Tuesday, February 1, 2011

136. Red flowers

Is this Hellebore aka Christmas or Lenten rose?

Macro Monday #123

Ruby Tuesday


Kay L. Davies said...

Whatever they are, they're lovely.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Kim, USA said...

It look like Hollyhocks. I thought it's poppies but when I see the leaves I am sure it's Hollyhocks. That is so pretty!! Love the color!
Reb Flower

Carletta said...

It's lovely and crimson!

Donnie said...

Not sure but they are pretty.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I agree with Kim: They look like hollyhocks to me, at least the ones I remember from my childhood.


Tonight, my dear, I’m seeing red—
Or is it puce or rose?
Whatever’s going round my head
Is tingling all my toes.

My heart, my dear, becomes inflamed
With passion sore ablaze;
Perhaps it is because I miss
Your glowing, crimson gaze.

Whate’er the cause, my face is flushed
Like a ripened cherry,
No longer healthy, but inflamed—
See the vessels serry*?

A certain sanguine aftertaste
Is clinging to my tongue,
For I have kissed your ruby lips—
To which the claret clung.

*serry – (archaic) to crowd closely together

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