Saturday, August 8, 2009

From our Secret Garden


I'm not sure what this is, but it grows in our Secret Garden...

34 comments:

James said...

That is a beautiful plant but I'm even more impressed with the outstanding photography.
Great Job!

sixstars said...

Im not sure what it is either but its very interesting. The leaves look like a rubber plant im not sure about the flowers though.

Sean said...

Never been one to worry about the Latin name.... photograph enough for me... very nice.. I would like to see more pics of the secret garden. Nice Pic Jacob.

Vogon Poet said...

Whatever it is, and I'm curious to know, your photography is excellent here, Jacob. The colors are so true, the sharpness amazing and the composition perfect.

Memphis MOJO said...

I wish I had a secret garden like that.

cieldequimper said...

It's lovely! Really pretty and lush! Is it more of a bush or more of a small plant or a rampant one? Forget the rampant one, it doesn't look *that* small!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - You are right - 'tis a bush!

TOG said...

The buds on the ixora is just as pretty as when the flowers are open.

Leif Hagen said...

Well, Jacob - I just told 12 of my friends about your "secret garden." So, it's not a "secret garden" anymore. Allison was the most interested!

Small City Scenes said...

I love your Secret Garden already. What else is hiding out there?
Beautiful red on that beautiful flower. MB

Antjas said...

I would like one of these for my garden. Will it grow up here in the tundra? The raindrops add a lot to an already perfect photo.

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Omigod! You told Allison????

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow! What a stunning photo, Jacob! We had this plant at our home in Florida. Yes, it's ixora. Great capture!!!

Jarart said...

Whatever it is, it's stunning. The quality of this picture is outstanding.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Another beautiful flower. Your secret garden must be worth a visit. Wonderful shot!

Best regards
Asta

amatamari© said...

You can send the seeds?
:-)

A beautiful photograph, cheer your secret garden!!!

Jacob said...

Thanks TOG and Julie - I don't know ixora from anorexia so I appreciate the input!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

No matter what it is. It's beautiful! The water drops add that extra something to the photo!

m_m said...

Wonderful! I haven't seen such flower yet!

Lois said...

It's a beautiful picture Jacob! Simply stunning. You should have known you couldn't keep it a secret for long!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a GORGEOUS MACRO!!! Great colors, clarity and comp. And I have no idea what it is.

You folks who live where it's hot, I dunno how you do it. Phew! It's HOT here today!

tapirgal said...

That is fantastic. I love the colors, the clarity and the very, very inviting green! Of course, the orange is stunning!

melanie said...

Ixora ? Je n'ai jamais vu une plante comme ça ! Luxuriante !

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, Jacob, that is so very, very pretty. The water droplets give it that extra something. Sorry that Allison found out about your secret garden. NOW you're done for!

Allison said...

OK,OK,OK...Let's be nice now. I cry easily, you know. I personally would be a bit suspicious of someone who's "not sure what this plant is." They are always the troublemakers!

Jacob said...

@ Allison. Aw, I'd always be nice to you! Especially seeing as who you work for! ;-)

Allison said...

By the way, your name is mentioned a few times on Steffe's posting for today. Just sayin'...

Jacob said...

@ Allison (and Safe Leif) - Methinks the two of you have way too much time on your hands. Or perhaps it's so cold in Eagan that you have to keep typing to warm your fingers. Just saying...

You both are rather "funny," though!

JM said...

This shot is truly amazing! Fantastic indeed!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Wow! What an incredible shot. So clean and vibrant.

Kcalpesh said...

How you do that frame? This is a very nice shot!

andersondailyphoto said...

Wow -- the clarify of this photo is super! Love it.

Jacob said...

Kcalpesh - The frame was part of an HP photo editing program that came with my previous computer. My computer crashed; I lost the hard drive; and thus, I lost the program.

I tried to find it again, but it doesn't appear to be available as a stand-alone item.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmmm, secret garden, there must be a lot of significance in this, as there is for Léia and me!
God bless you!
Cezar

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson