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Monday, April 6, 2009

Matchsticks

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41 comments:

Yen said...

Beautiful shot!

Catherine said...

Oh! yes Carletta, that's exactly what it is. I like the title you chose.
In a few days, maybe tomorrow, you'll get a Red fluffy pompom !

Ralph said...

I have not see this flower, but the pistils look like the Diamond kitchen matches we light candles and charcoal with. A dramatic flower, and I trust a pollen magnet for the honeybees in the area...

MyMaracas said...

They do indeed look like old-fashioned kitchen matches. Neat shot!

Felisol said...

Well shot.
These flowerbuds look exactly like the matchsticks I'm still using.
Maybe you'll take a new picture when they're sprung.
Curiosity is one of the best way of learning.
From Felisol

dot said...

Never heard of this but it sure is pretty. Great shot too!

Jane ... said...

What an appropriate title--and a beautiful photo!

Leedra said...

I was slow on this one, but then it clicked, you are so right.

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Neal said...

That's neat Carletta!

Leora said...

Lovely. I think they are a bit more of a magenta than the bright red of a matchstick. Such beauty on a stem. I feel like I could squeeze the buds.

Dora said...

Ha ha! They indeed look like matchsticks! Hopefully they dont catch fire. ;p

Jan said...

That's exactly what they look like, matchsticks. Wonderful shot.

Raven said...

Your photos get better and better. They really do look like match sticks.

Becky and Gary said...

What a cool observation. Apple blossoms?
B.

napaboaniya said...

The little buds sure look like the tip of matchsticks :)
Beautiful capture Carletta :)

Jeri said...

I also have never seen this flower. It is beautiful! Maybe next week be can see the fluffy red pompom???

EastCoastLife said...

Yeah, they do look like matchsticks!
I don't use matches much these days. :)

quilly said...

LOL! They do look like match sticks! What do they flare up into?

Lady Demeter said...

great shot!
I love the small round things :)

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful. Nice contrast between the blurred background and the neat branch.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice shot, Carletta!

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Beautiful spring shot... I love the red and green together... Great job!

KitchenMaus said...

And I actually thought you will post literal ones...great dof!

Judy said...

Green stuff! Flowers-to-be!!! Wonderful stuff! Wish I was there rather than here finding my winter boots again.

Patti said...

Amazing that they look like kitchen matches. And pretty soon beautiful blossoms, right?

Happy Ruby Tuesday, Carletta.

Mojo said...

Wow, they really do look like matchsticks. Very cool!

Melli said...

LOL! Is that really what they're called? They certainly do resemble them! Great shot Carletta! (do you get tired of hearing that?) LOL!

Annie said...

so lovely, simple, and hope-filled.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Really great! They do look like matches!

Lin said...

How pretty! You are farther along into spring then we are. All your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by mine!

soulbrush said...

how lovely.

laura said...

Great Ruby Tuesday post!!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

What a photo you got here!

amanda said...

Gorgeous, cant wait till they bloom!

Judy said...

Beautiful shot.

Denise said...

Fantastic Carletta, this close-up is stunning. I also want to thank you for your nice comments about becoming a team member on Today's Flowers. Now that I am one of the gang so to speak, I wondered if you would consider sending us some photos and being a "Guest Friend", unless you have been asked already? I need to check our list before mentioning it I suppose but as I am here now I thought I would ask. Would you please consider it and let me know? My e-mail is: luvinwildlife@gmail.com

Thanks again.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful capture. Neat plant I've never seen before.

ramblingwoods.com said...

It does look like matchsticks...

George said...

I hadn't thought of it before, but they do look like the heads of the match sticks Mom and Dad used to light their old gas stove.

maryt/theteach said...

Carletta, I'm sorry I didn't catch this shot before the most recent RT shot! :)

david mcmahon said...

Great shot, great post title!

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