Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's Flowers: A Centerpiece


Most of you know I went to visit my Daughter for the holidays. A few days before I arrived she had attended her office Christmas party. She was able to bring home the centerpiece from the table where she was sitting. The plant had passed its prettiest state but Cindy had wanted me to see it. I felt the beautiful burgandy color was still pretty enough to photograph.
I love how the white petal is reaching up and caressing the flower above it.

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43 comments:

Inkivääri said...

What an extraordinary and beautiful flower!

Aisha said...

I love this kind of flower especially on a wedding. Truly beautiful, Carletta.

auringonkukka :) said...

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER!!
have a nice week!!

ViennaDaily said...

Anturiums! My mom always have those! And they last long even when cut, enjoy your week!

juliana said...

the anthurium really stands out with its colour, and the lily (it is a lily, right?) adds a nice (naughty?) touch

Rosamaria said...

Very nice color!

Thanks for your visit.

Leora said...

Lovely. Sometimes a flower that looks like it's been somewhere is the prettiest of all, because it feels real and alive.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: That is a very nice flower for sure.

Titania said...

It is nice that your daughter could take the flower arrangement home and still enjoy it while it lasts.

Arija said...

Lovely Carletta, great purple and that beautiful white Oriental Lily.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Anturium flower.

Naturegirl said...

Carletta I can image the fragrance that the Casablanca lily gives your home! I can smell it from here...mmm..my favorite lily that I grow in my summer garden!

RuneE said...

A beauty!

Mamapippa said...

What a big flower !
It's like a jewel ...
Greetings !

Darla said...

that is a lovely color!

Neal said...

That is very beautiful Carletta!!

Have a great day!

Gill - That British Woman said...

It doesn't look real does it? It's beautiful though,

Gill in Canada

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful flowers!...The red one i call the " Anthurium " the white don't know there name,but is lovely to...
Have a nice week!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Carletta

Thanks my friend for sharing!
Wonderful post!
Hope you became a "Guest Friend"!

Luiz

Barbara said...

Beautiful flowers a great combination. Smiles B

Day4plus said...

Very pretty and look how they interact. MB

Amanda said...

lovely center piece... job well done!

lili said...

Love the deep red. Beautiful! A nice addition for a flower vase - yes, indoor!

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous! I'm a flower lover from way back.

quilly said...

Anthuriums come in many colors. You did an excellent job photographing this. Sometimes the flowers are so glossy they reflect the light and their true colors don't really show.

Lilli & Nevada said...

This is a beautiful flower and color

Arlene said...

I love the red one...the color is so pure bloody red that it looks nice on the white creeping up to it's side.

Got an orange one, Carletta. :-)

Napaboaniya said...

First time I'm seeing this in burgandy color. I must say it's lovely and as beautiful as the normal red ones :)

marie-louise said...

What lovely flowers. Thanks for visiting my blog

Dirk said...

Haven't been here for a week so scrolled down your pictures. Love them all. The Elmo chair is very cute, as also the little girl!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is still quite beautiful.

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Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful Anthurium.

Olga said...

wow, the red flower alomst looks plastic!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Beautiful flower.
And very strong colours.

Raven said...

Those are such fascinating flowers... and I love the conjunction of the white lily below it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That is such a great color. I've only seen that in that color a couple of times.

Jientje said...

I love that burgundy flower, I got some myself a little while ago!

Janet, said...

That is such a beautiful flower. She was lucky to get to take it home with her.

dot said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that. I love the color. Wonder what it's called.

Rose said...

Now that is lovely!

happily retired gal said...

I've never seen anything just like this before ... it almost looks unreal, yet lovely.
Hugs and blessings,

becky voyles said...

The red one is so beautiful!

becky voyles said...

It is funny but I looked at this while at work and the flower looked red. I am at the public library today and it looks a maroon, wine color.