Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BIg and Showy....Caladiums


Caladiums can be found all over Birmingham nestled under shade trees in the summer. They come in many colorful varieties, so today I'm sharing two.  I had a little spin through Billy Angel's Oak Street Garden Shop yesterday after physical therapy. It was a photographer's buffet as my friend Bob Crowe likes to say!

Today I'm joining the Project 64: Out of the Box.  I've been looking for something to get my creative juices flowing and this might do it. Each week another crayon is pulled from a box of 64 Crayola crayons. Our assignment is to find something that color and post it.  This week's color is ASPARAGUS.  I thought my top photo might just do the trick. Each week I'll post a new color photo right here. You can click on this link to  see all the other creative entries


16 comments:

BERMAXO said...

He visto hermosas fotos en tu blog ....me gustan saludos desde Canarias

brattcat said...

What fun. I can't wait to see how you meet your goal each week.

Luis Gomez said...

Love Caladiums!

Thérèse said...

It certainly does nicely the trick!

Daryl said...

I had no idea there was an actual crayon color called Asparagus .. live and learn .. hey, if you eat it does your pee smell funny?

Laurie said...

A crayon called asparagus? I need to read the names of my kid's crayons more! I still remember cornflower blue. It was my favorite crayon color when I was a kid.

These caladiums are exquisite. Love this.

TheChieftess said...

OMG...your banner photo...it's so...so....so...Southern!!!!
I love it!!!

Hmmmm...fun project!!! The only place I ever see caladiums out here is either in a nursery or a landscaped garden!!! It's fun seeing plants in the wild that you normally only see in nurseries or landscaped gardens!!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These are impressive plants made more so by your back lighting.

RedPat said...

Those frosty looking leaves must give a cool look to a garden on those hot southern summer days.

Scrappy Grams said...

caladiums are quite show-offy, right?

Karen said...

I love caladiums and this is a lovely shot!

Bob Crowe said...

Did I say that? I must have been hungry when I wrote it. Which makes me wonder if you could put these in a salad.

More bad storms today - pix on both blogs Thursday.

By the way, how come you switched comment formats? I like it when you can still see the photo you are writing about.

Virginia said...

BOb,
I didn't change the comments. Maybe I can't see them the way you do. I should have a drop down comment box. Has Blogger been meddling again???

Virginia said...

B, I just went to this blog and I get the drop down comment box. Hmmmm

Miriam said...

I love this photo, the light is just beautiful.

JM said...

I think these are some of the most beautiful tropical plants available in shops and your photos just prove that. Wonderful, V.