Silent Sunday

Sarracenia purpurea

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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71 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Anne says:

    What pretty colours and patterns!

  2. Very beautiful. Such deep color! Amazing ❤

  3. I didn’t know pitcher plants turn red in fall. Gorgeous!

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Are these carnivorous? Pitcher plants? They couldn’t be. Not in your climate?

  5. Hawley Bog? I went there a few weeks ago hoping for something like this only to find just one. They are such wonderful richly colored plants.

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful rich colours

  7. dawnbirdau says:

    Lovely colours Eliza.

  8. Alice says:

    Would be a fun surprise if some Bog Fairies were playing ‘hide-and-seek’ in those.

  9. Laura Denise says:

    Beautiful, unique capture!

  10. Lovely and frosty. Wonderful contrasting colors.

  11. How wonderful! Never seen anything like them.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Allison. Eastern US has several pitcher plant and sundew natives. Bogs are pretty nutrient deficient, so these plants have adapted to creating their own.

  12. Jewels says:

    Love those colors, Eliza. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. 💕

  13. Wow, I assume this is in a natural area, not your garden? I would love to see sarracenia in situ. Great photo!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Loree. Yes, this is a rare bog to see this far south of Canada. I love visiting it in all seasons as each are so different and offer much to see.
      It is used as an ecological teaching spot for area colleges, co-managed with TNC. It is rare to see people there, which makes the solitude all the more wonderful. You can read more here if you are interested:

  14. Fantastic photo, Eliza. Thanks for sharing

  15. Nice to see something beautiful not covered in snow!

  16. Alice says:

    OK…blog Fairy…that’s a great name!

  17. Lovely autumn color and photo!🙂

  18. Kris P says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen pitcher plants like that. Those in our local botanic garden are hanging vines – and they don’t have that fabulous foliage.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      These may be the hardiest of Sarracenias, as they grow even in the bogs of Canada. I love their veining and fall color (they are green with reddish veins in summer).

  19. Beautiful pattern in the leaves. Nice photo, Eliza!

  20. I had absolutely no idea what I was looking at so I peeked at your tags, Eliza. What gorgeous rich and deep colors. Just beautiful!!

  21. arlingwoman says:

    Amazing photo. I forgot you were near a bog. I need to educate myself on bog, wetland, swamp. I know there is a difference…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Lisa. I think a bog is non-draining, and characterized by layers of vegetation like peat and sphagnum moss that build over time. Wetlands and swamps can be fresh or brackish, as well as partially draining. I may have missed a characteristic or two!

  22. Robin says:

    I love the color and patterns. Such a deep, rich red. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a bog (we’re marshy and swampy here).

  23. Joanna says:

    Beautiful! I love bog plants. 🙂

  24. Wow, how gorgeous! The shapes and colors are amazing!!

  25. Vicki says:

    What an unusual plant and such vivid colours. Very attractive and beautifully captured too.

  26. Kathy Sturr says:

    Eliza, these grow at the lake! Extraordinary plants and you’ve captured their beauty. I hope to grow some here in Florida in a little mini bog I’ve created. The garden is getting there ever so slowly.

  27. John says:

    Wonderful coloration

  28. Dennis says:

    I love the color of the leaves!

  29. Maria says:

    This is amazing info Eliza. Thanks!

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