Friday, September 21, 2012

With A Passion


One Lone Passion flower on top of the fence, the last hoo rah until next summer. I was shocked to see this flower, the vine is dying and the leaves have been decimated by the caterpillars, but there it sat, waiting for me.


It has said the color purple shows good judgment and if you surround yourself with it, you will feel Peace.


24 hours later, the flower closes.....



 Goodbye purple passion, see you next year when you come back to become the incubator for our Gulf Fritterary butterfly population.

39 comments:

Deb said...

good bye beautiful....it reminds me of a ballerina...I saw them at the zoo when we went...so pretty...I love purple...

Mamabug said...

These blooms are so weird and beautiful at the same time. Great shot!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! WOW! Lovely. It sure is a Passion Flower. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maggie M said...

Oh, my very favorite color. Never heard that about surrounding oneself with and it brings peace...I would love to be surrounded in purple no matter what. I have never seen a passion flower in person. Yours is gorgeous. Hugs

diane b said...

So does it open again or is that it? I love its permed hairdo. Great shots. Plants often flower if they think??? they are going to die so as to disperse seeds to grow more.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, this is such a lovely flower! weird blooms though.

terrific photos!
well done:)

Kathy said...

Love these frilly looking flowers!

From the Kitchen said...

I think that is one of the most beautiful and interesting flowers I've ever seen. My mother always said "purple is for old people"!! I love the color.

Best,
Bonnie

EG CameraGirl said...

They look so exotic...and I love them!

Miss Debbie said...

What an unexpected blessing! Lovely!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a stunning flower. You captured all that detail so well. With fall upon us it is time to say good-bye to the flowers and for me,hello to snow and cold.

Rose said...

Oh, my, I have not seen one of these in years...it is gorgeous!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, you have such a veriety of loviness in your yard. THis isi outstanding.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet flower. it is because of blogging i know what it is. :)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Wow, that first photo is breathtaking!

Now, why do I associate Passion Flower with RED? Well, that's obvious but.... This is a beautiful purple-ish color! And I love that color too. :-)

"Auntie"

DawnTreader said...

It's a lovely flower, and purple is one of my favourite colours.

Inger said...

It waited patiently for you to immortalize it here. How sweet is that? And, you know, I don't think I've ever seen a passion flower. Beautiful.

Susannah said...

That is one of the prettiest flowers ever. You are lucky to see it every year. Fantastic pics!

SweetMarie said...

That is one of the neatest flowers I've ever seen! How cool and beautiful it is. So glad you posted this. I had never seen one before now. :) Happy Friday!

Chatty Crone said...

I think it gave you a special gift since you love them so. Love the purple.

Madi and Mom said...

Mad Snapper this is such a beautiful post and my first up close view of a
Passion Flower.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Val said...

Wonderful photos, so colorful.
oh and thanks..after reading Marie's post I will now have the "Soft Kitty" song in my head for the rest of the day. LOL

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So much passion in these photos. ;P Beautiful shots.

crafty cat corner said...

Simply beautiful.
Briony
x

RoeH said...

Great photos! I'm still in Oregon. Went to Mt. Hood yesterday and the Oregon Coast on Tuesday and Multnomah Falls on Wednesday and seeing the Oregon Gardens today. My Nikon Camera broke (stopped working) mid-week and have to send it back to Nikon when I get home. Crap!! Murphy's Law. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's so unique and beautiful! What a sweet surprise to find it.

EM Illustrator said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, with it's lovely colours.

photowannabe said...

I'm passionate about flowers and about purple.
I've started journaling in purple pen. Love the way it looks on the page.
Beautiful and I didn't realize that it was an incubator for the butterfly.
Fascinating.

Maple Lane said...

When I see such fabulous close-ups as yours of the flowers, I am amazed at God's delicate and beautiful world!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...

Catherine said...

What a beautiful purple. Summer has left us here. Just yellows, browns, reds and oranges left.
xo Catherine

Cranberry Morning said...

What a spectacular flower, Sandra, and so glad you were able to see it and get this shot! Lovely.

Ann said...

what an amazing flower that is. When you see it closed you would never guess what it looks like opened

A Quiet Corner said...

I never saw that flower close-up and I never knew that about the color purple!...:)JP

LC said...

Beautiful. One summer a neighbors passion flower climbed all over our fence. We had swarms of Gulf fritillaries. Today when I was walking on the Biloxi Bay Bridge there was a steady stream of the brightly colored fritillaries. Your post reminded me of that long ago summer of fritillaries and passion flowers.

Debra Dickinson said...

Passion vines are one of my favorite flowering plants and that is absolutely the most gorgeous picture I have ever seen of a passion flower. Now I feel the need to go out and buy something purple! :)

Grandma C's Place said...

What a pretty and interesting flower!

Linda said...

It's a beautiful flower. Love the curly edges and colour and interesting story about each part of it. What a good surprise to have one more blossom on the plant!

Dee said...

I love coming to see your flowers...I see them with different eyes and appreciate the intricate design that makes them up.Your camera makes the colors come alive. Love them ♥