I can’t seem to remember what kind of plant this is. I water it from time to time, though. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Marie Helena Kreutz: “Do you have ID?”
Jason Bourne: “Not really.”
– Franka Potente & Matt Damon – The Bourne Identity
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop
Oh Robert, that’s beautiful. Such simple elegance. Really lovely.
Thank you very much, S.E…
spring still feels a very long way off…
the search for random ‘apartment stuff’ to photograph continues…
When I can’t or don’t want to go outside, (there’s a lot of people out there, you know!), that’s when I start taking pictures of myself. I’m always available. 🙂
I hear you, S.E!
I wish I could say the same for myself! Getting myself to cooperate with myself can sometimes be a bit of a challenge!
Wait — you’re supposed to water them? That explains a lot.
Hahaha… you think they’d be grateful and not start to shrivel-up, but NOOOoooo…
Even Jason Bourne needed watering from time to time.
Another fab photo and perfect movie line to kick off the weekend. Hope yours is a good one, too.
Hahaha… proper hydration is a very important part of any mission!
Thank you very much, H.C!
What a cool shot That’s really art！
How kind of you to say, sir! Thank you very much!
Very Succulent indeed sir!
Many thanks, sir!
This reminds me of a lovely Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
I tried to do a study of her painting once. Um, let’s just say that it will never see the light of day.
But this is one to be proud of!
OH NO! Don’t say that, Ms. C! I’m sure you are being FAR too modest… I would LOVE to see your painting!!!
That’s really beautiful, Sig! Such a great posting for Spring! 🙂
Have a great weekend…give my best to Annabelle! xxx
How very kind of you Deb! Thank you! I will do that!
Hi….great photo…..I have one of those plants, whatever they are called…I warn you though….they multiply. Last spring mine turned a beautiful purple but it faded when the sun bore down on them and I think I may have forgotten to water them. I think they will outlive me 😀
I did not know that! I guess it’s a good thing this one is contained to its own small pot… also I’m it’s care-taker, so… you know… good luck, mystery plant!
Wonderful shot! Really lovely.
Why, thank you!
I love the sharp ends of this fabulous bouquet!
Thank you very much, Ms. K!
I did want to say more SiG, really I did, about how it reminds me of a gorgeous camellia and a waxy gardenia, plus how well the light and shadows open up the bloom but then something happened here at home – “have you seen my . . . . whatever?” and then the day sort of fell apart from there really in the way they sometimes do!
Oh, please don’t apologize Ms. K! You are always so generous with your comments… it’s obvious that you put a great deal of effort into every one! Mine, on the other hand, usually kind of lacking. I think / hope a lot of that just comes from my being a more visual than verbal person… sometimes I can spend hours trying to find the words that are escaping me (and it just doesn’t ever happen).
Anyway, I hope your day is starting to turn around… I know how that can go… I’m having one of those kinds of days myself (or months / years, really)!
Gorgeous. Looks like the flower is made of icing. Amazing, Robert.
*om non nom*
Hmmm… doesn’t really taste like it, though…
My photography is usually SUCKulent
HA! I seriously doubt that – quit ‘planting’ ideas like that in peoples’ minds, Bearman!
I love succulents!! We have a few of them, but I don’t know what this is called, Robert. I know I’ve seen it before 🙂 Beautiful work. Like the quote…ha ha.
They’re kind of cool, aren’t they?! We have a few of them, too (many of them are all crammed into one pot… it’s a very interesting mini-habitat)! Thank you very much, Amy!
It’s pretty, great petal shapes. I like hardy plants. It’s about time for a Bourne marathon, seeing as how we still have WINTER.
This appears to be a variety of Sempervivum, aka “Hen and Chicks”. This site seems to have a LOT of varieties of them. http://www.smgsucculents.com/sempervivum
Love the photo!
