Sunday, April 20, 2008

A rose by any other name

....may smell as sweet, but it looks a bit naughty, no?

8 comments:

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I've always thought some flowers are erotic. Glad to know I'm not the only only dirty-minded person. :)

Lottery Girl said...

Gee Whiz! Now I feel like a total ho for the comment I made on yesterday's pics. "Dive right in?" Dang!

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

stunning and yes, a bit ...evocative. Interesting fact: I bought this exact same lens about 3 weeks ago!! How bizarre is that? I'm in love with mine too.
Happy Snapping,
BB

A Novel Woman said...

Bush babe, it's a great lens! I'm not sure I need a macro now, but I'm still thinking about the 60mm.

What I didn't know was that if you leave the anti-vibration on while you're using a tripod, you can break the lens. Always, always turn the AV off when using a tripod. I learned this last night at my camera club meeting.

Merrymags said...

Pamela:

I showed my hubby your post. He's a landscape architect and, believe it or not, actually knows _a lot_ about plants (you'd be shocked if you knew how many L.A.'s actually don't know anything about plants).

Anyway, he responded instantly to your photo, saying that Yes! It is erotic and evocative (as Bush Babe stated). But he also said it was soft and feminine. Tom suggested you view images of male cycads. As the male cones (sex organs) develop, they take on an appearance reminiscent of human male genitalia -- long, straight, and firm. After they dehisce, the cones droop and dangle (his words). He said for you to Google: cycad male cone

Midge

A Novel Woman said...

Midge, your husband is right.

I think I feel a new post coming on.(wink)

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Novel Woman,

You've been tagged, my darling.

Anonymous said...

When I lived in Florida, I had a huge Sago palm.(cycad) It was a male plantlike your picture.Every spring it would shoot up a thingy.My husband would take many pictures. Never thought much about it ,till I read this post.lol