Tuesday, 6 January 2009

january photo-a-day


the name of this pretty pink flower escapes me right now but it caught my eye on our walk yesterday. you can see where it's starting to wilt probably from the heat of the sun.

UPDATE - i finally remembered the name of the pink flower! it's called an 'oleander' and is one of the most poisonous plants known....the ENTIRE plant is highly toxic.

i've made it no secret on my blog that i love hot and spicy food and, just before christmas, i bought this young chilli plant. i can hardly wait for it to bear fruit.

18 comments:

  1. Oh! Spicy goodness :) Love the photos :)

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  2. What beautiful flowers you have there! Delightful to see plants and green--hehe! I am going to enjoy all your pictures this month. :)

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  3. Now that's a flower I know and have in my back yard- frangipani! In fact I just posted a photo of mine sprouting new buds. LOL! Isn't that a funny coincidence?

    I had a beautiful potted pepper plant loaded with bright red peppers- it was so pretty. But aphids got it.

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  4. Lovely pink flowers Serena and all the best for your chilli plant. Blessings, Nicole

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  5. I so enjoy your photos...those pink flowers are awesome.

    hey guess what- I joined the group for 12 secrets of highly creative women too! :) I'm looking forward to it.

    HUGS

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  6. It sort of look like some kind of dog wood type of flower.
    Anyhow it sure is pretty.

    Coffee is on.

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  7. Very pretty pink flowers!
    And wishing good luck on chilli papers, it is papers, right?

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  8. a friend of ours grew a pepper plant last summer and I still have a full bowl of the ones he gave me...they just dried right out and now...whenever I want a bit of "heat" in a soup or something...just grab one..cut it up and voila... you will love them!

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  9. Thanks, everyone!

    Linda, no, they aren't frangipani though I can see where you would see the likeness, with the angle of the pic and particularly the buds. I might take a pic of the whole shrub on our next walk.

    I used to have a chilli tree that I planted out in our previous house. For years, it would give me loads of chillies. As well as drying, another way is to put them whole straight into a jar of vinegar. Great for fry-ups or for having straight from the jar with meals. YUM!

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  10. Such a gorgeous shade of Pink, so vibrant. I love spicy also, pile it on.

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  11. They are very pretty whatever they are, sort of reminds me of an apple blossom aside from the color. I hope you get lots of chili peppers!!

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  12. Wish you a very happy and creative new year 2009! I am glad to visit here after a long time.

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  13. ahhh yes the spic chili plant. My son ordered one over the internet (he's a chef)...and we have been nursing it for two years trying to get it to produce...and the thing wasn't cheap.

    enjoyed the post and the pretty flower whatever the heck it is.

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  14. Strange that something as beautiful as that bloom can also be toxic.

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  15. Your oleander is lovely! I believe it grows here in the US, but only in the deep South. I've never seen it myself, but heard about it all my life.
    I have a small ornamental pepper in a dish garden my husband gave me for some occasion last year. I keep forgetting to water it, so it wilts but comes roaring back when I remember to give it a drink.

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  16. Flowers are so pretty; they are so uplifting just being themselves. I am especially loving that gorgeous cobalt blue pot you have planted your peppers in -- the color combination is going to be stunning when the peppers are ripe.

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  17. Hi Serena, Glad to see you figured out the flower name...lol. I hate those things hovering over me. Good job with the photo's of the day and soon a new book to be working through. Keep up the good work, you're more disciplined than I. Ro ;o))

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  18. your Oelanda threw the USA' girls Serena- I love to see them in Pics but they are a nasty piece of work arent they?? Originally brought in from South Africa same living conditions as us, and another pest ggg
    Love your Chilly plant Do you know wot strength the chillis are??
    love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

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