those dark spots on the pristine white!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Unusual arrangement of petals, 3 on 3...but such a lovely transparency to it.

Mike said...

My guess is that it belongs to the Japanese Iris family. That is my first impression. Although I can't see them well the leaves or plant structure looks like it may be like that also. Do you have a shot of the whole plant?

Regardless of what it is it is a beautiful picture and I do see that face in there.

Take care Sue.

Mike

Anna said...

Hey Sue...this is so pretty. :) Thanks for keeoing up with me while I have been so quiet lately on my site...I am hoping that is going to change soon! Take care there.

Olivier said...

c'est une belle fleur, on dirait presque un kaléidoscope


it is a beautiful flower, one would say almost a kaleidoscope

Faye Pekas said...

It does have a pretty face. I don't know what it is either but I would love to have one in my garden.

Still said...

Yes! A pretty flower!

MedaM said...

Ahhh Sue, this flower is so beautiful and so interesting. I'd never seen it before.

Shek said...

very nice flower.

Piika said...

that's really an incredible flower - the symmetry is astonishing.

Paula said...

Sue,
God never ceases to amaze me with His creativity - and then He choses to share it with us! Thanks for passing along your find. (PS - I have no idea what kind it is, but I like John Roberts' idea for a name!)
Paula

barkfoot said...

This is a beautiful flower and it does have a happy little face.
I think it is a 'Dietes Bicolour', African Iris.

Lavenderlady said...

It might be an African iris as others have stated, but I like the "Sueblossom" name a lot.

jel said...

very sweet!

Ben said...

Yes, it dose. It's like smiling to me. Nice photo.

photowannabe said...

My husband found the African Lily description on line and I agree with barkfoot. It looks like that to me too.
To have it called a Sueblossom makes me blush. How nice and thank you.
Sue of photowannabe

Steve Buser said...

Amazing that you even captured the translucent parts.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Ash said...

A human face and a very cute one at that!

annulla said...

Yes, I see the face. Lovely flower, one I've never seen before. The very first Sueblossom ever!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Definitely a Sueblossom! Thanks for your cooment - I enjoyed my brief rest!

~tanty~ said...

Beautiful flower. I think you're right, it looks like a human smiling face.

Joan González said...

es bonita...

salut

joan