Dang! You are a living dichotomous key, A.M! I don’t think you can be stumped!
lol I looked it up 😉 I can’t remember everything, but I figured that it wouldn’t be too difficult to find – and it wasn’t.
They’re usually more difficult for me to find.
Plants tend to run away from me.
They’ve all heard of my legendary opposite of a green thumb-ness.
I like my plants like I like my men, able to withstand sometimes long periods of being ignored. Not for lack of affection, but because I don’t see watering them as an immediate priority. I have a lot of cactus, succulents and orchids (yes – they are resilient.)
I have to admit I never would have guessed orchids were so resilient – I’ve never actually tried growing an orchid, because every time I see them I think, ‘In my apartment I’d give that thing a week. Tops.’
Really beautiful, I like those grey and shades, very nice!
Thank you so much! I sincerely appreciate your kind thoughts!
Don’t pick or you may get pricked…just saying.
It’s just a flesh wound…
Gorgeous shot. I love succulents. I’ve been known to over-water them, however. Don’t be too zealous with the H20!
Hahaha… I’ve been know to over and water just about every kind of plant there is! Sometimes simultaneously (somehow)!
It’s like a gorgeous bloom. Succulent indeed.
Why thank you, Karen! Very, very much!
That succulent is succulent! 😉
I just hope I can keep it that way! I do my best, but… well… you know…
Very nice feeling of depth on this one. And in B&W it doesn’t quite look real.
Thank you very much, sir! Agreed! I was kinda thinking the same thing…
Looks . . . succulent.
Aw, thanks, U.M!
Hopefully I can keep it looking… somewhat… not dead…
(if this was a weed, on the other hand…)
It’s so sharp, crisp and pointy. Just curious -why did THAT particular quote come to mind? Your ways are inscrutable to me, o master.
Aw, thanks, Peg!
Hahaha… yeah, sorry about that… I guess that was a bit… vague (at best). I guess I somehow related my not being able to identify this plant with ‘Jason Bourne’ not being able to identify himself… er… I think that’s what I was thinking. I’m not quite sure now, either…
Great pic. If I get any more inactive my wife is going to have to start waterin’ me twice a week.
HA! We must be similar types-o-plants, Bo!
Beautiful and elegant. Have a great weekend! 😀
Many thanks, Cristina!
I hope you had a fantastic one, too!
Quite cool and elegant.
Why, thank you! Very, very much!
Check out the blooms on that. Lol
HA! I think the plant is blushing! Either that or it’s just mad at me for either over or under watering it!
What a succulent succulent (Double word score) Nice photo
Great. What am I going to do with all these ‘X’s?! Can I trade in for some new letters?!
Alas, the last time I attempted a shot of a similar plant, I was told to go back to street photography.
Unlike you, nature and I don’t play well together.
I’ve yet to see ANY kind of theme / style / subject-matter that you don’t play well with, Mr. H!
Superb composition. Classic style. 🙂
Perfect shot, Inky. Just perfect. Lighting, editing, composition…. perfect.
Dang – that’s incredibly kind of you to say, Mr. B…
thank you! Very, very much sir!
that’s one perfect flower! who needs ID looking like that, being a little wonder should be enough 😀
You know how to make a flower feel good! I think that’s a great way to look at it!
Keep watering your thingy SIG 🙂
Nooooo not that I mean the flower 🙂
Great work and keep them coming
my great friend 🙂
Hahaha… I’ll do what I can, Andro!
It seems like it would be crewel to do otherwise, you know!
I see the great textured of this image after you modified this one ,
Excellent once again my friend 🙂
I’m very happy to hear that, Jake, thank you!
As you know I have a lot of fun modifying these things… it’s always so nice to hear they’ve turned out okay!
I love the simplicity of this shot. The lighting makes it for me. The edges of the leaves are beautifully defined.
It’s an Agave parryii
I am always very impressed by people who know their plants…
I feel like I can only identify one or two successfully (and even that is guess work, at best)!