Sunday, July 31, 2011

The letter T - Two birds, Macro Monday


Monk's Hood flowers (Aconitum in latin). When I was a kid my grandfater showed them to me and told me why he called them Doves in the Ark. Maybe you realize why looking at my closeup of an opened flower. Visit Macro Monday

16 comments:

Gisele said...

Those are beautiful. I have never seen them before.

Chesney said...

Never have seen those...but how cool...I understand why your dad called them that...I love that color!

Genie said...

I have heard of Monk’s Hood flowers for years and years but never have seen one. I was thrilled to see your photos. They are beautiful and I love the story your granddaddy told you as a child. It is funny how we remember things like this all of our lives. This is a lovely post and your captures are stunning. Sorry my thumbnail went in 3 times. Mr. Linky kept telling me I had an error and could not post my link. Well, he told a fib and I am so embarrassed. Sorry about that. Genie

GrandmaK said...

So very beautiful. Indeed, it does look like a dove!!! Thank you! Cathy

BobbieCoughlin said...

That close-up is exquisite, an abstract of swirling muted colors. Then I read your story and say the "doves," and the photo became even more meaningful.

Teresa said...

What a lovely name for the flower. Beautiful color!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...I've not seen anything like it before. Spectacular.

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Hope you stop by and have a terrific Monday!!!

em said...

That is beautiful! Love the deep, rich colors!

lisaschaos said...

Yep, I can tell why. Lovely flowers!!

pcphotoblog said...

never heard them called doves in an ark. Beautifully photographed.

Lois said...

Beautiful and a great story. I have never seen this flower before.

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous macro shots!!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

What a great name for them! Beautiful flowers .. I don't grow them because they are so toxic (to dogs, in our case) but they are lovely.

gerberbaby1 said...

Fun to see a new flower and such a beautifully shaped one too. Neat story from your childhood.

ellens365 said...

Beautiful images and I will never look at aconitum the same after your wonderful story. When i got mad at deer eating everything I went on a poison plant binge and tried to find lots of monkshood, another common name is wolfbane...

EG Wow said...

I have never heard Aconitum called Doves in the Ark. I love that name!