Wordless Wednesday



About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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71 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Oh wow!!!That is so cool! Very beautiful. Nice clear shot, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Widdershins says:

    “Feeeeeed me, Seymour!” ๐Ÿ˜€ … anyone get the reference?

  3. cindy knoke says:

    This is my most favorite photo of yours to date. This is amazing!

  4. Cathy says:

    Now that is weird and wonderful! What is it Eliza? Looks like a tropical flesh-eating/Sesame Street monster! LOL!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is a double Rudbeckia hirta, they self-sow in my garden and fields. I love their sunny faces. This year’s crop has many doubles. Nature or nurture? A bug bite at a crucial time in bud development? Not sure!

  5. Amazing flower! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธ

  6. petal & pins says:

    it’s centre looks embroidered! amazing photo Eliza

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Sandra. I thought it looked like embroidery floss, too. Thus the title ‘Stitched.’ Another of nature’s surprises. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Alice Pratt says:

    How an imperfection can be so beautiful! A siamese Black-eyed-susan? Could you show another photo in a few days? I saw that happen with an orange Gerbera.

  8. susurrus says:

    I think a handbag (purse) designer needs to see this!

  9. That photo is stunning not only because of the unusual nature but also the color combination.. Please tell us what type of flower it is.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I post IDs in the tagline when I can… it is a double Rudbeckia hirta, the common Black-eyed Susan. I have several doubles this year – fun to see!

  10. liv blumer says:

    sexy, but a little dangerous looking.

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    Way cool! The center looks embroidered.

  12. Kathy Sturr says:

    Amazing! Now I have to look closer at each and every Susan (?) in my garden and believe me that could take all day. Love this Eliza!

  13. Kathy Sturr says:

    I think she needs to be a Muppet! (And oh, Cigar Plant is going to be installed in my Florida garden! Thank you.)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Great inspiration for a Muppet character, I agree.
      I expect that your FL Cuphea will become a 3-5′ shrub! Mine has grown rapidly since I got it in May. Pinching is suggested to keep it from getting leggy. Your hummers will love it!

  14. Do you have a name for this one?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Ralph… just kidding! Double blossom of Rudbeckia hirta – common Black-eyed Susan. (FYIโ€“ I put IDs in the tagline when I know the plant.)

  15. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful, it is almost as if the ‘hands’ are joined together in prayer

  16. Kris P says:

    What is it? It looks like a new Muppet!

  17. albert says:

    What in the world??

  18. Pete Hillman says:

    This is such an unusal flower, Eliza. I guess it is still opening, yet that purple centre looks like it is made from some fine material! Fabulous!

  19. It looks man made indeed. Amazing

  20. Val Boyko says:

    Wow โฃ๏ธ I thought it was a muppet ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  21. Dymoon says:

    wow, I like!!!

  22. What is this flower? It’s so unusual!

  23. I never would have recognized this as Rudbeckia.

  24. bittster says:

    I’m a little nervous, to me it looks like it’s about to open up and bite!

  25. Beautiful! I’m enjoying looking at all the photos on your blog.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Stunning, Eliza x

  27. MK says:

    An extremely humorous looking blossom. Looks like a cookie monster of sorts.

  28. neihtn2012 says:

    Amazing! I have never seen one like that. Do deer eat these Rudbeckia Hirta?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Doubles occur randomly, I have 5 this year. Deer don’t bother mine, but we have lots to eat in the woods and have a dog that ‘smells’ up the place, so they tend to stay in the woods. If hungry enough, they will nibble even ‘deer proof’ plants at times. Yarrow and other pungent herbs are often left alone.

  29. Alecia says:

    Such an interesting flower!!

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