A new plant to water.


Happy holidays, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


80 thoughts on “Poinsettia

    • Thank you, sir!
      That is very interesting! Poinsettia is very popular here, too (especially around ‘the holidays’… you start to see them in many different kinds of stores. This one came from a supermarket / grocery store near our apartment).

  1. With the light in the background, shining through so beautifully, I can see the veins in the poinsettia…Beautiful Shot.

    Bob, I hope you and Annabelle have a most wonderful holiday, with memories to last you a lifetime.

    Deb xx

    • With the high and low light and extreme saturation this was a bit of a challenge, but a lot of fun, too!
      Thank you so very much, Ms. A! You are always so kind! We would like to wish you and your family the happiest of holidays as well!

  2. WOW. SIG you’ve outdone yourself (again) with this wondrous photo. From the holiday light through the leaves, to the actually complex colors make me smile, and feel a tenderness.]
    A cure for my bah humbug current feelings.

    Just lovely. thank you for sharing this.

    • Unfortunately I’m not the best gardener, either. I’m hoping I can keep this little plant going, but I took the photo right away (so as not to press my luck)! Thank you so much for your kindness!

  3. Gorgeous, SIG. The way the lights in the background shine through the leaves creating such a warm red. Best poinsetta I’ve seen all season 🙂

    Happy holidays to Inky and Annabelle. Joy, Joy, Joy!

  4. Happy Holidays everyone! And happy Winter Solstice today (a.k.a. Yule)! After this, the days will start to get a little brighter each day again! (At least for those of us in the northern hemisphere…) Personally I can’t wait to start seeing more of the sun again! Yay!!!

    • Thank you very much, sir! I thought it seemed appropriate-ish!
      You are so kind – we hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas as well (and the happiest of new years, too)!

  5. Merry Christmas SIG

    I hope you will be getting plenty 🙂
    Hey… I meant Pressies of course…

    Be Merry, Be Jolly and…
    Behave Yourself SIG 🙂


  6. This gets me in the holiday mood! It’s right up there with my favorite images you’ve ever done. Merry Christmas, SIG!

  7. what a cool composition. hope you had a good Christmas (i tend not to be very PC, however am not offended if someone says happy holidays). and all the best to you for the new year. looking forward to many more not-so-much-kitschy-but-more-like-awesome-and-inspiriing-despite-your-moniker (not sure if that counts as a valid adjective) coming up. but no pressure!
    here’s to happy blogging 2012!

  8. Beautiful colours. You can never have too many plants. I’m slowly catching up on my blog reading. The problem is that bogs update quicker than I can get through them all & once I get waaaay behind I look at my RSS reader & it’s hard to remember which ones I haven’t visited in a while. I use RSS Owl & I found a feature yesterday that sorts them into from recent visited to the oldest posts. This is helping me get more organised in not missing people’s blogs for too long.

    • Thank you very much, Mr. M!
      No worries… I completely understand (happens to me all the time)! I’m just thrilled that you stop by when you get a chance, sir – I thank you for that!

  9. I hope you and Annabelle had a wonderful Christmas!! Just in case I get sidetracked again… I wish you both a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! By the way- the most spectacular Pointsettia I have seen!!!

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