Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red Hot Poker

This flower is called the Red Hot Poker.

Red beacon calls bees,
Butterflies and hummingbirds,
To the garden feast.




I am linking this with Floral Friday Foto and with Haiku my Heart! Why not click on the links and check them out!


46 comments:

  1. Lovely shots of this spectacular flower, Libby.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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    1. Thanks Nick! As always, thanks for hosting :)

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  2. This flower is a real attraction, love the bright orange blooms.

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    1. I was driving down the road and I saw it, and I had to go back and photograph it :)

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  3. Great pictures you show.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  4. This can be a nice garden focal point or centerpiece. I thought it is a desert flower but your area is not, fascinating!

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    1. It IS really odd looking for a wet, temperate climate like this...

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  5. a delightful flower. i haven't seen this one before.

    Red & Pink Hibiscus

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    1. I have never seen it until this week either :)

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  6. excellent haiku and such fascinating flowers!

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    1. Thank you! I thought the flower was fascinating too!

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  7. What a magical plant!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Norway

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    1. Thanks - I thought it was really unique too :)

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  8. Oh wow! this is one of a kind... unique and never seen before for me too. :D Have a nice week!

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    1. Thanks...I should try to grow some. I think they are cool...

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  9. Hi Libby!

    So nice to meet you. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I'm following you now. :)

    Best,
    Lois

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    1. Thanks, Lois! I found these flowers on Loveland Avenue!

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  10. Never have seen these! So aptly named:) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It is a good name for them - isn't it :)

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  11. I have never seen these..but it is an apt description...

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    1. I know! I was amazed to see them too!

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  12. What a cool flower :)Good shots!

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  13. What a cool flower :)Good shots!

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  14. Oh wow, do you really have hummingbirds in your garden? We do not have these birds overhere... I'm jealous! Love your haiku and the strange but beautiful flower!

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    1. There are tons of hummingbirds here. My sister-in-law picked one up that had crashed into a window last summer. It just lay there in her hand for a few minutes...and then it flew away!

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  15. '...to the garden feast.' ~ wonderful haiku ~ excellent photos ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  16. oh marit, i cannot imagine a garden without the antics of hummingbirds! especially at this
    "garden feast". delicious haiku for a bright torch of a flower!
    thanks for being here at haiku my heart!

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    1. My pleasure, Rebecca!

      We will try to snap some hummingbird shots for Marit this summer. Easier said then done though...FAST little guys!

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  17. Ah, flowers bring life wherever they are. Nice one.

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    1. That is very true. Thanks for the visit, Anthony!

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  18. I love these big show-off flowers!
    Gorgeous♥♥♥

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    1. LOL! What a good description of them!!

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  19. Oh, what an interesting flower! A terrific haiku!

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    1. Thanks Karen! And, thanks for coming over!

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  20. your words gave me a big smile today. i love thinking about the feast going on in your garden.

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    1. Its actually the garden of The Art House 2 on Loveland Avenue. But, I am glad that you liked my haiku!

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  21. When I was a kid, my mom grew these pokers. I love your words and your photos.

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    1. Fran - You are the FIRST person that has seen these before!

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  22. I have never seen this flower. Thanks for sharing.

    Cacti Flowers

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  23. I'm sure that many creatures heard the call, and came, and feasted!

    In the Beginning

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