Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prim & Proper

Bromeliad
"Every time you eat a pineapple, you are eating a bromeliad!  There are approximately 2,877 different species of bromeliads divided into 56 genera. All bromeliads except for one species are native to the New World tropics and sub tropics. Their center of distribution is Brazil. The pineapple was the first bromeliad to be widely cultivated in horticulture. Christopher Columbus brought the plants to Europe from Guadeloupe in 1493. Because of their unique, water holding shapes, bromeliads growing in their native habitats often serve as drinking fountains or swimming pools for small animals living high in the treetops."~Google Search~ 
This magnificent beauty was growing proudly near a path leading to the beach! I loved it's towering structure, so very prim and proper. Not sure I've ever seen one growing by the beach before but it was Naples after all. The colors subtle against the rustic fence lent themselves to a perfect, harmonious capture.
Not sure which species or genera the above bromeliad belongs to, and did not realize the pineapple was part of the bromeliad family! Love learning something new everyday! 
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Used KimKlassen texture: Word.

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15 comments:

Barb said...

Gorgeous flower and texture!

Riet said...

Beautiful Bromeliad!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Pretty image and I've learnt something new today.

missing moments said...

Such a beauty and lovely processing!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Huh! I had no idea either that the pineapple was from the bromeliad family. Lovely photo.

Pat said...

That's a beautiful plant - just think what's going to look like in another week or so!

Henrietta said...

That looks really interesting.

hootnonny said...

Lovely edit Rose and a bromeliad lesson. Thanks for broadening my world!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I had one as a houseplant and it actually bloomed, which I understand is unusual. I think I forgot to water it and it died. My bad.

This is a gorgeous tropical plant, Rosemary -- love your editing on it. xoxo

Michelle said...

Very nice use of textures, please post another photo full bloom :)

deb duty said...

Very pretty! Love the processing!

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Nice colors and texture. Well done

fotogran said...

I love the colours in this and the texture you used gives it a very painterly look.

lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful Rosemary!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work - just great!! :)

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