Sunday, October 11, 2009

Macro Monday: Bird of paradise


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This is not an ordinary Bird of paradise. When I was little, my dad always pointed out things that were an oddity. These flowers came out from the same stalk. In normal cases, one stalk has one flower.

Please click on my older post of a normal bird of paradise flower.

14 comments:

Ed said...

Very cool, like siamese twins..:-)

colleen said...

Wonderful shot. Love to see exotic flowers..

moresecretwhispers said...

these plants always make for lovely photographs
beautiful!

Reader Wil said...

Wow! that's a fantastic flower! Very beautiful! I also saw your black swans on the link you gave me!
They are beautiful! We have only white swans!

Holly said...

beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

how awesome that this is a double flower!
and Yes this is the earliest that I have ever seen ice crystals in my four years here. But frost is common in autumn.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I like heloconias(spelling?) but my garden is a wee too dry for them. Only a few shoots can come out. I need to change the top soil.
This is lovely.

Have often seen double bananas (once upon a time we were told not to eat them - parents were scared of mutation!!???) now I see double blossoms!

Ann said...

Ed mentioned Siamese Twins which was in my mind. My mum would not let use girls eat any Siamese Twins fruits especially bananas. She cautions us that if we ate them we would get Siamese Twins. Who were we to defy such warning.

I was very privileged to meet Jamuna and Ganga, the Nepalese Siamese Twins.http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/01/siamese-babies.html
Sarawakiana@2's parents told her a similar thing, we are from the same town in Borneo.

Glennis said...

My old plant used to do that too every now and again, don't know why but I liked it cause it extended the life of the flowers even longer.
Nice shot.

M.Kate said...

cool!! aiyah...so sibuk this week, sorry for popping over late..I love these flowers!

Tes said...

Beautiful flower, Ann! My mom use to have those, but they grow too thick, she cut them off.

Nice shot! :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

Birds of paradise are one of my favorite flowers. This is pretty cool, that you have twins.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful flower..blooming its heart out! :)

Mildred said...

How unique! So glad you shared these photos from past posts with me. Really pretty flowers Ann.