Friday, August 01, 2008

Elegant Lady Gladiola...

This flower somehow always makes me think about an elegant lady. Maybe its the straight growth, the elegant setting in which the single blooms appear....


"Gladiolus" (Iridaceae)
glads, Gladiolen

9 comments:

Dena said...

Therse are beautiful. I took a picture of my hibiscus flowers the other day but they didn't turn out this nice.

Kim said...

these are gorgeous Petra....
the first one photo is stunning and I think your comparison to an elegant lady is very fitting..
have a great weekend :)

Talen said...

Absolutely beautiful and excellent photography...My favorite flowers.

Petra Voegtle said...

hi dena - these are no hibiscus blossoms but "gladiolus" and belong to the family if Iridaceae (the plant family of the iris).
Thank you for visiting!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Kim - thanks again for your kind words - have a great weekend too (although when I look at my clock - it might me already over in your area - LOL)

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi talen, thank you for your kind words. Somehow I love these also very much. Many people think they are so common - but I don't and if you care to take a close look - the blooms are beautiful in their details.
And they look really elegant in a big vase...although I prefer living flowers in their natual habitat instead of the dead ones in the vase...

Azure Islands Designs said...

Absolutely stunning...the color the shapes, everything is just gorgeous!!! You are truly a talented photographer...

Cheers

Petra Voegtle said...

Hello Heather - this is very kind of you to say!

feefifoto said...

Your photos look like they could have been painted by Georgia O'Keeffe. Gorgeous. Do you paint? They'd make wonderful watercolor models.