Sunday, February 10, 2008

Double Heart



Opuntia basilaris
An Early Valentine
If you squint your eyes, look closely at the center of the photo and let your imagination go, you may see a double heart. Or maybe not.


23 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, this is indeed a very special and also very nice plant!

barbara said...

I see the double heart.
I see blue!

Julie said...

I can see it, I can see it!!!!

Mark said...

A bit of prickly love I would say...

Carol said...

I definitely see the double heart. Very pretty, very unique.

Tracy said...

I think it would be fun for the people I "blog" with to tell others what they find are the most important objects . I believe we could all learn some pretty neat things.

I am going to tag a couple people and hope they return to my blog to share with me and others what they use the most when it comes to your houseplant hobby.

WiseAcre said...

Ouch! Those aren't cupid's arrows sticking out of that Valentine.

Muum said...

That is lovely and so timely with Valentine's day around the corner!

Curtis said...

Oh how nice and yet a little bite to it.

kml said...

There is definitely two hearts there! Good eye and the macro is excellent!

sisah said...

What an unusual colour that opuntia has and of course it´s shape is unique. But still I don´t think this is a plant for me, these nasty spines ..aren´t they called glochids,,, that are so hard to remove if they are in your skin.
Have a nice GTS
Sisah

verobirdie said...

Lovely shapes and colors!
Thanks for this valentine.

Teri C said...

OMG, I HAVE to sketch this one! It's perfect for V-day!

Pudgeduck said...

I want one! All of your photo's are outstanding! Great blog!

genny said...

wow i like the flower very pretty. Nice job.

Julie said...

This photo would make a beautiful Valentines Day card for you to send to all your special someones!!!

Julie said...

It would also look quite good on a wall, blown up and framed! One of the nicest photos I've ever seen, actually...I really do love it!

Garden Wise Guy said...

No need to squint. Perfect posting for this pre-Valentine Sunday. Thanks for horticultural connection, though somehow I don't think this will supplant the run on long-stem red roses.

nikkipolani said...

Very interesting shot, Aiyana. These almost look like they're studded with pink pearls.

Ginni Dee said...

Gorgeous! And I can see it too!

kate said...

The hearts are beautiful, Aiyana! I love the look of this cactus. Perfect for the upcoming VDay!!

Hope you have a good week!

Brenda Kula said...

I do see it! What an interesting plant. It's actually quite elegant.
Brenda Kula

Wurzerl said...

What a very interesting plant. I just love this double hearts. Gorgeous! I never saw it before!
Wurzerl