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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cactus Monday and a pretty flower!


I thought of Marianne, when I looked at this photo on screen! It looks like something she would feature in one of her gorgeous mandalas!!! To all of you who know and love her, I ask you..."Doesn't it"??? YES!!! I found it growing around a mailbox a few doors down from my MIL's house! I have no idea what it could be, but boy, is it every purdy!!!

For Cactus Monday, I found one in Shreveport, in the form of a decortive plate on the wall. I didn't see any cactus outdoors there, nor did I see any at all at the Lowes there. (I did enjoy walking throught their garden center though...they carry flowers we simply do not grow here...and that in itself was such a glorious time to see...things like cone flowers, and frilly things like snapdragons)! Gorgeous!

This plate was one in a series she bought many many years ago. (Sorry it turned out so darn blurry). One of the other plates was missing and she said it had fallen and cracked. I meant to look at the back of the plates to see who made them and try and locate a new plate for her (I forgot to look before I left, but will have my SIL check it for me). Anyway...Happy Cactus Monday to all!

14 comments:

marianne said...

It's a clematis!
So sweet of you to think of me when you saw it.
In fact I have used it twice, Once in a birthmandala for Gina and in an ATC you can see here
The plate is wonderful!
Isn't it funny that we always have our eyes open for Cactus Monday?!

HCM !

Claude said...

The flower is a Clematis. Nice plants, but a bit problematic here... we have to grow them so the roots are shaded.

Pretty plate, I wonder who put that out... never seen any like it before.

Darla said...

Flower looks like a Clematis...cool plate!

Diane AZ said...

I like crisp shadows in the flower picture. The cactus plate has such a lovely composition, kind of fanciful how the flowers just seem bloom out of anywhere. :)

Green thumb said...

Happy cactus Monday to you too! Nature has such diverse variety that one can keep getting a surprise flower everyday, and this one sure is a beauty I haven’t come across earlier.
Things are evolving at a fair pace; at succulent garden we are now getting cacti served in ceramic plates LOL.

Teri C said...

Oh that is a beautiful plate!!!!

Marianne has a bloom almost like that-funny how when we see something round we think of her.

HCM!

soulbrush said...

and happy cactus monday to you ms cactuteer, glad you're home again.

Julie said...

Alright!!! How wonderful that some of you knew it was a Clematic! Gorgeous!

Marianne...I checked out your ATC...it is so pretty and you can see it was definately the same flower you painted! How grand is that? Love it!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are quite right about Marianne making a mandala of the clematis photo. Beautiful flower. HCM.

marianne said...

Thanks Julie!

Lynn said...

love the flower and the cactus!

Arasu said...

Nice looking flower. I like the lighting. It's interesting to see that, You have found out a cactus in an unlikely place!

Evelyn Howard said...

I agree - that makes me think of Marianne too!!

Bethany said...

So pretty. I love Clematis.