Friday, August 10, 2012

Poinciana Pod Art



Yes, Ann, I did learn to do the Photoshop Elements 10 Text.... The poinciana that lives in a bucket and blesses us with red and yellow flowers has gone to seed... they look like art to me.








This shot is to show how ugly they are when they turn from green to brown, then they open in all sorts of shapes and twirls.


That shadow is The MadSnapper and below is for those of you that are not sure what a poinciana flower looks like and also shows the green the pods are when at first appearance.



30 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Your pod art is quite beautiful. I like even the ugly ones. The way they twist as they dry is very artistic. Great shots!

EM Illustrator said...

Wow, the flower is quite beautiful! Interesting shapes they turn out to make...cool pictures. Have a great day and Happy Friday!

Susannah said...

Very attractive pod photos...the flowers are gorgeous. From seed ...to flower....to pod and then all over again.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those pods are just begging to be photographed. I love how they twist and turn,so very artistic. Wow.they are pretty.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

But of course, they look like Art!!! All one has to do, is stop long enough, to notice.

"Camera People" stop and notice!!!

Mmmmm, a T-shirt saying?????? ,-)

"Auntie"

From the Kitchen said...

Love those photos of the pods. The flower looks a bit like an orchid.

Best,
Bonnie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, really enjoy the art you find in your backnyard and share through your creative photos. You do much to "show" everyone that art, color, and nature's beauty are all around just need to look in our own backyard, even.

Mamabug said...

Just turn that ugly into something cool! I like your art.

diane b said...

Nature abounds with patterns, shapes and art. These are a great example.

Amy Burzese said...

You have a yard full of art. Everything is interesting!

Remington said...

You find the best things! I LOVE your blog! Have a fun weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

You know what I am thinking - if I took a picture of it with my camera it would be ugly and look like nothing - with your camera and the way it pops out - it is beautiful! sandie

TexWisGirl said...

very artful shots.

they remind me of mesquite beans. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Nature is an amazing artist, and I like that you see and photograph it us!

Deb said...

cool art...they look like what grows on our Memosa trees here...when I was a kid I loved playing with then...pretend they were green beans..

Relindis said...

Everything about this plant is interesting. The flowers are pretty, the
pods are a beautiful colour inside and out when dry and they hang artistically.
Do the seeds fly out when the dry pod twists?

Madi and Mom said...

Sandra I know I sound like a broken record but you have the most creative eye and see beauty when most would not look twice!!!
Hugs C

DawnTreader said...

You do have an eye for turning dead leaves and flowers into art!!!

photowannabe said...

The first time I saw a Poinciana was in the Holy Land. The tree was just bursting with beautiful blossoms.
Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory.
Love the artsiness of the pods.

Terri Buster said...

I've not heard of this plant- but the flower is just gorgeous!

Scott said...

Nice job on the pod art. The fresh ones look like peas in a pod of course and the flowers are beautiful.

Maple Lane said...

Fascinating photos, Sandra. Thanks so much for sharing the different stages.
Enjoy the weekend.

Dee said...

Nature is art...just look at the frond from your last post. Beauty and art in are in the eye of the beholder.:)

Scott said...

Nice job on the pod art. The fresh ones look like peas in a pod of course and the flowers are beautiful.

Ann said...

I was staring at the first picture for a while because it is so cool and I thought oohhh she must have played with the text feature, then I scrolled down and it was like you read my mind....lol
Those are very cool looking and I don't think they are ugly at all once they turn brown. They have such character. Although I have to say the flower is gorgeous

SweetMarie said...

these are all wonderful! they remind me of butter beans. :) I've got to take pics of your grandchildren. LOL

LC said...

Once again, creative captures of patterns, textures and shapes!Way to snap, Madsnapper!

S. Etole said...

You share the most unusual plants with us. Do you like Elements 10?

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

These are superb, you captured this pod with attitude. Snappy!
So you are liking PE10 yet?

Rose said...

Definitely art and I definitely like!