Friday, September 15, 2006

Mystery flowers...

...seen on an early morning walk around the local pond. Does anybody know what these are? They were hanging over someone's back fence, on a large shrub:

Bigger and more realistic photo is on Flickr. They seem to come in yellow as well:

Answers on a postcard, please, to the usual spot (i.e. the Blogger comments box). Ta.


In other news, it's only four days until International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Which is also the 650th anniversary of the Battle of Poitiers. Apologies to any French readers (about the battle, not about the pirates).


Vagina Dentata said...

Campis x Tagliabuana
"Madame Galen"

Ricardipus said...

Ta, VD. Looks about right. 'Campsis' - trumpet vine, trumpet creeper.

Following this clue, I guess the yellow one is probably Campsis radicans 'Flava'.

So that answers that, then.

Vagina Dentata said...

The pusillanimous trumpet creeper, rarely seen. Rather cowardly, some would say.

Misty said...

I was going to tell you tha they're trumpet viney thingies too, but as vagina dentata beat me to it, I won't bother.

Very pretty photos though :)

Also, "Yarrrr, me 'earty"


Misty said...

Actually, after doing someresearch I am getting a tad worried.

Have you noticed any large pods left lying around and anybody acting in a peculiar manner...?

Ricardipus said...

Um, noooo... care to elaborate?

Vagina Dentata said...

Pod People
Donald Sutherland