Thursday, May 29, 2008

In living color

 

I spotted these the other day on the way to work. Today I came back with the camera. I don't even know what they are, but the day I first saw them my daughter was getting her yearly dose of sensory overload by watching the fireworks over the Old City. The flowers, too, looked to me like nothing so much as tiny frozen fireworks.

I also bought some flowers today. Two bouquets, to mix together and divide in two.

 


 


 


 


I laid on my stomach, supported on my forearms, to take these. Connected to both my sons, at that moment what I felt most was love.

19 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Beautiful flowers.
(Giant globe allium - spring bulb, hardy to zone 5)

Julia said...

Why, thank you so much, Mrs. Spit. I am a complete horticultural ignoramus. As if you couldn't tell.

Amelie said...

beautiful, all of it.

Tash said...

Spit's right, Allium. It grows so well here, I've vowed to find a place for it next year -- didn't get my ass in gear in time this one. My favorite bouquet in the world is a bunch of Gerbera daisies. I think they're happy. This fact actually stuck with my mom apparently, because last summer, in the middle of nowhere, for no apparent reason, she and my brother sent a big bunch of them.

Lovely pictures, Julia. You also reminded me that when I was in the 3rd tri with Bella, I spotted a snake in my yard. Ran in, got the camera, came back out, and lay on my stomach so I could get a pic of the snake's neck and head arching up above the grass. Wonder if I still have that.

Nine said...

These flowers are beautiful! You take great pictures.

Beruriah said...

Lovely Julia. I am so glad you can have a moment of peace and love when close to them both. I had one of those a few weeks back, with Samuel in my arms. I wish that for you too, next spring. As strange as it sounds to wish for anything like that, it's what we have in reality, I guess.

kate said...

Very beautiful!

Snickollet said...

What a beautifully bittersweet image of you connected to your two boys.

Gorgeous flowers, too.

Magpie said...

Yes, allium. It actually comes in lots of sizes (heights and dimensions of "flower") - and some color variation though mostly in the pink/purple family. And it's pretty hardy - it propagates itself and keeps coming back better.

Have you ever seen chives in flower? They're in the same family.

seriously? said...

I love the rich colors of the flowers, they make stunning pictures.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, Riley is an Airedale. She is 7 months old today. They are the only kind of dog I had growning up and I love their ummm... spirit (sure, that's a good word for it).

My Reality said...

I love alliums. I would like to plant some for next year.

Your moment, on your belly, sounds beautiful.

christina(apronstrings) said...

*sigh* i am glad you could feel them so close. and together.
beautiful feeling, i imagine.

Candid Engineer said...

Beautiful flowers. Beautiful writing, too. I stopped in through NCLM and just spent quite a while going through your archives. Will be thinking of you.

Lisa b said...

Oh the onions do look exactly like fireworks. They have always reminded me of something and I could never place it until I read that.

Tanya said...

I'm going to use the fact that I'm a "zone 3" to excuse the fact that I had no idea what those flowers were either. Forget that I can identify a tulip and a marigold and that's about it... ok, so I know a few more than that but I need the stick in the container to tell me what I'm buying.

Duck said...

Such incredibly lovely flowers!

The Town Criers said...

That last thought--connected to both your sons--was so beautiful.

janis said...

Beautiful. I love that last line.

Coggy said...

Sun flowers. *Sigh* They were the flowers I used to make J's wreath. I have some in the house right now and a whole bunch to plant in the garden. I hope they come out this year for J.