Friday, June 18, 2010

(Day 169) Pink Pineapple ?

I'm still amazed to be in a place where plants like the one I shot today grow outdoors, very naturally. Are there people here who are perhaps jaundiced to the point where they don't see the beauty in the natural plants around them, like this one ? I suppose there are, just like those who live where we do might not look twice at the flowers growing locally.

Well, where we live we still can only grow these bromeliads indoors, and with good care and some luck they might even live a few years. And I believe this one is called a pink pineapple bromeliad.

(60mm  f5.6 1/100 sec  ISO800)

24 comments:

Karen said...

Looks like some of the exotics I saw and photographed in Costa Rica. I must have missed what exciting and beautiful place you have traveled to????

darlin said...

What an amazing plant or flower, great capture Rick.

Have a wonderful weekend, more fun in the sun! :-)

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

yes..beautiful capture! nice color

CarreraCaballo said...

Beautiful Photo of an intersting flower!
It is amazing how many kinds of flowers there is :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Riet said...

mmoi zeg en mooie kleur.
Fijn weekend

M. Hassan said...

That's one awesome flower and it lives to its name. Looks exactly like a pineapple. It my first time to hear about it or even see a photo of it.

Great capture!

teca said...

Que coloração linda!

Beijos.

S. Etole said...

Happy Father's Day to you, Rick ... and thank you for all the beauty you share with us.

Rick said...

@Karen - I didn't even have to travel to a place as exotic as Costa Rica; s/w Florida is where I'm finding plants that rate as 'exotic' vs plants we have at home (which are also very interesting, of course).

Rick said...

@darlin - thanks Darlene. They're wonderful aren't they - especially since we can't just grow them outdoors back home.

Hope your weekend is going well.

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thank you Costea; I too was amazed when I saw it.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph. Yes, I think God had a lot of fun creating such beauty and variety, and spreading them all over creation.

Rick said...

@Riet - dank u wel; ja, 't zijn prachtige planten. Ook een fijne zondag.

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - yes, gorgeous; they certainly don't grow in my 'neck of the woods' so they're special when I see them. Thanks M; hope your weekend is going well.

Rick said...

@teca - agradeça-o bondosamente (thank you)

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you so much Susan; it's good to be part of a great blogging & photography community where everyone shares their talents.

Katherine said...

It looks like a pink pineapple too... a very befitting name! And a beautiful photo too!

imac said...

I did hear they only flower in so many years, not sure if thats true tho.

Its a beauty all the same.

Jeanne Klaver said...

I've never seen a pink pineapple bromeliad. Thank you for the experience. It's gorgeous!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you; I searched the internet for a bit till I came across the name - suits it well.

Rick said...

@imac - I'm not sure either - will have to check it out; I had one in the house years ago - bloomed once and then it went downhill till it joined our compost pile :(

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - they are beautiful; I'd only seen the one we had as a houseplant once.

Krista said...

I love visiting warmer climates to see all of the things that happen outdoors that NEVER do at home.

Open air rooms in houses? Never! Not in a million years. Entire houses without windows? Um, nope. :o)

Great shot, Rick! I am finally catching up with my visits, bit by slow bit.

Rick said...

@Krista - yep, sure is nice to have all meals outdoors with a warm breeze blowing - pretty much all the time!

Thanks for stopping by Krista - I'm also playing catch up on comments and blogs.