Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunday Stills....The Color Purple

I have been house bound this week as my car has been in the shop and I haven't been able to get out to take many pictures. This weeks challenge was going to be an archive, until I realized that my MIL has some of these beautiful plants at her house. She lives just up the hill and I could take the four wheeler!
I love these plants. Not only for their color but the leaves look like butterflies and the flowers are so dainty and cute. Enjoy!
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21 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

hopefully you get ya car back soon, nothing worse than being stuck at home :(
these are very pretty flowers, i think i saw something similar in fiji :)

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

those are really lovely.. the color of the leaves are so cool.

Always fun to visit you!!

Quinn said...

I always forget to add color to my garden with plants that have interesting leaves- those are simply lovely.

dibear said...

These are lovely. Did you know what they are called? Nice choice. :)

WildBlack said...

You are right! They do look like butterflies :D
Beautiful! :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! They are so pretty. They remind me of pin wheels. Great pics! Sure hope your car will be back home and good as new soon.

~Lisa

Holly said...

I am lost when I don't have my car. Great pix tho!

Flo said...

Beautiful shots. What pretty plants.

Ann said...

Lovely ones, most of the time, we have green ones, but I noticed some rounded leaves and they are red.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very pretty. Mine haven't bloomed in awhile. Probably need some attention...

Ed said...

Very nice, I think my mom (Dibear) has some purple Basil for today...:-)

Steffie said...

Very pretty. Never seen any of those before.

Life at Star's Rest said...

Really pretty plants...do you know what they are? I would like to have some if they would survive the summers. Carmon

Lori Skoog said...

Great shots...nice compositions too!

VioletSky said...

I hadn't thought of them as looking like butterflies.
I love plants with colourful leaves - that way, if (when?) they don't bloom you are not left with only shades of green.

flowerweaver said...

They are Oxalis, although I don't know the exact species. Often called Wood Sorrel by common name. The leaves taste like lemons and can be added to salads in small quantities. Since they contain oxallic acid, they are not recommended in large quantities, and are often listed on plants toxic to livestock.

Lovely shots!

Janice said...

Very pretty.

Pacey said...

They are right beautiful. Never seen like this plant before for me. Have a happy Sunday.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful..lovely purple:)

prairierunner said...

I LOVE the shamrock! If I lived closer I'd steal a piece:)

lisa said...

I love them. Great, and very pretty like everyone else says!